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Was it a goal? Debate should end at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Was it a goal, or wasn't it?

June 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


King of clay -- Nadal wins another French Open

PARIS - Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

June 08, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Not this year - Triple Crown bid falls short

NEW YORK - California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to 9-1 long shot Tonalist.

June 07, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Tonalist takes Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK - Robert Evans knows what it feels like to fall short of the Triple Crown.

June 07, 2014 | By DOUG FEINBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharapova edges Halep for 2nd French Open title

PARIS - Nothing came easily for Maria Sharapova in the French Open final.

June 07, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Chrome chasing history at Belmont

NEW YORK - California Chrome is 1 1/2 miles away from ending the longest drought in racing history - 36 years without a Triple Crown winner.

June 06, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Crane assumes lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS - Ben Crane's back is OK, and his putter couldn't be working much better.

June 06, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


LeBron recovering after cramps cause early Game 1 exit

SAN ANTONIO - If the NBA Finals resumed Friday, there would be no way LeBron James could play.

June 06, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Nadal breezes past Murray, will face Djokovic in final

PARIS - This is what Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic wanted. It's what they expected. And now they'll meet in a French Open final with so much at stake for both.

June 06, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Brazil strikes a threat to a smooth World Cup

SAO PAULO - Brazilian police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse striking workers inside a subway station on Friday, adding to fears that labor unrest could disrupt the World Cup that opens here in six days.

June 06, 2014 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press | Sports


World Cup prices sky-high for fans

RIO DE JANEIRO - World Cup visitors, welcome to Brazil, land of soccer, sun and sky-high prices.

June 05, 2014 | By LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Sports


Mickelson opens with 67 at St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS - Phil Mickelson talked about finishing off rounds coming into the St. Jude Classic, and he did just that Thursday with a 3-under 67 at TPC Southwind.

June 05, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharapova rallies to reach final

PARIS - Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final.

June 05, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Chrome wants Crown

NEW YORK - Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.

June 05, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Nadal, Murray to square off in semifinals

PARIS - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

June 04, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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Harman clinging to 1-stroke lead at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Brian Harman is going to play in the final pairing of a PGA Tour stop for the first time. His playing partner is one accomplished part-timer.

July 12, 2014 | By TIM CRONIN Associated Press | Sports


James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

NEW YORK - A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites.

July 12, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Cubs walk off

CHICAGO - Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4.

July 11, 2014 | By PATRICK ROSE Associated Press | Sports


Three-way tie at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."

July 11, 2014 | By TIM CRONIN Associated Press | Sports


Michael Phelps not up to speed

ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.

July 11, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Martin takes 3-shot lead in Women's British Open

SOUTHPORT, England - Mo Martin had a plan for Royal Birkdale, and it's working better than she imagined at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

July 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

RIO DE JANEIRO - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

July 11, 2014 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland.

July 11, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writers | Sports


Miami and Cleveland waiting for LeBron to decide

When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.

July 10, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


3-way tie at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman shot 8-under-par 63s Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the John Deere Classic.

July 10, 2014 | By TIM CRONIN Associated Press | Sports


World Cup final features best player vs. best team

RIO DE JANEIRO - The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.

July 10, 2014 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.

July 10, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Around the Horn wins state title

Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Argentina reaches final with PKs

SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

July 09, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


'Scholarships for life'

WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

July 09, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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