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Logano poised for win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Joey Logano has rocked a victory lobster at New Hampshire, so riding the wave of the "Sharknado" craze and tussling with bloodthirsty sharks should be a drop in the chum bucket for the Team Penske driver.

July 17, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Johnson still in control

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open.

July 17, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Dustin Johnson leads Open after first round

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle.

July 16, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

SEC moves ahead alone on tougher transfer rules

HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters even if it means they land in a rival league.

July 16, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Day fully fit and contending once again at a major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jason Day is back on his feet and back in contention at a major.

July 16, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Swiss extradite detained FIFA official to the United States

GENEVA - One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice Ministry said Thursday.

July 16, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

The Open comes back to its roots in a golf town and more

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Teachers led a gaggle of preschoolers in bright yellow slickers through the rain Wednesday on a field trip that had nothing to do with the golf about to take place just a well struck 3-wood away.

July 15, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports

All eyes on Spieth

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - With a chance to match history at the home of golf,Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.

July 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Playoff races, trade talks highlight 2nd half of MLB season

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.

July 15, 2015 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports

Chiefs, Houston reach 6-year, $101 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs spoke with representatives forJustin Houston about an extension before last season. When they were unable to reach a pact, the defensive star made a big gamble by playing out the final year of his rookie contract.

July 15, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports

Cowboys, Bryant beat deadline with 5-year, $70 million deal

IRVING, Texas - Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys have the long-term contract both sides said they wanted during a long stalemate that came right up against the deadline to get a deal done.

July 15, 2015 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Klinsmann shakes up US roster for Cup knockout rounds


July 14, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports

Spieth, Oosthuizen eye cup


July 14, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports

SEC commissioner: League leading the way on social issues

HOOVER, Ala. - Former Southeastern Conference Mike Slive was known to invoke the words of historical figures like Winston Churchill when talking about challenges facing the league.

July 13, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports

Spieth arrives at St. Andrews, resuming Grand Slam quest

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before he arrived Monday at St. Andrews to resume his pursuit of the Grand Slam.

July 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

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O'Hair trying to turn good recovery into a great one

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The best remaining players on the PGA Tour are north of Chicago for the third straight tournament that features an $8.25 ...

September 16, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Rutgers coach suspended for contact over academic status

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers has suspended football coach Kyle Flood for three games and fined him $50,000 for contacting a faculty member over ...

September 16, 2015 | By TOM CANAVAN Associated Press | Sports

Auburn not looking sharp

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Jeremy Johnson and the Auburn Tigers were being inundated with praise not too long ago.

September 15, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports

Williams stunned in US Open semis by Vinci

NEW YORK - For Serena Williams' first 26 matches at major tournaments in 2015, no deficit was too daunting, no opponent too troublesome, no victory too ...

September 11, 2015 | | Sports

SEC runners lending a hand, and their legs, to help new QBs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference remains flush with tailbacks.

September 09, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

All-Swiss semifinal set

NEW YORK - Roger Federer is back in the semifinals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time. To get back to his first final ...

September 09, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

Patriots get to play football instead of talk about them

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots' fourth Super Bowl banner will be unveiled at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.

September 09, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports

Serena Williams beats Venus at US Open to extend Slam bid

NEW YORK - If Serena Williams would feel sympathy for any opponent standing in the way of her pursuit of tennis' first true Grand Slam in ...

September 08, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

In golf, being No. 1 does not mean being No. 1 that week

Good news for the PGA Tour. The battle for No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking is so confounding that no one is complaining ...

September 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Mike Anthony: Georgia Southern loss a big slice of humble pie

If this column is late in getting to you, it's only because it was such a long jog to get here from what had ...

September 06, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Sports

Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate'

NEW YORK - Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the ...

September 03, 2015 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports

Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports

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