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Lefty has a chance to go to No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - That 15-foot birdie putt Phil Mickelson made on the final hole at Quail Hollow meant more than an extra $130,000 for finishing in second place alone.

May 03, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy wins 1st PGA Tour event in style

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - All the buzz about Rory McIlroy came to life Sunday at the Quail Hollow Championship with one dazzling shot after another in a record round that made him the PGA Tour's youngest winner since Tiger Woods.

May 02, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The Bucks stop here

ATLANTA (AP) - With more than three minutes to go, the Atlanta Hawks began pulling their starters. Al Horford flapped his hands, egging on the already raucous crowd. Joe Johnson clapped for the fans, then dropped his head in what looked more like relief than celebration.

May 02, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super Saver wins Kentucky Derby with Borel aboard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - They don't call him Bo-rail for nothing.

May 01, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Crawford gets over his playoff jitters

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford was playing like a rookie, even though he's been in the NBA for a decade.

May 01, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mayfair clings to lead at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Winless for almost 12 years on the PGA Tour, Billy Mayfair will take whatever he can get.

May 01, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stayin' alive; Hawks take game 6

MILWAUKEE - Jamal Crawford broke out of a slump with 24 points, Joe Johnson added 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-69 on Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series.

April 30, 2010 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Earnhardt thinks time is right to drive the 3 car

RICHMOND, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows some fans are upset about his plan to drive a replica of his father's famous No. 3 car at Daytona in July, but thinks it is a a fitting way to honor the seven-time champion's NASCAR Hall of Fame induction.

April 30, 2010 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger struggles in first round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The cheering was loud and enthusiastic when Tiger Woods stepped to the tee on a chilly morning, another sign that perhaps people are more interested in his golf than what kept him away for so long.

April 29, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Paddy O'Prado preps for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Paddy O'Prado has quietly shined as he prepares for the Kentucky Derby.

April 29, 2010 | By MIKE FARRELL The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta's pro teams have hit a snag

ATLANTA - Under a brilliant blue sky, a jazz band doled out smooth tunes to a smattering of lunchgoers in Centennial Olympic Park. Nearby, a couple of women kicked off their shoes and frolicked in the five-ringed fountains, taking advantage of the warm spring day.

April 29, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jennings scores 25, Milwaukee stuns Atlanta 91-87

ATLANTA - With Andrew Bogut cheering from the bench while Brandon Jennings teamed with Kurt Thomas in a duo for the ages, the Milwaukee Bucks pulled within one win of an improbable first-round upset.

April 28, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lookin At Lucky is early Kentucky Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - So much for being Kentucky Derby favorites: One is stuck on the rail and the other ended up on the far outside of a 20-horse field.

April 28, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Tiger takes his game to a public tournament

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tiger Woods entered the room with little fanfare, and without the constant clicking of camera shutters.

April 28, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta looking to retake series lead

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson thought the Atlanta Hawks had grown up enough to put away a team that's missing one of its key players.

April 27, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


Leishman tied for lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. - Marc Leishman birdied his final hole for a 2-under 68 and a share of the second-round lead Friday in the Travelers Championship.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC seeks to continue recent success in high-profile openers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - With so many high-profile intersectional matchups on neutral sites, the Southeastern Conference's opening-week schedule bears a striking resemblance to a bowl lineup.

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Rookie Chris Buescher shoots for the Chase

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Chris Buescher is a giant step closer to qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup after notching a victory at ...

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Former Falcons receiver turned cornerback impresses Quinn

GRAYSON, Ga. - Falcons coach Dan Quinn likes what he has seen from C.J. Goodwin, a former receiver turned cornerback.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I want to race. I'm not ready to quit.'

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Say this about Dale Earnhardt Jr. - he follows doctor's orders.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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