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Oscar Pistorius: His entire life story on trial

JOHANNESBURG - With his past triumphs now tarnished because he shot to death his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius on Monday will enter court to be confronted with the jarring possibility that he will be sent to prison for at least 25 years.

March 01, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Reeling Hawks begin five-game road trip

ATLANTA - The Hawks should have a deeper roster for their upcoming five-game road trip even after the news of Gustavo Ayon's season-ending right shoulder surgery.

February 28, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy soars, Woods nearly misses cut

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Golf is starting to feel easy again for Rory McIlroy, who bounced back from a sloppy start Friday in the Honda Classic for a 4-under 66 that gave him his first 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour in 18 months.

February 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rory McIlroy takes the lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again.

February 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Honda Classic begins road to Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The PGA Tour season began five months ago. The new year is two months old. And yet there's something about the Honda Classic that makes Tiger Woods and a collection of stars feel as though it's all about to get underway.

February 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Term 'mid-major' in hoops finally dies of old age

RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.

February 26, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Preseason strategies for turkey hunting

Georgia's turkey hunting season is only about a month away.

February 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


NCAA tournament picture becoming clear

Baylor appears to be back on the right side of the bubble after a strong run over the past two weeks.

February 25, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Now that it's over, Sochi gets tested

LONDON - For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games?

February 24, 2014 | By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press | Sports


Finland routs US 5-0 for bronze in Olympic hockey

SOCHI, Russia - Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory.

February 22, 2014 | By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Ukraine takes gold, US hockey falls to Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday, and Canada delivered more bad news to the United States - yet another Olympic hockey defeat.

February 21, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Gold slips away

SOCHI - Canada won its fourth straight women's Olympic hockey title, breaking Thursday's pattern of first-time winners on the slopes and ice of the Sochi Games.

February 20, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Locker room culture in spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS - This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.

February 20, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Northwestern defends football program's academics

CHICAGO - Northwestern University officials on Thursday countered a quarterback's allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a bid by the school's football players to form the firstcollege athletes' union in U.S. history.

February 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


McDowell makes another escape in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered Thursday.

February 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Gators upset by UConn in semifinal

ARLINGTON, Texas - Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger.

April 05, 2014 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Wildcats' Fitzgerald urges 'no' vote on union

EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their best interests to vote no."

April 05, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kuchar takes 4-shot lead at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas - Matt Kuchar didn't have the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last week's Texas Open.

April 05, 2014 | By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard

HUMBLE, Texas - Sergio Garcia has yet to finish lower than 16th in a PGA Tour event this season.

April 04, 2014 | By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pele ready for World Cup in Brazil

NEW YORK - Pele's family doesn't call him by his nickname. They don't even call him by his given name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

April 03, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

ARLINGTON, Texas - The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas.

April 03, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


College athletes go to Capitol Hill

By TOM RAUM

April 02, 2014 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press | Sports


One-and-done is fine for Kentucky

DALLAS - Everyone has an opinion of John Calipari.

April 02, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Maybe Woods wasn't built to last

Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part.

April 01, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


No Masters for Tiger

Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

April 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | Sports


7th seeded UConn upends MSU

NEW YORK - Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2014 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 1 Gators put Cinderella to bed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.

March 29, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Kentucky outs Louisville, No. 1 Virginia goes down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to give Kentucky the go-ahead points Friday night in a 74-69 victory in the Midwest Regional over in-state rival Louisville.

March 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Michigan survives Vols; Iowa State falls

INDIANAPOLIS - Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday's first Midwest Regional semifinal.

March 28, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickleson makes cut at Texas Open — barely

SAN ANTONIO - Phil Mickelson made the cut on the number in the Texas Open on Friday, blasting out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole.

March 28, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


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