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Beckett shuts down Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Beckett's slump lasted all of one game.

July 05, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


McCann plates four as Braves beat Sox

ATLANTA - Curt Schilling was missing his overpowering stuff. Brian McCann and the Braves sure took advantage of it.

July 03, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


SBC Sharks: Swimming, living, learning

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Sharks swim team has a pretty basic goal - developing world-class citizens and world-class athletes. First-year coach Bill Sprague plans on fulfilling that mission by teaching and developing life skills through the Sharks, a local year-round team for swimmers ages six and up.

July 02, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Braves miss the sweep against Indians

CLEVELAND - Fausto Carmona's sharp sinker gave the Cleveland Indians a needed lift.

July 02, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Not too Bad-deley

OAKMONT, Pa. - Aaron Baddeley teetered on the edge of a collapse, staring at bogeys on the golf course and Tiger Woods' name high on the leaderboard.

July 01, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Andruw's struggles continue

ATLANTA - Andruw Jones was only 19 and still had Class A dirt in his cleats when he made his debut with the Atlanta Braves in 1996.

July 01, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Renteria rips Tribe

CLEVELAND - Edgar Renteria couldn't be contained, a day after barely getting the ball out of the infield.

July 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Last inning heroics give Braves the win

CLEVELAND - Yunel Escobar was 12 years old the last time the Atlanta Braves won a game at Jacobs Field.

July 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spurs get the sweep; NBA Dynasty?

CLEVELAND - Once again, the San Antonio Spurs walked the hallways in champagne-soaked T-shirts.

Bruce Bowen carried the Larry O'Brien trophy, one he had cradled before.

June 30, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Survivor to par leads U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Angel Cabrera was the last survivor to par Friday, but only because of an amazing birdie on his final hole that made Phil Mickelson extinct at this U.S. Open.

June 30, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Mickelson misses key puts, then the cut

OAKMONT, Pa. - No 72nd hole collapse for Phil Mickelson at this year's U.S. Open. No 72nd hole for Phil Mickelson, period.

June 30, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Braves remain winless in interleague play

MINNEAPOLIS - Johan Santana was frustrated yet again by Minnesota's missing offense as well as his removal after seven strong innings. After the ninth inning, he was smiling.

Mike Redmond's RBI single capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning against Atlanta closer Bob Wickman, ruining Tim Hudson's strong start and lifting the Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night.

June 30, 2007 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Slumping Braves shut out by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - The day after his wife gave birth, Carlos Silva found his new son a welcomed distraction from the usual pitching jitters.

"Most of the time, it's game, game, game, game. Today, it was game, baby, baby, baby, baby," Silva said after throwing his second career shutout in Minnesota's 6-0 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2007 | By DAVE CAMBPELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


1-over just fine with Woods

OAKMONT, Pa. - Tiger Woods flipped an iron toward his bag in disgust. As another tee shot sailed right, he grumbled ''Tiger!'' And when a putt that would be a gimme anywhere else rolled several feet past the hole, he stared at it, stunned.

June 29, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Earnhardt ready to decide future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to win championships, and there's no better place to do that than at Hendrick Motorsports.

June 27, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


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Navy vet takes lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.

July 04, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer back in finals

LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.

July 04, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Germany, Brazil first to advance into semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.

July 04, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France gears up for UK start

LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.

July 04, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Kvitova faces Bouchard in Wimbledon finals

LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.

July 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Cheaters, liars and baseball All-Stars

Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.

July 02, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Bubba looks for title shot at new Greenbrier home

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.

July 02, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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