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Soccer elite converges on 'Boro for GA State Cup

Soccer elite converges on 'Boro for GA State Cup



    For two days, Statesboro and the campus of Georgia Southern University will be playing host to some of the best soccer talent in all of Georgia.

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Hawks looking for continuity

Hawks looking for continuity

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday.

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Top seeds battle issues to advance at Roland Garros

Top seeds battle issues to advance at Roland Garros

PARIS — For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set.

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Defiant FIFA head won't step down

Defiant FIFA head won't step down

ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.

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FIFA in hot water

FIFA in hot water

ZURICH — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

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SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. — The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

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Hawks hoping for bright future

Hawks hoping for bright future

ATLANTA — The season didn't end like they wanted.

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Good day for host nation at French Open

Good day for host nation at French Open

PARIS — Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.

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Hawks' season ends with sweep

Hawks' season ends with sweep

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

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All eyes on Manziel during practice

All eyes on Manziel during practice

BEREA, Ohio  — Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

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Cleveland, Atlanta plenty of lowlights

Cleveland, Atlanta plenty of lowlights

ATLANTA — On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.

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Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

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Na leads at Colonial

Na leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas — The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

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More bad news for Hawks: Korver out for rest of playoffs

More bad news for Hawks: Korver out for rest of playoffs

ATLANTA — Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

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Safety questions hover over Indy 500

Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

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Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

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Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

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James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA — J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

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American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK — Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

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Goodell wants to hear from Brady during QB's appeal

Goodell wants to hear from Brady during QB's appeal

SAN FRANCISCO — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.

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Cavs meet Hawks in conference finals

Cavs meet Hawks in conference finals

By PAUL NEWBERRY

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Cabrera spurs Rays to win

Cabrera spurs Rays to win

ATLANTA - — Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.

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My Take: A full-blown, three-ring circus

My Take: A full-blown, three-ring circus

I’ve got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.

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Fans in a frenzy

Fans in a frenzy

ATLANTA — Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.

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IndyCar's accidents have made a mess of Indy 500

IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the most esteemed race in motorsports.

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Hope, skepticism surround stem cell therapy

Hope, skepticism surround stem cell therapy


       

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Hawks headed to Eastern finals

Hawks headed to Eastern finals

WASHINGTON — Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.

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American Pharoah looks for second leg of Triple Crown

American Pharoah looks for second leg of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE — American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.

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Streb leads early at Wells Fargo

Streb leads early at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson faded early and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.

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Brady appeals suspension as Pats rebut league's decision

Brady appeals suspension as Pats rebut league's decision

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.

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Hawks pull even in series

Hawks pull even in series


       

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Orioles return for first game since riots

Orioles return for first game since riots



    BALTIMORE — As the Baltimore Orioles prepared to play before their home fans for the first time in two weeks, the sights and sounds around Camden Yards on a lovely Monday afternoon were all about baseball.

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Brady suspended for first four games of season

Brady suspended for first four games of season

NEW YORK — The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.

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More charges for Aaron Hernandez

More charges for Aaron Hernandez

BOSTON — Former New England Patriots player and convicted murdererAaron Hernandez has been charged with trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting him in the face and leaving him for dead, prosecutors said Monday.

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Pierce's buzzer-beater lifts Wiz past Hawks

Pierce's buzzer-beater lifts Wiz past Hawks

WASHINGTON — Paul Pierce's banked-in 21-foot jumper at the buzzer gave the Washington Wizards a 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, even with an injured John Wall reduced to cheerleading, and after a 21-point lead had dwindled down to nothing.

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Jameis Winston files counterclaim

Jameis Winston files counterclaim

TAMPA, Fla.  — Attorneys for top NFL draft pick Jameis Winston contend a woman seeking civil damages from the quarterback after accusing him of rape is trying to tarnish his reputation and tap into the Heisman Trophy winner's newfound wealth.

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Newberry: After sullied week in sports, let's all shower off

After a sullied week in sports, we sure could use a shower.

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It's butt-covering season in the NFL

It's butt-covering season in the NFL

The NFL moves heaven and earth a dozen times every Sunday of the season to get calls on the field exactly right.

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Wizards' Wall injured, status uncertain

Wizards' Wall injured, status uncertain



    WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards say All-Star guard John Wall suffered five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand, and his playing status has not been determined.

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Spieth sputters in opening round at Sawgrass

Spieth sputters in opening round at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — For all the hype over Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth playing together, and the constant curiosity over Tiger Woods, one element at The Players Championship didn't change Thursday. The star was the golf course.

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LeBron's 33 lead Cavs to win

LeBron's 33 lead Cavs to win



    CLEVELAND — LeBron James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened their semifinal series with Chicago with a 106-91 victory over the Bulls in Game 2 on Wednesday night.

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NFL finds Patriots probably deflated balls

NFL finds Patriots probably deflated balls

An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.

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Stephen Curry named MVP

Stephen Curry named MVP

OAKLAND, Calif. — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, StephenCurry cried.

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Derby goes to Pharoah

Derby goes to Pharoah

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite.

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Eagles drop series opener

Eagles drop series opener



    The South Alabama Jaguars scored four runs in the sixth inning and got another gem on the mound from reigning Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Kevin Hill to take the series opener 7-1 over the Georgia Southern Eagles at J.I. Clements Stadium.

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What kind of fight will it be?

What kind of fight will it be?

LAS VEGAS — Five years in the making, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meet Saturday night in the richest — and arguably most overhyped — fight in the history of the sport.

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Hawks clinch first round victory

Hawks clinch first round victory

NEW YORK — Being tied after four games of the first round brought out the best in theAtlanta Hawks.

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Tampa takes Winston

Tampa takes Winston



    TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Jameis Winston to help them become relevant again.

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Three Eagle football players arrested

Three Eagle football players arrested

Three members of the Georgia Southern football team were arrested by the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department and are currently suspended from the program indefinitely.

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Hawks regain series lead

Hawks regain series lead



    ATLANTA — Al Horford and Jeff Teague scored 20 points apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets 107-97 Wednesday night in an NBA playoff series that's closer than anyone envisioned.

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