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Friend: Pistorius fired guns in public

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius fired guns in public in the months before he killed his girlfriend - once out of a car sunroof on a road and once in a crowded restaurant, a onetime friend said at the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, drawing an aggressive effort from the chief defense lawyer to pick holes in his testimony.

March 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Bonds instructing for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Barry Bonds certainly thinks he's worthy of election to the Hall of Fame.

March 10, 2014 | By DON KETCHUM Associated Press | Sports


Shot of a lifetime

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Beau did it.

March 10, 2014 | By CARY OSBORNE The Signal (Santa Clarita, Calif.) | Sports


More newcomers crowding PGA Tour landscape

DORAL, Fla. - The road to the Masters is just getting started, and already two players have combined to win five times on the PGA Tour.

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


Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony

PRETORIA, South Africa - Hunched over, vomiting into a bucket by his feet and retching loudly, Oscar Pistorius was vividly reminded at his murder trial Monday of the gruesome injuries he inflicted on his girlfriend when a pathologist described how the Olympian fatally shot her multiple times with bullets designed to cause maximum damage.

March 10, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Tiger still off his game, 2-over as 1st rd. is halted

DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday - this time because of the weather, not his back.

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


Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa - As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.

March 06, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: A Fort Stewart fishing adventure

Just south of Bulloch County is the second largest public fishing and hunting entity in the state of Georgia (only the Chattahoochee National Forest is bigger).

March 04, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Doral a familiar place that no one recognizes

DORAL, Fla. - Steve Stricker usually doesn't show up at a tournament on Sunday. He made an exception for the Cadillac Championship, and it made perfect sense.

March 04, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Once-calm witness cries at Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at what she said was the memory of the screams she heard on the night that the double-amputee athlete fatally shot his girlfriend in his South African home.

March 04, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Pistorius trial begins

PRETORIA, South Africa - "Bang ... bang, bang, bang."

March 03, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Taking a closer look

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Challenged for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, umpires got it right.

March 03, 2014 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Collins to get second 10-day deal

NEW YORK - Jason Collins spent part of his off day on Sunday shopping at Costco.

March 03, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Golson ready to lead Irish after missing 2013

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The first day of spring practice was a bit surreal for Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson.

March 03, 2014 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy holds lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Rory McIlroy is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour victory in 18 months, a chance to show the world he is back on his game.

March 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Family plays key role in Colter's union push

CHICAGO - Kain Colter's grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm.

March 28, 2014 | By JAY COHEN and TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writers | Sports


College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


New testing deal

NEW YORK - Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

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


Federal agency says college athletes can unionize

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the NCAA's regionals

Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again.

March 26, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB's high-tech replay room opens Sunday

NEW YORK - After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

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


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines, but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


A closed shop for the Hall of Fame

No one should have been more thrilled than Vijay Singh to hear about the voting changes for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

March 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.

March 25, 2014 | By CARLEY PETESCH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press | Sports


Woods unsure if he'll be back in time for Augusta

WASHINGTON - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reigning champs still alive

ORLANDO, Fla. - Louisville didn't need a big game from Russ Smith to get back to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

March 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mercer looking to continue crashing tournament party

RALEIGH, N.C. - The way senior Jakob Gollon sees it, Mercer has been building toward this NCAA tournament through years of playing power conference teams.

March 22, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles hammer App's bullpen

Appalachian State held Georgia Southern in check.

March 21, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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