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Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

January 29, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick, Carroll have different angles

PHOENIX - Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information.

January 29, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger's year off to rough start with 2-over 73

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

January 29, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Contrast in styles makes QB matchup more intriguing

PHOENIX - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Nadal loses while Sharapova advances to semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Duct tape dynasty

I have admitted publicly that my skills at fixing stuff is about a two out of ten on the Home Depot Scale of Home and Farm Repair. Thus my tool box is not an extensive one. It has a hammer, a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a tape measure. That's all I need because I keep a goodly supply of duct tape on hand and as all good fix-it guys know, duct tape is the most versatile of all utensils in the cosmos. In fact I'd go so far as to say that duct tape is like ...

January 27, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Tiger to make 2015 debut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods had a full set of teeth and was chomping at the bit to get his season started.

January 27, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Media madness

PHOENIX - This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day.

January 26, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John's 77-68

NEW YORK - Coach 1K. How grand.

January 25, 2015 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK Associated Press | Sports


Belichick tries to clear the air

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

January 24, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks all about balance

ATLANTA - The Hawks know it can be done.

January 24, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Football, religious items to be removed before jurors see Hernandez house

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez's home since the 2013 killing, and he requested they be removed before the jury tours the house.

February 05, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


1st in Sun Belt? Southern, not State

In an intense back-and-forth matchup Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse, the reigning Sun Belt Conference regular season champs couldn't keep pace with the league's current leaders.

February 05, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger's back bites again, forces withdrawal

SAN DIEGO - New season, same old story with Tiger Woods.

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


Vikings' Peterson in limbo, out until at least April 15

MINNEAPOLIS - The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom.

February 05, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse plays for the future after self-imposed hoops ban

When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future - on the court and with NCAA regulators.

February 05, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty believes Woods can bounce back

SAN DIEGO - One player not concerned about Tiger Woods and his golf game is his longest rival - Phil Mickelson.

February 04, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Juror removed from Aaron Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.

February 03, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Armstrong cited after cars hit by SUV

DENVER - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars with an SUV after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show.

February 03, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Sports


Brady still wants more

PHOENIX - Tom Brady knows what's next: more Super Bowl wins.

February 02, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Koepka gets first tour win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - For the longest time, Brooks Koepka was known primarily for the stamps in his passport.

February 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Manziel enters rehab program

CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel has sought help to change his off-field lifestyle.

February 02, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady rallies Patriots to 28-24 Super Bowl win over Seahawks

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs.

February 01, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER Associated Press | Sports


Super Bowl the final act of NFL's worst season

PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.

January 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Laird takes 3-stroke lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.

January 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks blow lead, but hang on for 19th in a row

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

January 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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