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Federer opens Wimbledon with straight set win

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - In his five-piece, tailor-made Gatsby getup, Roger Federer looked like a tennis player from a bygone era, one seen only in black-and-white photos.

July 10, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Oregon State grabs second straight CWS title

OMAHA, Neb. - The first title was hard for Oregon State. The repeat seemed easy.

Oregon State ended one of the most dominant runs in the 61-year history of the College World Series with a 9-3 victory over North Carolina on Sunday night. The Beavers became the first team in a decade to capture consecutive national titles.

July 10, 2007 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves break out

ATLANTA - Brian McCann delivered the slump-busting big hits the Atlanta Braves desperately needed.

July 10, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Portal's Brown gets All-Star bid, promotion

Brooks Brown's 22nd birthday is shaping up quite nicely.

July 09, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Oregon State handles UNC in game one of CWS

OMAHA, Neb. - Oregon State's Jorge Reyes got himself and his team a whole lot closer to the national championship trophy that's been teasing him.

July 09, 2007 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woes continue for slumping Braves

ATLANTA - What a debut for Kenny Rogers.

July 07, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Despite swoon, Braves still in it

ATLANTA - This sounds familiar.

July 06, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shut out big time by Boston

ATLANTA - Julian Tavarez pitched seven scoreless innings, switching to cruise control after the Boston Red Sox homered three times in the first two innings on the way to routing the Atlanta Braves 11-0 on Wednesday night.

July 06, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


SHS's Thompson is ready to go for Auburn

For Josh Thompson, the last four years have certainly been memorable ones. Now, the senior noseguard is ready to enter his final season with the Auburn football team and hopes 2007 won't be any different.

July 06, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Braves trade former Screven pitcher McBride

ATLANTA - The Braves swapped left-handed relievers with Detroit on Wednesday, sending former Screven County pitcher Macay McBride to the Tigers for Wilfredo Ledezma.

July 05, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Beckett shuts down Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Beckett's slump lasted all of one game.

July 05, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


McCann plates four as Braves beat Sox

ATLANTA - Curt Schilling was missing his overpowering stuff. Brian McCann and the Braves sure took advantage of it.

July 03, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


SBC Sharks: Swimming, living, learning

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team has a pretty basic goal - developing world-class citizens and world-class athletes. First-year coach Bill Sprague plans on fulfilling that mission by teaching and developing life skills through the Sharks, a local year-round team for swimmers ages six and up.

July 02, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Braves miss the sweep against Indians

CLEVELAND - Fausto Carmona's sharp sinker gave the Cleveland Indians a needed lift.

July 02, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Not too Bad-deley

OAKMONT, Pa. - Aaron Baddeley teetered on the edge of a collapse, staring at bogeys on the golf course and Tiger Woods' name high on the leaderboard.

July 01, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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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


Plenty of topics at SEC media days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.

July 14, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty confident about links

HOYLAKE, England - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Germany wins World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Germany seeks to become 1st Euro team to win Cup on American soil

RIO DE JANEIRO - No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina.

July 12, 2014 | By NESHA STARCEVIC | Sports


Harman clinging to 1-stroke lead at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Brian Harman is going to play in the final pairing of a PGA Tour stop for the first time. His playing partner is one accomplished part-timer.

July 12, 2014 | By TIM CRONIN Associated Press | Sports


James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

NEW YORK - A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.

July 12, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Cubs walk off

CHICAGO - Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4.

July 11, 2014 | By PATRICK ROSE Associated Press | Sports


Three-way tie at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."

July 11, 2014 | By TIM CRONIN Associated Press | Sports


Michael Phelps not up to speed

ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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