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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


Casey surges, McIlroy fades

DUBLIN, Ohio - Paul Casey expected to be chasing someone Friday in the Memorial, figuring it would be Rory McIlroy.

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


Federer in control

PARIS - In what seemed like a flash, and in what surely felt like a flash of pain for his opponent, Roger Federer went from vulnerable to commanding.

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


League owners set to vote on sale of L.A. Clippers

By TAMI ABDOLLAH

May 31, 2014 | By TAMI ABOLLAH Associated Press | Sports


Heat, Pacers readying for Game 6

MIAMI - By now, Lance Stephenson's list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James' ear, interrupted a Miami Heathuddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

May 29, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


SEC coaches turn to network, schedules for help

DESTIN, Fla. - New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has some ideas about raising the profile of men's basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

May 29, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy roars to top at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Whether it's his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he's on top of his game.

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


Nadal wins, looks to the future

PARIS - Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

May 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Cup feeling the heat, literally

PARIS - European teams say they are more prepared than ever for a hot and humid World Cup, training in saunas, planning to soak their jerseys in cold water before games and working with doctors to design the perfect hydration formula for each player.

May 29, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prosecutor: Hernandez killed 2 people over spilled drink

BOSTON - A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.

May 28, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Sports


Both Williams sisters eliminated

PARIS - Wind was whipping, rain was falling, and thick gray clouds overhead were foreboding as Serena Williams double-faulted, then raised her hands in despair and wailed, "I can't serve!"

May 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sterling responds to NBA, June 3 hearing scheduled

NEW YORK - Donald Sterling and the NBA are headed toward a hearing that will determine if he remains owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

May 28, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY and TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press | Sports


Triple Crown wants a new member

Patrice Wolfson is ready to give up her title as the co-owner of the last Triple Crown winner.

May 27, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Aussie Open champ Li Na eliminated in first round of action

PARIS - Much to her dismay, Li Na is familiar with this feeling.

May 27, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Deer hunters prepare with this summer checklist

Deer season is still several months away but if you plan on having a good chance to score a major kill this fall you need to make sure you have done everything possible this summer to increase your odds. The months of June, July, and August are critical to your preparation. Whether you lease or own the property on which you hunt there are some things to get done. There are also some things that you should have already done (like planting food plots) and it's not too late to do that but you need to get cracking. You ...

May 27, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


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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


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Facing friends and foes

RECIFE, Brazil - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

June 25, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi, Neymar lead all scorers

RIO DE JANEIRO - The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle Wednesday as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.

June 25, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic needs four sets to advance

LONDON - Novak Djokovic held his breath. Radek Stepanek knelt on the Wimbledon turf and folded his hands in mock prayer.

June 25, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


League removes cap on damages for concussions

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Sports


Giants' Lincecum tosses no-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

June 25, 2014 | By RICK EYMER Associated Press | Sports


Suarez draws more biting criticism

NATAL, Brazil - Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup group game.

June 24, 2014 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

RIO DE JANEIRO - Success for North and Central American teams in Brazil is fueling the region's ambitions for future World Cups.

June 24, 2014 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal struggles, survives first round

LONDON - Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing winner.

June 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Déjà vu all over again

MIAMI - LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.

June 24, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Woods set to make return

BETHESDA, Md. - About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around.

June 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Summer fishing on the Georgia coast

Summer is here and there are lots of salt water options along the Georgia coast in the coming month. Whether you want to fish inshore or offshore there are plenty of charters going out every day from Savannah to St. Mary's. Got your own boat and some skills of your own? Got the itch to go it alone? June and July are great months to see what you are made of. There will be a variety of willing fish showing up in the next thirty days and there is something out there to suit every style and taste. Before ...

June 24, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


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