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Falcons rookies Anderson and Blalock shining already

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Four days into training camp, Jamaal Anderson and Justin Blalock are enduring a crash course with the Atlanta Falcons.

August 13, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Jones and Jones help end Atlanta losing streak

PHOENIX - Chipper Jones drove in five runs, Tim Hudson allowed three hits in seven innings and the Atlanta Braves routed Arizona 14-0 Sunday to end the Diamondbacks' eight-game winning streak.

August 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


A day of futility ends some high hopes as Bonds remains shy

SAN FRANCISCO - The game was still an hour and a half away and the man who will be the home run king was sitting in his private enclave in the Giants' clubhouse, head in hands and watching his personal flat-panel TV.

August 13, 2007 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Will the real Mike Vick please stand up?

ATLANTA - There's more than one side to Michael Vick, the star quarterback.

August 12, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Braves lose in extras again

PHOENIX - Conor Jackson's game-winning hit went nowhere near the outfield fence on Saturday, but it counted just the same.

August 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Nike dumps Mike

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.

In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, a top trading card company announced it was pulling Vick's likeness from any new packs.

August 12, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds hits No. 754

SAN FRANCISCO - Hammerin' Hank, he's right behind you now.

Barry Bonds hit his 754th career home run Friday night, and needed just one more to tie Hank Aaron's record.

August 12, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clark's 11th-inning homer lifts Diamondbacks to 8-7 win over Braves

PHOENIX - Tony Clark homered to lead off the bottom of the eleventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 Friday night after squandering a seven-run lead.

Clark's homer followed a game-winning shot by Eric Byrnes the previous night, and is the Diamondbacks' fifth game-winner this season. Arizona has won seven straight to move within one game of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

August 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Vick pleads not guilty

RICHMOND, Va. - While his Atlanta Falcons teammates reported to training camp without him, Michael Vick declared his innocence on federal dogfighting charges Thursday and said he looked forward to ''clearing my good name.''

August 10, 2007 | By HANK KURZ JR. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds sits, Giants beat Braves 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO - Rich Aurilia hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Noah Lowry held Atlanta scoreless after allowing a run in the first and the San Francisco Giants got a rare win with Barry Bonds out of the lineup, beating the Braves 2-1 Wednesday night.

August 10, 2007 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds stuck at 753

SAN FRANCISCO - The closest Barry Bonds came to a home run was watching Jeff Francoeur's drive sail over his head into the left-field seats.

August 10, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


It took 13, but Braves get the win

SAN FRANCISCO - After months of questions, Bud Selig grabbed a front-row seat for Barry Bonds' chase of history. On the slugger's 43rd birthday, no less.

It might be a long wait for the commissioner and everybody else.

August 09, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No doubt, it’s been a bleak time for sports

The bomb planted Wednesday near the Tour de France route wasn't really necessary because the doped-up cyclists have done a good enough job themselves destroying the race. By the time they ride into Paris this weekend, the only ones left pedaling will be a few French kids on Schwinns with training wheels.

August 09, 2007 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Harrington era begins as Falcons, Petrino try to move on without Vick

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Bobby Petrino because they thought he could turn Michael Vick into a complete quarterback. They signed Joey Harrington merely to serve as No. 7's backup.

August 09, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves shut down Bonds, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' home fans might have to wait a while to celebrate history.

August 09, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Rory leads — barely

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rory roars to lead with 67

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On a soggy day at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a familiar position: leading the PGA Championship.

August 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fishing the Satilla

Are you looking for a different sort of fishing trip where the scenery is spectacular, the boat traffic is minimal and the action is hot?

August 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Low scores highlight first round of play

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For Rory McIlroy, the shockingly bad shot came out of nowhere.

August 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Donovan to retire from professional soccer

CARSON, Calif. - A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good.

August 07, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Autonomy granted

INDIANAPOLIS - The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

August 07, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Is Valhalla the end for Tiger Woods?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - After a bit of confusion, Tiger Woods finally arrived at Valhalla on Wednesday.

August 06, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


MLS all-stars prep quickly for Bayern Munich

PORTLAND, Ore. - By the time the MLS All-Star game rolls around on Wednesday night, coach Caleb Porter will have had two training sessions with his All-Stars.

August 05, 2014 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rory looks for second straight major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Golf stories about Rory McIlroy are a lot more flattering than those a year ago. And if he reads too much into them, they can be a lot more dangerous.

August 05, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bosch will plead guilty in drug case

August 05, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press | Sports


Hawks' Millsap cut from USA squad

The U.S. men's national team trimmed its roster to 16 players Tuesday by cutting Washington's John Wall and Bradley Beal, and Atlanta's Paul Millsap.

August 05, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


For Michael Phelps, there's no place like home

BALTIMORE - Sitting on the deck at his beloved Meadowbrook, Michael Phelpsglances toward the pool where he was once afraid to put his face in the water.

August 04, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Browns' Gordon practices as suspension appeal concludes

BEREA, Ohio - Josh Gordon got back on the field before the NFL stopped him.

August 04, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Opponents of new Atlanta stadiums want referendum

ATLANTA - Opponents of public money going toward new stadiums for the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons want lawmakers to require referendums for future public-private partnerships, even as those projects are underway.

August 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Defending champs open up shop

TALLAHASSEE - Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he read books written by former NBA coach Phil Jackson in an attempt to discover the secrets of winning multiple championships.

August 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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