PARIS - Four years after his seventh Tour de France win, Lance Armstrong capped his return with an impressive third-place finish. Alberto Contador's second title, at age 26, was eye-catching in its own way - he's got two more than Armstrong had at the same age.
MILWAUKEE - Yovani Gallardo scattered four hits in 7 1-3 scoreless innings and drove in the only run Milwaukee needed off previously unbeaten Tommy Hanson to lead the Brewers to a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Bob Berry was the quarterback when the 1971 Atlanta Falcons finished 7-6-1 for the first winning season in franchise history.
HOOVER, Ala. - Joe Cox might not become the next Matthew Stafford, a top draft pick now enjoying NFL riches.
BROOKLET - Every Tuesday and Thursday this summer, the East Georgia Thunder fast-pitch softball team could be found fielding ground balls and taking batting practice on the relatively quiet fields of Stilson Park.
Next week, the scene will be drastically different as the girls travel more than 2,000 miles away to take part in the USA/ASA National Championship in Las Vegas.
Statesboro, the time has come to say goodbye. But instead, I'm not going to.
ATLANTA (AP) - Second-half success is nothing new for Johan Santana.
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) - Tom Watson has a plan to win the British Open. It no longer reads like a fairy tale.
Michael Vick's federal dogfighting sentence is scheduled to end Monday and that is also when he will go back on trial - facing a whole new series of judgments.
ATLANTA (AP) - Brian McCann drove in four runs in the first three innings, Jair Jurrjens combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 11-0 on Friday night.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady's third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Russell Henley found Kapalua to be a lot more fun the second time around.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are on the market.
EUGENE, Ore. - In the days leading up to the Rose Bowl, Oregon sent customized football jerseys to some of its famous fans, including guitarist Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and retired boxer Lennox Lewis.
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon is treating this week like any other this season. And while that's more comfortable in a way, it also feels a little odd.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston announced that he is going to the NFL on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school's board of trustees.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame is back on the market after a purchase agreement between the city of South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College expired.
NEW YORK - The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men's basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual sports fans know exactly what they are.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap knocked the ball away. Thabo Sefolosha scrambled into the corner to grab it and passed quickly to Dennis Schroder, who took off the other way.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Predictions are a dangerous business, especially in golf.
A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice.
ATLANTA - New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday his interview for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy was "fine."
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.
Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.