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TCU hopes to make a statement at first CWS

OMAHA, Neb. - His TCU teammates call him "Harry Potter."

June 18, 2010 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phil Jackson's return weighs on 3-peat hope

LOS ANGELES - The two-time NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers' most important free agent this summer is a 64-year-old former forward with two bad knees, two artificial hips and two more championships than any coach in NBA history.

June 18, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will more teams lead to more TV money for Pac-10?

SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-10 expansion appears complete with the addition of Colorado and an invitation to Utah to be the league's 12th member.

June 18, 2010 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tough opening day all around at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The two best players in the world couldn't make a birdie. A dozen more got to the top of the leaderboard only to see themselves fall right back down.

June 17, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


US looks for big win against tiny Slovenia

JOHANNESBURG - They played 62 games over four years just to get ready for the World Cup, convinced obsessive preparation and attention to detail would turn around their fortunes after a quick exit in 2006.

June 17, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Argentina shines again, and scores goals at World Cup

JOHANNESBURG - Argentina again displayed the kind of attacking football that wins titles, and on Thursday at the World Cup the two-time champions even managed to put in the goals to show for it.

June 17, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA coaches get a glimpse of the future at camp

During a week that has seen temperatures skyrocket and sent most people flocking to the comfort of air conditioning, an energetic bunch of elementary school students have been braving the heat to be ready for the rapidly approaching football season.

June 16, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Pebble now an intimate meeting of land and sea

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - One shot that stands out from the last U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was the 7-iron that Tiger Woods gouged out of the right rough on the par-5 sixth, a blind shot over the hill and onto the green to turn trouble into birdie.

June 16, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Roundup: Spain loses to Switzerland, Uruguay beats hosts

JOHANNESBURG - Spain's potent attack couldn't score a goal in an upset loss to Switzerland on Wednesday, when Uruguay routed South Africa 3-0 to put the World Cup hosts on the verge of some unwanted history.

June 16, 2010 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP: Top college coaches prefer metal bats to wood

OMAHA, Neb. - If coaches at the top U.S. college baseball programs have their way, the ping of the aluminum bat will forever remain a part of the game.

June 16, 2010 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lakers, Celtics shrug weight of history in Game 7

LOS ANGELES - Even when Lamar Odom was a kid with limitless imagination growing up on New York's playground courts, he thinks he might have dismissed Thursday's season finale as a bit too extravagant.

June 16, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A different outlook for Tiger at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The one shot that got so much attention during practice 10 years ago at Pebble Beach was a 4-iron that Tiger Woods hit so high, so straight, so flush that it landed softly near the pin on a brick-hard green at the par-3 12th.

June 15, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Thanks to Texas, the Big 12 lives

AUSTIN, Texas - Staring at extinction, the Big 12 is once again in play.

June 15, 2010 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brazil beats North Korea D in 2-1 win

JOHANNESBURG - Maicon and Elano scored a goal apiece in the second half and Brazil broke through a solid North Korea defense to win its first 2010 World Cup match 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night.

June 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Drew in as head coach

ATLANTA - Now that he's finally got his chance to be an NBA head coach, Larry Drew knows that his new job will be a lot easier if he still has Joe Johnson on the team.

June 14, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Cardiff comes to standstill to welcome home Wales

CARDIFF, Wales - The Welsh capital of Cardiff came to a standstill on Friday as Wales' national team returned home to a rapturous welcome by an ...

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Euro 2016 final pits Ronaldo vs Griezmann again for a trophy

PARIS - Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal faces France in the European Championship final on Sunday, just six ...

July 08, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Fulmer, Seager and Story among top rookies so far in 2016

Detroit manager Brad Ausmus wondered aloud Friday about Michael Fulmer's case for the All-Star game. Fulmer didn't make it, but his 9-2 record ...

July 08, 2016 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Hope Solo eyes 100th shutout as US meets South Africa

CHICAGO - As if her list of accomplishments wasn't long enough already, Hope Solo has a chance to add another one on Saturday.

July 08, 2016 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fall, double-faults hurt Federer in Wimbledon loss to Raonic

LONDON - There was Roger Federer, so famous for his flawless footwork, flat on his stomach, face down and motionless on the Centre Court grass after ...

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tormenta explodes in big home win

Locked at 1-1 after one half of action at Eagle Field Thursday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC and the Tri-Cities Otters seemed to be headed ...

July 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Splash! Kevin Durant finalizes two-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether ...

July 07, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No all-Williams final at Wimbledon after Kerber stops Venus

LONDON - Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title at ...

July 07, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


France blows by Germany, heading to Euro 2016 final

MARSEILLE, France - France is heading back to soccer's elite, and Antoine Griezmann is the man leading the way.

July 06, 2016 | By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta returns home for playoff push

With just two weeks remaining in the Premier Development League's regular season, South Georgia Tormenta FC isn't ready to say goodbye to its ...

July 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Federer erases 2-set hole, 3 match points at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The match, and Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledonchampionship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1 ...

July 06, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Venus rising: Williams back in Grand Slam semi 6 years later

LONDON (AP) - In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams.

July 05, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town

RIO DE JANEIRO - Copacabana Beach is an Olympic construction site. The beach volleyball venue is going up, broadcast studios rise on scaffolding above the sand ...

July 05, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant leaves Thunder, giving Warriors look of super team

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant decided his best chance for "growth" means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to join ...

July 04, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta's streak comes to an end in West Virginia

After five consecutive victories, one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League finally cooled off a bit.

July 02, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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