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Schleck wins 17th, Contador eyes crown

COL DU TOURMALET, France (AP) - Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain virtually secured a third Tour de France title Thursday after staying with yellow-jersey rival Andy Schleck all the way to the top of the legendary Col du Tourmalet in the pivotal 17th stage.

July 22, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Saban has another word for unscrupulous agents

HOOVER, Ala - Nick Saban didn't pull punches Wednesday when discussing the improper contact with athletes by unscrupulous agents, comparing their behavior to that of a "pimp."

July 21, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Schleck sees hopes of victory on Col du Tourmalet

PAU, France - Andy Schleck knows he has one opportunity to win the Tour de France - on the climb up the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees on Thursday.

July 21, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Armstrong shows grit in bid for win in Pyrenees

PAU, France - In his final days of his final Tour de France, Lance Armstrong showed some of the old fire.

July 20, 2010 | By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer | Sports


SEC facing off-field troubles before media days

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bar brawls and NCAA investigations will be hot topics at the Southeastern Conference media days - not just national championships.

July 20, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Isner returns to action after Wimbledon marathon

JOHNS CREEK, Ga - John Isner wants to prove he's more than a marathon man on the ATP tour.

July 20, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Wade unphased by naysayers

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade is keeping track. He's heard analysts say this Miami Heat lineup will be a flop. He's heard other players lash out over the way LeBron James made his decision. He's heard executives from other teams list Boston and Orlando as the teams to beat in the Eastern Conference.

July 19, 2010 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oosthuizen still in shock

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen never let the silver claret jug out of his sight as he celebrated into the morning hours at the Jigger Inn across from the 17th fairway at St. Andrews.

July 19, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Surprises loom at Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Louis Oosthuizen still remembers getting together with other kids from the Ernie Els Foundation to watch highlights of their hero winning the British Open at Muirfield in 2002.

July 17, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Tide turning for American golfers

It's already been a rocky year for American golfers, even those not named Tiger Woods. Little that's happened at the British Open so far suggests that's about to change.

July 17, 2010 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Column: Owners cry poverty; fans cry 'foul'

The players, we all get.

July 17, 2010 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


OSU fans loudest at Hall of Fame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Tim Brown struck the Heisman Trophy pose on stage at the urging of a fan after putting on his new College Football Hall of Fame blazer, then moments later, Steve McMichael playfully rushed past emcee Mark May like he was about to chase down a quarterback.

July 17, 2010 | By TOM COYNE Associated Press Writer | Sports


Back from ban, Vinokourov takes 13th Stage

REVEL, France (AP) - Alexandre Vinokourov did his time for doping. Now, he's back to basking in Tour de France glory again.

July 17, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wild winds wreak havoc

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

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


McIlroy has a long day

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Around the loop at the far end of St. Andrews, shots at the mercy of a vicious wind were flying in every direction as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and so many others struggled to survive in the British Open.

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


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Kemp, Freeman lift Braves over Phillies 8-4

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth, Matt Kemp had four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 ...

September 02, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Grand Opening: College football begins with marquee games

Now this is the way to start the college football season.

September 02, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Georgia begins Kirby Smart era against rising Tar Heels

Tired of sending countless players to the NFL but going a decade since its last Southeastern Conference championship, Georgia decided that a change in leadership ...

September 02, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech, Boston College reset for Dublin season opener

BOSTON - There were times in 2015 when it seemed like the end of the season couldn't arrive fast enough for Georgia Tech and Boston ...

September 01, 2016 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Game week is finally upon us

Football season never truly ends in Statesboro, but updates from spring practice, summer workouts and preseason camp can only quench some of the thirst.

August 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Group of five schools who can get to a New Year's six

The schools not from Power Five conferences are making the most of their inclusion in the New Year's Six bowl lineup.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons will challenge Panthers

For the first time since the NFL created its current divisional structure in 2002, there is talk of a potential dynasty in the NFC South.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eugenie Bouchard out at US Open

NEW YORK - Eugenie Bouchard wrung her hands at her post-match news conference. She rubbed her lower lip. She squeezed her left arm.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Defying the odds, RB Chubb ready to go for No. 18 Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Less than a year after a gruesome knee injury, Nick Chubb is ready to run again for the Georgia Bulldogs.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons' Ishmael 'not quite ready' to play against Jaguars

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons still expect Kemal Ishmael will open the season as the fill-in starter at strong safety even though he ...

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


My Take: An outsider's view of Nate

I have cheered for Georgia Southern since first setting foot on campus in the fall of 2003 and my Eagle fandom has only grown - neutral ...

August 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Fowler leads by a stroke at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Rickie Fowler is playing so well that he can't stop looking behind instead of considering the opportunity that lies ahead at ...

August 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Serena eyes major title No. 23

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.

August 27, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United ...

August 27, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects ...

August 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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