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Emmert: Freshman eligibility problematic, worth debating

NEW YORK - NCAA President Mark Emmert is glad the Big Ten has sparked a discussion about freshman ineligibility, even though it is an idea fraught with potential pitfalls.

April 23, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks sold for $850 million

ATLANTA - Seven months after a racially charged email put the Atlanta Hawks on the market, there's an agreement to sell the NBA team for $850 million.

April 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hold off Nets

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

April 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.

April 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Warm weather puts spring chores on the agenda

Sadly this is a recurring theme. You know what I'm talking about. Spring arrives, unwanted and unsightly vegetation grows and it's time to break out the grass-cutting devices. I have previously detailed some of my travails in this realm and I supposed it's time for an update so here it is - the weeds on my road are knee-high and steadily growing at a prolific rate due to recent rains. This means that my trusty weed-eater and I are once again on the prowl. I must say that my relationship with this implement has been a particularly close ...

April 21, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Hawks hurting, but lead series

ATLANTA - Al Horford was able to return to the court after dislocating his right pinky finger in the first game of the playoffs.

April 20, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Desisa wins second Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.

April 20, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Merritt maintains edge through 3 rounds at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career. The third-round leader at the RBC Heritage expects another healthy dose Sunday.

April 18, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


On The Fringe: Spieth not keen on new 'Golden Child' moniker

The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion.

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


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Warriors content to let James carry Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams, who has designed defenses for more than four decades, looks at defending LeBron James as an equation.

June 06, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Sports


American Pharoah runs into history with Triple Crown

NEW YORK - Finally, a Triple Crown winner, and after 37 years of waiting, this one was never in doubt.

June 06, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


U.S. hopes for 3rd World Cup title as play begins

EDMONTON, Alberta - Canada coach John Herdman pretty much summed up the prevailing sentiment when he was asked what he was looking forward to most about the Women's World Cup.

June 05, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Would Triple Crown help or hurt racing?

NEW YORK - Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday?

June 05, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


Kyrie Irving out for remainder of finals

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn't available.

June 05, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Lingmerth leads, Tiger just barely survives cut

DUBLIN, Ohio - David Lingmerth took a step toward turning his game around with a 7-under 65 at the Memorial on Friday. It gave the Swede a one-shot lead going into a weekend that includes Tiger Woods.

June 05, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


North Carolina charged with five violations by NCAA

North Carolina's long-running academic fraud scandal now includes five NCAA charges, including a lack of institutional control for poor oversight of an academic department popular with athletes and the counselors who advised them.

June 04, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Matsuyama, Van Pelt tied after first round of Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Hideki Matsuyama was bracing for a rough day at the Memorial and wound up with a share of the lead Thursday.

June 04, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sponsors sticking with FIFA

NEW YORK (AP) - How much scandal is too much scandal?

June 04, 2015 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer | Sports


A huge success

June 01, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


UAB runs reverse, set to reinstate football

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UAB President Ray Watts said Monday he is bringing the football program back as early as 2016, reversing a decision to shut it down because it was too expensive.

June 01, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Williams tops Stephens; Sharapova out; Djokovic-Nadal on tap

PARIS - For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set.

June 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Top youth soccer players in Georgia competing at Georgia Southern

May 31, 2015 | From staff reports | Sports


Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him

ZURICH (AP) - Having come through another FIFA election largely unscathed, Sepp Blatter was in a typically defiant mood Saturday when addressing the challenges that still lie ahead.

May 31, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Top-seeded Serena struggles to advance

PARIS - At the outset, Serena Williams was grimacing and cursing and, worst of all, losing by a lot.

May 31, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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