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ACC, ESPN reach 12-year TV rights deal

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have agreed to a 12-year deal that would give the network exclusive rights to conference football and men's basketball games.

July 08, 2010 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mark Cavendish wins 5th stage at Tour de France

MONTARGIS, France - Cycling's "bad boy" just made good.

July 08, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Is James ready to move on?

AKRON, Ohio - More than two years of hype, drama, conjecture and expectation have dwindled to a few more hours.

July 07, 2010 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spain beats Germany 1-0 in World Cup semifinal

DURBAN, South Africa - They pressured Germany the entire match and peppered its goalkeeper so many times a score seemed inevitable.

July 07, 2010 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Armstrong: Blame to share for Tour 'bad luck'

REIMS, France - Lance Armstrong's flat tire has done more than just deflate some of his hopes for another Tour de France victory. It's also caused a bit of second-guessing within his RadioShack team.

July 07, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Healthy Stricker eager to defend Deere title

SILVIS, Ill. - Hanging out at home sits well with Steve Stricker - for a while, anyway.

July 07, 2010 | Associated Press | Sports


Americans no longer dominating US Women's Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Maybe it's the growth of the game internationally, or the lack of star-quality golfers being groomed on American courses. Whatever the reason, there's something missing from the U.S. Women's Open.

July 07, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dutch top Uruguay 3-2 in semifinals

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The Netherlands finally turned on the style at the World Cup in South Africa to reach its third final - and first in 32 years - with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay on Tuesday.

July 06, 2010 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Sports


Golf season has been surreal during first half

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Tiger Woods is assured at least one trophy this year.

July 06, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Armstrong loses time in bumpy 3rd stage of Tour

ARENBERG, France - Just four days into the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is off to a rough start.

July 06, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Uruguay looks to continue Cinderella run

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The World Cup turned sour for South America in the quarterfinals. Only one team from the continent advanced - Uruguay, the least likely of all to make the final four.

July 05, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Armstrong crashes, holds 5th place

SPA, Belgium - Lance Armstrong bloodied his thigh in a tumble to the asphalt Monday, one of dozens of Tour de France riders ensnared in widespread nerve-racking crashes Monday during a rainy second stage won by new race leader Sylvain Chavanel of France .

July 05, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN AP Writer | Sports


Serena repeats at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - For the ninth time in 11 years, the name "Williams" was etched on the green board inside the All England Club that lists the champions of the world's most famous tennis tournament.

July 03, 2010 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cavs selling LeBron on staying in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers used their home-court advantage to convince LeBron James to give them a few more years to win an NBA title.

July 03, 2010 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Netherlands and Uruguay advance

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - The Netherlands came from behind to stun five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday and become the first semifinalist of the World Cup.

July 02, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Hats off to Russell Knox

Russell Knox packed a surprising amount of power when he won the Travelers Championship.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Veteran fullback Tolbert still has value to Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Ron Rivera can't imagine the Carolina Panthers without fullback like Mike Tolbert on the roster.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spats over doping dominate Olympic swimming events

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and she's not about to let anyone get in her way ...

August 08, 2016 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC trying to stay atop college football world

A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season.

August 08, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Study: 83% of NCAA violations involve football, basketball

Big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014, according to ...

August 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

RIO DE JANEIRO - Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium.

August 06, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Battleing back: Sixth year senior looks to make an impact

Georgia Southern defensive lineman Jonathan Battle just wrapped up the first week of fall camp of his senior season.

August 05, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Leishman tied for lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. - Marc Leishman birdied his final hole for a 2-under 68 and a share of the second-round lead Friday in the Travelers Championship.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC seeks to continue recent success in high-profile openers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - With so many high-profile intersectional matchups on neutral sites, the Southeastern Conference's opening-week schedule bears a striking resemblance to a bowl lineup.

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Rookie Chris Buescher shoots for the Chase

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Chris Buescher is a giant step closer to qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup after notching a victory at ...

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Former Falcons receiver turned cornerback impresses Quinn

GRAYSON, Ga. - Falcons coach Dan Quinn likes what he has seen from C.J. Goodwin, a former receiver turned cornerback.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I want to race. I'm not ready to quit.'

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Say this about Dale Earnhardt Jr. - he follows doctor's orders.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


QB battle, off-the-field matters hot topics for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama opened preseason camp in the wake of several summer arrests and departures and with a quarterback competition still going strong.

August 04, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hartford favorite Jerry Kelly shares Travelers lead

CROMWELL, Conn. - Jerry Kelly played off the emotion of what he considers a home crowd Thursday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 6-under 64 for ...

August 04, 2016 | By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer | Sports


Two QB's? No problem: Ellison, Upshaw give Eagles an edge

New Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers had all spring and summer to get his players accustomed to any changes that are in store for ...

August 03, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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