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Outdoor Life: Rabbit season down to the last month

The season for hunting rabbits opened back in November and runs through Feb. 28, so woodsmen still have about a month left in this year's season.

January 28, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Snowboarder Shaun White goes for the gold — twice — in Sochi

The question hovers over Shaun White - not so much the way a black cloud might linger but more like a whiff of smoke he casually can bat away.

January 28, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Football betting hitting new high

LAS VEGAS - With the Super Bowl approaching, fans are talking trash, buying snacks, and, more than ever, placing bets.

January 27, 2014 | By HANNAH DREIER Associated Press | Sports


Stars, All-Pros and plenty of 'other guys'

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Super Bowl, there are guys like Jermaine Kearse and Paris Lenon.

January 27, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Sochi set to welcome the world amid storm clouds

Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin traveled all the way to Guatemala to woo Olympic leaders with his grandiose vision: hosting the Winter Games in Russia's little-known Black Sea summer resort of Sochi.

January 27, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL's Goodell suggests eliminating PAT

Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.

January 25, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Carr, Fales help South to Senior Bowl win

MOBILE, Ala. - Derek Carr and David Fales both threw touchdown passes and Auburn's Dee Ford racked up two sacks in the South's 20-10 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.

January 25, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Third time's a charm for Li

MELBOURNE, Australia - Once again Li Na had the Rod Laver Arena crowd on its feet, roaring - this time with laughter.

January 25, 2014 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger misses cut at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods made his 2014 debut in a most dubious fashion - his first trip to Torrey Pines without sticking around until Sunday.

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


Too good for Federer, Nadal into Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia - The way Rafael Nadal managed to somehow retrieve a forehand midway through the second set shocked even Roger Federer, who has been on the receiving end of the Spaniard's unbelievable shots more than anyone else in Grand Slams.

January 24, 2014 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manning warns teammates not to let chance slip by

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning is the only player in this Super Bowl who has won the big game.

January 24, 2014 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Jordan Spieth takes the lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Jordan Spieth turned out to be the star attraction Friday playing with Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines.

January 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lefty battling sore back

SAN DIEGO - Phil Mickelson managed his sore back well enough to make the cut. That doesn't mean he'll play on the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open.

January 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Area ready for 'Mass-Transit Bowl'

NEWARK, N.J. - For all the consternation over whether Mother Nature may or may not visit in northern New Jersey for next weekend's Super Bowl, another unpredictable force could determine whether the event turns into a transportation debacle: the football fan.

January 23, 2014 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press | Sports


Meeting after latest World Cup delays

ZURICH - The presidents of Brazil and FIFA expressed their faith in organizing a successful World Cup, amid missed construction deadlines and warnings about dropping one host city.

January 23, 2014 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


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NCAA tournament roundup: Kentucky outs Louisville, No. 1 Virginia goes down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to give Kentucky the go-ahead points Friday night in a 74-69 victory in the Midwest Regional over in-state rival Louisville.

March 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Michigan survives Vols; Iowa State falls

INDIANAPOLIS - Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday's first Midwest Regional semifinal.

March 28, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickleson makes cut at Texas Open — barely

SAN ANTONIO - Phil Mickelson made the cut on the number in the Texas Open on Friday, blasting out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole.

March 28, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


Family plays key role in Colter's union push

CHICAGO - Kain Colter's grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm.

March 28, 2014 | By JAY COHEN and TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writers | Sports


College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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