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Testing for HGH begins in minors

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball implemented random blood testing for human growth hormone in the minor leagues on Thursday, the first professional sports league in the United States to take the aggressive step against doping.

July 23, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bonds trial likely to start next year

SAN FRANCISCO - It appears Barry Bonds' long-running criminal case may not go to trial until next year.

July 23, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cavendish takes 18th; Contador smells victory

BORDEAUX, France - Even without his most important teammate, Mark Cavendish showed yet again that few can touch him when it comes to sprinting.

July 23, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Column: Let's not forget about the coaches

Pimps?

July 22, 2010 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Delahoussaye takes slim Round 1 lead

TORONTO - Brent Delahoussaye thought he would be overmatched at St. George's Golf and Country Club. It turns out, the historic course was no match for the former Clemson player whose lone pro victory came in the 2006 Hooters Tour Classic.

July 22, 2010 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Schleck wins 17th, Contador eyes crown

COL DU TOURMALET, France (AP) - Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain virtually secured a third Tour de France title Thursday after staying with yellow-jersey rival Andy Schleck all the way to the top of the legendary Col du Tourmalet in the pivotal 17th stage.

July 22, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Saban has another word for unscrupulous agents

HOOVER, Ala - Nick Saban didn't pull punches Wednesday when discussing the improper contact with athletes by unscrupulous agents, comparing their behavior to that of a "pimp."

July 21, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Schleck sees hopes of victory on Col du Tourmalet

PAU, France - Andy Schleck knows he has one opportunity to win the Tour de France - on the climb up the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees on Thursday.

July 21, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Armstrong shows grit in bid for win in Pyrenees

PAU, France - In his final days of his final Tour de France, Lance Armstrong showed some of the old fire.

July 20, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


SEC facing off-field troubles before media days

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bar brawls and NCAA investigations will be hot topics at the Southeastern Conference media days - not just national championships.

July 20, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Isner returns to action after Wimbledon marathon

JOHNS CREEK, Ga - John Isner wants to prove he's more than a marathon man on the ATP tour.

July 20, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Wade unphased by naysayers

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade is keeping track. He's heard analysts say this Miami Heat lineup will be a flop. He's heard other players lash out over the way LeBron James made his decision. He's heard executives from other teams list Boston and Orlando as the teams to beat in the Eastern Conference.

July 19, 2010 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oosthuizen still in shock

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen never let the silver claret jug out of his sight as he celebrated into the morning hours at the Jigger Inn across from the 17th fairway at St. Andrews.

July 19, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Surprises loom at Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen still remembers getting together with other kids from the Ernie Els Foundation to watch highlights of their hero winning the British Open at Muirfield in 2002.

July 17, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Tide turning for American golfers

It's already been a rocky year for American golfers, even those not named Tiger Woods. Little that's happened at the British Open so far suggests that's about to change.

July 17, 2010 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


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Coaches at odds on impact of technology overload on NFL game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes too much technologymay wind up hurting the NFL game.

August 10, 2016 | | Sports


Prince Fielder emotional as he ends career after surgeries

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Prince Fielder wiped away tears, pointed to his two sons sitting next to him and talked about being in big league clubhouses ...

August 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


A different kind of sports entetainment

While growing up, I couldn't go more than a few minutes without talking about sports. My mind was usually gravitating around something involving my ...

August 09, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


US women win gymnastics gold

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just call them the Final Five.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Clemson, FSU set to battle (again) for ACC control

RALEIGH, N.C. - Clemson's Deshaun Watson still thinks about carrying an unbeaten record into the final game of the season before losing to Alabama ...

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFLPA says fields much better, still can be improved

CINCINNATI - NFL fields have come a long way from the days of lumpy artificial surfaces, but there's still a lot of room for improvement ...

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The captain's quandary for Knox in Ryder Cup selections

Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III keeps a separate points list for Americans to consider performances that might not show up in the standings, whether ...

August 09, 2016 | | Sports


Missy Franklin's Rio debut is nothing like she had planned

RIO DE JANEIRO - Missy Franklin finally got in the pool at the Rio Olympics only to endure another disappointment in the most unsettling year of ...

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hats off to Russell Knox

Russell Knox packed a surprising amount of power when he won the Travelers Championship.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Veteran fullback Tolbert still has value to Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Ron Rivera can't imagine the Carolina Panthers without fullback like Mike Tolbert on the roster.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spats over doping dominate Olympic swimming events

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and she's not about to let anyone get in her way ...

August 08, 2016 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC trying to stay atop college football world

A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season.

August 08, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Study: 83% of NCAA violations involve football, basketball

Big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014, according to ...

August 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

RIO DE JANEIRO - Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium.

August 06, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Battleing back: Sixth year senior looks to make an impact

Georgia Southern defensive lineman Jonathan Battle just wrapped up the first week of fall camp of his senior season.

August 05, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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