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2 BCS schools could lose basketball scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's big boys have figured out how to beat up the little guys in the classroom, too.

June 09, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stras-mania: Rookie a hit after 14K debut

WASHINGTON - The baseball world rubbed its eyes Wednesday morning, shook its head and thought: "Did that really happen?"

June 09, 2010 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Video: Accuser feared Roethlisberger's temper

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia college student said she felt powerless to stop a short-tempered Ben Roethlisberger from having sex with her in a bar bathroom even though she told him to stop, telling investigators: "I'm a little girl, and he's a big boy."

June 09, 2010 | By KATE BRUMBACK and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writers | Sports


Going back to Boston

BOSTON - Chin resting in his hand, mouth barely moving as he spoke, Kobe Bryant had the look of someone who would have rather been anywhere but Staples Center.

June 07, 2010 | By BRIAN MOHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Fowler holds the Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio - Rickie Fowler knew rain-softened Muirfield Village was giving up birdies, even if there was none on his card as he approached the turn Saturday with his lead dwindling.

June 05, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal seeks redemption

PARIS - On the way to each of his four French Open championships, Rafael Nadal needed to beat Roger Federer - and did.

June 05, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Giddy Schiavone takes Open title

PARIS - Francesca Schiavone threw uppercuts, put her fists to her face and skipped about the court. And then, when she had won the French Open, she really let her emotions show.

June 05, 2010 | BY STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Drosselmeyer wins Belmont in upset

NEW YORK - Drosselmeyer pulled off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race.

June 05, 2010 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA tops Turkey in World Cup warmup

PHILADELPHIA - Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey scored second-half goals for the United States to beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday in the Americans' last game before leaving for the World Cup.

June 05, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech stings Mercer with 10-0 victory

ATLANTA - Mark Pope pitched a five-hitter and Tony Plagman homered twice in Georgia Tech's 10-0 victory over Mercer in the second game of the Atlanta regional on Friday night.

June 04, 2010 | GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Tryouts for baseball showcase scheduled

Tuesday at Mill Creek, rising high school sophomores-seniors are encouraged to try out for a spot in the 2010 Georgia Underclassman Top 100 Baseball Showcase, which takes place

June 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Sports


Fowler sets Memorial standard; Woods to make cut

DUBLIN, Ohio - Rickie Fowler, the new kid in golf, gave himself a chance Friday to be the next kid to win on the PGA Tour.

June 04, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Trainer Nick Zito seeks 3rd Belmont win in 6 years

NEW YORK - No one is in more of a New York state of mind these days than Nick Zito.

June 04, 2010 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Improbable pairing in French Open women's final

PARIS - Francesca Schiavone has provided the better photo op, her beaming face caked with clay after she kissed the court to celebrate her semifinal victory at the French Open.

June 04, 2010 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal must beat Soderling for 5th French title

PARIS - All Rafael Nadal cares about is winning a fifth French Open championship.

June 04, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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ECI stud Durden taken by Red Sox in 20th round

While the Georgia Southern baseball team is receiving plenty of recognition for their success on draft day, one local high school senior has fallen through ...

June 14, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


AP Analysis: Rio de Janeiro Olympics cost $13.1 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO - An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13 ...

June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US steps up security for U19 basketball tournament in Egypt

John Calipari would prefer to focus on the players he wants and the offense he'll run.

June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Major League Eagles

Beginning late in the 2016 season and running through the 2017 campaign, Georgia Southern's baseball team felt safe turning any late lead over to ...

June 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.

June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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