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Looking up Down Under: Serena tops Henin for crown

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams loves a good underdog story and understood that most of the crowd was behind Justine Henin.

January 30, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks beat Celtics 100-91 to sweep season series

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks beat Boston 100-91 on Friday night to complete their first season sweep of the Celtics in 11 years.

January 29, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Points, Imada tied for lead at Torrey

SAN DIEGO - D.A. Points saved his best golf for the tougher course Friday at Torrey Pines and wound up in a share of the lead with Ryuji Imada in the Farmers Insurance Open.

January 29, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer, relaxed and in command, set for Murray

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer decided the crowd didn't get quite enough value from his semifinal romp over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, so he worked on his comedy routine.

January 29, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Piercy leads after one round at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Scott Piercy had the best score Thursday at Torrey Pines because he made nine birdies. Robert Allenby might have had the best round because he made no bogeys.

January 28, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Inside the mind of Manning

INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning can play mind games all day.

January 28, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Are Hawks part of elite in East?

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are trying to show they belong with the elite teams in the Eastern Conference.

January 28, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Giff Smith headed for Buffalo

ATLANTA - Giff Smith insisted Wednesday his decision to leave Georgia Tech only one week before national signing day will not hurt the Yellow Jackets' recruiting class.

January 27, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Next five weeks crucial for NFL to avoid doomsday scenario

NEW YORK - Rich, powerful and more popular than ever, the NFL gets closer to a doomsday scenario every day.

January 26, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Nadal, Roddick out at Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray had been warned about the fireworks, the crackle and dazzling burst of color that lights the sky to mark Australia Day celebrations.

January 26, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger's break starts at San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The player who walked toward the first tee at sunrise on the North Course at Torrey Pines was not accompanied by a security detail. Maintenance workers did not gather on the pro shop balcony to watch him tee off.

January 26, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: For some, the pressure is just too much

Georgia Southern isn't the only program ever to be put on probation by the National Collegiate Athletics Association, that's for sure.

January 26, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Colts vs. Jets: rematch with a Super Bowl at stake

INDIANAPOLIS - Jim Caldwell traded the perfect season for what he hoped would be the perfect ending.

January 23, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings vs. Saints a tasty dish in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - What a spicy Cajun mix for the NFC championship game.

January 23, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Davydenko coming into his own at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - It's not difficult to pick the odd one out in this group of 28-year-old players: Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Nikolay Davydenko.

January 23, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Kerber beats Williams for her 1st Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia - After all the advice that Steffi Graf gave her, AngeliqueKerber was able to return a favor to the retired champion on Saturday.

January 30, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus

LONDON - The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of ...

January 29, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Murray beats Raonic in 5 to reach 5th Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray arrived at the Australian Open fully prepared to become a father before becoming champion.

January 29, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chairman says Chargers to stay in San Diego in 2016

SAN DIEGO - Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said Friday that the team will play in San Diego in 2016, and he'll work with politicians and ...

January 29, 2016 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peyton Manning to Belichick: 'This might be my last rodeo.'

DENVER - Peyton Manning isn't saying that Super Bowl 50 is his grand finale.

January 26, 2016 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers not content being in Super Bowl, want to win it all

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina coach Ron Rivera remembers turning to Dave Gettleman following a training camp practice this summer, and asking the Panthers general ...

January 26, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer vs Djokovic in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic has a larger than life presence at theAustralian Open.

January 26, 2016 | By JOCELYN GECKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clippers' Blake Griffin out 4-to-6 weeks after breaking hand

INDIANAPOLIS - Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken shooting hand after punching a Los Angeles Clippers staff member during ...

January 26, 2016 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech one of college hoops' biggest mysteries

ATLANTA - By all rights, Georgia Tech should be a powerhouse.

January 23, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Snowstorm postpones 2 NHL games, strands 2 college teams

NEW YORK - A blizzard socking the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Saturday for a second day, forcing the postponement of two more NHL ...

January 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Murray advances, Ivanovic loses amid medical distraction

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A medical emergency overshadowed matches on adjoining courts at the Australian Open when Nigel Sears, who is Ana Ivanovic's coach and ...

January 22, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer notches 300th win at Grand Slam tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The countless records and accolades accumulated over a long and illustrious career don't in any way diminish Roger Federer's satisfaction ...

January 22, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFC championship game features 2 of NFL's best cornerbacks

TEMPE, Ariz. - Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL.

January 22, 2016 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elway builds a team that will go down kicking and screaming

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway's mind was still racing and he was trying to figure out what, exactly, was missing after another rough ending ...

January 22, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Homeland Security head addresses baseball owners

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - With worries about terrorism heightened following attacks in France and California, baseball owners began their two-day meeting Wednesday by discussing threat protection ...

January 20, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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