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Outdoor Life: Early season Whitetail hunting can be productive

Outdoor Life: Early season Whitetail hunting can be productive

The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the “real season” when the rut begins. 

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Column: Hindsight is a Ryder Cup tradition that's like no other

Column: Hindsight is a Ryder Cup tradition that's like no other

Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.

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  Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

    ATLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

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Criticism mounting for Vikings after Adrian Peterson decision

Criticism mounting for Vikings after Adrian Peterson decision

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

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Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

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Woods: strength is back, swing isn't



    WINDEMERE, Fla. — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

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Peterson reactivated by Vikings following indictment

Peterson reactivated by Vikings following indictment



    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting "everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child" after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

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Local Roundup: Screven tops Generals in S.C.

Local Roundup: Screven tops Generals in S.C.

    VARNVILLE, S.C. — Screven County's first trip to the Lowcountry was a good one for the Gamecocks (3-0), who brought home a 38-14 win over the Wade Hampton Generals.

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.

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Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

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Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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 Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

    ATLANTA — Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.

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Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

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McIlroy's last chance for big finish

McIlroy's last chance for big finish

    ATLANTA — Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.

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NFL Weekend Picks: Reeling Ravens face archrival Steelers

NFL Weekend Picks: Reeling Ravens face archrival Steelers

    Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.

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Column: The cups overflow in September

Column: The cups overflow in September

ATLANTA — The losing captain — usually an American — is an easy scapegoat at the Ryder Cup. Now he at least has an accomplice.

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Goodell does not rule out Rice's returning to NFL

Goodell does not rule out Rice's returning to NFL

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not rule out the possibility of former Ravens running back Ray Rice returning to play in the league after serving a suspension for domestic violence.

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Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.

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Outdoor Life: All my barbers

Outdoor Life: All my barbers

Over decades of time the guys (and gals) who have cut my hair changed based on where I was living at the time and how much attention to detail was required. 

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Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

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NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.

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Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

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Ravens cut Rice after video release

Ravens cut Rice after video release



    BALTIMORE — Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

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Cilic clinches 1st major title

Cilic clinches 1st major title



    NEW YORK — Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion.

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Mandes: Erk's original vision now reality for Eagles

Mandes: Erk's original vision now reality for Eagles

It’s 1981 and sitting in the elegant office of Gulfstream CEO Allen Paulson were Georgia Southern College President Dale Lick and GSC Athletic Director Bucky Wagner. It would be Paulson who would turn Lick’s dream into reality of bringing football back to the college through a requested investment of one million dollars!

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NCAA head-injury deal's backers press for court OK

NCAA head-injury deal's backers press for court OK

ST. LOUIS — Attorneys pushing for a judge to give preliminary approval to a proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA said Friday that claims it unfairly forces athletes affected by head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars are untrue.

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McIlroy shares lead at BMW

McIlroy shares lead at BMW

    CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.

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US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

BILBAO, Spain — The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

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NFL Weekend Picks: Packers-Seahawks a spicy way to start

NFL Weekend Picks: Packers-Seahawks a spicy way to start

    Fail Mary.

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SEC week a snoozer

SEC week a snoozer

    This weekend's SEC lineup doesn't hold much national appeal, unless the nonconference scheduling backfires.

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Makarova beats Azarenka to reach US Open semis

Makarova beats Azarenka to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK — Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers "to stay in the shade."

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Welker, Mathis, Gordon among suspended for NFL's opening week

Welker, Mathis, Gordon among suspended for NFL's opening week

NEW YORK — Wes Welker. Robert Mathis. Aldon Smith. Josh Gordon.

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Watson fills out Ryder Cup team

Watson fills out Ryder Cup team

    NEW YORK — U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.

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Outdoor Life: Fishing with a bow

Outdoor Life: Fishing with a bow

In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.

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Bouchard upset, Serena, Djokovic on to quarters



    NEW YORK — Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.

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Kirk rallies to take Deutsche Bank

Kirk rallies to take Deutsche Bank



    NORTON, Mass. — Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.

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QB controversy at Alabama

QB controversy at Alabama



    TUSCALOOSA — The Alabama quarterback competition continues, even though the opener was all Blake Sims.

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Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing

Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing



    Jerome Felton is an NFL veteran, and he’s been to a Pro Bowl.

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NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State edge Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, and the debut in FBS for the Eagles.

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Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Georgia Southern volleyball team lost two matches against two of the top teams in the country on the opening day of the 2014 season in the Active Ankle Challenge at the University of Florida Friday.

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Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

    NORTON, Mass. — Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.

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Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark

Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.

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Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

NORTON, Mass. — Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup.

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Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru at US Open

Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru at US Open

NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.

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Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

CHICAGO — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.

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Outdoor Life: Crossbows or compound bows?

Outdoor Life: Crossbows or compound bows?

A recent question among hunters who favor bow and arrow as their weapon of choice in the field is the debate concerning the differences between compound bows and crossbows.

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Tiger ditches swing coach

Tiger ditches swing coach



    PARAMUS, N.J.  — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors.

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Sun Belt prepares to kick off season

Sun Belt prepares to kick off season



    It’s a new era for the Sun Belt Conference with first-year members Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho and New Mexico State, and it’s a new world for the Mountaineers and Eagles, who are playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the first time this week.

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Murray battles through cramps

Murray battles through cramps



    NEW YORK — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

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