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ACC, ESPN reach 12-year TV rights deal

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have agreed to a 12-year deal that would give the network exclusive rights to conference football and men's basketball games.

July 08, 2010 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mark Cavendish wins 5th stage at Tour de France

MONTARGIS, France - Cycling's "bad boy" just made good.

July 08, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Is James ready to move on?

AKRON, Ohio - More than two years of hype, drama, conjecture and expectation have dwindled to a few more hours.

July 07, 2010 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spain beats Germany 1-0 in World Cup semifinal

DURBAN, South Africa - They pressured Germany the entire match and peppered its goalkeeper so many times a score seemed inevitable.

July 07, 2010 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Armstrong: Blame to share for Tour 'bad luck'

REIMS, France - Lance Armstrong's flat tire has done more than just deflate some of his hopes for another Tour de France victory. It's also caused a bit of second-guessing within his RadioShack team.

July 07, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Healthy Stricker eager to defend Deere title

SILVIS, Ill. - Hanging out at home sits well with Steve Stricker - for a while, anyway.

July 07, 2010 | Associated Press | Sports


Americans no longer dominating US Women's Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Maybe it's the growth of the game internationally, or the lack of star-quality golfers being groomed on American courses. Whatever the reason, there's something missing from the U.S. Women's Open.

July 07, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dutch top Uruguay 3-2 in semifinals

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The Netherlands finally turned on the style at the World Cup in South Africa to reach its third final - and first in 32 years - with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay on Tuesday.

July 06, 2010 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Sports


Golf season has been surreal during first half

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Tiger Woods is assured at least one trophy this year.

July 06, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Armstrong loses time in bumpy 3rd stage of Tour

ARENBERG, France - Just four days into the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is off to a rough start.

July 06, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Uruguay looks to continue Cinderella run

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The World Cup turned sour for South America in the quarterfinals. Only one team from the continent advanced - Uruguay, the least likely of all to make the final four.

July 05, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Armstrong crashes, holds 5th place

SPA, Belgium - Lance Armstrong bloodied his thigh in a tumble to the asphalt Monday, one of dozens of Tour de France riders ensnared in widespread nerve-racking crashes Monday during a rainy second stage won by new race leader Sylvain Chavanel of France .

July 05, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN AP Writer | Sports


Serena repeats at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - For the ninth time in 11 years, the name "Williams" was etched on the green board inside the All England Club that lists the champions of the world's most famous tennis tournament.

July 03, 2010 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cavs selling LeBron on staying in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers used their home-court advantage to convince LeBron James to give them a few more years to win an NBA title.

July 03, 2010 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Netherlands and Uruguay advance

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - The Netherlands came from behind to stun five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday and become the first semifinalist of the World Cup.

July 02, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


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After Mexico loss, US heads to Costa Rica and avoid 0-2 start

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The United States is in danger of becoming the fourth team to start 0-2 in the final round of CONCACAF's ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Seager, Fulmer take Rookie of the Year honors

Corey Seager won the NL Rookie of the Year award unanimously.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Take a bye: Falcons head into off week looking to recharge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn compares his Atlanta Falcons to a cellphone running low on juice.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UFC loads 3 title fights under bright lights of NYC debut

NEW YORK - With his mink coat left in the locker room, Conor McGregor is set to take a swing at UFC history.

November 12, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL HALFWAY: An array of suggestions to make football better

Leave it to Josh Norman to speak his mind.

November 12, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Bartolo Colon, 43, and Braves agree on deal pending physical

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are getting older in their starting rotation next season.

November 12, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mexico wins 1st World Cup qualifier in US since 1972

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A pro-American crowd of 24,650 chanted "Dos a cero!" at the start.

November 12, 2016 | By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gibbs drivers walk fine line on teamwork and title hopes

AVONDALE, Ariz. - It's tense at Joe Gibbs Racing, regardless of what the drivers want you to believe as they head into a showdown with ...

November 12, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Virginia Tech takes on Georgia Tech looking for title shot

Virginia Tech's path to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game is now clear.

November 12, 2016 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 8 Auburn hoping to have RB Pettway ready for Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn is hoping to have its best running back healthy when the No. 8 Tigers visit Georgia on Saturday hoping to continue their ...

November 12, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cajuns rage in Paulson

Decimated by injuries and playing their seventh game in less than seven weeks, the Georgia Southern Eagles took another big hit Thursday night.

November 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Welcome to Rock Bottom, enjoy your stay this year

Greetings Eagle fans!

November 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


The pressure turns up a notch

The fat lady isn't yet singing on the Eagles' 2016 football season, but she's definitely in her makeup and costume already.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles have renewed confidence for new season

For a third consecutive season, the Georgia Southern men's basketball enters play with expectations that differ drastically from the previous season.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


RA Dickey agrees to $8M deal with Braves

ATLANTA - R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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