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Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Ian Poulter didn't realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament.

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Spartans ready to hit field

Spartans ready to hit field



    Whether it’s games, recruiting, practicing or just general discussion, football season never really ends in Statesboro.

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Updated: feb. 28, 2015 11:23 p.m.
Hawks rest players, still get by Miami

Hawks rest players, still get by Miami



    MIAMI — Even without four players, the Atlanta Hawks had more than enough.

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Harrington leads at rain-soaked Honda

Harrington leads at rain-soaked Honda



    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.

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Updated: feb. 28, 2015 11:15 p.m.
Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season

Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.

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Eagles' Fritz receives $100,000 raise

Eagles' Fritz receives $100,000 raise

 

 

In his first season as Georgia Southern head coach, Willie Fritz guided the Eagles to a Sun Belt Championship in their inaugural season at the FBS level.  Georgia Southern finished the season with a 9-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 run through Sun Belt competition.

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Updated: feb. 27, 2015 11:17 a.m.
Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement



    A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 4:44 p.m.
Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

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Outdoor Life: No country for older men

Nope, this isn’t about Cormac McCarthy’s novel.  This is more along the lines of the aging process.  I have listed some of the aggravations concerning this topic in the past.  Namely stuff like the lessening of hand-eye coordination, lack of stamina, having to take numerous pills, and the inability to keep up with young boys on the basketball court to name a few.   This issue reared its ugly head again recently battering me in a most merciless manner.

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Updated: feb. 25, 2015 11:18 p.m.
Hawks crush short-handed Mavs

Hawks crush short-handed Mavs



    ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.

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Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL



    INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

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Chemist involved in baseball steroids case gets 18 months

Chemist involved in baseball steroids case gets 18 months



    MIAMI — A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

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Hawks happy to share the love

Hawks happy to share the love



    ATLANTA — The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.

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Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS — The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.

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Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.

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FIFA closes on dates for Qatar World Cup



    The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

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Baseball looks to speed things up

Baseball looks to speed things up



    PHOENIX — Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

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New playoff format could add excitement to league

New playoff format could add excitement to league



    MIAMI — The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

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Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp

Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp



    TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.

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James Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

James Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

LOS ANGELES — James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera.

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Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.

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Goosen keeps lead at Riviera

Goosen keeps lead at Riviera



    LOS ANGELES — Retief Goosen had gone so long without being in contention on the weekend that he wondered how his nerves would hold up. They were tested Saturday at Riviera, and the two-time U.S. Open champion earned a passing grade.

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Raiders, Chargers to share L.A.?

Raiders, Chargers to share L.A.?



    LOS ANGELES — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

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Mariota main attraction at combine

Mariota main attraction at combine



    INDIANAPOLIS — Marcus Mariota looked awfully comfortable on center stage Thursday.

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Updated: feb. 19, 2015 7:42 p.m.
Goosen, Singh among early leaders at Riviera

Goosen, Singh among early leaders at Riviera

LOS ANGELES — Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh, among the top five players in the world a decade ago, were part of a six-way tie for the lead in the Northern Trust Open in what amounted to "throwback Thursday" at Riviera.

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Garnett returning to Minnesota in deadline deal

Garnett returning to Minnesota in deadline deal

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett is coming back to the place it all began.

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Updated: feb. 19, 2015 4:29 p.m.
Reflections on 35th anniversary of 1980 U.S. Hockey gold

Reflections on 35th anniversary of 1980 U.S. Hockey gold



    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday.

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Docs get first say at combine

Docs get first say at combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Prospective NFL draftees don't flinch at benching 225 pounds until exhaustion or trying to beat their personal best at the 40-yard dash. They do dread one sentence: "The doctor will see you now."

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CBA could prove troublesome

CBA could prove troublesome



    NEW YORK — The NBA is soaring higher than ever.

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Jackets power past Eagles

Jackets power past Eagles



    Georgia Southern seemed to be well on its way to a 4-0 start to the 2015 season, but Kel Johnson launched a seventh–inning grand slam to pave the way for a 7-4 Georgia Tech win over the Eagles Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium.

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No. 1 Kentucky stays unbeaten

No. 1 Kentucky stays unbeaten

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky understands that its brand name often brings out the best efforts from opponents.

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Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration hearing

AUSTIN, Texas — An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Hawks still riding high

Hawks still riding high



    NEW YORK — LeBron James isn't used to looking up at so many teams at the All-Star break.

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Westbrook has 41, West edges East in NBA All-Star Game

Westbrook has 41, West edges East in NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK — Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.

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Snedeker breaks own record and wins Pebble Beach

Snedeker breaks own record and wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker's mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world's best players competing without him.

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Furyk flies into lead at Pebble

Furyk flies into lead at Pebble


   
    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jim Furyk hasn't competed on the PGA Tour in seven months, so he kept his expectations to a minimum at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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Updated: feb. 15, 2015 12:04 a.m.
Ex-UAB players trying to stick together

Ex-UAB players trying to stick together


   
    The scenery will change, but some UAB football players forced to look for new schools after their program was shuttered in December will remain teammates next season.

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Silver addresses state of league

Silver addresses state of league



    NEW YORK — Commissioner Adam Silver is determined to make a schedule that keeps NBA players fresher, and he is willing to discuss starting the season earlier or ending later.

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Updated: feb. 15, 2015 12:00 a.m.
Manning meets with Elway

Manning meets with Elway



    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning huddled with Broncos general manager John Elway on Thursday to talk about his future in football. No decision was announced on whether Manning would return in 2015 or retire.

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Snedeker, Jones tied at -12

Snedeker, Jones tied at -12



    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.  — Enjoying the best weather Pebble Beach has to offer is one thing. Brandt Snedeker knew he had to take advantage of it with his golf clubs, too.

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Updated: feb. 13, 2015 10:28 p.m.
'Bubble watch' commences as season enters final month

'Bubble watch' commences as season enters final month



    As an automatic-qualifying conference, the Mountain West is guaranteed to have one team get into the NCAA tournament. The conference appears to be in decent shape to add another for the second straight season.

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Teams gambling big on $100 million arms

Teams gambling big on $100 million arms



    Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.

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Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble

Daly has lowest opening round in 10 years at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.

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Little League, big trouble

Little League, big trouble



    CHICAGO — A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team officials had falsified boundaries so they could add ineligible players to the roster.

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Updated: feb. 11, 2015 10:56 p.m.
Woods returning to course when his game 'is ready'

Woods returning to course when his game 'is ready'



    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.  — Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is "not acceptable" to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is.

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Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian dies

Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian dies



    LAS VEGAS — He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

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'Bud' becoming a big name

'Bud' becoming a big name



    ATLANTA — Mike Budenholzer may coach one of the best teams in the NBA.

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New balls adding pop

New balls adding pop



    JACKSON, Miss. — Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt's coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game.

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Updated: feb. 10, 2015 10:43 p.m.
Wins on tour get tougher

Wins on tour get tougher

Five weeks into the new year, all five winners on the PGA Tour were among the top 50 in the world.

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Outdoor Life: Plan a trip to Paradise Public Fishing Area this spring

Outdoor Life: Plan a trip to Paradise Public Fishing Area this spring

Winter is going to be over soon and those of us who look forward to spring will be on the lookout for new fishing adventures.  I’ve got an idea for a trip that you will not regret.  Head out to Paradise Public Fishing Area located between Tifton and Nashville in South Georgia and you will be in for a treat.  From Statesboro it’s about 140 miles and there are plenty of places to stay in Tifton.

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