RUSTENBURG, South Africa - The anxious outbursts by England coach Fabio Capello and his star striker Wayne Rooney this week are a fair indication that a United States victory on Saturday wouldn't be considered the World Cup upset that it was 60 years ago.
By JIM VERTUNO
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lee Westwood had heard how challenging the TPC Southwind course is when the wind blows. Now the Englishman knows for himself how true all that talk really is.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - College athletics are on the verge of a monumental shift, a realignment that could disintegrate one conference, turn others into 16-school goliaths and have huge financial implications on some of the biggest programs in the country.
DENVER - The college sports landscape began a much-anticipated shift Thursday with the University of Colorado accepting an invitation to join the Pac-10.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lee Westwood prefers competition the week before a major to tune up his play. The Englishman looks quite ready now for the U.S. Open based on his opening round at the St. Jude Classic.
RENTON, Wash. - Pete Carroll said he's "absolutely shocked and disappointed" by the NCAA sanctions imposed on his former Southern California Trojans for improprieties surrounding running back Reggie Bush.
IRENE, South Africa - The bars are stocked across America, and the pubs are getting ready in England. A 70½-foot billboard of Clint Dempsey stands near Penn Station in Manhattan, and there's even a large poster of Landon Donovan in a store along Piccadilly Circus.
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's big boys have figured out how to beat up the little guys in the classroom, too.
WASHINGTON - The baseball world rubbed its eyes Wednesday morning, shook its head and thought: "Did that really happen?"
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia college student said she felt powerless to stop a short-tempered Ben Roethlisberger from having sex with her in a bar bathroom even though she told him to stop, telling investigators: "I'm a little girl, and he's a big boy."
BOSTON - Chin resting in his hand, mouth barely moving as he spoke, Kobe Bryant had the look of someone who would have rather been anywhere but Staples Center.
DUBLIN, Ohio - Rickie Fowler knew rain-softened Muirfield Village was giving up birdies, even if there was none on his card as he approached the turn Saturday with his lead dwindling.
PARIS - On the way to each of his four French Open championships, Rafael Nadal needed to beat Roger Federer - and did.
PARIS - Francesca Schiavone threw uppercuts, put her fists to her face and skipped about the court. And then, when she had won the French Open, she really let her emotions show.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Dustin Johnson plays a different game than anyone else, and he wanted to keep it that way.
ATLANTA (AP) - Julio Teheran is confident he avoided an injury when he was hit by a line drive on his pitching arm.
ATHENS, Ga. - The home debut of Kirby Smart as No. 9 Georgia's coach gained new significance when freshman Jacob Eason was announced as the ...
Statesboro High School gets to turn back the clock this week when they take a trip to Sylvania and play Screven County at 7:30.
The Southeastern Conference's disappointing opening week featured a bit of deja vu for several teams.
By CHARLES ODUM
Now that college football season is finally here, there is only one thing that can top watching dozens of games each weekend.
Football coaches love to spit cliches like effort, compete, toughness and efficiency. But for the sake of this week's stat lesson, only one of ...
ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb looked as strong and durable as ever.
WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer wasn't about to leave his start Monday afternoon any earlier than necessary.
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams now owns more victories in Grand Slam matches than anyone else in tennis' Open era, surpassing Roger Federer with her ...
NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Three holes into the Deutsche Bank Championship, Rory McIlroy had to make a 15-foot putt just to escape with triple bogey.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Kyrgios already was flexing his injured right hip before a game late in the first set of his third-round match at ...
Georgia Southern cruised to a rather workmanlike victory in its season opener against Savannah State Saturday night at Paulson Stadium, defeating the Tigers by a ...