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Outdoor Life: Quitting sports ain't ever easy

Unfortunately, I received another punch to the gut this past week - another gentle reminder that the old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be.

May 20, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Age truly knows no limits

Billy Payne wore a smile as wide as the Augusta National fairways as he watched eight kids file out of the room with their trophies from the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship on the Sunday before the Masters.

May 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Woods: Surgery erased doubts; no date for return

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods still doesn't know when he'll return. For a while, he didn't know whether he would return at all.

May 19, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

NEW YORK - California Chrome beat out an idiosyncratic racing rule - by a nose.

May 19, 2014 | By RICK FREEMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manziel hits the practice field for Browns

BEREA, Ohio - Johnny stretched. Johnny ran. Johnny passed. Johnny talked.

May 17, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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Articles by Section - 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


Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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