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SEC coaches turn to network, schedules for help

DESTIN, Fla. - New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has some ideas about raising the profile of men's basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

May 29, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy roars to top at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Whether it's his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he's on top of his game.

May 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal wins, looks to the future

PARIS - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Cup feeling the heat, literally

PARIS - European teams say they are more prepared than ever for a hot and humid World Cup, training in saunas, planning to soak their jerseys in cold water before games and working with doctors to design the perfect hydration formula for each player.

May 29, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prosecutor: Hernandez killed 2 people over spilled drink

BOSTON - A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Sports


Both Williams sisters eliminated

PARIS - Wind was whipping, rain was falling, and thick gray clouds overhead were foreboding as Serena Williams double-faulted, then raised her hands in despair and wailed, "I can't serve!"

May 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sterling responds to NBA, June 3 hearing scheduled

NEW YORK - Donald Sterling and the NBA are headed toward a hearing that will determine if he remains owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

May 28, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Sports


Triple Crown wants a new member

Patrice Wolfson is ready to give up her title as the co-owner of the last Triple Crown winner.

May 27, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Aussie Open champ Li Na eliminated in first round of action

PARIS - Much to her dismay, Li Na is familiar with this feeling.

May 27, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Deer hunters prepare with this summer checklist

Deer season is still several months away but if you plan on having a good chance to score a major kill this fall you need to make sure you have done everything possible this summer to increase your odds. The months of June, July, and August are critical to your preparation. Whether you lease or own the property on which you hunt there are some things to get done. There are also some things that you should have already done (like planting food plots) and it's not too late to do that but you need to get cracking. You ...

May 27, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Gators turning tail on FCS

DESTIN - Florida coach Will Muschamp wants to avoid playing teams from the Football Championship Subdivision.

May 27, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Real Madrid wins Champions League

LISBON, Portugal - Real Madrid's record 10th European title will be written down as a seemingly convincing 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid.

May 24, 2014 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena looking to defend her title

PARIS - Serena Williams was wrapping up her pre-French Open news conference when someone seated in the front row wanted to know whether she would take one question in the local language.

May 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


George expected to play in Game 3

MIAMI - Indiana's Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, which comes as no surprise to the Miami Heat.

May 23, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Donovan's absence explained

STANFORD, California - Jurgen Klinsmann tried to dance around the questions: Why take unproven youngsters to the World Cup and leave Landon Donovan home?

May 23, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Talansky's tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Compound bow shooting tips

Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.

July 15, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


New course, new Tiger

HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

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


Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again

MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

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


Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | By JEROME PUBMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

July 14, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Felix v. Wainwright

MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 14, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty of topics at SEC media days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.

July 14, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty confident about links

HOYLAKE, England - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Germany wins World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Germany seeks to become 1st Euro team to win Cup on American soil

RIO DE JANEIRO - No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina.

July 12, 2014 | By NESHA STARCEVIC | Sports


Harman clinging to 1-stroke lead at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Brian Harman is going to play in the final pairing of a PGA Tour stop for the first time. His playing partner is one accomplished part-timer.

July 12, 2014 | By TIM CRONIN Associated Press | Sports


James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

NEW YORK - A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.

July 12, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Cubs walk off

CHICAGO - Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4.

July 11, 2014 | By PATRICK ROSE Associated Press | Sports


Three-way tie at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."

July 11, 2014 | By TIM CRONIN Associated Press | Sports


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