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Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women's Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager.

June 22, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New developmental league launching in fall

NEW YORK - Six teams, 40-man rosters, limited salaries - and perhaps no punts, kickoffs or extra-point placements.

June 21, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Next up: Portugal

MANAUS, Brazil - Cristiano Ronaldo will play, and Portugal needs to win.

June 21, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Moore leads by a stroke at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. - Ryan Moore is in contention in the Travelers Championship - again.

June 21, 2014 | By NEIL OSTROUT Associated Press | Sports


Wie holds share of lead entering final round

PINEHURST, N.C. - In the midst of throwing away a four-shot lead, Michelle Wie never lost sight of the big picture at Pinehurst No. 2.

June 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


$4 billion collusion lawsuit kept alive in court

MINNEAPOLIS - A $4 billion lawsuit from the players union accusing NFL team owners of setting a secret salary cap in 2010 was kept alive by a federal appeals court Friday as the sniping between the two sides persists long after the end of the lockout.

June 20, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Ambrose on the hunt for 1st win at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Marcos Ambrose wants nothing more than to break Hendrick Motorsports' four-race winning streak and his best shot comes on the road course at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.

June 20, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Costa Rica upsets Italy, advances to knockout stage

RIO DE JANEIRO - The World Cup of surprises is turning into a sweet samba party for teams from the Americas.

June 20, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Columbia qualifies for knockouts

BRASILIA, Brazil - Colombia qualified for the World Cup's knockout stage, beating Ivory Coast after scoring twice in a six-minute spell in the second half.

June 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


'No pay for play'

OAKLAND, Calif. - NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay.

June 19, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA transfer rules changing

The leaders of big-time college sports agree that transfer rules need to better accommodate players.

June 19, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Surprising defense key to early success

SAO PAULO - After one game and one impressive win, the U.S. defense is holding its own.

June 18, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


US Patent Office finds Redskins' name offensive

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself.

June 18, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Women’s Open: Different game at Pinehurst, inevitable comparison

PINEHURST, N.C. - No one might be under more pressure at Pinehurst No. 2 than Mike Davis.

June 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US star Jozy Altidore to have injured hamstring examined

SAO PAULO - Jurgen Klinsmann is optimistic forward Jozy Altidore will return for the U.S. during this World Cup.

June 17, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Dozens of players join lawsuit against NFL

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.

July 18, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rory rolling at Hoylake

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC players leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers | Sports


Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Young guns aim for title

HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

July 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


A's, Giants give Bay Area 1-2 punch

July 16, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC Network to launch, fans will be left in dark

July 16, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Talansky's tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Compound bow shooting tips

Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.

July 15, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


New course, new Tiger

HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again

MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | By JEROME PUBMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

July 14, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Felix v. Wainwright

MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 14, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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