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Howard, rested Magic open series with Atlanta

ORLANDO, Fla. - There has been no crowd for the games the Orlando Magic have been playing lately. No officials. No true opponent.

May 03, 2010 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Associated Press Writer | Sports


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


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Biles soars to all-around gymnastics title

RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable coronation.

August 11, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rule change has coaches debating how often to retweet

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A new NCAA rule change is catching some recruits by surprise while causing coaches to debate how much time they should spend on ...

August 11, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eyeing a second chance

Seeing as how the starting middle linebacker for Georgia Southern has found his way to an NFL training camp in each of the last two ...

August 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Blue Devils eye state playoffs in 2016

Even though there are children with smart phones older than Statesboro High School's Volleyball program, the team is ready to make the next step ...

August 10, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


4 QB's expected to play in Falcons preseason opener

FLOWERY BRANCH - All four of Atlanta's quarterbacks are expected to play in Thursday night's preseason opener against Washington, setting a pattern of frequent ...

August 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia

RIO DE JANEIRO - Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving had the answers in the first test for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 10, 2016 | | Sports


Heisman dark horses: There's no shortage of contenders for 2016

The pool of candidates for the Heisman Trophy is a deep one. Derrick Henry, the winner from Alabama last year, has moved on to the ...

August 10, 2016 | | Sports


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


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