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Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.

June 29, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big 4 around Wimbledon's Week 2, not so for women

LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

June 29, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

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


Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Brazil wins, advances with shootout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

June 28, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Soccer surging in popularity among US fans

DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 27, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Rory struggles to 74 at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.

August 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Browns will start Hoyer, sit Manziel

BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.

August 20, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

NEW YORK - The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

August 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits after academic misconduct

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

August 19, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Sports


Chicago beats Pearland, Texas, 6-1 in LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Be prepared for dove season

The opening day of dove season is September 6, and having a go at these gray rockets is the overwhelming favorite of wing shooters all over Georgia.

August 19, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ga. State hoping to improve on winless season

ATLANTA - As coach Trent Miles sees it, the Georgia State Panthers have nowhere to go but up this year.

August 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. - On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.

August 18, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Nadal out of US Open due to wrist

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

August 18, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NCAA's strongest argument on appeal of O'Bannen case may be cap limit

August 18, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tricky 18th hole helps Villegas win Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas got some help from an unlikely source on his way to his first victory in a while.

August 18, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Watney takes lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

August 16, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Notre Dame: 'No change in recruiting'

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

August 16, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Sports


Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason.

August 15, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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