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World Cup Notebook: Costa Rica stuns Uruguay

MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil - For a second day running, this spectacular World Cup left everyone in awe. This time, it was Costa Rica which produced a huge upset.

June 14, 2014 | By RAF CASERT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Record pace: Martin Kaymer fires off another 65

PINEHURST, N.C. - Martin Kaymer set a U.S. Open record Friday with a game so dominant that he did more than just build a six-shot lead.

June 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Netherlands pounds Spain

SALVADOR, Brazil - The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1 Friday in the World Cup's first shocker, toying with an aging team that has dominated global football for the past six years and avenging a loss in the 2010 final.

June 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kaymer on the move at US Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - There was something unusual in the opening round of the U.S. Open.

June 12, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Neymar leads Brazil to 3-1 win over Croatia

SAO PAULO - Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former TV exec says college pay a dangerous path

OAKLAND, Calif. - A former president of CBS Sports says he fears the popularity of college sports would suffer if athletes receive money to play because fans enjoy the concept of young people playing sports for the love of the game.

June 12, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


US Open: No-rough Pinehurst still tough

PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is anything but perfect for the U.S. Open, at least in the traditional sense of major championships in America.

June 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New World Cup stadium a worry

SAO PAULO - The biggest question for Thursday's opening match of the World Cup isn't whether host Brazil can beat Croatia but how the unfinished and troublesome Itaquerao stadium will hold up in its first ever encounter with a full-capacity crowd.

June 11, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shelly Sterling heads to court, trying to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES - Shelly Sterling's attorney will be in probate court Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar with the matter.

June 10, 2014 | By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Reel advice for beginners

Got the itch to take up fishing?

June 10, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


O'Bannon takes stand in landmark NCAA lawsuit

OAKLAND, Calif. - The battle to give top football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest with former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon taking the stand in federal court to describe how he spent long hours working on his game and as few as possible on his grades.

June 09, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA reaches $20M settlement of video game claims

INDIANAPOLIS - Sam Keller and his teammates used to eagerly await the annual release of the NCAA Football video game, the popular EA Sports product featuring lifelike depictions of every major team.

June 09, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. Open Notebook: Strange still the last player to win back-to-back

PINEHURST, N.C. - Justin Rose can expect a phone call of congratulations from Curtis Strange if he were to successfully defend his U.S. Open title this week.

June 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Was it a goal? Debate should end at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Was it a goal, or wasn't it?

June 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


King of clay -- Nadal wins another French Open

PARIS - Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

June 08, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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A remarkable performance

SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

July 02, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No repeat for Andy Murray, beaten by Grigor Dimitrov

LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.

July 02, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tiger is back, but where is he going?

Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.

July 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The dream ends

SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

July 01, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal upset by No. 144 Kyrgios

LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.

July 01, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fourth of July brings memories of family conflict

This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.

July 01, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Argentina nets win in extra time

SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Germany, France win; Cup says goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.

June 30, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.

June 30, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

LONDON - As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.

June 30, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Against Belgium, USA motivated by support

SAO PAULO - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

June 30, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.

June 29, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big 4 around Wimbledon's Week 2, not so for women

LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

June 29, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

June 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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