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Phelps at it again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Phelps always has a plan. Now, it's becoming a bit more apparent what he has in mind for his comeback.

May 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


California Chrome wins Preakness

BALTIMORE - California Chrome has won the Preakness to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing's Triple Crown.

May 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Todd leads by two at Nelson, Casey has record back nine

IRVING, Texas - Paul Casey was scuffling midway through his second round at the Byron Nelson Championship, hoping he could do enough just to make the cut.

May 16, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elbow epidemic: MLB pitchers continue to battle injury

All of baseball is focused on a most precious 2 1/8 inches - the average length of the ulnar collateral ligament.

May 16, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chrome looks golden heading into showdown at Preakness

BALTIMORE - California Chrome has run away from the competition in five consecutive victories, winning by an average of over five lengths.

May 16, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Brazil police clash with anti-World Cup protesters

SAO PAULO - Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo Thursday, as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved public services erupted in several Brazilian cities.

May 15, 2014 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press | Sports


Chrome battling cough

BALTIMORE - If Art Sherman has one worry about California Chrome, it's the colt's health.

May 15, 2014 | By MIKE FARRELL Associated Press | Sports


Panel formed to choose next commissioner

NEW YORK - St. Louis Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. will lead the committee to find a successor to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

May 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth at home at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - Jordan Spieth was a 16-year-old amateur when he tied for 16th at the Byron Nelson Championship in 2010.

May 14, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Catch bass, cut costs

When it comes to catching largemouth bass we are all guilty of looking for the latest, greatest thing to come along that will assure a daily limit.

May 13, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Michael Sam ready to get back to football

ST. LOUIS - Michael Sam sure seems ready for all the attention.

May 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


With the World Cup a month away, a lot to be done in Brazil

SAO PAULO - It's all coming down to the final 30 days.

May 13, 2014 | By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer | Sports


California Chrome can handle it all

BALTIMORE - No matter what scenario he's thrust into, California Chrome usually finds a way to make the adjustment.

May 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Picking Sam, Rams welcome 1st openly gay player

NEW YORK - Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft.

May 10, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Kaymer takes 1-shot lead over Spieth at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth are having a blast at The Players Championship - one because he's playing good golf again, the other because that's all he's been doing.

May 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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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


Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.

June 30, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.

June 30, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

LONDON - As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.

June 30, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Against Belgium, USA motivated by support

SAO PAULO - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

June 30, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.

June 29, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big 4 around Wimbledon's Week 2, not so for women

LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

June 29, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

June 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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