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Syracuse is new No. 1 in AP poll

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse's reward for winning one of the best college basketball games of the season was a spot on top of The Associated Press Top 25 poll.

February 03, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super Bowl shellacking

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle's in a long time.

February 02, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Super Bowl XLVIII: A little bit of everything

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - This Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach - and certainly a league - could ask for.

February 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Bubba Watson leads Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A desert critter saved leader Bubba Watson at least a stroke Saturday in the Phoenix Open. Some pigskin play cost Phil Mickelson to the chagrin of the rowdiest fans in the largest crowd in golf history.

February 01, 2014 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gallacher takes 2-shot lead over McIlroy in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Defending champion Stephen Gallacher had seven birdies and an eagle on the back nine Saturday to surge past Rory McIlroy and take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

February 01, 2014 | By BERNIE McGUIRE Associated Press | Sports


Rory rolls, Tiger drops in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Rory McIlroy hit wedge into 5 feet for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 to regain the outright lead in the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday.

January 31, 2014 | By BERNIE McGUIRE Associated Press | Sports


Mickelson makes cut at Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phil Mickelson made it to the weekend in the Phoenix Open. Another popular left-hander and a fellow former Arizona State player set the pace.

January 31, 2014 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Why the Broncos will win the Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling.

January 31, 2014 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Why the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - In the midst of being reclusive for most of the week leading up to his first Super Bowl, Marshawn Lynch spoke a truth about his Seattle Seahawks.

January 31, 2014 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.

January 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy shoots 63 to take lead in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Rory McIlroy took another step toward regaining his form Thursday with his lowest score in more than three years, a 9-under 63 while playing with Tiger Woods to take a two-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic.

January 30, 2014 | By BERNIE McGUIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty on both sides to make Super Bowl debut

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January 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Even if no snow, players prep for frigid Super Bowl

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-inSuper Bowl.

January 29, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Does defense win championships?

That old maxim about defenses winning championships was being spread on pretty heavily during Super Bowl week.

January 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SBCPRD set to offer disc golf

In the coming months, Statesboro is about to offer a whole new kind of sporting experience.

January 28, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


New testing deal

NEW YORK - Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal agency says college athletes can unionize

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the NCAA's regionals

Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again.

March 26, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB's high-tech replay room opens Sunday

NEW YORK - After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines, but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


A closed shop for the Hall of Fame

No one should have been more thrilled than Vijay Singh to hear about the voting changes for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

March 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.

March 25, 2014 | By CARLEY PETESCH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press | Sports


Woods unsure if he'll be back in time for Augusta

WASHINGTON - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reigning champs still alive

ORLANDO, Fla. - Louisville didn't need a big game from Russ Smith to get back to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

March 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mercer looking to continue crashing tournament party

RALEIGH, N.C. - The way senior Jakob Gollon sees it, Mercer has been building toward this NCAA tournament through years of playing power conference teams.

March 22, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles hammer App's bullpen

Appalachian State held Georgia Southern in check.

March 21, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Mercer Madness

RALEIGH, N.C. - Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer.

March 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scott keeps plugging along at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.

March 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior-laden Mercer went into Duke's backyard and pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far Friday, beating the Blue Devils 78-71 and likely ending Jabari Parker's short college career.

March 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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