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Saban has another word for unscrupulous agents

HOOVER, Ala - Nick Saban didn't pull punches Wednesday when discussing the improper contact with athletes by unscrupulous agents, comparing their behavior to that of a "pimp."

July 21, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Schleck sees hopes of victory on Col du Tourmalet

PAU, France - Andy Schleck knows he has one opportunity to win the Tour de France - on the climb up the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees on Thursday.

July 21, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Armstrong shows grit in bid for win in Pyrenees

PAU, France - In his final days of his final Tour de France, Lance Armstrong showed some of the old fire.

July 20, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


SEC facing off-field troubles before media days

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bar brawls and NCAA investigations will be hot topics at the Southeastern Conference media days - not just national championships.

July 20, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Isner returns to action after Wimbledon marathon

JOHNS CREEK, Ga - John Isner wants to prove he's more than a marathon man on the ATP tour.

July 20, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Wade unphased by naysayers

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade is keeping track. He's heard analysts say this Miami Heat lineup will be a flop. He's heard other players lash out over the way LeBron James made his decision. He's heard executives from other teams list Boston and Orlando as the teams to beat in the Eastern Conference.

July 19, 2010 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oosthuizen still in shock

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen never let the silver claret jug out of his sight as he celebrated into the morning hours at the Jigger Inn across from the 17th fairway at St. Andrews.

July 19, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Surprises loom at Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen still remembers getting together with other kids from the Ernie Els Foundation to watch highlights of their hero winning the British Open at Muirfield in 2002.

July 17, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Tide turning for American golfers

It's already been a rocky year for American golfers, even those not named Tiger Woods. Little that's happened at the British Open so far suggests that's about to change.

July 17, 2010 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Column: Owners cry poverty; fans cry 'foul'

The players, we all get.

July 17, 2010 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


OSU fans loudest at Hall of Fame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Tim Brown struck the Heisman Trophy pose on stage at the urging of a fan after putting on his new College Football Hall of Fame blazer, then moments later, Steve McMichael playfully rushed past emcee Mark May like he was about to chase down a quarterback.

July 17, 2010 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | Sports


Back from ban, Vinokourov takes 13th Stage

REVEL, France (AP) - Alexandre Vinokourov did his time for doping. Now, he's back to basking in Tour de France glory again.

July 17, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wild winds wreak havoc

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

July 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy has a long day

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

July 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Should Lance Armstrong just quit?

On the long road into Paris, nearly every day still left on this Tour de France is going to be a reminder of the champion that Lance Armstrong once was but no longer is.

July 16, 2010 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist | Sports


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Kyle Busch hopes Kentucky Speedway mastery ends win drought

SPARTA, Ky. - Kyle Busch hopes his Kentucky Speedway magic has enough shelf life to put him back in victory lane.

July 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


World class technique and instruction coming to Statesboro

For most high school wrestling programs, the season runs from December to March and doesn't start again until the following winter.

July 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Metter's Mary Gen Williams making a splash in swimming scene

Most people take to the pool this time of year in an attempt to cool off and soak up the sun.

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Clippers acquire Gallinari in deal involving Nuggets, Hawks

DENVER - The Los Angeles Clippers acquired sharp-shooting forward Danilo Gallinari from Denver as part of a three-team trade that also involved Atlanta on Thursday.

July 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kyle Busch hopes Kentucky Speedway mastery ends win drought

SPARTA, Ky. - Kyle Busch hopes his Kentucky Speedway magic has enough shelf life to put him back in victory lane.

July 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Former Georgia Southern OCs suing

Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators last season, who were fired in the wake of a 5-7 record, have filed separate lawsuits against the school's ...

July 05, 2017 | By DAN WOLKEN USA Today Sports | Sports


Mickelson has brother on the bag at Greenbrier

Phil Mickelson heads into the next phase of his career with a new caddie on a course marking its comeback from devastating floods in West ...

July 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


American Madison Brengle upsets Petra Kvitova

LONDON - Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again ...

July 05, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Spieth set to become 'closer' at end of tournaments

July 04, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Deals happening this summer, but amid perhaps more caution

ORLANDO, Fla. - Pat Riley saw this coming.

July 04, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Tormenta FC offense explodes for six goals against Peachtree City

South Georgia Tormenta FC got the better of a tumultuous first half and also won a second half full of fireworks as it notched its ...

July 03, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tebow off to a strong start with St. Lucie Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Back in his home state, Tim Tebow had a superb first week with the St. Lucie Mets.

July 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dom Dwyer and Sydney Leroux live out soccer's American Dream

Dom Dwyer and Sydney Leroux are the quintessential American success story.

July 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta United shuts out Columbus Crew behind Villalba's brace

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hector Villalba scored a brace in expansion Atlanta's victory at Columbus.

July 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


WIMBLEDON '17: Can anyone end the Big 4's title streak?

LONDON - Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have ruled Wimbledon for the past 14 years, combining to win the tournament every time ...

July 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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