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Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves beaten again in 6-1 loss to Nats

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.

June 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. advances to finals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

June 30, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA-Germany features clash of world's top goalkeepers

MONTREAL - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

June 29, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena gets through opener at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

June 29, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


In the Pits: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous

NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.

June 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Cardinals adding to MLB's best record

ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition.

June 29, 2015 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harman takes lead at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. - Brian Harman has always looked up to Bubba Watson, who preceded him as a standout left-hander for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

June 27, 2015 | By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer | Sports


Justin Houston hosts youth football camp

June 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Women's team confident as Germany looms

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators' seats at the Women's World Cup.

June 27, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena halfway to Grand Slam

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.

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


U.S. advances to semifinals

OTTAWA, Ontario - Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women'sWorld Cup.

June 26, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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SEC commissioner: League leading the way on social issues

HOOVER, Ala. - Former Southeastern Conference Mike Slive was known to invoke the words of historical figures like Winston Churchill when talking about challenges facing the ...

July 13, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth arrives at St. Andrews, resuming Grand Slam quest

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before he arrived Monday at St. Andrews to resume his pursuit of the Grand Slam.

July 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Concussions now a concern in soccer

CHICAGO - Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year ...

July 13, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Sports


Trout, Harper, plenty of fresh faces highlight All-Star Game

CINCINNATI - Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying ...

July 13, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nibali's Tour defense is creaking as Froome takes control

MUR DE BRETAGNE, France - Vincenzo Nibali is making a patchy start to the defense of his Tour de France title, and if Saturday's eighth ...

July 11, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pete Rose still beloved in hometown despite scandals

CINCINNATI - A photograph of the bat and ball from Pete Rose's record-setting 4,192nd hit has adorned the back of the enormous video board ...

July 11, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena wins Wimbledon, one away from Grand Slam

LONDON - Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major ...

July 11, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Federer, Djokovic prepare for next chapter of rivalry

LONDON - When Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final for the second consecutive year on Sunday, they'll be resuming a rivalry that ...

July 11, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


JPP's future uncertain with New York Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the New York Giants remains uncertain after a fireworks accident, even though a person with knowledge of the contract tells ...

July 10, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer tops Murray for 10th final Wimbledon final; Djokovic next

LONDON - If Roger Federer was going to allow Andy Murray to gain a foothold in the Wimbledon semifinals, this seemed as if it might be ...

July 10, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Serena Slam' takes another step forward

LONDON - Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in ...

July 09, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Olesen returns to form to lead Scottish Open on 7-under 63

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Thorbjorn Olesen returned to form with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Scottish Open ...

July 09, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


DeAndre Jordan fiasco raises questions about NBA free agency

Doc Rivers gave a quick answer when asked about DeAndre Jordan coming back to the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 09, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: Times change, along with team names

My dad, born and raised in the Titustown neighborhood of Norfolk Virginia, is a longtime Washington Redskins fan. So, it was no surprise that he ...

July 09, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US begins home World Cup celebrations

LOS ANGELES - Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women's national team fans and raised an arm in triumph.

July 07, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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