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Sweden stuns US with 2-1 victory

WOLFSBURG, Germany - Lisa Dahlkvist converted a penalty, Nilla Fischer scored on a free kick and Sweden beat the Americans for the first time in World Cup play on Wednesday night, a 2-1 victory that forces the U.S. to play Brazil in the quarterfinals.

July 06, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Steve Stricker shooting for third-straight Deere title

SILVIS, Ill. - On just about any other day, Steve Stricker's 60 in the opening round of last year's John Deere Classic would have left him comfortably ahead and soaking in the adulation.

July 06, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Clemens trial selecting jury

WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens' perjury trial opened Wednesday with both sides raising the prospect of calling a roster of former baseball stars as witnesses and the judge angrily criticizing Congress for withholding an audiotape of Clemens' deposition at the heart of the case.

July 06, 2011 | By MARK SHERMAN and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press | Sports


Woods to skip British Open as leg recovers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Those "minor" injuries to his left leg now have kept Tiger Woods from playing in two majors.

July 05, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lawyers handling paperwork in dispute

NEW YORK - Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith have taken a back seat to lawyers and paperwork for two days.

July 05, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Clemens ready to fight as perjury trial opens

WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens' tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitcher's mound is re-emerging as he enters federal court this week to fight charges he lied about using drugs and to try to ruthlessly discredit the former friend who says he did.

July 05, 2011 | By NEDRA PICKLER AP Writer | Sports


Lockouts are not always a bad idea

The NFL lockout has been going on for months, and the NBA lockout could drag on even longer. The word lockout itself is becoming an unwelcome addition to bar room debates across the country.

July 04, 2011 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


No gimmes allowed: US looking for win vs. Sweden

WOLFSBURG, Germany - Rest is nice, winning is better.

July 04, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Farrar wins 3rd Tour de France stage

REDON, France - Tyler Farrar became the first American to win a Tour de France stage on July 4, dominating a sprint finish in the third leg Monday as teammate Thor Hushovd of Norway kept the yellow jersey.

July 04, 2011 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic new No. 1; Williams now 175

WIMBLEDON, England - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic rose to No. 1 in the ATP rankings for the first time Monday, while Serena Williams dropped to 175th on the WTA list, her lowest spot since 1997.

July 04, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Sharapova serve sours

WIMBLEDON, England - Maria Sharapova's serve let her down again, and this time there wasn't much she could do about it.

July 02, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal, Djokovic meet in Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - From 1983 to 2003, the world's top two players never met each other in the Wimbledon men's final.

July 02, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Ragan redeems himself at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Ragan has earned the first Sprint Cup victory of his career, redeeming himself after blowing his chance in the season-opening Daytona 500.

July 02, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Another US shutout

SINSHEIM, Germany - Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say "thank you" to the American military members who turned their World Cup match into a home game.

July 02, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Watney, Fowler knotted at the top

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Before he even teed off, Rickie Fowler knew this was going to be a different day at the AT&T National. The course record already had been matched, with several other low rounds in progress at suddenly soft Aronimink Golf Club.

July 02, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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