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Take Two: MLB ready for second half

Barry Bonds likely will take down the Hammer's home run record soon. The fates of the surprising Milwaukee Brewers, the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees are far murkier.

With baseball still buzzing about Ichiro Suzuki's sprint around the All-Star bases, the talk turned to the dash to October.

July 26, 2007 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Suzuki gets an inside-the-park homer, AL wins All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO - Ichiro Suzuki sped around the bases as the ball bounced away from Ken Griffey Jr. for the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history. On a night of tricky hops, Suzuki and the American League rebounded to win - as usual.

Instead of a Barry Bonds splash shot, the defining hit at Tuesday's All-Star game was Suzuki's drive off the right-field wall at quirky AT&T Park.

July 26, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Braves need health, hurlers and home wins in second half

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves already have made 2007 a year of milestones.

July 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belgians take second stage in Tour

GHENT, Belgium - Gert Steegmans won the second stage of the Tour de France on Monday with an inspirational victory in his home country, avoiding a late crash that slowed many riders and left them with scrapes and bruises.

July 24, 2007 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vlad vaults way to Derby win

SAN FRANCISCO - With Barry Bonds sitting out, this derby was dry - and Vladimir Guerrero was San Francisco's home run king for a day.

July 24, 2007 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Three-run seventh dooms Braves

By BERNIE WILSON

July 22, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Make that four for Venus

WIMBLEDON, England - Improbable as this Wimbledon title might have seemed, Venus Williams knew it could happen.

July 22, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Busch wins at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch saw several cars clustered around the inside lane and another one crawling along in the outside lane.

July 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


For fourth straight time, Braves top Padres

SAN DIEGO - Andruw Jones seems to have a better time hitting at Petco Park than the home team does.

Jones hit another big homer at San Diego's downtown ballpark and had three RBIs, and Buddy Carlyle pitched eight strong innings against his former team as the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 7-4 on Friday night.

July 22, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves hold on to close out L.A. series with 8-6 win

LOS ANGELES - Sometimes when Chipper Jones hears his name mentioned alongside some of the baseball's legendary figures, he has a difficult time believing how much he's accomplished. Dale Murphy probably doesn't.

July 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Feds detail alleged dogfighting operation at Vick property

SURRY, Va. - A property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was used as the ''main staging area for housing and training the pit bulls involved'' in an alleged dogfighting operation, according to court documents.

July 21, 2007 | By HANK KURZ JR. and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writers | Sports


Braves snap skid

LOS ANGELES - Andruw Jones homered, Chipper Jones and Brian McCann added RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smoltz’s shoulder still questionable

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves say the results of an examination on John Smoltz's sore right shoulder may not be known until Monday.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia State wants a football team

ATLANTA - Mary McElroy says she knows that some refer to Georgia State's opening months of its fundraising drive for a possible football program as only ''baby steps.''

July 20, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves lose lead(s), third straight

LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run for the second game in a row, pulling the Los Angeles Dodgers back into a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.

July 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Manfred elected MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice.

August 13, 2014 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


MLB commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

August 13, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


PGA brought clarity to golf, excitement to majors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Great golf can lead to short memories.

August 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Lessons in entrepreneurship

Back during the land boom of '04 I came up with one of my bright ideas. I'd heard of guys who were making tons of money in land development and decided to take my rightful place among those successful entrepreneurs. Like any good businessman I started off with a reasonable mission statement. "It is my intention to rake in enough money to retire and just live off the fat of the land." That sounded pretty good so I proceeded forward and put together a business model.

August 12, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Ballmer becomes owner of Clippers

August 12, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC Network ready for launch

August 12, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


ACC hopes to continue building image after FSU success

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference.

August 11, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy wins PGA in thrilling show on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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


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