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QB backs bid to form college athletes union

CHICAGO - Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter testified Tuesday that he was essentially paid to play via his scholarship as the National Labor Relations Board opened a closely watched hearing on a bid to form what would be the first union for college athletes in U.S. history.

February 18, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


Belarus has big day in biathlon, skiing at Sochi

SOCHI, Russia - It was Belarus day Monday at the Sochi Olympics.

February 17, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Disallowed goal heats up Russian hockey fans

MOSCOW - After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back - and not just on the ice.

February 17, 2014 | By LAURA MILLS Associated Press | Sports


US beats Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey thriller

SOCHI, Russia - A full 65 minutes of intense hockey weren't enough to decide the latest chapter of Russia's Olympic rivalry with the United States.

February 15, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Switzerland and Japan are big winners in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia - A pair of skiers from Switzerland collected gold medals at the Sochi Games on Friday, and a teenager from Japan overcame a pair of falls to become the first Asian man to win an Olympic title in men's figure skating.

February 14, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


James, Durant arrive at All-Star as NBA's 1A, 1B

NEW ORLEANS - With the first pick in the 2014 NBA All-Star fantasy draft ...

February 14, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


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


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One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

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


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'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


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