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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


Cavs meet Hawks in conference finals

By PAUL NEWBERRY

May 19, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cabrera spurs Rays to win

ATLANTA - — Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: A full-blown, three-ring circus

I've got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.

May 18, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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World's top five teams survive into knockout stages

VANCOUVER, British Colombia - The United States' bid for a third Women's World Cup title remains very much alive, as do the championship hopes of all five of the top-ranked teams in the world.

June 18, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Warriors believe more titles are in their future

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The parade is not until Friday. The Golden State Warriors are already looking ahead to what could be a promising future.

June 18, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Peterson finding a new normal with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Adrian Peterson has been back on the football field, wearing that familiar purple No. 28 jersey and running through the plays that he ran last year before everything fell apart.

June 18, 2015 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Play begins at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - When Chambers Bay first opened, one of promotional tags for the course was the opportunity to play, "Pure Links Golf."

June 17, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. tops Nigeria, wins group

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach scored late in the first half and the U.S. women's national team went on to beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday night for a first-place finish in its group at the Women's World Cup.

June 16, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brooks Brown enjoying his time in 'The Show'

Back in 2003, you could find Brooks Brown pitching his Portal Panthers to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Nowadays, the 30-year old right-hander can be seen trotting out of the bullpen to hold down a lead for the Colorado Rockies in the late innings.

June 16, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Starter or sub? Abby Wambach says she just wants to win

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach will do whatever it takes to win the Women's World Cup, even if that means she's coming off the bench.

June 15, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


The courtship of Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Robert Streb walked off the third green at Chambers Bay, looked both directions and headed left down a dirt path toward Puget Sound.

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


Old rivalry hits college baseball's biggest stage

June 12, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S., Sweden play to 0-0 draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Meghan Klingenberg - not Hope Solo - made the biggest save of the night for the United States.

June 12, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chicago, Tampa Bay all even again in Stanley Cup Final

TAMPA, Fla. - Four games deep in the Stanley Cup Final, all that's clear is just how little separates the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

June 11, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Hockey Writer | Sports


FIFA's top spokesman leaves job, Blatter urged to do same

GENEVA - FIFA's top spokesman left his job on Thursday, hours after Sepp Blatter was urged to do the same by the European Parliament.

June 11, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. prepares to face Sweeden, former coach

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United States in the World Cup.

June 11, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Portal baseball ready to turn the page

The Portal Panthers were unceremoniously left on the outside looking in as teams competed for a Class A state champions last year.

June 10, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Late goal shocks Germans

COLOGNE, Germany - Substitute Bobby Wood scored in the 87th minute to give the United States a 2-1 victory over World Cup champion Germany in a friendly on Wednesday.

June 10, 2015 | By NESHA STARCEVIC AP Sports Writer | Sports


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