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Yankees beat Rangers 7-2, close series to 3-2

NEW YORK - They were facing the end of their season and a miserable winter after that.

October 21, 2010 | By Ralph Blum The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Uribe's sacrifice fly in 9th gives Giants 3-1 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - Juan Uribe hit a game-ending sacrifice fly off reliever Roy Oswalt with one out in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants moved within one win of the World Series, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.

October 21, 2010 | By Janie McCauley The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Some players critical of fines for hard hits in NFL

NEW YORK - Ray Lewis is worried about what's happening to his sport.

October 20, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rainey eligible to return to Gators for Georgia

October 20, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Rangers bomb Yankees, lead series 3-1

October 20, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Giants blank Phillies, take 2-1 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - Cody Ross keeps giving his best Barry Bonds imitation.

October 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lee dominates Yankees; Rangers take 2-1 series lead

October 19, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Oswalt dominates in Phillies' 6-1 win

PHILADELPHIA - This Roy was an ace, and he sparked a big inning with a daring dash around the bases.

October 18, 2010 | By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lincecum pitches Giants to Game 1 win, 4-3

PHILADELPHIA - All those derisive whistles sounded like cheers to Tim Lincecum.

October 16, 2010 | By ROB MAADDI The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rangers rebound from tough loss to tie ALCS

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Rangers relievers got quick redemption, and Texas finally has won a postseason game at home for the first time in its 50-season history.

October 16, 2010 | By Stephen Hawkins The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Yankees rally past Rangers 6-5 in Game 1 of ALCS

ARLINGTON, Texas - The New York Yankees are already making it look like the 1990s all over again for Texas.

October 16, 2010 | By Stephen Hawkins The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Doc and The Freak: Aces wild in Game 1 of NLCS

PHILADELPHIA -- Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum have little in common except performance on the mound.

October 15, 2010 | By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Wilson throwing Game 1 of ALCS for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The New York Yankees avoid Cliff Lee until Game 3 of the AL championship series. In the opener, they instead face another Texas Rangers left-hander who has been greatly influenced by the postseason ace in their short time together.

October 14, 2010 | By Stephen Hawkins The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Atlanta faces a must-win

It's do or die time in the Giants-Braves series today in Atlanta. If the Giants win, they advance to the NLCS. The Braves are set to send out Derek Lowe, while the Giants will send out rookie Madison Bumgarner.

October 10, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Local paddlers set for Pan-Am Championships

When he was first asked if he wanted to switch from a kayak to a canoe, Ben Hefner was skeptical because he knew paddling the two vessels was completely different and that he wouldn't have immediate success.

October 05, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


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Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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