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Big Ten touts plan for tougher schedules as playoff push

CHICAGO - The College Football Playoff has turned strength of schedule into a constant talking point, with each conference claiming its road to the postseason is most daunting.

July 31, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league."

July 29, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports

Spurrier more confident in this year's South Carolina squad

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. - Steve Spurrier is significantly more confident aboutSouth Carolina's direction than he was at times last season.

July 29, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports

AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

July 27, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports

FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.

July 24, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn't expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the road.

July 24, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports

Health an issue all around SEC

The fortunes of several potential Southeastern Conference contenders could hinge largely on players returning from serious injuries.

July 23, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

National team tries to regroup after upset loss

ATLANTA - Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men's soccer history.

July 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Source: Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press.

July 23, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports

Jamaica stuns US 2-1 in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA - Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday night that dealt the Americans their biggest upset defeat.

July 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

R.I.E.Z. sending three athletes to Junior Olympics

July 22, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland.

July 22, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Jamaica relishes underdog role against USMNT

ATLANTA - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.

July 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Seminoles working on problems

PINEHURST, N.C - With off-field issues overshadowing his program once again, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday the Seminoles are "stepping up" their process of educating players about domestic violence and other issues.

July 21, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports

After 10-hour delay, Dustin Johnson leads

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews.

July 18, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

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Manning proves he still has it in comeback win over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All those doubters who kept saying that Peyton Manning was washed up, that his arm strength was depleted and his drive for ...

September 18, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports

O'Hair trying to turn good recovery into a great one

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The best remaining players on the PGA Tour are north of Chicago for the third straight tournament that features an $8.25 ...

September 16, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Rutgers coach suspended for contact over academic status

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers has suspended football coach Kyle Flood for three games and fined him $50,000 for contacting a faculty member over ...

September 16, 2015 | By TOM CANAVAN Associated Press | Sports

Auburn not looking sharp

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Jeremy Johnson and the Auburn Tigers were being inundated with praise not too long ago.

September 15, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports

Williams stunned in US Open semis by Vinci

NEW YORK - For Serena Williams' first 26 matches at major tournaments in 2015, no deficit was too daunting, no opponent too troublesome, no victory too ...

September 11, 2015 | | Sports

SEC runners lending a hand, and their legs, to help new QBs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference remains flush with tailbacks.

September 09, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

All-Swiss semifinal set

NEW YORK - Roger Federer is back in the semifinals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time. To get back to his first final ...

September 09, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

Patriots get to play football instead of talk about them

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots' fourth Super Bowl banner will be unveiled at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.

September 09, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports

Serena Williams beats Venus at US Open to extend Slam bid

NEW YORK - If Serena Williams would feel sympathy for any opponent standing in the way of her pursuit of tennis' first true Grand Slam in ...

September 08, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

In golf, being No. 1 does not mean being No. 1 that week

Good news for the PGA Tour. The battle for No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking is so confounding that no one is complaining ...

September 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Mike Anthony: Georgia Southern loss a big slice of humble pie

If this column is late in getting to you, it's only because it was such a long jog to get here from what had ...

September 06, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Sports

Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports

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