By DAVE SKRETTA
HOOVER, Ala. - Former Southeastern Conference Mike Slive was known to invoke the words of historical figures like Winston Churchill when talking about challenges facing the league.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before he arrived Monday at St. Andrews to resume his pursuit of the Grand Slam.
CHICAGO - Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.
CINCINNATI - Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying the pricey checks.
MUR DE BRETAGNE, France - Vincenzo Nibali is making a patchy start to the defense of his Tour de France title, and if Saturday's eighth stage is anything to go by it may not get much better in the mountains.
CINCINNATI - A photograph of the bat and ball from Pete Rose's record-setting 4,192nd hit has adorned the back of the enormous video board at Great American Ball Park for a dozen years, reminding everyone of one of the city's biggest sports moments.
LONDON - Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday, even balancing the winner's silver dish atop her head - Look, Ma, no hands! - as she sauntered off Centre Court.
LONDON - When Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final for the second consecutive year on Sunday, they'll be resuming a rivalry that has been about as even as possible.
Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the New York Giants remains uncertain after a fireworks accident, even though a person with knowledge of the contract tells The Associated Press the team has not rescinded its $14.8 million franchise tag offer.
LONDON - If Roger Federer was going to allow Andy Murray to gain a foothold in the Wimbledon semifinals, this seemed as if it might be the moment.
LONDON - Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean.
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Thorbjorn Olesen returned to form with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Scottish Open on Thursday, with Jimmy Walker leading a trio of top Americans in the chasing pack.
Doc Rivers gave a quick answer when asked about DeAndre Jordan coming back to the Los Angeles Clippers.
NEW YORK - The lovable legend of Yogi Berra, that ain't ever gonna be over.
Trail cameras as a tool for scouting the land you hunt on has been around for a pretty good while but the thrill of checking ...
Baylor's spread offense is spreading and making opposing defenses sick.
BEREA, Ohio - It's all in front of Johnny Manziel: The chance to silence the critics and prove he belongs in the NFL. On Sunday ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All those doubters who kept saying that Peyton Manning was washed up, that his arm strength was depleted and his drive for ...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The best remaining players on the PGA Tour are north of Chicago for the third straight tournament that features an $8.25 ...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers has suspended football coach Kyle Flood for three games and fined him $50,000 for contacting a faculty member over ...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Jeremy Johnson and the Auburn Tigers were being inundated with praise not too long ago.
NEW YORK - For Serena Williams' first 26 matches at major tournaments in 2015, no deficit was too daunting, no opponent too troublesome, no victory too ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference remains flush with tailbacks.
NEW YORK - Roger Federer is back in the semifinals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time. To get back to his first final ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots' fourth Super Bowl banner will be unveiled at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.
Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...