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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:06:24 -0400
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:00:35 -0400
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor" — and it is where visiting Olympic officials planted an olive sapling that would bear their names for posterity.
Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:21:22 -0400
The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers in the South.
FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:35:20 -0400
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.
Mixed martial arts fighter accused of attacking ex
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:34:10 -0400
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are looking for a mixed martial arts fighter and porn actor after his girlfriend posted graphic photos of her swollen and beaten face online and said the man, known as War Machine, beat her and a friend so severely that she feared for her life.
Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:56:17 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:22:12 -0400
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup, a decision that ultimately would be based on Woods' words instead of his actions.
Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:05:37 -0400
PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.
ITF rules on Israel and Ukraine Davis Cup venues
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:22:29 -0400
LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation ruled Tuesday that Davis Cup matches will be moved out of Ukraine and Israel because of security issues in both countries.
FCC chief supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:55:58 -0400
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.
Stars to face Japan national team in five-game series
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:53:50 -0400
(Reuters) - All-Star slugger Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano headline a Major League Baseball squad that will take on the Japan national team in a five-game series, MLB said on Thursday. The Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones and Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig have also been confirmed for the series that will be played from Nov. 12-18 with games in Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo. Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington, who led his team to back-to-back American League pennants in 2010 and 2011, will manage the team. ...
McIlroy struggles in opening round at The Barclays
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:39:43 -0400
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy's bid for a career first FedEx Cup got off to a disappointing start on Thursday as he shot a three-over par 74 in the first round at The Barclays, the opening tournament of the four-event playoffs. The Northern Irishman, ranked first in the world and first in the FedExCup standings after winning the British Open, WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championship in succession, trails the leading trio in the clubhouse by eight strokes. Americans Cameron Tringale, Hunter Mahan and Charles Howell III, all shot five-under rounds of 66 at Ridgewood Country Club to share the clubhouse lead. McIlroy, starting on the back nine, made a double-bogey and two bogeys before the turn and a birdie on the par-4 fifth hole was canceled out by another bogey on his penultimate hole - the eighth.
Scott returns to make amends at Australian Open
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:25:35 -0400
Adam Scott has confirmed he will return to Sydney for the Australian Open in November with the intent of making amends for his final-hole disappointment last year. Scott's return is a major coup for organizers after world number one Rory McIlroy committed to returning to defend his title at The Australian Golf Club from November 27-30. McIlroy snatched the Stonehaven Cup from Scott at the final hole last year, depriving Scott of a rare "triple crown" of Australian titles after he won the Australian Masters and Australian PGA Championship in an end-of-year swing through his home country. "I finished such an amazing month on such a disappointing note, and the result just gutted me for weeks in not winning the Australian Open," Scott said in a media release on Thursday.
USA basketball team thrash Dominican Republic
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:08:40 -0400
The United States hammered the Dominican Republic 105-62 in a basketball World Cup tune-up at Madison Square Garden in New York. Wednesday's lopsided contest gave US coach Mike Krzyzewski a prime opportunity to tinker with his star-studded lineup. He was without Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, who was a late scratch after returning to the game for the first time in eight months on Saturday in an exhibition win over Brazil in Chicago.