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Criticism mounting for Vikings after Adrian Peterson decision

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

September 16, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

September 16, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods: strength is back, swing isn't

WINDEMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

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


Peterson reactivated by Vikings following indictment

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting "everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child" after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

September 15, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Screven tops Generals in S.C.

VARNVILLE, S.C. - Screven County's first trip to the Lowcountry was a good one for the Gamecocks (3-0), who brought home a 38-14 win over the Wade Hampton Generals.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.

September 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

September 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

September 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.

September 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy's last chance for big finish

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.

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


NFL Weekend Picks: Reeling Ravens face archrival Steelers

Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.

September 10, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Column: The cups overflow in September

ATLANTA - The losing captain - usually an American - is an easy scapegoat at the Ryder Cup. Now he at least has an accomplice.

September 10, 2014 | DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Goodell does not rule out Rice's returning to NFL

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not rule out the possibility of former Ravens running back Ray Rice returning to play in the league after serving a suspension for domestic violence.

September 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Georgia loses Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

November 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Margin matters in new playoff

In college football, it's not just about whether you win or lose. It's about the final score, too - and how much of a bump a comfortable margin of victory gives a team in the eyes of playoff judges.

November 13, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trout, Kershaw claim MVPs

NEW YORK - Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous winner for his third NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter.

November 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Baby steps for a golf country still in infancy

SHANGHAI - The graceful movement was enough to get the full attention of Adam Scott, who knows a good golf swing when he sees one.

November 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer wins over Nishikori at ATP

LONDON - Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori's erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention at the elite tournament.

November 11, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Another SEC West showdown

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Mississippi State and Alabama are the only Southeastern Conference teams that still control their fates in the playoff scramble.

November 10, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings awaiting word on Peterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The NFL Players Association has filed an expedited grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

November 10, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Abreu, deBrom named top rookies

NEW YORK - Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom were far from the major leagues at the start of 2013.

November 10, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Newman's late pass dooms Gordon at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.

November 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Falcons snap five-game losing streak

TAMPA, Fla. - Standing in a winning locker room for the first time in nearly two months, Matt Ryan stopped short of saying the Atlanta Falcons are back on track after ending a five-game losing streak.

November 09, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern beats Texas State 28-25

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Matt Dobson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to help Georgia Southern win its seventh-straight game, holding off Texas State 28-25 on Saturday night.

November 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Rice NFL suspension hearing concludes after 2 days

NEW YORK - A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.

November 06, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


McDowell shoots 67 for HSBC lead

SHANGHAI - Graeme McDowell typically looks at the leaderboard more often at the start of a tournament. It gives him a sense of how the course is playing and what score he might need to contend at the finish.

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


Teams trying to close gap on FSU

When Syracuse played defending national champion Florida State the only thing surprising about the outcome was the score.

November 05, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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