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Saban has another word for unscrupulous agents

HOOVER, Ala - Nick Saban didn't pull punches Wednesday when discussing the improper contact with athletes by unscrupulous agents, comparing their behavior to that of a "pimp."

July 21, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Schleck sees hopes of victory on Col du Tourmalet

PAU, France - Andy Schleck knows he has one opportunity to win the Tour de France - on the climb up the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees on Thursday.

July 21, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Armstrong shows grit in bid for win in Pyrenees

PAU, France - In his final days of his final Tour de France, Lance Armstrong showed some of the old fire.

July 20, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


SEC facing off-field troubles before media days

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bar brawls and NCAA investigations will be hot topics at the Southeastern Conference media days - not just national championships.

July 20, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Isner returns to action after Wimbledon marathon

JOHNS CREEK, Ga - John Isner wants to prove he's more than a marathon man on the ATP tour.

July 20, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Wade unphased by naysayers

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade is keeping track. He's heard analysts say this Miami Heat lineup will be a flop. He's heard other players lash out over the way LeBron James made his decision. He's heard executives from other teams list Boston and Orlando as the teams to beat in the Eastern Conference.

July 19, 2010 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oosthuizen still in shock

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen never let the silver claret jug out of his sight as he celebrated into the morning hours at the Jigger Inn across from the 17th fairway at St. Andrews.

July 19, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Surprises loom at Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen still remembers getting together with other kids from the Ernie Els Foundation to watch highlights of their hero winning the British Open at Muirfield in 2002.

July 17, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Tide turning for American golfers

It's already been a rocky year for American golfers, even those not named Tiger Woods. Little that's happened at the British Open so far suggests that's about to change.

July 17, 2010 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Column: Owners cry poverty; fans cry 'foul'

The players, we all get.

July 17, 2010 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


OSU fans loudest at Hall of Fame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Tim Brown struck the Heisman Trophy pose on stage at the urging of a fan after putting on his new College Football Hall of Fame blazer, then moments later, Steve McMichael playfully rushed past emcee Mark May like he was about to chase down a quarterback.

July 17, 2010 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | Sports


Back from ban, Vinokourov takes 13th Stage

REVEL, France (AP) - Alexandre Vinokourov did his time for doping. Now, he's back to basking in Tour de France glory again.

July 17, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wild winds wreak havoc

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

July 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy has a long day

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

July 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Should Lance Armstrong just quit?

On the long road into Paris, nearly every day still left on this Tour de France is going to be a reminder of the champion that Lance Armstrong once was but no longer is.

July 16, 2010 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist | Sports


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Hootie Johnson dies at 86

Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died ...

July 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams advances to Wimbledon final

LONDON - All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams.

July 13, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Atlanta United has fans in a frenzy

ATLANTA - Darren Eales sensed the potential for a rabid soccer fan base in Atlanta long before the expansion United first took the field.

July 13, 2017 | By ANDY BUHLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Swinney not worried about replacing Clemson's missing pieces

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dabo Swinney isn't concerned about losing more than 77 percent of his team's offensive production from last season's ...

July 13, 2017 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta FC's Jad Arslan named to USPDL's team on the week

Week ten's USPDL team of the week featured Tormenta FC's Jas Aslan for his outstanding efforts against Peachtree City MOBA last week.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Reports | Sports


Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore headline John Deere Classic field

The often-overlooked John Deere Classic elevated its profile by helping Jordan Spieth become a star.

July 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GS syllabus: Can the Eagles make the grade on this courseload?

For college football fans, these truly are the dog days of summer.

July 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Statesboro, SEB hold 7-on-7 football scrimmages across campuses

Even though it wasn't supposed to be that way, the nine-team 7-on-7 scrimmage to be held at exclusively at Statesboro wound up being spread ...

July 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Kittel wins Tour stage 10, Froome keeps race lead

BERGERAC, France - Marcel Kittel has no serious challenger for the King of the Sprint title at this year's Tour de France.

July 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


IOC to pick Los Angeles, Paris for 2024 or 2028 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands.

July 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tim Tebow has an 8-game hitting streak going for St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - An attendance record. A hitting streak. And such as it was, even a winning streak.

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Only a handful of riders can challenge Froome for Tour title

CHAMBERY, Francen - Chris Froome probably hoped he had a bigger lead than his 18-second advantage over Fabio Aru on the Tour de France's first ...

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


The Statesboro Herald Top 25

The date is July 8, which means there's absolutely nothing going on in the world of high school sports.

July 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta FC shuts out Peachtree City to keep playoff hopes alive

Jad Arslan notched a hat trick against Peachtree City MOBA in Tormenta's win over its in-state rival last weekend.

July 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Sebastian Munoz has 68 to maintain Greenbrier Classic lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Davis Love believes his experience might give him an edge as he tries to become the PGA Tour's oldest ...

July 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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