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Harrington era begins as Falcons, Petrino try to move on without Vick

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Bobby Petrino because they thought he could turn Michael Vick into a complete quarterback. They signed Joey Harrington merely to serve as No. 7's backup.

August 09, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves shut down Bonds, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' home fans might have to wait a while to celebrate history.

August 09, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Selig to attend Bonds' pursuit

SAN FRANCISCO - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will try to be there when Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record, saying the San Francisco Giants star was "innocent until proven guilty."

August 08, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Cards come up big in extra innings against Braves

ATLANTA - Skip Schumaker insists he's not a home run hitter. At least for one night though, he was.

Schumaker hit a two-run home run and Scott Rolen added a three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

August 07, 2007 | By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick case strikes a nerve with dog lovers

RICHMOND, Va. - Sports enthusiasts can overlook an athlete's missteps, so long as they don't cross one line: Don't mess with Fido.

August 07, 2007 | By DIONNE WALKER Associated Press Columnist | Sports


Michael Vick ordered to stay out of training camp

NEW YORK - Michael Vick was ordered by commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to stay away from the Atlanta Falcons' training camp until the league reviews the dogfighting charges against him.

August 07, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Garcia surging towards championship

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - The cheers grew louder as Sergio Garcia crossed the bridge over Barry Burn toward the 18th green at Carnoustie, a reception so warm it gave him chills. He removed his cap in a steady rain and soaked up the adulation.

August 05, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Petrino stays mum as Vick faces criminal charges

ATLANTA - Bobby Petrino had no doubts when he left Louisville to coach the Atlanta Falcons.

August 05, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Willie helps whack Cardinals

ATLANTA - Willie Harris became the second player in Atlanta history with six hits in a game, going 6-for-6 with two triples and six RBIs to help the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-6 on Saturday night.

August 05, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Late clutch hitting gives the Cards a 4-2 win over Braves

ATLANTA - Juan Encarnacion drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth and added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to back seven strong innings from Adam Wainwright as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Friday night.

August 04, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


PETA tells NFL to ‘‘Sack Vick’’ after dogfighting charges

NEW YORK - While commissioner Roger Goodell was meeting with officials of the ASPCA, about 50 people urged the NFL to ''Sack Vick'' Friday in a demonstration outside the league's headquarters following the indictment of Michael Vick on dogfighting charges.

August 04, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Dan Reeves says he is still behind Michael Vick

ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves told Michael Vick several weeks ago he would help the troubled quarterback in any possible way.

August 04, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves rebound, blast Redbirds

ATLANTA - Andruw Jones homered and drove in three runs to back seven strong innings by Tim Hudson, and the Atlanta Braves ended a three-game skid with a 10-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

August 03, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Garcia takes early lead at British

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Sergio Garcia went from sobs to smiles, from his worst score as a professional to his best start ever in a major championship. Thursday at the British Open was quite a turnaround for him and Carnoustie, too.

August 03, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Last-place Reds sweep Braves in 15 innings

ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips was happy when he thought he was getting a day off, and ready when the Cincinnati Reds needed him the most.

August 02, 2007 | | Sports


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Ryder Cup players get back to work on PGA Tour

NAPA, Calif. - The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Frys.com Open.

October 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Homegrown talent key to another NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 08, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Adams homer lifts Cards to NLCS

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

October 07, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


American golf: Time to look ahead to new season

NAPA, Calif. - A new PGA Tour season starts Thursday, and it's about time.

October 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fall bass fishing is right around the corner

This week's weather has made it evident that the temperatures are trending downward and with that pattern comes the onset of another round of largemouth bass fishing.

October 07, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Florida freshman QB faces sexual assault allegation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.

October 06, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Giants survive 18-inning game to take control against Nats

WASHINGTON - Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes - or how long.

October 05, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SEC seeks offensive balance

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

October 01, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horford playing it safe during training camp

ATHENS - Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill.

September 30, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty saves his best shot for his captain

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.

September 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh new look

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State.

September 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press | Sports


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