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US looks for big win against tiny Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG - They played 62 games over four years just to get ready for the World Cup, convinced obsessive preparation and attention to detail would turn around their fortunes after a quick exit in 2006.

June 17, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Argentina shines again, and scores goals at World Cup

JOHANNESBURG - Argentina again displayed the kind of attacking football that wins titles, and on Thursday at the World Cup the two-time champions even managed to put in the goals to show for it.

June 17, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA coaches get a glimpse of the future at camp

During a week that has seen temperatures skyrocket and sent most people flocking to the comfort of air conditioning, an energetic bunch of elementary school students have been braving the heat to be ready for the rapidly approaching football season.

June 16, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Pebble now an intimate meeting of land and sea

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - One shot that stands out from the last U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the 7-iron that Tiger Woods gouged out of the right rough on the par-5 sixth, a blind shot over the hill and onto the green to turn trouble into birdie.

June 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Roundup: Spain loses to Switzerland, Uruguay beats hosts

JOHANNESBURG - Spain's potent attack couldn't score a goal in an upset loss to Switzerland on Wednesday, when Uruguay routed South Africa 3-0 to put the World Cup hosts on the verge of some unwanted history.

June 16, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP: Top college coaches prefer metal bats to wood

OMAHA, Neb. - If coaches at the top U.S. college baseball programs have their way, the ping of the aluminum bat will forever remain a part of the game.

June 16, 2010 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lakers, Celtics shrug weight of history in Game 7

LOS ANGELES - Even when Lamar Odom was a kid with limitless imagination growing up on New York's playground courts, he thinks he might have dismissed Thursday's season finale as a bit too extravagant.

June 16, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A different outlook for Tiger at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The one shot that got so much attention during practice 10 years ago at Pebble Beach was a 4-iron that Tiger Woods hit so high, so straight, so flush that it landed softly near the pin on a brick-hard green at the par-3 12th.

June 15, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Thanks to Texas, the Big 12 lives

AUSTIN, Texas - Staring at extinction, the Big 12 is once again in play.

June 15, 2010 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brazil beats North Korea D in 2-1 win

JOHANNESBURG - Maicon and Elano scored a goal apiece in the second half and Brazil broke through a solid North Korea defense to win its first 2010 World Cup match 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night.

June 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Drew in as head coach

ATLANTA - Now that he's finally got his chance to be an NBA head coach, Larry Drew knows that his new job will be a lot easier if he still has Joe Johnson on the team.

June 14, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defending champs held to draw in opener

By CHRIS LEHOURITES

June 14, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Texas looking at its options

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is still "looking at all options" before deciding whether to stay in the crumbling Big 12 or move to another league, athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Saturday.

June 14, 2010 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA gets a Green gift

RUSTENBURG, South Africa - The United States held England to a 1-1 draw in World Cup Group C opener Saturday, with a stunning blunder by English goalkeeper Robert Green costing his team victory.

June 12, 2010 | By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer | Sports


Short history of champs at Pebble Beach

The history of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is short. The memories are not.

June 12, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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New SEC East coaches playing catch-up with SEC West powers

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The SEC East is relying heavily on three former Nick Saban assistants to restore balance to the league.

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta ties Peachtree City on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC played the most exciting game in its young history Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard for a 3-3 draw against Peachtree ...

July 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


QB questions abound in SEC beyond Dobbs, Kelly, Knight

HOOVER, Ala. - Quarterback questions once again linger around the Southeastern Conference heading into preseason camps. For a league that seems to mass produce NFL-caliber talent ...

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeal denied, Brady back on bench

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Tom Brady's last best chance to avoid serving a four-game "Deflategate" suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected ...

July 13, 2016 | By JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press | Sports


Paterno ignored complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told by a teenage boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a shower ...

July 12, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO | Sports


UFC sold for $4 billion

LOS ANGELES - In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment property ...

July 11, 2016 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC's Greg Sankey: 'We weep, we mourn' for shooting victims

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey scrapped much of his planned speech at the league's annual media days to decry the wave ...

July 11, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Day motivated by failure to get name on claret jug

TROON, Scotland - Jason Day is more motivated by failure than success, which helps explain how he reached No. 1 in the world.

July 11, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta falls 3-0 in final home match

South Georgia Tormenta FC entered its final home game of the season riding high on six wins in their last seven games, but finally ran ...

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Solo earns 100th shutout, leads US past South Africa 1-0

CHICAGO - Hope Solo got her 100th international shutout and Crystal Dunn scored in the 35th minute to lead the United States past South Africa 1-0 ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Prospect of smaller strike zone proves no hit with pitchers

NEW YORK - Wade Miley hears the talk about lifting the bottom of the strike zone in an effort to spark offense and insists there has ...

July 09, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


France gears up for huge security operation at Euro 2016

PARIS - French law enforcement authorities on Saturday pledged "extremely high" security in Paris for Sunday's European Championship final, with thousands of police patrolling as ...

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to Zika concerns

DALLAS - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


22! Williams tops Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Graf's Slam mark

LONDON - Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Cardiff comes to standstill to welcome home Wales

CARDIFF, Wales - The Welsh capital of Cardiff came to a standstill on Friday as Wales' national team returned home to a rapturous welcome by an ...

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


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