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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


Long ball is back in NCAA

By ERIC OLSON

June 09, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA shaking off opening Jitters

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Forgive the United States for some opening night jitters.

June 09, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Putnam earns a trip home to Chambers Bay for U.S. Open

One day made up for five straight weeks of lousy golf for Michael Putnam. He's going home to Chambers Bay for the U.S. Open.

June 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


USA hammers Aussies

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States overcame early defensive shakiness to beat Australia 3-1 on Monday in their opening game at the Women's World Cup.

June 08, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


LeBron has Cleveland believing a championship is near

CLEVELAND - High above downtown, there's no visible evidence of a painful 51-year professional sports championship drought - the longest for any major U.S. city.

June 08, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patriots release Spikes after car found abandoned

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended.

June 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Warriors content to let James carry Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams, who has designed defenses for more than four decades, looks at defending LeBron James as an equation.

June 06, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Sports


American Pharoah runs into history with Triple Crown

NEW YORK - Finally, a Triple Crown winner, and after 37 years of waiting, this one was never in doubt.

June 06, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


U.S. hopes for 3rd World Cup title as play begins

EDMONTON, Alberta - Canada coach John Herdman pretty much summed up the prevailing sentiment when he was asked what he was looking forward to most about the Women's World Cup.

June 05, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Would Triple Crown help or hurt racing?

NEW YORK - Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday?

June 05, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


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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 stage is anything to go by it may not get much better in the mountains.

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 at Great American Ball Park for a dozen years, reminding everyone of one of the city's biggest sports moments.

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 title Saturday, even balancing the winner's silver dish atop her head - Look, Ma, no hands! - as she sauntered off Centre Court.

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 has been about as even as possible.

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 The Associated Press the team has not rescinded its $14.8 million franchise tag offer.

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 the moment.

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 the Wimbledon final would mean.

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 on Thursday, with Jimmy Walker leading a trio of top Americans in the chasing pack.

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 was less than pleased when news first broke of the team's potential name change, due to public backlash.

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


Along for the ride on Watson's farewell at St. Andrews

This was one time Luke Donald didn't mind taking 45 minutes to play a 357-yard hole. He was on the 18th hole at St. Andrews, and the company he kept that Friday afternoon in 2005 could not have been better.

July 07, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Worth the wait

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 06, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 06, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


McIlroy injures ankle, Open Championship in doubt

LONDON - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

July 06, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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