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Spurs go up 2-0 in NBA Finals

SAN ANTONIO - Two down, two to go. The San Antonio Spurs are halfway to a fourth title and a chance to state their case as an NBA dynasty.

And LeBron James, you're a witness.

June 26, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves win a tense one

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox insists he has no animosity toward the Chicago Cubs. Lou Piniella said he feels the same way about the Atlanta Braves.

The reality, however, is that each manager oversees a pitching staff that keeps hitting batters on the other team.

June 26, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Summer Check Up Series: Mike DeVeaux

Mike DeVeaux isn't quite ready to get "a real job" yet. Who could blame him?

June 26, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Still no word on Chipper's healing wrists

ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was cleared to take a few swings in live batting practice on Sunday, but he still doesn't know when he can return to Atlanta's lineup.

June 25, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Offense wakes up as Braves plunk Cubs

ATLANTA - Peter Moylan pitched three scoreless innings in relief of injured starter Tim Hudson, and the Atlanta Braves ended a four-game losing streak with a 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

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


Slumping Braves fall at home again

ATLANTA - Alfonso Soriano hit three home runs in the first four innings and the Chicago Cubs continued their strong road play by beating the Atlanta Braves 9-1 on Friday night.

June 23, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


James, Cavs can't get by Spurs in game one

SAN ANTONIO - One of the most anticipated debuts in NBA finals history was way, way off the mark.

June 23, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


For the record, Hank says no

MILWAUKEE - Hank Aaron wants no part of Barry Bonds.

June 22, 2007 | By EMILY FREDRIX Associated Press Writer | Sports


Cubs edge Braves in a close battle

ATLANTA - There was no need for Lou Piniella to kick up any dust. Rich Hill and the Chicago Cubs kept their manager happy in his return from a four-game suspension.

June 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


FBI takes over Vick case

SURRY, Va. - Federal law enforcement officials descended on a home owned by Michael Vick on Thursday armed with a search warrant that suggests they're taking over an investigation into the Falcons quarterback's possible involvement in dogfighting.

June 22, 2007 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves keep it local in 2007 MLB draft

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued to lean on local talent when they made Henry County High School outfielder Jason Heyward their first-round pick in Thursday's amateur baseball draft.

June 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anaheim takes home the Stanley Cup

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks were born on the silver screen and came of age by capturing the shiniest of silver cups.

June 22, 2007 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


From the booth to the field

It all happens so quickly - the call, the snap, the play.

June 21, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Braves drop series with 7-4 loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins rarely win a series in Atlanta, so manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to let this one get away.

June 21, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


6/7: Local Roundup

Former Georgia Southern men's basketball standouts Julius Jenkins and Jean Francois recently completed successful seasons in the German 1.Bundesliga, the top professional basketball league in Germany.

June 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


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Villegas leads at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back.

August 14, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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