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Oscar Pistorius: His entire life story on trial

JOHANNESBURG - With his past triumphs now tarnished because he shot to death his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius on Monday will enter court to be confronted with the jarring possibility that he will be sent to prison for at least 25 years.

March 01, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Reeling Hawks begin five-game road trip

ATLANTA - The Hawks should have a deeper roster for their upcoming five-game road trip even after the news of Gustavo Ayon's season-ending right shoulder surgery.

February 28, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy soars, Woods nearly misses cut

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18 months.

February 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rory McIlroy takes the lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again.

February 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Honda Classic begins road to Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The PGA Tour season began five months ago. The new year is two months old. And yet there's something about the Honda Classic that makes Tiger Woods and a collection of stars feel as though it's all about to get underway.

February 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Term 'mid-major' in hoops finally dies of old age

RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.

February 26, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Preseason strategies for turkey hunting

Georgia's turkey hunting season is only about a month away.

February 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


NCAA tournament picture becoming clear

Baylor appears to be back on the right side of the bubble after a strong run over the past two weeks.

February 25, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Now that it's over, Sochi gets tested

LONDON - For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games?

February 24, 2014 | By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press | Sports


Finland routs US 5-0 for bronze in Olympic hockey

SOCHI, Russia - Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory.

February 22, 2014 | By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Ukraine takes gold, US hockey falls to Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday, and Canada delivered more bad news to the United States - yet another Olympic hockey defeat.

February 21, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Gold slips away

SOCHI - Canada won its fourth straight women's Olympic hockey title, breaking Thursday's pattern of first-time winners on the slopes and ice of the Sochi Games.

February 20, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Locker room culture in spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS - This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.

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


Northwestern defends football program's academics

CHICAGO - Northwestern University officials on Thursday countered a quarterback's allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a bid by the school's football players to form the firstcollege athletes' union in U.S. history.

February 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


McDowell makes another escape in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered Thursday.

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


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Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haas heads up first round

AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Couples continues to find fountain of youth at Augusta

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized - then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.

April 10, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Niagra Falls possible home for Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential future home of theBuffalo Bills.

April 10, 2014 | By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Masters full of anticipation, mystery

AUGUSTA - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Cruz, Braun, others cheered after return from suspensions

BALTIMORE - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

PRETORIA, South Africa - A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."

April 09, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.

April 09, 2014 | By ERIC OLSEN Associated Press | Sports


UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.

April 08, 2014 | By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Some advice from the 'Dr. Phil' of fishermen

There is no doubt that I am the Dr. Phil of relationships that have at least one fisherman in the family, so I have decided to bless you with a two-for-one special today.

April 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


No 'player to beat' at this year's Masters

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

ARLINGTON, Texas - No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn't have them.

April 07, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Day one at Masters a wash

AUGUSTA - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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