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Ailing Venus quits in Round 3

MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams had played 251 Grand Slam matches and never once been forced to retire because of injury.

January 21, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vegas, Weekley share the lead at Bob Hope Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Gary Woodland played basketball for a season at Division II Washburn University, and the 6-foot guard still describes a 30-point loss to his beloved Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse as the biggest thrill of his life.

January 21, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks cope with injuries

ATLANTA - Al Horford's sprained ankle could leave the Atlanta Hawks without two starters for at least two games, but there was no sense of panic Thursday.

January 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lamb hired to lead Mercer's return to the gridiron

MACON - When Mercer University announced the reinstatement of its football program last November after a 70-year hiatus, it stressed the institution's commitment to fielding a competitive team that also upheld the University's high academic standards. On Thursday, Mercer took another significant step toward achieving those objectives with the naming of Georgia native Bobby Lamb as its head football coach.

January 20, 2011 | Mercer University AMR | Sports


Nadal cruises through second round, slam still on track

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal pounded another up-and-comer into submission. Andy Murray made quick work of his second-round opponent as well.

January 20, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rodgers overtaking memories of Favre

GREEN BAY, Wis. - On the list of Aaron Rodgers' accomplishments in three seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, one stands out as being something that really didn't seem possible when he first took over as the starter.

January 20, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer survives a scare at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer ambled to the net, slowly shaking his head. He let out a deep sigh.

January 19, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: The New York Jets have a long way to go as trash talkers

The best trash talkers of their era are a win away from the Super Bowl, good news for anybody who likes their football with a little lip.

January 19, 2011 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


Lamely leads after 1st round

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Even after Derek Lamely strung together the longest streak of birdies and eagles on the PGA Tour in nearly four years, he realized it's still very early in the Bob Hope Classic.

January 19, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Catch some winter bass in farm ponds

The small game hunters are still out there on the prowl and enjoying the last few weeks of hunting season but if you are a fisherman at heart and have been yearning for the feel of a largemouth bass on the end of your reel, take heart. One thing I've learned over the years is that there are plenty of bass to be caught in these cold weather months at your favorite local farm ponds if you pick the right times and lures. Obviously there are days when it's just no fun fighting the extreme cold and most ...

January 18, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks slip past Kings

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson admitted the Atlanta Hawks couldn't resist looking past the Sacramento Kings "maybe a little" to their next game at Miami.

January 17, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trash talking Jets back it up again

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Call them whatever bleepin' names you want - and plenty already have. Rex Ryan's bunch of blabbermouths isn't shutting up anytime soon.

January 17, 2011 | By DENNIS WASZAK AP Sports Writer | Sports


Easy opening round victory for Federer

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer was sublime at times in his opening win. Novak Djokovic was businesslike and to the point.

January 17, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Steelers rally, beat Ravens

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers stood around as the Baltimore Ravens scored an inexplicable first-half touchdown. Then it was the error-prone Ravens who watched helplessly as the team they love to beat most came back to beat them when it mattered most.

January 15, 2011 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rex: Biggest game for the Jets, almost

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - As if this thing needed more hype.

January 15, 2011 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


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WIMBLEDON '17: Can anyone end the Big 4's title streak?

LONDON - Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have ruled Wimbledon for the past 14 years, combining to win the tournament every time ...

July 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ten key games for ten area teams in the 2017 season

Summertime in the south is primarily spent doing three things: spending time outside, followed by running back inside to escape the heat and then figuring ...

June 30, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta FC's hot run ends in Johnson City

South Georgia Tormenta FC's three-match winning streak came to an end Friday night as the Tri-Cities Otters claimed a 1-0 victory in Johnson City ...

June 30, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hawks request waivers on backup forward Mike Dunleavy

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have taken a step to prepare for Saturday's start of the free agency period by requesting waivers on backup wing ...

June 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


NBA's summer season starts on Saturday in Orlando

NBA's summer season starts on Saturday in Orlando

June 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta FC looks to keep fire alive in Tri-Cities

South Georgia Tormenta FC's 2017 season is shaping up to mirror the club's inaugural 2016 campaign. That may seem like great news for ...

June 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Charges dismissed for UNC player accused of sexual battery

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Charges have been dismissed against a North Carolina football player for misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a female student.

June 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Lingmerth leads Quicken Loans National after first-round 65

POTOMAC, Md. - David Lingmerth is one of a few players in the Quicken Loans National field with any memories to draw on at TPC Potomac ...

June 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Is open sports betting just around the corner?

Jimmy Vaccaro has been taking bets in this gambling town for more than 40 years, so there's not much he won't put a ...

June 28, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Florida celebrates first CWS championship

OMAHA, Neb. - It would have been hard to forecast a championship of any kind for Florida after it got swept in its Southeastern Conference opening ...

June 28, 2017 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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