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Phil Jackson's return weighs on 3-peat hope

LOS ANGELES - The two-time NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers' most important free agent this summer is a 64-year-old former forward with two bad knees, two artificial hips and two more championships than any coach in NBA history.

June 18, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will more teams lead to more TV money for Pac-10?

SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-10 expansion appears complete with the addition of Colorado and an invitation to Utah to be the league's 12th member.

June 18, 2010 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tough opening day all around at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The two best players in the world couldn't make a birdie. A dozen more got to the top of the leaderboard only to see themselves fall right back down.

June 17, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


US looks for big win against tiny Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG - They played 62 games over four years just to get ready for the World Cup, convinced obsessive preparation and attention to detail would turn around their fortunes after a quick exit in 2006.

June 17, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Argentina shines again, and scores goals at World Cup

JOHANNESBURG - Argentina again displayed the kind of attacking football that wins titles, and on Thursday at the World Cup the two-time champions even managed to put in the goals to show for it.

June 17, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA coaches get a glimpse of the future at camp

During a week that has seen temperatures skyrocket and sent most people flocking to the comfort of air conditioning, an energetic bunch of elementary school students have been braving the heat to be ready for the rapidly approaching football season.

June 16, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Pebble now an intimate meeting of land and sea

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - One shot that stands out from the last U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the 7-iron that Tiger Woods gouged out of the right rough on the par-5 sixth, a blind shot over the hill and onto the green to turn trouble into birdie.

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


World Cup Roundup: Spain loses to Switzerland, Uruguay beats hosts

JOHANNESBURG - Spain's potent attack couldn't score a goal in an upset loss to Switzerland on Wednesday, when Uruguay routed South Africa 3-0 to put the World Cup hosts on the verge of some unwanted history.

June 16, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP: Top college coaches prefer metal bats to wood

OMAHA, Neb. - If coaches at the top U.S. college baseball programs have their way, the ping of the aluminum bat will forever remain a part of the game.

June 16, 2010 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lakers, Celtics shrug weight of history in Game 7

LOS ANGELES - Even when Lamar Odom was a kid with limitless imagination growing up on New York's playground courts, he thinks he might have dismissed Thursday's season finale as a bit too extravagant.

June 16, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A different outlook for Tiger at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The one shot that got so much attention during practice 10 years ago at Pebble Beach was a 4-iron that Tiger Woods hit so high, so straight, so flush that it landed softly near the pin on a brick-hard green at the par-3 12th.

June 15, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Thanks to Texas, the Big 12 lives

AUSTIN, Texas - Staring at extinction, the Big 12 is once again in play.

June 15, 2010 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brazil beats North Korea D in 2-1 win

JOHANNESBURG - Maicon and Elano scored a goal apiece in the second half and Brazil broke through a solid North Korea defense to win its first 2010 World Cup match 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night.

June 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Drew in as head coach

ATLANTA - Now that he's finally got his chance to be an NBA head coach, Larry Drew knows that his new job will be a lot easier if he still has Joe Johnson on the team.

June 14, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defending champs held to draw in opener

By CHRIS LEHOURITES

June 14, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


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McIlroy's complaint: It's the US Open, leave rough alone

ERIN, Wis. - Rory McIlroy couldn't hold back on his complaints about the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, with an unusual twist: He was ...

June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Storm can't sweep

By MIKE ANTHONY

June 10, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Solignac, Nikolic score in Fire's 2-0 win

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Luis Solignac and Nemanja Nikolic scored goals and the Chicago Fire beat Atlanta United 2-0 on Saturday.

June 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rain King: Buescher hopes he can reign again at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Rain, rain, go away. And maybe come back late Sunday with Chris Buescher in the lead.

June 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have shut down the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Getzlaf this postseason.

June 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tebow says he's loving the minor league grind to get better

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow gets weary of the long bus rides and laughs at his teammates' incessant superstitions. The grind to get better? That ...

June 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US Open at a new place and looking for fresh start

Going somewhere new for the U.S. Open is starting to get old.

June 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pulisic scores twice, US beats Trinidad 2-0 in qualifying

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Christian Pulisic rescued the United States with a pair of second-half goals, and the Americans beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on Thursday ...

June 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta youth team wins state championship

For most teams at any level, a core group of key players can only last for so long.

June 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tormenta gets back in the win column after toppling Nashville

South Georgia Tormenta FC logged its first win of the season Thursday, taking down Nashville SC by a count of 2-0 at the Erk Russell ...

June 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Armstrong's McCaffrey to take over Women's Tennis at Georgia Southern

Sean McCaffrey has been named the head women's tennis coach at Georgia Southern University, as announced Monday by athletic director Tom Kleinlein. McCaffrey joins ...

June 05, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


A wing and a prayer

At 26 years old, bright eyed and bushy tailed Ashley Wingers had a little of the pep knocked out of her step when her teaching ...

June 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Real Madrid first team to defend Champions League title

CARDIFF, Wales - After another potent demonstration of his enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo now.

June 02, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Mr. Met, the latest mischievous mascot

All it took was a lapse in judgment for Mr. Met to gain a big dose of notoriety.

June 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth share Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio - Jason Dufner putted for birdie on every hole until the last one and shared the lead at 7-under 65 with David Lingmerth at ...

June 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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