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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

No free agency; maybe no NBA games

NEW YORK - The NBA lockout claimed a quick casualty in Day 1, when the free agency period did not open as usual on July 1.

July 01, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports

NFL players, owners break talks for week

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL commissioner and the boss of the league's locked-out players stood together this week and addressed the league's rookies, a picture of cooperation that raised hopes pro football would soon be back in business.

July 01, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports

Choi ties course record, takes the lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - If seeing the putts drop for birdie were not enough, K.J. Choi noticed his gallery growing and getting more excited for him Friday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

July 01, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Sharapova counts on experience in final

WIMBLEDON, England - Seven years after winning Wimbledon as a 17-year-old, Maria Sharapova is back in the final, this time as a three-time Grand Slam winner and heavy favorite.

July 01, 2011 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports

Djokovic, Nadal reach final

WIMBLEDON, England - Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.

July 01, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

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Tiger Woods casting a shadow larger than ever

MEXICO CITY - Tiger Woods is bigger than ever in golf, and he already was plenty big when he was winning at a rate never seen.

February 28, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Teams back at combine searching for 2018 success

INDIANAPOLIS - Lured out of the broadcast booth with a $100 million contract that makes him the highest-paid football coach ever, Jon Gruden sauntered up to ...

February 28, 2018 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports

U.S. Open abandons 18-hole playoff

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The U.S. Open is changing to a two-hole aggregate playoff, the last of the four majors to do away with ...

February 26, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other ...

February 26, 2018 | By TED ANTHONY Associated Press | Sports

UTA rolls past Georgia Southern

ARLINGTON, Texas - Kevin Hervey scored 21 points and hit all five of his 3-pointers in the second half to lead UTA to an 83-63 Sun ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

GS Ladies no match for UT Arlington

ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington women's basketball team avenged an earlier season Sun Belt Conference loss to Georgia Southern, picking up a 70-49 victory ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Georgia Southern walk-on tryouts to be named for Edwin Jackson

Georgia Southern head football coach Chad Lunsford announced Thursday that the walk-on tryouts for the program moving forward will be named in honor of Edwin ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Bubba Watson takes lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie ...

February 17, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Southern, not State

With Georgia Southern mired in a three-game slide and trying to hang on to a top-four spot in the Sun Belt Conference standings - which will ...

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

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