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Crane assumes lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS - Ben Crane's back is OK, and his putter couldn't be working much better.

June 06, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


LeBron recovering after cramps cause early Game 1 exit

SAN ANTONIO - If the NBA Finals resumed Friday, there would be no way LeBron James could play.

June 06, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Nadal breezes past Murray, will face Djokovic in final

PARIS - This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It's what they expected. And now they'll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.

June 06, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Brazil strikes a threat to a smooth World Cup

SAO PAULO - Brazilian police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse striking workers inside a subway station on Friday, adding to fears that labor unrest could disrupt the World Cup that opens here in six days.

June 06, 2014 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press | Sports


World Cup prices sky-high for fans

RIO DE JANEIRO - World Cup visitors, welcome to Brazil, land of soccer, sun and sky-high prices.

June 05, 2014 | By LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Sports


Mickelson opens with 67 at St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS - Phil Mickelson talked about finishing off rounds coming into the St. Jude Classic, and he did just that Thursday with a 3-under 67 at TPC Southwind.

June 05, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharapova rallies to reach final

PARIS - Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final.

June 05, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Chrome wants Crown

NEW YORK - Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.

June 05, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Nadal, Murray to square off in semifinals

PARIS - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

June 04, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


SEC struggling in postseason play

The Southeastern Conference was roughed up in the first weekend of the NCAA baseball tournament.

June 04, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


California Chrome made 3-5 favorite to win at Belmont

NEW YORK - California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

June 04, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


UGA, Tech concentrating on QBs

MACON - Hutson Mason is eager to begin summer camp as Georgia's undisputed starting quarterback.

June 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Get cranked up for summer bass

Let's face it. The long hot summer is in full swing and we aren't going to catch many bass in the shallows. Sure they may cruise the flats a little early and late but the bulk of the fish are finding their meals in deeper water whether it be in a reservoir or pond. You can still catch them but you've got to change tactics and crank baits are one of the best bets for this time of year.

June 03, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Spurs look for revenge in finals

When last season's NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles.

June 03, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Women's semis set at French Open

PARIS - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC players leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers | Sports


Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Young guns aim for title

HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

July 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


A's, Giants give Bay Area 1-2 punch

July 16, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC Network to launch, fans will be left in dark

July 16, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Talansky's tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Compound bow shooting tips

Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.

July 15, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


New course, new Tiger

HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again

MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | By JEROME PUBMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

July 14, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Felix v. Wainwright

MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 14, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty of topics at SEC media days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.

July 14, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty confident about links

HOYLAKE, England - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

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


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