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Plushenko retires after injury at Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia - From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.

February 13, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


Jeter to retire after 2014 season

NEW YORK - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season "with absolutely no regrets," ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball's most storied franchise.

February 12, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westminster names 'Sky' Best in Show

NEW YORK - The bloodhound drew the loudest cheers. The Portie came with presidential connections. And the Irish water spaniel tried to earn another win for Seattle in the Super Bowl - of dogs, that is.

February 12, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Downhill duo ties for gold

By FRED LIEF

February 12, 2014 | By FRED LIEF Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Spring crappie fishing is around the corner

Warmer temperatures are probably not far off and even though winter may not be completely over with, it's time to go ahead and start planning your strategy.

February 11, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Watson focused on games, not names for Ryder Cup roster

LOS ANGELES - This is what Tom Watson knows about the American with a big lead in the Ryder Cup standings.

February 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press | Sports


Norway wins 4 more medals; US hopefuls falter

SOCHI, Russia - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.

February 11, 2014 | By DAVID PACE Associated Press | Sports


SEC hoops upgrade very much work in progress

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.

February 11, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Michael Sam bravely comes out. Now what?

Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.

February 10, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Walker goes from journeyman to juggernaut

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.

February 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Grim talk turns to gold for now at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.

February 08, 2014 | By FRED LIEF AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jimmy Walker seizes control at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.

February 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.

February 07, 2014 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press | Sports


Request for Hernandez's records denied

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having.

February 06, 2014 | By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press | Sports


Loupe goes low in first round at Pro-Am

PEBBLE BEACH - Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his 8-under 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.

February 06, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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No 'player to beat' at this year's Masters

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

ARLINGTON, Texas - No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn't have them.

April 07, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Day one at Masters a wash

AUGUSTA - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Gators upset by UConn in semifinal

ARLINGTON, Texas - Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger.

April 05, 2014 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Wildcats' Fitzgerald urges 'no' vote on union

EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their best interests to vote no."

April 05, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kuchar takes 4-shot lead at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas - Matt Kuchar didn't have the result he had hoped for while playing in the final pairing at last week's Texas Open.

April 05, 2014 | By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard

HUMBLE, Texas - Sergio Garcia has yet to finish lower than 16th in a PGA Tour event this season.

April 04, 2014 | By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pele ready for World Cup in Brazil

NEW YORK - Pele's family doesn't call him by his nickname. They don't even call him by his given name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

April 03, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

ARLINGTON, Texas - The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas.

April 03, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


College athletes go to Capitol Hill

By TOM RAUM

April 02, 2014 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press | Sports


One-and-done is fine for Kentucky

DALLAS - Everyone has an opinion of John Calipari.

April 02, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Maybe Woods wasn't built to last

Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part.

April 01, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


No Masters for Tiger

Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

April 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | Sports


7th seeded UConn upends MSU

NEW YORK - Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2014 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 1 Gators put Cinderella to bed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.

March 29, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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