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Syracuse is new No. 1 in AP poll

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse's reward for winning one of the best college basketball games of the season was a spot on top of The Associated Press Top 25 poll.

February 03, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super Bowl shellacking

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle's in a long time.

February 02, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Super Bowl XLVIII: A little bit of everything

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - This Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach - and certainly a league - could ask for.

February 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Bubba Watson leads Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A desert critter saved leader Bubba Watson at least a stroke Saturday in the Phoenix Open. Some pigskin play cost Phil Mickelson to the chagrin of the rowdiest fans in the largest crowd in golf history.

February 01, 2014 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gallacher takes 2-shot lead over McIlroy in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Defending champion Stephen Gallacher had seven birdies and an eagle on the back nine Saturday to surge past Rory McIlroy and take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

February 01, 2014 | By BERNIE McGUIRE Associated Press | Sports


Rory rolls, Tiger drops in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Rory McIlroy hit wedge into 5 feet for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 to regain the outright lead in the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday.

January 31, 2014 | By BERNIE McGUIRE Associated Press | Sports


Mickelson makes cut at Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phil Mickelson made it to the weekend in the Phoenix Open. Another popular left-hander and a fellow former Arizona State player set the pace.

January 31, 2014 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Why the Broncos will win the Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling.

January 31, 2014 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Why the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - In the midst of being reclusive for most of the week leading up to his first Super Bowl, Marshawn Lynch spoke a truth about his Seattle Seahawks.

January 31, 2014 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.

January 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy shoots 63 to take lead in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rory McIlroy took another step toward regaining his form Thursday with his lowest score in more than three years, a 9-under 63 while playing with Tiger Woods to take a two-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic.

January 30, 2014 | By BERNIE McGUIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty on both sides to make Super Bowl debut

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January 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Even if no snow, players prep for frigid Super Bowl

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-inSuper Bowl.

January 29, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Does defense win championships?

That old maxim about defenses winning championships was being spread on pretty heavily during Super Bowl week.

January 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SBCPRD set to offer disc golf

In the coming months, Statesboro is about to offer a whole new kind of sporting experience.

January 28, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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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


No 'player to beat' at this year's Masters

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

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


Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

ARLINGTON, Texas - No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn't have them.

April 07, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Day one at Masters a wash

AUGUSTA - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Gators upset by UConn in semifinal

ARLINGTON, Texas - Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger.

April 05, 2014 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Wildcats' Fitzgerald urges 'no' vote on union

EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their best interests to vote no."

April 05, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kuchar takes 4-shot lead at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas - Matt Kuchar didn't have the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last week's Texas Open.

April 05, 2014 | By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer | Sports


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