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Warriors limping to finish as Game 7 looms ahead

CLEVELAND (AP) - The level of tension is growing rapidly for theGolden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of someones make no effort to hide their frustration. A comfortable two-game lead in the NBA Finals becomes a dicey one-game lead, then no lead at all.

June 17, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

ATLANTA (AP) - Right across the street from the spaceship-looking studio where teams of video gamers are competing in a frenetic shoot-'em-up known as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the arena where Georgia Tech plays basketball.

June 17, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because the country has failed to do enough to clean up a deep-rooted doping system that tainted athletes who may be clean.

June 17, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta secures first ever victory

In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

June 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and was two shots out of the lead. The next day, he shot 81 and missed the cut.

June 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

CLEVELAND - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe and motivate him. He can't get enough.

June 15, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont returns US Open reputation as toughest test

OAKMONT, Pa. - Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

June 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NHL will go to Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.

June 14, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his face.

June 14, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont ready to show its teeth at U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth saw a different Oakmontthan the course he first played six weeks ago.

June 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just a year ago, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes was hailed by Olympic Committee executives as the driving force behind the Summer Games that are set to kick off in August in samba city.

June 13, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


Hooligans running wild at Euro 2016

PARIS - Don't be fooled by the wacky names like "Music Hall," ''Happy Guys" or "Aliens", highly-trained Russian hooligan groups are as nasty as they come and tune up for ultra-violence on a regular diet of pre-arranged fights throughout their domestic season and - whenever they can - in Europe.

June 13, 2016 | By JEROME PUGMIRE Associated Press | Sports


US reaches Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

PHILADELPHIA - The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin's early second-half ejection to beat Paraguay 1-0 on Saturday night.

June 11, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Close, but not quite for Tormenta

June 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to Zika concerns

DALLAS - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


22! Williams tops Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Graf's Slam mark

LONDON - Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

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


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


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