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Selig gets emotional in final meeting as commissioner

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Bud Selig concluded his final baseball owners meeting as commissioner after two days of basking in praise for the job he's done during more than 22 years in charge of the game.

January 15, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick proves he has new tricks up his sleeve

When Bill Belichick pulled something new from his bag of tricks last week, some wondered if the three-time Super Bowl champion coach had found another way to bend the rules.

January 15, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Early tie at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson made his debut with a conventional putter Thursday at the Sony Open and might have wished he had used one sooner.

January 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Emmert addresses NCAA

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - NCAA President Mark Emmert says giving the five wealthiest conferences in Division I the ability to make some of their own rules will allow revenue sports such as football and men's basketball to co-exist with the many nonrevenue programs that make up college sports.

January 15, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Golfer Charles Howell all about fast start to new year

HONOLULU - The sun is shining and spirits are soaring at the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour that seems to bring equal measures of optimism no matter how long a player has been around.

January 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Old guys' having an impact in playoffs

Julius Peppers has his birthday coming up real soon.

January 14, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL Playoff Picks: Sorry, still not buying in to Indy

Very nice job, Colts. Sorry we are not more impressed.

January 14, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Big Ten rising

Ohio State's thrashing of Oregon in the title game was more than just an ego boost for the Big Ten.

January 13, 2015 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | Sports


On PGA Tour, one hot streak means big money

HONOLULU - The advice has been passed along for decades on the PGA Tour, and Matt Kuchar believes it has merit. He just doesn't like it.

January 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Coyote hunting tips - varmints on the rise

Since the late 1960's the coyote population in Georgia has exploded. Around 1970 there had only been confirmed coyote sightings or kills in twenty three Georgia counties. Today, all of the state's 159 counties are home to this wily veteran of the woods. Coyotes have migrated steadily eastward from the western and mid-western states and have found our part of the country to their liking. Coyotes can and will eat a wide variety of foods but relish rodents and rabbits which are plentiful in Georgia. Because they can survive on just about anything from road kill to persimmons ...

January 13, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Jones-ing for more

DALLAS - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room.

January 13, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


NFL's final four have survived long, winding roads

There are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.

January 13, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Buckeye Bash: Ohio State claims title in playoff's debut

ARLINGTON, Texas - Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August.

January 13, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


Rules once again take center stage in Dallas loss

Hours after Dallas was defeated in Green Bay, the player at the center of that game's most memorable sequence spoke for millions of other football followers than just the Cowboys and their frustrated fans.

January 12, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense: Auburn player killed at party also fired

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. - A man charged with killing an Auburn University football player opened fire because the athlete also was shooting a gun during a party, a defense lawyer said Monday.

January 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.

February 12, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Little League, big trouble

CHICAGO - A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the roster.

February 11, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Woods returning to course when his game 'is ready'

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is "not acceptable" to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is.

February 11, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian dies

LAS VEGAS - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

February 11, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Bud' becoming a big name

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer may coach one of the best teams in the NBA.

February 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


New balls adding pop

JACKSON, Miss. - Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt's coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game.

February 10, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wins on tour get tougher

Five weeks into the new year, all five winners on the PGA Tour were among the top 50 in the world.

February 10, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plan a trip to Paradise Public Fishing Area this spring

Winter is going to be over soon and those of us who look forward to spring will be on the lookout for new fishing adventures. I've got an idea for a trip that you will not regret. Head out to Paradise Public Fishing Area located between Tifton and Nashville in South Georgia and you will be in for a treat. From Statesboro it's about 140 miles and there are plenty of places to stay in Tifton.

February 10, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net. | Sports


Evaluation ordered for Saints' Benson

NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a psychiatric examination, a judge ruled Tuesday as Benson's spurned daughter and her children fought to have the 87-year-old billionaire declared incapable of handling his affairs.

February 10, 2015 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Sports


Smith's impact goes beyond UNC

Dean Smith accomplished so much on and off the court during his time as North Carolina's coach, leaving a lasting influence both on the game and the world around him.

February 09, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


More trouble off field for NFL

Commissioner Roger Goodell declared at the Super Bowl that the NFL made "enormous progress" on social issues after last year's incessant barrage of disturbing developments, led by the Ray Rice domestic violence and Adrian Peterson child abuse crises.

February 09, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger's head is his biggest challenge

SAN DIEGO - The BBC called on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 looking for insight on the shocking, sordid details about the private life of Tiger Woods and how this would affect his pursuit of golf's most meaningful record.

February 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.

February 08, 2015 | By AARON BEARD Associated Press | Sports


Paul fined over criticism toward female official

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 for criticizing a female official after a loss at Cleveland.

February 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two tied at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Two poor chips wound up costing Harris English three shots. He battled just to get birdie chances on the South Course at Torrey Pines and only converted two of them. He wound up with a 1-over 73 and a share of the lead with J.B. Holmes on Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

February 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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