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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


Vick case strikes a nerve with dog lovers

RICHMOND, Va. - Sports enthusiasts can overlook an athlete's missteps, so long as they don't cross one line: Don't mess with Fido.

August 07, 2007 | By DIONNE WALKER Associated Press Columnist | Sports


Michael Vick ordered to stay out of training camp

NEW YORK - Michael Vick was ordered by commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to stay away from the Atlanta Falcons' training camp until the league reviews the dogfighting charges against him.

August 07, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Garcia surging towards championship

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - The cheers grew louder as Sergio Garcia crossed the bridge over Barry Burn toward the 18th green at Carnoustie, a reception so warm it gave him chills. He removed his cap in a steady rain and soaked up the adulation.

August 05, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Petrino stays mum as Vick faces criminal charges

ATLANTA - Bobby Petrino had no doubts when he left Louisville to coach the Atlanta Falcons.

August 05, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Willie helps whack Cardinals

ATLANTA - Willie Harris became the second player in Atlanta history with six hits in a game, going 6-for-6 with two triples and six RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-6 on Saturday night.

August 05, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Late clutch hitting gives the Cards a 4-2 win over Braves

ATLANTA - Juan Encarnacion drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth and added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to back seven strong innings from Adam Wainwright as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Friday night.

August 04, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


PETA tells NFL to ‘‘Sack Vick’’ after dogfighting charges

NEW YORK - While commissioner Roger Goodell was meeting with officials of the ASPCA, about 50 people urged the NFL to ''Sack Vick'' Friday in a demonstration outside the league's headquarters following the indictment of Michael Vick on dogfighting charges.

August 04, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Dan Reeves says he is still behind Michael Vick

ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves told Michael Vick several weeks ago he would help the troubled quarterback in any possible way.

August 04, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves rebound, blast Redbirds

ATLANTA - Andruw Jones homered and drove in three runs to back seven strong innings by Tim Hudson, and the Atlanta Braves ended a three-game skid with a 10-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

August 03, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Garcia takes early lead at British

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Sergio Garcia went from sobs to smiles, from his worst score as a professional to his best start ever in a major championship. Thursday at the British Open was quite a turnaround for him and Carnoustie, too.

August 03, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Last-place Reds sweep Braves in 15 innings

ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips was happy when he thought he was getting a day off, and ready when the Cincinnati Reds needed him the most.

August 02, 2007 | | Sports


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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

October 20, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Getting World Serious

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 20, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


SEC could benefit from latest upsets

The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.

October 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


McDowell loses in Match Play, Stenson rallies

ASH, England - Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday.

October 16, 2014 | By BERNIE McGUIRE Associated Press | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Brady not who Jets need to see

In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.

October 15, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Royals sweep ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Crown these Royals the American League champions.

October 15, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Extra innings again

SAN FRANCISCO - Once the Giants finally got a bunt down, the rest was easy.

October 14, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


US looks to Ryder Cup task force

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

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


Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity.

October 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Psychologist says Pistorius a 'broken man'

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing.

October 13, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Playoff committee staying quiet

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck takes what he calls a lawyerly approach to talking about his involvement with the College Football Playoff selection committee.

October 13, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Royals take 2-0 series lead

BALTIMORE - The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.

October 12, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles 8-6 in ALCS

BALTIMORE - Alex Gordon hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.

October 11, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Watching Heisman race as season nears halfway mark

The Heisman Trophy race, much like the playoff chase, took a detour last weekend. The presumptive favorite, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, was unable to prevent his team from being upset. Dak Prescott emerged as a legitimate contender for Mississippi State and a couple of guys who were trending in September - Kenny Hill of Texas A&M and Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska - cooled off.

October 10, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Martin Laird takes the lead at Silverado

NAPA, Calif. - Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.

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


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