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Looking up Down Under: Serena tops Henin for crown

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams loves a good underdog story and understood that most of the crowd was behind Justine Henin.

January 30, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks beat Celtics 100-91 to sweep season series

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks beat Boston 100-91 on Friday night to complete their first season sweep of the Celtics in 11 years.

January 29, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Points, Imada tied for lead at Torrey

SAN DIEGO - D.A. Points saved his best golf for the tougher course Friday at Torrey Pines and wound up in a share of the lead with Ryuji Imada in the Farmers Insurance Open.

January 29, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer, relaxed and in command, set for Murray

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer decided the crowd didn't get quite enough value from his semifinal romp over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, so he worked on his comedy routine.

January 29, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Piercy leads after one round at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Scott Piercy had the best score Thursday at Torrey Pines because he made nine birdies. Robert Allenby might have had the best round because he made no bogeys.

January 28, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Inside the mind of Manning

INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning can play mind games all day.

January 28, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Are Hawks part of elite in East?

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are trying to show they belong with the elite teams in the Eastern Conference.

January 28, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Giff Smith headed for Buffalo

ATLANTA - Giff Smith insisted Wednesday his decision to leave Georgia Tech only one week before national signing day will not hurt the Yellow Jackets' recruiting class.

January 27, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Next five weeks crucial for NFL to avoid doomsday scenario

NEW YORK - Rich, powerful and more popular than ever, the NFL gets closer to a doomsday scenario every day.

January 26, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Nadal, Roddick out at Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray had been warned about the fireworks, the crackle and dazzling burst of color that lights the sky to mark Australia Day celebrations.

January 26, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger's break starts at San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The player who walked toward the first tee at sunrise on the North Course at Torrey Pines was not accompanied by a security detail. Maintenance workers did not gather on the pro shop balcony to watch him tee off.

January 26, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: For some, the pressure is just too much

Georgia Southern isn't the only program ever to be put on probation by the National Collegiate Athletics Association, that's for sure.

January 26, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Colts vs. Jets: rematch with a Super Bowl at stake

INDIANAPOLIS - Jim Caldwell traded the perfect season for what he hoped would be the perfect ending.

January 23, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings vs. Saints a tasty dish in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - What a spicy Cajun mix for the NFC championship game.

January 23, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Davydenko coming into his own at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - It's not difficult to pick the odd one out in this group of 28-year-old players: Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Nikolay Davydenko.

January 23, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


Hats off to Russell Knox

Russell Knox packed a surprising amount of power when he won the Travelers Championship.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Veteran fullback Tolbert still has value to Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Ron Rivera can't imagine the Carolina Panthers without fullback like Mike Tolbert on the roster.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spats over doping dominate Olympic swimming events

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and she's not about to let anyone get in her way ...

August 08, 2016 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC trying to stay atop college football world

A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season.

August 08, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Study: 83% of NCAA violations involve football, basketball

Big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014, according to ...

August 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

RIO DE JANEIRO - Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium.

August 06, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Battleing back: Sixth year senior looks to make an impact

Georgia Southern defensive lineman Jonathan Battle just wrapped up the first week of fall camp of his senior season.

August 05, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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