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Loss may have been a good thing

Let's begin by not overstating the case.

July 18, 2011 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


U.S. women fall in final

FRANKFURT, Germany - Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.

July 17, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR Associated Press | Sports


2011 World Cup: US faces Japan for all the marbles

FRANKFURT, Germany - The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along.

July 16, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Clarke leads British Open with one round left

SANDWICH, England - A day that began with howling rain and wind ended in bright sunshine, a turn of meteorological fortune that helped sort out a bunched-up field at the British Open.

July 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


NCAA inducts 2011 Hall of Fame class

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Desmond Howard shook his head and smiled. It's been 20 years since he won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan as an electrifying pass catcher and kick returner.

July 16, 2011 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy in the mix at Open

SANDWICH, England - On a sunny day when the old-timers shined, the kid made sure he was right in the thick of things at the British Open.

July 15, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Former Eagle Adams shoots 62 at Viking Classic

MADISON, Miss. - Blake Adams had the day's best round, but the focus was on the weather. For nearly four hours, Troy Matteson tried to figure out ways to kill time in the clubhouse as thunderstorms rolled across Annandale Golf Club.

July 15, 2011 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hushovd takes stage, Voeckler keeps lead

LOURDES, France (AP) - Norway's Thor Hushovd won the 13th stage of the Tour de France and France's Thomas Voeckler kept the yellow jersey Friday on a ride through the Pyrenees that ended in the home of one of the most famous Catholic shrines.

July 15, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Records: Tressel's past no different

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was told by the school that he did a poor job of self-reporting NCAA violations years before he failed to tell his bosses that players were selling championship rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia, a cover-up that cost him his job.

July 15, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


NFL and players say that they're making progress

Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the league's four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend.

July 15, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA investigation wrecks Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - The NCAA put Georgia Tech on four years of probation, fined the school $100,000 and stripped its ACC title game win from the 2009 football season on Thursday for violations that also included problems in the men's basketball program.

July 14, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clemens case ruled mistrial

WASHINGTON - Almost as soon as it began, former baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial ended Thursday - in a mistrial the judge blamed on prosecutors and said a "first-year law student" would have known to avoid.

July 14, 2011 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | Sports


Amatuer shares first round lead at British Open

SANDWICH, England - Thomas Bjorn and Tom Lewis have nothing in common except for the unlikely position they shared Thursday atop the leaderboard at the British Open.

July 14, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Torch being passed to US women

FRANKFURT, Germany - Lauren Cheney was just 11 during the 1999 World Cup, watching from the stands and imagining what it would be like to be on that field with Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.

July 14, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


US women edge France in semis

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany - Abby Wambach sure knows how to deliver.

July 13, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


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Storm can't sweep

By MIKE ANTHONY

June 10, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Solignac, Nikolic score in Fire's 2-0 win

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Luis Solignac and Nemanja Nikolic scored goals and the Chicago Fire beat Atlanta United 2-0 on Saturday.

June 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rain King: Buescher hopes he can reign again at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Rain, rain, go away. And maybe come back late Sunday with Chris Buescher in the lead.

June 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have shut down the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Getzlaf this postseason.

June 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tebow says he's loving the minor league grind to get better

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow gets weary of the long bus rides and laughs at his teammates' incessant superstitions. The grind to get better? That ...

June 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US Open at a new place and looking for fresh start

Going somewhere new for the U.S. Open is starting to get old.

June 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pulisic scores twice, US beats Trinidad 2-0 in qualifying

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Christian Pulisic rescued the United States with a pair of second-half goals, and the Americans beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on Thursday ...

June 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta youth team wins state championship

For most teams at any level, a core group of key players can only last for so long.

June 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tormenta gets back in the win column after toppling Nashville

South Georgia Tormenta FC logged its first win of the season Thursday, taking down Nashville SC by a count of 2-0 at the Erk Russell ...

June 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Armstrong's McCaffrey to take over Women's Tennis at Georgia Southern

Sean McCaffrey has been named the head women's tennis coach at Georgia Southern University, as announced Monday by athletic director Tom Kleinlein. McCaffrey joins ...

June 05, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


A wing and a prayer

At 26 years old, bright eyed and bushy tailed Ashley Wingers had a little of the pep knocked out of her step when her teaching ...

June 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Real Madrid first team to defend Champions League title

CARDIFF, Wales - After another potent demonstration of his enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo now.

June 02, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Mr. Met, the latest mischievous mascot

All it took was a lapse in judgment for Mr. Met to gain a big dose of notoriety.

June 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth share Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio - Jason Dufner putted for birdie on every hole until the last one and shared the lead at 7-under 65 with David Lingmerth at ...

June 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta falls to SC United Bantams 4-2

With over a week to rest since its last game, South Georgia Tormenta FC hoped to notch its first victory of the season Wednesday night ...

May 31, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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