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Sheffield, Mets light up Lowe and beat Braves

NEW YORK - Gary Sheffield doubled twice in an eight-run fourth inning and the New York Mets battered Derek Lowe, rebounding from an early deficit for a 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

August 18, 2009 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports

Guess who's back? Farve to keep on going

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Brett Favre looks ready to unretire again.

August 18, 2009 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports

Atlanta charms D'Backs

ATLANTA - Ryan Church hit a three-run double in a six-run third inning that lifted Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves past Max Scherzer and the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 Monday.Hanson (8-2) gave up six hits, no walks and two runs in six innings for his third straight win. The rookie right-hander struck out seven.Garret Anderson gave the Braves a 1-0 lead with a second-inning homer, and Adam LaRoche added a two-run shot off Scherzer in the sixth.The Braves won two of three in a series that took three months to complete. The game was rescheduled following a May ...

August 17, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Weekly Whatup

One more Friday to go.

August 17, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Yang's victory huge for international golf

CHASKA, Minn. - For years, Asian countries could only boast about growth and potential in men's golf. Success was measured by a half-dozen players who had cracked the top 50 in the world rankings over the last decade.It took Y.E. Yang and his stunning victory over Tiger Woods to make them a major part of the conversation."We've been waiting for quite a number of years for this," said Peter Dawson, chief executive of the hallowed Royal & Ancient Golf Club in Scotland. "Perhaps the PGA Championship was not the one we were expecting. But it's great ...

August 17, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Vick and McNabb could team up in Philly backfield

PHILADELPHIA - Donovan McNabb says he has no problem with Michael Vick taking some of his snaps and warns opponents that the two quarterbacks could be on the field together at times.Vick was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles last week to add a different dimension to the team's offense, not to push McNabb for a starting job. It's likely that Vick, a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback in six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, will be used in a variation of the Wildcat formation.But even in that scenario, McNabb won't necessarily be watching from the sideline."I ...

August 17, 2009 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports

Yang topples Tiger in the PGA

CHASKA, Minn. - In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all.

August 16, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Lions QB Stafford wins pro debut against Falcons

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford took his first snap as a pro and perfectly executed a play-action pass.

August 16, 2009 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports

The Eagles Nest: Hatcher, Chapple give Fall practice updates

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August 15, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff | Sports

Howard homer carries Phillies past Braves

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard led off the ninth inning with a homer and the Philadelphia Phillies won their fourth straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night in the opener of an important NL East series.

August 14, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Woods in command at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. - Three players took turn sharing the lead with Tiger Woods until he stood alone at the PGA Championship.The final hour at Hazeltine changed everything.Woods fired off three straight birdies, which began with a drive onto the fringe of the 299-yard 14th hole and ended with Woods nodding his head and dangling his tongue out of the side of his mouth after making a 20-footer.He finished with a 2-under 70 to build a four-shot lead, his largest through 36 holes at a major since the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews, when he led by five ...

August 14, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Tiger takes early lead at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn.- Missing the cut shouldn't be a problem for Tiger Woods at this major.He was better than anyone else at the PGA Championship on Thursday morning, shooting a bogey-free, 5-under 67. He's one stroke ahead of playing partner and defending champ Padraig Harrington."I feel pretty comfortable if I'm playing well," Woods said. "There are times I've put it together and had some pretty good margins of victory. I just feel that, overall, my game over the years has gotten better. It's become more consistent. When I'm playing well, I usually don ...

August 13, 2009 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports

Vick signs with Eagles

Michael Vick is back in the NFL, landing a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.Vick's agent, Joel Segal, confirmed Thursday that the sides had a deal.Vick has not played in the NFL since 2006. The former Atlanta Falcons star was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, and was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison. He also was suspended indefinitely by the NFL.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick's suspension on July 27, allowing him to sign with a team.

August 13, 2009 | By HANK KURZ, Jr. Ap Sports Writer | Sports

LaRoche crushes two as Braves keep rolling

ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche gave the Braves the lead with a seventh-inning homer, his second of the game, and Atlanta continued its second-half surge by beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

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Swish: Cavaliers re-sign shooting guard J.R. Smith

CLEVELAND - J.R. Smith can being launching away for the Cavaliers.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Kyle Busch wins third straight Xfinity race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kyle Busch continued his dominance of the Xfinity Series at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Kevin Ellison looks to carry his team over Power 5 foe Georgia Tech

Kevin Ellison did not grow up a Georgia Tech fan. For that matter Ellison did not grow up as a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs ...

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Eagles look for big rebound against Tech

When you glance at the Georgia Tech stat sheet it looks like a typographical error.

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Kids unafraid of Cubs curse

CHICAGO - Kaitlin Reap didn't listen when her dad tried to warn her about the lifetime of misery waiting for her if she cheered for ...

October 13, 2016 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports

Piercy sets course record at Silverado and takes lead

NAPA, Calif. - Scott Piercy began the new PGA Tour season by pouring in putts and setting the course record at Silverado, a 10-under 62 for ...

October 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Tiger comeback turns into Tiger tease

NAPA, Calif. - The Tiger comeback has become the Tiger tease.

October 11, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Dogs I've known - Part Doo

A couple of years ago I wrote a column on some of the famous and infamous dogs that have passed through my life. Right after ...

October 11, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

A quick fix is possible for GS

For the first time in nearly three years, the Georgia Southern Eagles are riding back-to-back losses.

October 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Fool me once Falcons...

ATLANTA - A fast start through five games? The Atlanta Falcons have been there, blown that.

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Athletes to Trump: That's not how our locker room talks

MIAMI - Udonis Haslem was leading some banter with Miami Heat teammates after practice Monday, the jokes and laughter helping everyone wind down after practice.

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

LOS ANGELES - Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time ...

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

NASCAR catches break with Chase race at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - When it's all said and done at the end of this season, NASCAR just might have to thank Hurricane Matthew ...

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Top teams emerge, but can they stay?

The top five in The Associated Press college football poll have been firmly established. Now we will see how long they can stay that way.

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

IOC calls on WADA to lead unified global anti-doping system

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - In a show of unity after sharp divisions caused by the Russiandoping scandal, Olympic leaders gave the World Anti-Doping Agency increased powers ...

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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