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Chrome wants Crown

NEW YORK - Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.

June 05, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Nadal, Murray to square off in semifinals

PARIS - Briefly, and only briefly, Rafael Nadal was in a difficult spot in the French Open quarterfinals.

June 04, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


SEC struggling in postseason play

The Southeastern Conference was roughed up in the first weekend of the NCAA baseball tournament.

June 04, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


California Chrome made 3-5 favorite to win at Belmont

NEW YORK - California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.

June 04, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


UGA, Tech concentrating on QBs

MACON - Hutson Mason is eager to begin summer camp as Georgia's undisputed starting quarterback.

June 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Get cranked up for summer bass

Let's face it. The long hot summer is in full swing and we aren't going to catch many bass in the shallows. Sure they may cruise the flats a little early and late but the bulk of the fish are finding their meals in deeper water whether it be in a reservoir or pond. You can still catch them but you've got to change tactics and crank baits are one of the best bets for this time of year.

June 03, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Spurs look for revenge in finals

When last season's NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles.

June 03, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Women's semis set at French Open

PARIS - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.

June 03, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


US World Cup formation still unformed

NEW YORK - When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-2-3-1. 4-3-3.

June 03, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal just keeps winning

PARIS - Maybe, just maybe, Rafael Nadal was a tad vulnerable, the thinking went before this French Open.

June 02, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Nadal wins, but is nagged by bad back

PARIS - The closest thing to intrigue or drama involving Rafael Nadal on Saturday came after his 31st consecutive French Open victory concluded.

May 31, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Watson takes lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Bubba Watson has been coming to Muirfield Village ever since his rookie year on the PGA Tour. Nine years later, he might have finally figured it out.

May 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


$40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 31, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heat return to NBA finals

MIAMI - For the entirety of the regular season, the supremacy of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference was brought into serious question by the Indiana Pacers.

May 31, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Fans cheer on US World Cup team in Times Square

NEW YORK - A crowd of about 2,000 filled part of New York's Times Square to cheer the U.S. World Cup team during a televised send-off pep rally Friday night.

May 31, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Brazil wins, advances with shootout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

June 28, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Soccer surging in popularity among US fans

DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 27, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


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