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Take Two: MLB ready for second half

Barry Bonds likely will take down the Hammer's home run record soon. The fates of the surprising Milwaukee Brewers, the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees are far murkier.

With baseball still buzzing about Ichiro Suzuki's sprint around the All-Star bases, the talk turned to the dash to October.

July 26, 2007 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Suzuki gets an inside-the-park homer, AL wins All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO - Ichiro Suzuki sped around the bases as the ball bounced away from Ken Griffey Jr. for the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history. On a night of tricky hops, Suzuki and the American League rebounded to win - as usual.

Instead of a Barry Bonds splash shot, the defining hit at Tuesday's All-Star game was Suzuki's drive off the right-field wall at quirky AT&T Park.

July 26, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Braves need health, hurlers and home wins in second half

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves already have made 2007 a year of milestones.

July 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belgians take second stage in Tour

GHENT, Belgium - Gert Steegmans won the second stage of the Tour de France on Monday with an inspirational victory in his home country, avoiding a late crash that slowed many riders and left them with scrapes and bruises.

July 24, 2007 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vlad vaults way to Derby win

SAN FRANCISCO - With Barry Bonds sitting out, this derby was dry - and Vladimir Guerrero was San Francisco's home run king for a day.

July 24, 2007 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Three-run seventh dooms Braves

By BERNIE WILSON

July 22, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Make that four for Venus

WIMBLEDON, England - Improbable as this Wimbledon title might have seemed, Venus Williams knew it could happen.

July 22, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Busch wins at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch saw several cars clustered around the inside lane and another one crawling along in the outside lane.

July 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


For fourth straight time, Braves top Padres

SAN DIEGO - Andruw Jones seems to have a better time hitting at Petco Park than the home team does.

Jones hit another big homer at San Diego's downtown ballpark and had three RBIs, and Buddy Carlyle pitched eight strong innings against his former team as the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 7-4 on Friday night.

July 22, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves hold on to close out L.A. series with 8-6 win

LOS ANGELES - Sometimes when Chipper Jones hears his name mentioned alongside some of the baseball's legendary figures, he has a difficult time believing how much he's accomplished. Dale Murphy probably doesn't.

July 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Feds detail alleged dogfighting operation at Vick property

SURRY, Va. - A property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was used as the ''main staging area for housing and training the pit bulls involved'' in an alleged dogfighting operation, according to court documents.

July 21, 2007 | By HANK KURZ JR. and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writers | Sports


Braves snap skid

LOS ANGELES - Andruw Jones homered, Chipper Jones and Brian McCann added RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smoltz’s shoulder still questionable

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves say the results of an examination on John Smoltz's sore right shoulder may not be known until Monday.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia State wants a football team

ATLANTA - Mary McElroy says she knows that some refer to Georgia State's opening months of its fundraising drive for a possible football program as only ''baby steps.''

July 20, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves lose lead(s), third straight

LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run for the second game in a row, pulling the Los Angeles Dodgers back into a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.

July 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

August 25, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rattlers win 3rd straight ArenaBowl title

CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eastern Washington outlasts Sam Houston St. 56-35

CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Day, Furyk tied for Barclays lead

PARAMUS, N.J. - Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win.

August 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Chicago to face South Korea in LLWS title game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After his Chicago team had come back to beat Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. final on Saturday at the Little League World Series, manager Darold Butler admitted he wasn't sure what came next.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Scott, Tringale tied for lead

PARAMUS, N.J. - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

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


College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

ATLANTA - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A shoutout to college football's bottom 10

This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention.

August 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.

August 22, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

ATLANTA - Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.

August 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rory struggles to 74 at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.

August 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Browns will start Hoyer, sit Manziel

BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.

August 20, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

NEW YORK - The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

August 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits after academic misconduct

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

August 19, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Sports


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