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SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

May 27, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hoping for bright future

ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.

May 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Good day for host nation at French Open

PARIS - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

May 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Hawks' season ends with sweep

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Manziel during practice

BEREA, Ohio - Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

May 26, 2015 | TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cleveland, Atlanta plenty of lowlights

ATLANTA - On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.

May 25, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

May 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Na leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas - The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

May 23, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


More bad news for Hawks: Korver out for rest of playoffs

ATLANTA - Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

May 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

May 20, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goodell wants to hear from Brady during QB's appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.

May 20, 2015 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


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After 10-hour delay, Dustin Johnson leads

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews.

July 18, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


USMNT dominates Cuba in Gold Cup

BALTIMORE - Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed ...

July 18, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Logano poised for win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Joey Logano has rocked a victory lobster at New Hampshire, so riding the wave of the "Sharknado" craze and tussling with bloodthirsty ...

July 17, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson still in control

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a ...

July 17, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson leads Open after first round

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle.

July 16, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


SEC moves ahead alone on tougher transfer rules

HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters even ...

July 16, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Day fully fit and contending once again at a major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jason Day is back on his feet and back in contention at a major.

July 16, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Swiss extradite detained FIFA official to the United States

GENEVA - One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss ...

July 16, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Open comes back to its roots in a golf town and more

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Teachers led a gaggle of preschoolers in bright yellow slickers through the rain Wednesday on a field trip that had nothing to ...

July 15, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Spieth

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - With a chance to match history at the home of golf,Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like ...

July 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Playoff races, trade talks highlight 2nd half of MLB season

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.

July 15, 2015 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Chiefs, Houston reach 6-year, $101 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs spoke with representatives forJustin Houston about an extension before last season. When they were unable to reach a ...

July 15, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cowboys, Bryant beat deadline with 5-year, $70 million deal

IRVING, Texas - Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys have the long-term contract both sides said they wanted during a long stalemate that came right up ...

July 15, 2015 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Klinsmann shakes up US roster for Cup knockout rounds

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July 14, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth, Oosthuizen eye cup

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July 14, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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