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With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished ...

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NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK — Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked ...

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World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO — Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting ...

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Euro '16 reacts to Brexit

Euro '16 reacts to Brexit


PARIS — Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player ...

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Tormenta comes through in the clutch

Tormenta comes through in the clutch


       

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Tormenta try to stay hot

Tormenta try to stay hot

Long before South Georgia Tormenta FC ever played its first match, the newly-formed Premier Development League franchise was out and about in Statesboro, promoting itself ...

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McIlroy says no to Rio over Zika concerns

McIlroy says no to Rio over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the ...

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Cavaliers host victory parade

Cavaliers host victory parade


CLEVELAND — Cheered by a sea of fans spilling off sidewalks and choking the streets, LeBron James and the Cavaliers paraded and rallied as NBA champs ...

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4-0 loss shows gap between US and soccer's elite

4-0 loss shows gap between US and soccer's elite

HOUSTON — Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked ...

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Top seed ousted from College World Series

Top seed ousted from College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. — When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech ...

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Outdoor life: Out of town fishing adventure

Outdoor life: Out of town fishing adventure

It will come as no great surprise to the regular readers of this column that I recently went on a fishing trip. Yep, I decided ...

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Right penalty, wrong delivery

Right penalty, wrong delivery

OAKMONT, Pa. — As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year.

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US: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

US: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

HOUSTON (AP) — American players maintained over and over that playing Argentinaand Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal ...

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Rio's new subway line is running out of time before Olympics

Rio's new subway line is running out of time before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two construction workers chatted while applying white grout to the walls of a new subway tunnel one recent day, their voices and ...

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Cavalier coronation

Cavalier coronation

CLEVELAND — More tears. Only this time, tears of joy.

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Tormenta triumphs again

Tormenta triumphs again



    A month's worth of close calls has finally given way to a full-blown party.

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High stakes for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 7 of NBA Finals

High stakes for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 7 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and memorable moments that highlighted Golden State's special season will only be ...

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Warriors limping to finish as Game 7 looms ahead

Warriors limping to finish as Game 7 looms ahead

CLEVELAND (AP) — The level of tension is growing rapidly for theGolden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of ...

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Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

ATLANTA (AP) — Right across the street from the spaceship-looking studio where teams of video gamers are competing in a frenetic shoot-'em-up known as Counter-Strike ...

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Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA — In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ...

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Soggy start to Oakmont Open

Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. — Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

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Tormenta secures first ever victory

Tormenta secures first ever victory



    In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

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Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. — One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at ...

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Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

CLEVELAND — LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor — and revenge — soothe and ...

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Oakmont returns US Open reputation as toughest test

Oakmont returns US Open reputation as toughest test

OAKMONT, Pa. — Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

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NHL will go to Las Vegas for expansion

NHL will go to Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.

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Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his ...

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Oakmont ready to show its teeth at U.S. Open

Oakmont ready to show its teeth at U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. — U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth saw a different Oakmontthan the course he first played six weeks ago.

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Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just a year ago, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes was hailed by Olympic Committee executives as the driving force behind ...

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Hooligans running wild at Euro 2016

Hooligans running wild at Euro 2016

PARIS — Don't be fooled by the wacky names like "Music Hall," ''Happy Guys" or "Aliens", highly-trained Russian hooligan groups are as nasty as they ...

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US reaches Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

US reaches Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

PHILADELPHIA — The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin's early ...

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Close, but not quite for Tormenta

Close, but not quite for Tormenta


       

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Creator pulls upset win in Belmont

Creator pulls upset win in Belmont

NEW YORK — The finish was dramatic, even without a Triple Crown on the line.

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Berger shoots 1-under 69 to keep lead at St. Jude Classic

Berger shoots 1-under 69 to keep lead at St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Daniel Berger has yet to win on the PGA Tour. He's confident enough to believe that's just a matter of time ...

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A repeat NBA title now just 1 win away for Golden State

A repeat NBA title now just 1 win away for Golden State

CLEVELAND — Golden State has now won 88 games this season, when factoring in the regular season and the playoffs. That's another NBA record to ...

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Tormenta in search of first win

Tormenta in search of first win



    It’s been less than a month since Tomrenta FC — Statesboro’s brand new minor league soccer franchise — has played its first match.  In that ...

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Gordie Howe, the gritty and mighty 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

Gordie Howe, the gritty and mighty 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

DETROIT — Gordie Howe worked all his remarkable life to earn the respect and awe that came with being "Mr. Hockey."

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Ohio St., Michigan lead Big Ten battle into New Jersey

Ohio St., Michigan lead Big Ten battle into New Jersey

PARAMUS, N.J. — Hours before Jim Harbaugh led yet another satellite camp, some Rutgers fans let the Michigan coach know that not everyone was welcoming ...

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Ali remembered in prayer as an icon

Ali remembered in prayer as an icon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his ...

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Phillies draft California prep outfielder Moniak at No. 1

Phillies draft California prep outfielder Moniak at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. — After all the uncertainty surrounding the No. 1 pick, the Philadelphia Phillies think they've got themselves a sure thing.

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Outdoor Life: Perfect locale for a bass fishing trip

Outdoor Life: Perfect locale for a bass fishing trip

You don’t need an expensive bass boat and a lot of fancy equipment to be part of the modern day bass fishing set. You ...

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Goodell: no avenue right now to settle 'Deflategate' appeal

Goodell: no avenue right now to settle 'Deflategate' appeal

BATAVIA, N.Y. — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took the air out of reaching a settlement with Tom Brady following the Patriots star quarterback's latest ...

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An extra rest day in NBA Finals seems timely for Cavaliers

An extra rest day in NBA Finals seems timely for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Under the long-used former NBA Finals format, Game 3 of this Golden State-Cleveland matchup would have been played Tuesday night.

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Semifinals contested at Georgia State Cup

Semifinals contested at Georgia State Cup



    The only battle more fierce than the ones waged between teams during Saturday’s semifinal matchups of the Georgia State Cup was the one that ...

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Jim Healy - Muhammad Ali: A boy's first sports hero

Jim Healy - Muhammad Ali: A boy's first sports hero

        It was March 8, 1971, almost exactly two months before my 12th birthday, and the night Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier in the “Fight ...

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SEC announces new league rule for transfers

SEC announces new league rule for transfers

DESTIN, Fla. — The Southeastern Conference anticipates continuing dialogue and maybe even broadening the scope of its "serious misconduct" rule.

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In-state rival takes down Tormenta

In-state rival takes down Tormenta


       

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Serena, Djokovic into French Open semis

Serena, Djokovic into French Open semis

PARIS — Serena Williams' chest was heaving between points. Her footwork wasn't quite right. Miscue followed miscue, until she was a set and a break ...

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Rio seeks to allay concerns with Olympics just 2 months away

Rio seeks to allay concerns with Olympics just 2 months away

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Seeking to allay political, economic and health concerns as the games approach, Brazilian organizers assured IOC leaders on Thursday that final preparations for ...

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