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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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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


Statesboro Blue Devils volleyball camp returns

In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program - with next to no previous experience in the sport - into a two-time state playoff qualifier.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


World Cup host Brazil humiliated by Germany

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wie, Lewis lead women's golf revival

SOUTHPORT, England - The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.

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


Outdoor Life: Frog gigging — a tasty tradition

Frog gigging is a dying art. Like grabbling or noodling (reaching under river banks for turtles and catfish) frog gigging is an outdoor activity that seems to be fading from view.

July 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Djokovic's pep talk swept aside 'fear', 'demons'

LONDON - Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem.

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


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