Samose Mays had heard it was a long shot, but that didn't drive him away from applying for a grant from the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs didn't need another team at Wrigley Field on Friday to find an opponent.
ATLANTA - With Bobby Cox, it usually starts this way: Sitting in an obscured corner of the dugout, he'll remove his cap with one hand, rub the other through his hair and begin grumbling in a not-so-subtle tone that's sure to catch the umpire's attention.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' most important news Friday may come before the team opens its weekend series against the Cubs in Chicago.
SURRY, Va. - Informants have come forward saying they can link Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick to dog fighting, the prosecutor in the case said Thursday, and he has turned their accounts and contact information over to investigators.
MILWAUKEE - After an awful first inning, Ben Sheets reassured manager Ned Yost everything was OK.
MILWAUKEE - Brian McCann quickly made up for his lapse.
Brandyn Bradford loves sports.
ATLANTA - Ryan Howard made his return from the disabled list official with a pair of two-run homers Sunday.
ATLANTA - Chase Utley drove in three runs, Shane Victorino had three hits and Philadelphia beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Saturday to give the Phillies a winning record for the first time this season.
ATLANTA - Every 20 years or so, Jamie Moyer beats the Braves. He was right on schedule Friday night.
College kids are notorious for the tendancy to be troublemakers, and college football teams are no different. From the BCS to the NAIA, discipline is required for student-athletes, and football players seem at times to lead the pack.
HARROGATE, England - Mark Cavendish went down in a late crash. Marcel Kittel's hands went up in victory. And British royals who turned out for the Tour de France debut in England witnessed new signs of a changing of the guard among two of the world's top sprinters.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.
LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.
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.
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.
RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.
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.
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.
Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.
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.
LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.
Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.
SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
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.