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Plushenko retires after injury at Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia - From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.

February 13, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Jeter to retire after 2014 season

NEW YORK - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season "with absolutely no regrets," ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball's most storied franchise.

February 12, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westminster names 'Sky' Best in Show

NEW YORK - The bloodhound drew the loudest cheers. The Portie came with presidential connections. And the Irish water spaniel tried to earn another win for Seattle in the Super Bowl - of dogs, that is.

February 12, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Downhill duo ties for gold

By FRED LIEF

February 12, 2014 | By FRED LIEF Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Spring crappie fishing is around the corner

Warmer temperatures are probably not far off and even though winter may not be completely over with, it's time to go ahead and start planning your strategy.

February 11, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Watson focused on games, not names for Ryder Cup roster

LOS ANGELES - This is what Tom Watson knows about the American with a big lead in the Ryder Cup standings.

February 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press | Sports


Norway wins 4 more medals; US hopefuls falter

SOCHI, Russia - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.

February 11, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


SEC hoops upgrade very much work in progress

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.

February 11, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Michael Sam bravely comes out. Now what?

Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.

February 10, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Walker goes from journeyman to juggernaut

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.

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


Grim talk turns to gold for now at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.

February 08, 2014 | By FRED LIEF AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jimmy Walker seizes control at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.

February 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.

February 07, 2014 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press | Sports


Request for Hernandez's records denied

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having.

February 06, 2014 | By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press | Sports


Loupe goes low in first round at Pro-Am

PEBBLE BEACH - Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his 8-under 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.

February 06, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haas heads up first round

AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

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


Couples continues to find fountain of youth at Augusta

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized - then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.

April 10, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Niagra Falls possible home for Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential future home of theBuffalo Bills.

April 10, 2014 | By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Masters full of anticipation, mystery

AUGUSTA - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Cruz, Braun, others cheered after return from suspensions

BALTIMORE - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

PRETORIA, South Africa - A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."

April 09, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.

April 09, 2014 | By ERIC OLSEN Associated Press | Sports


UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.

April 08, 2014 | By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Some advice from the 'Dr. Phil' of fishermen

There is no doubt that I am the Dr. Phil of relationships that have at least one fisherman in the family, so I have decided to bless you with a two-for-one special today.

April 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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