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Contador hopes knee holds up

LAVAUR, France - Defending Tour de France Alberto Contador wants to show his rivals he is still the world's best climber when the race hits the Pyrenees on Thursday. It just depends whether his troublesome right knee lets him.

July 13, 2011 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA takes on France in semifinal

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany - The Americans feel just fine, thank you, not tired a bit. The high they were on after that epic Brazil game? That's so yesterday.

July 12, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


McIlroy the star entering Open

SANDWICH, England - Rory McIlroy slipped into his seat without great fanfare Tuesday, his presence detected by a sudden burst of camera shutters when the photographers realized the star of this British Open had arrived.

July 12, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Georgia opens new state park

The Chattahoochee River originates in the mountains of Northeast Georgia and flows through the city of Atlanta then works its way all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The "Hooch" is best known because it supplies water to our capital and lately has been the subject of a controversy over water rights with Alabama. Now the river is the subject of a new and refreshing topic.

July 12, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


My Take - NL already just a two-horse race

As the All-Star game brings an end to the first half of the Major League Baseball season, it's almost impossible for any Braves fan not to be in a good mood.

July 11, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesborohearald.com | Sports


Halladay, Weaver get the nod

PHOENIX - Philadelphia's Roy Halladay will start for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star game against the Los Angeles Angels' Jered Weaver.

July 11, 2011 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


US women all the rage

DUSSELDORF, Germany - The U.S. women's soccer team shared the Yankee Stadium scoreboard with Derek Jeter, made an appearance on "Good Morning America" and can now count Tom Hanks, Lil Wayne and Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers among their list of star-studded admirers.

July 11, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Braves even up series

PHILADELPHIA - Alex Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single and Brian McCann added a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

July 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jeter notches 3000th hit

NEW YORK - This was so Derek Jeter.

July 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Now or never for USA vs. Brazil

DRESDEN, Germany - The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.

July 09, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Funeral services set for accident victim at Rangers game

ARLINGTON, Texas - When a fan fell out of the club level of seats at Rangers Ballpark while trying to catch a foul ball last July, the team immediately assessed the railings around the stadium.

July 09, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Another session set

MINNEAPOLIS - The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.

July 09, 2011 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ohio State vacates 2010 football wins, Sugar Bowl

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's 2010 Big Ten championship, its 12-1 season, its victories over rival Michigan and in the Sugar Bowl - all gone. Coach Jim Tressel is out and so is star quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

July 08, 2011 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and RUSTY MILLER Associated Press | Sports


3 years later, Marta gets another shot at Solo

DRESDEN, Germany - Bent at the waist, her back to the goal, Marta buried her face in her hands.

July 08, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


United States braces for Brazil in quarters

DRESDEN, Germany - The Americans can read a draw as well as anyone else. To win a third World Cup title, they were going to have to see Brazil at some point.

July 07, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


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Cavs keeping eye on Warriors on collision course to Finals

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - As the sports world salivates while awaiting a seemingly inevitable NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is keeping his undefeated team focused on ...

May 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Los Angeles Olympic dreams might be delayed to 2028

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles could lose and win its Olympics gamble, ending up with the 2028 Games it never sought and the costly prospect of ...

May 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Try zip lines for outdoor adventure

There are lots of outdoor related activities for us to take part in that range from kayaking to canoeing to hiking, biking and camping. Additionally ...

May 09, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Day ready to start climb back to No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day used to think no one could beat him, and there wasn't much evidence to prove him wrong.

May 09, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Making sports journalism great is a team effort in today's world

No matter what the stigma was about the industry, I always knew my destiny was to be a sports journalist.

May 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia Southern ties series with UL-Lafayette in 6-5 win

A night after being shut out, Ryan Cleveland smashed his 12th home run of the season, the Eagles built two different three-run leads, and five ...

May 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tebow huge draw in the minors, fans packing small stadiums

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow is a big-league hit in the minor leagues.

May 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead

SALT LAKE CITY - Kevin Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday night to ...

May 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Late innings haunt Yellow Jackets

BROOKLET - Late innings have been the undoing of Southeast Bulloch in close games, and there were plenty of close contests for the Yellow Jackets this ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles stymied in series opener at UL-Lafayette

In last season's Sun Belt tournament championship game, UL Lafayette's Wyatt Marks pitched seven shutout innings in getting the Ragin' Cajuns past Georgia ...

May 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hawks' Wilcox out as GM, Budenholzer no longer president

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday which dismantled the two-tier management team of ...

May 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy boys soccer bounced in first round of GISA state playoffs

The Bulloch Academy boys soccer team went into the GISA state soccer playoffs as No. 3 seed, but Holy Spirit Prep wiped them out by ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Family delivers message on behalf of Andretti's cancer fight

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Political climate adds intensity to Mexican boxing showdown

LAS VEGAS - There's little subtlety in the TV commercial promoting Saturday night's fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smith, Blixt win damp Zurich in 4-hole playoff

AVONDALE, La. - Cameron Smith stood on the edge of the 18th green, wiping away tears at a ceremony complete with alligator skin championship belts and ...

May 01, 2017 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


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