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US World Cup formation still unformed

NEW YORK - When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-2-3-1. 4-3-3.

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


Nadal just keeps winning

PARIS - Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open.

June 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Nadal wins, but is nagged by bad back

PARIS - The closest thing to intrigue or drama involving Rafael Nadal on Saturday came after his 31st consecutive French Open victory concluded.

May 31, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Watson takes lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Bubba Watson has been coming to Muirfield Village ever since his rookie year on the PGA Tour. Nine years later, he might have finally figured it out.

May 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


$40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 31, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heat return to NBA finals

MIAMI - For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers.

May 31, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Fans cheer on US World Cup team in Times Square

NEW YORK - A crowd of about 2,000 filled part of New York's Times Square to cheer the U.S. World Cup team during a televised send-off pep rally Friday night.

May 31, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Casey surges, McIlroy fades

DUBLIN, Ohio - Paul Casey expected to be chasing someone Friday in the Memorial, figuring it would be Rory McIlroy.

May 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer in control

PARIS - In what seemed like a flash, and in what surely felt like a flash of pain for his opponent, Roger Federer went from vulnerable to commanding.

May 31, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


League owners set to vote on sale of L.A. Clippers

By TAMI ABDOLLAH

May 31, 2014 | By TAMI ABOLLAH Associated Press | Sports


Heat, Pacers readying for Game 6

MIAMI - By now, Lance Stephenson's list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James' ear, interrupted a Miami Heathuddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

May 29, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


SEC coaches turn to network, schedules for help

DESTIN, Fla. - New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has some ideas about raising the profile of men's basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

May 29, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy roars to top at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Whether it's his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he's on top of his game.

May 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal wins, looks to the future

PARIS - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Cup feeling the heat, literally

PARIS - European teams say they are more prepared than ever for a hot and humid World Cup, training in saunas, planning to soak their jerseys in cold water before games and working with doctors to design the perfect hydration formula for each player.

May 29, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Germany wins World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Germany seeks to become 1st Euro team to win Cup on American soil

RIO DE JANEIRO - No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina.

July 12, 2014 | By NESHA STARCEVIC | Sports


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


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