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Lefty has a chance to go to No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - That 15-foot birdie putt Phil Mickelson made on the final hole at Quail Hollow meant more than an extra $130,000 for finishing in second place alone.

May 03, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy wins 1st PGA Tour event in style

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - All the buzz about Rory McIlroy came to life Sunday at the Quail Hollow Championship with one dazzling shot after another in a record round that made him the PGA Tour's youngest winner since Tiger Woods.

May 02, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The Bucks stop here

ATLANTA (AP) - With more than three minutes to go, the Atlanta Hawks began pulling their starters. Al Horford flapped his hands, egging on the already raucous crowd. Joe Johnson clapped for the fans, then dropped his head in what looked more like relief than celebration.

May 02, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super Saver wins Kentucky Derby with Borel aboard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - They don't call him Bo-rail for nothing.

May 01, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Crawford gets over his playoff jitters

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford was playing like a rookie, even though he's been in the NBA for a decade.

May 01, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mayfair clings to lead at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Winless for almost 12 years on the PGA Tour, Billy Mayfair will take whatever he can get.

May 01, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stayin' alive; Hawks take game 6

MILWAUKEE - Jamal Crawford broke out of a slump with 24 points, Joe Johnson added 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-69 on Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series.

April 30, 2010 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Earnhardt thinks time is right to drive the 3 car

RICHMOND, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows some fans are upset about his plan to drive a replica of his father's famous No. 3 car at Daytona in July, but thinks it is a a fitting way to honor the seven-time champion's NASCAR Hall of Fame induction.

April 30, 2010 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger struggles in first round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The cheering was loud and enthusiastic when Tiger Woods stepped to the tee on a chilly morning, another sign that perhaps people are more interested in his golf than what kept him away for so long.

April 29, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Paddy O'Prado preps for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Paddy O'Prado has quietly shined as he prepares for the Kentucky Derby.

April 29, 2010 | By MIKE FARRELL The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta's pro teams have hit a snag

ATLANTA - Under a brilliant blue sky, a jazz band doled out smooth tunes to a smattering of lunchgoers in Centennial Olympic Park. Nearby, a couple of women kicked off their shoes and frolicked in the five-ringed fountains, taking advantage of the warm spring day.

April 29, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jennings scores 25, Milwaukee stuns Atlanta 91-87

ATLANTA - With Andrew Bogut cheering from the bench while Brandon Jennings teamed with Kurt Thomas in a duo for the ages, the Milwaukee Bucks pulled within one win of an improbable first-round upset.

April 28, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lookin At Lucky is early Kentucky Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - So much for being Kentucky Derby favorites: One is stuck on the rail and the other ended up on the far outside of a 20-horse field.

April 28, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Tiger takes his game to a public tournament

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tiger Woods entered the room with little fanfare, and without the constant clicking of camera shutters.

April 28, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta looking to retake series lead

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson thought the Atlanta Hawks had grown up enough to put away a team that's missing one of its key players.

April 27, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Athletes rock the vote

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey grew up in Kentucky in the 1960s, a child during the civil rights movement who witnessed the efforts of those ...

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Heisman watch: Jackson leads; race for 2nd is crowded

Even if Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman Trophy in a landslide vote, there may still be a slew of finalists at the award ...

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Washington takes over playoff position, A&M, LSU fall big

Washington moved into fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the four remaining unbeaten teams from the Power Five conferences at the top of ...

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Monahan brings a personal touch as PGA Tour commissioner

Not everyone in the golf world knew much about Jay Monahan except that he was anointed, and then appointed, the next PGA Tour commissioner.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson still believes in Tech's defensive coaches

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson still has confidence in his defensive coaches following one of the worst showings ever by the unit.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Overreactions: Raiders are team to beat in the AFC

The Oakland Raiders are the team to beat in the AFC.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL Halfway: Jags' Gus Bradley could be first coach to go

The Gus Bus might be first to hit the road.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves' Inciarte amongst MLB 2016 Gold Glove winners

(With player, team and gold gloves won)

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagle's postseason picture becoming clear

With just three games remaining in the regular season, the picture is now clear for Georgia Southern.

November 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


If Harvick wins Phoenix, there is only 1 spot left in the Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Only an amateur would fill out a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship bracket and not mark Kevin Harvick down for a ...

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign GM Dimitroff to a 3-year contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - General manager Thomas Dimitroff finally has the security he wanted from the Atlanta Falcons.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' Bryant, Lester, Hendricks, Maddon up for major awards

NEW YORK - Fresh off leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in more than a century, slugger Kris Bryant and several teammates ...

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia's Eason thriving in late-game pressure situations

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia freshman Jacob Eason is proving he can be trusted in the closing minutes.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No love in the Grove

Georgia Southern played one of its best offensive games of the season and made huge plays on special teams and defense to boot.

November 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hello Georgia Southern! Nice to finally meet you

It's about time y'all.

November 06, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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