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Not to be outdone, Utah joins Pac-10

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's road to the BCS just became a lot less complicated.

June 18, 2010 | By DOUG ALDEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


TCU hopes to make a statement at first CWS

OMAHA, Neb. - His TCU teammates call him "Harry Potter."

June 18, 2010 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phil Jackson's return weighs on 3-peat hope

LOS ANGELES - The two-time NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers' most important free agent this summer is a 64-year-old former forward with two bad knees, two artificial hips and two more championships than any coach in NBA history.

June 18, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will more teams lead to more TV money for Pac-10?

SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-10 expansion appears complete with the addition of Colorado and an invitation to Utah to be the league's 12th member.

June 18, 2010 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tough opening day all around at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The two best players in the world couldn't make a birdie. A dozen more got to the top of the leaderboard only to see themselves fall right back down.

June 17, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


US looks for big win against tiny Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG - They played 62 games over four years just to get ready for the World Cup, convinced obsessive preparation and attention to detail would turn around their fortunes after a quick exit in 2006.

June 17, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Argentina shines again, and scores goals at World Cup

JOHANNESBURG - Argentina again displayed the kind of attacking football that wins titles, and on Thursday at the World Cup the two-time champions even managed to put in the goals to show for it.

June 17, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA coaches get a glimpse of the future at camp

During a week that has seen temperatures skyrocket and sent most people flocking to the comfort of air conditioning, an energetic bunch of elementary school students have been braving the heat to be ready for the rapidly approaching football season.

June 16, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Pebble now an intimate meeting of land and sea

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - One shot that stands out from the last U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the 7-iron that Tiger Woods gouged out of the right rough on the par-5 sixth, a blind shot over the hill and onto the green to turn trouble into birdie.

June 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Roundup: Spain loses to Switzerland, Uruguay beats hosts

JOHANNESBURG - Spain's potent attack couldn't score a goal in an upset loss to Switzerland on Wednesday, when Uruguay routed South Africa 3-0 to put the World Cup hosts on the verge of some unwanted history.

June 16, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP: Top college coaches prefer metal bats to wood

OMAHA, Neb. - If coaches at the top U.S. college baseball programs have their way, the ping of the aluminum bat will forever remain a part of the game.

June 16, 2010 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lakers, Celtics shrug weight of history in Game 7

LOS ANGELES - Even when Lamar Odom was a kid with limitless imagination growing up on New York's playground courts, he thinks he might have dismissed Thursday's season finale as a bit too extravagant.

June 16, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A different outlook for Tiger at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The one shot that got so much attention during practice 10 years ago at Pebble Beach was a 4-iron that Tiger Woods hit so high, so straight, so flush that it landed softly near the pin on a brick-hard green at the par-3 12th.

June 15, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Thanks to Texas, the Big 12 lives

AUSTIN, Texas - Staring at extinction, the Big 12 is once again in play.

June 15, 2010 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brazil beats North Korea D in 2-1 win

JOHANNESBURG - Maicon and Elano scored a goal apiece in the second half and Brazil broke through a solid North Korea defense to win its first 2010 World Cup match 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night.

June 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


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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


Atlanta Hawks planning new D-League franchise

ATLANTA - With two stadiums already under construction and plans for a major arena renovation, the Atlanta metro area is getting yet another new sports facility.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons go young with 4 rookie starters on defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have made a commitment to rookie starters on defense that is especially rare for a first-place team.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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