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Tiger takes early lead at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn.- Missing the cut shouldn't be a problem for Tiger Woods at this major.He was better than anyone else at the PGA Championship on Thursday morning, shooting a bogey-free, 5-under 67. He's one stroke ahead of playing partner and defending champ Padraig Harrington."I feel pretty comfortable if I'm playing well," Woods said. "There are times I've put it together and had some pretty good margins of victory. I just feel that, overall, my game over the years has gotten better. It's become more consistent. When I'm playing well, I usually don ...

August 13, 2009 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Vick signs with Eagles

Michael Vick is back in the NFL, landing a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.Vick's agent, Joel Segal, confirmed Thursday that the sides had a deal.Vick has not played in the NFL since 2006. The former Atlanta Falcons star was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, and was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison. He also was suspended indefinitely by the NFL.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick's suspension on July 27, allowing him to sign with a team.

August 13, 2009 | By HANK KURZ, Jr. Ap Sports Writer | Sports


LaRoche crushes two as Braves keep rolling

ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche gave the Braves the lead with a seventh-inning homer, his second of the game, and Atlanta continued its second-half surge by beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


The buzz word at PGA Championship is length

CHASKA, Minn. - Paul Azinger pulled the driver from his bag because there really is no other option at Hazeltine. The sign post on the opening hole has two words and two sets of numbers that serve as a not-so-subtle welcome to the PGA Championship.

August 12, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons battering ram looking for another big year

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Michael Turner arrived at training camp a year ago, he had to put all doubts out of his mind.

August 12, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Season previews for ECI, Portal and More

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August 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Freshman WR Jamere Valentine - Presented by The University Store

August 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hanson strikes out 9, Braves win again

ATLANTA - Rookie Tommy Hanson struck out nine in 6 2-3 innings and the surging Atlanta Braves won again, routing the Nationals 8-1 to snap Washington's eight-game winning streak Tuesday night.

The Braves have won four straight, six of seven and 16 of 25 since the All-Star break, a stretch that has made them a factor in the NL playoff race. Atlanta started the sweltering night 4½ games behind NL East-leading Philadelphia, which visits Turner Field this weekend.

August 11, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia State football players report to campus

ATLANTA - Even though Drew Little passed up on an opportunity to play football at Boston College, he knows he'll be part of something big at Georgia State.

August 11, 2009 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Falcons: 'Babs' a strict mentor for young Jerry

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jonathan Babineaux seized the opportunity to remind an impatient Peria Jerry about post-practice protocol in the NFL.

August 11, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger wins Bridgestone for 16th win in WGC events

AKRON, Ohio -The W in WGC doesn't stand for Woods. It just seems that way.Tiger Woods sailed a cloud-touching 8-iron to within a foot of the cup on No. 16 while leader Padraig Harrington was imploding with a triple-bogey, ending all the drama Sunday in yet another World Golf Championship win for Woods at the Bridgestone Invitational."When I hit it I knew it was going to be a good one," Woods said after his 70th career win in his 248th career start, a .299 winning percentage. "I thought it was going to be just a little bit ...

August 10, 2009 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) -Smoke loves it when the Glen heats up.Tony Stewart won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a steamy Monday, holding off Australian Marcos Ambrose over the final 25 laps for his Cup-record fifth victory at the famed road course."I love it when it gets slick," Stewart said. "I was watching him (Ambrose). I think we were stronger in the parts we needed to be and we never looked at the fuel."It was Stewart's third win in his first season as an owner-driver and the seventh road ...

August 10, 2009 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons WR White agrees to contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After holding out for the first week of training camp, receiver Roddy White agreed to a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.

August 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Expectations on the rise for Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says Georgia Tech players have expectations for 2009 that are no higher than last season.

August 08, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harrington leads Tiger by 3 at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Padraig Harrington responded to a late charge by Tiger Woods with one of his own Saturday and shot a 3-under 67 at rain-softened Firestone to build a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

August 08, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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No. 1 Kentucky stays unbeaten

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kentucky understands that its brand name often brings out the best efforts from opponents.

February 17, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration hearing

AUSTIN, Texas - An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

February 16, 2015 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks still riding high

NEW YORK - LeBron James isn't used to looking up at so many teams at the All-Star break.

February 16, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Westbrook has 41, West edges East in NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK - Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.

February 16, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Snedeker breaks own record and wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker's mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world's best players competing without him.

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


Furyk flies into lead at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jim Furyk hasn't competed on the PGA Tour in seven months, so he kept his expectations to a minimum at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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


Ex-UAB players trying to stick together

The scenery will change, but some UAB football players forced to look for new schools after their program was shuttered in December will remain teammates next season.

February 15, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Silver addresses state of league

NEW YORK - Commissioner Adam Silver is determined to make a schedule that keeps NBA players fresher, and he is willing to discuss starting the season earlier or ending later.

February 15, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Manning meets with Elway

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning huddled with Broncos general manager John Elway on Thursday to talk about his future in football. No decision was announced on whether Manning would return in 2015 or retire.

February 13, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Snedeker, Jones tied at -12

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too.

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


'Bubble watch' commences as season enters final month

As an automatic-qualifying conference, the Mountain West is guaranteed to have one team get into the NCAA tournament. The conference appears to be in decent shape to add another for the second straight season.

February 13, 2015 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Teams gambling big on $100 million arms

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.

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


Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.

February 12, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Little League, big trouble

CHICAGO - A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the roster.

February 11, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Woods returning to course when his game 'is ready'

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is "not acceptable" to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is.

February 11, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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