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A day of futility ends some high hopes as Bonds remains shy

SAN FRANCISCO - The game was still an hour and a half away and the man who will be the home run king was sitting in his private enclave in the Giants' clubhouse, head in hands and watching his personal flat-panel TV.

August 13, 2007 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Braves lose in extras again

PHOENIX - Conor Jackson's game-winning hit went nowhere near the outfield fence on Saturday, but it counted just the same.

August 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Will the real Mike Vick please stand up?

ATLANTA - There's more than one side to Michael Vick, the star quarterback.

August 12, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Nike dumps Mike

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.

In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, a top trading card company announced it was pulling Vick's likeness from any new packs.

August 12, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds hits No. 754

SAN FRANCISCO - Hammerin' Hank, he's right behind you now.

Barry Bonds hit his 754th career home run Friday night, and needed just one more to tie Hank Aaron's record.

August 12, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clark's 11th-inning homer lifts Diamondbacks to 8-7 win over Braves

PHOENIX - Tony Clark homered to lead off the bottom of the eleventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 Friday night after squandering a seven-run lead.

Clark's homer followed a game-winning shot by Eric Byrnes the previous night, and is the Diamondbacks' fifth game-winner this season. Arizona has won seven straight to move within one game of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

August 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Vick pleads not guilty

RICHMOND, Va. - While his Atlanta Falcons teammates reported to training camp without him, Michael Vick declared his innocence on federal dogfighting charges Thursday and said he looked forward to ''clearing my good name.''

August 10, 2007 | By HANK KURZ JR. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds sits, Giants beat Braves 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO - Rich Aurilia hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Noah Lowry held Atlanta scoreless after allowing a run in the first and the San Francisco Giants got a rare win with Barry Bonds out of the lineup, beating the Braves 2-1 Wednesday night.

August 10, 2007 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds stuck at 753

SAN FRANCISCO - The closest Barry Bonds came to a home run was watching Jeff Francoeur's drive sail over his head into the left-field seats.

August 10, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


It took 13, but Braves get the win

SAN FRANCISCO - After months of questions, Bud Selig grabbed a front-row seat for Barry Bonds' chase of history. On the slugger's 43rd birthday, no less.

It might be a long wait for the commissioner and everybody else.

August 09, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No doubt, it’s been a bleak time for sports

The bomb planted Wednesday near the Tour de France route wasn't really necessary because the doped-up cyclists have done a good enough job themselves destroying the race. By the time they ride into Paris this weekend, the only ones left pedaling will be a few French kids on Schwinns with training wheels.

August 09, 2007 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Harrington era begins as Falcons, Petrino try to move on without Vick

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Bobby Petrino because they thought he could turn Michael Vick into a complete quarterback. They signed Joey Harrington merely to serve as No. 7's backup.

August 09, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves shut down Bonds, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' home fans might have to wait a while to celebrate history.

August 09, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Selig to attend Bonds' pursuit

SAN FRANCISCO - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will try to be there when Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record, saying the San Francisco Giants star was "innocent until proven guilty."

August 08, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Cards come up big in extra innings against Braves

ATLANTA - Skip Schumaker insists he's not a home run hitter. At least for one night though, he was.

Schumaker hit a two-run home run and Scott Rolen added a three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

August 07, 2007 | By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer | Sports


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NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Adams homer lifts Cards to NLCS

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

October 07, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


American golf: Time to look ahead to new season

NAPA, Calif. - A new PGA Tour season starts Thursday, and it's about time.

October 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fall bass fishing is right around the corner

This week's weather has made it evident that the temperatures are trending downward and with that pattern comes the onset of another round of largemouth bass fishing.

October 07, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Florida freshman QB faces sexual assault allegation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.

October 06, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Giants survive 18-inning game to take control against Nats

WASHINGTON - Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes - or how long.

October 05, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SEC seeks offensive balance

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

October 01, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horford playing it safe during training camp

ATHENS - Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill.

September 30, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty saves his best shot for his captain

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.

September 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh new look

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State.

September 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press | Sports


Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.

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


Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."

September 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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