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Soccer gets boost in US from young, informed fans

DENVER (AP) â€" Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 27, 2014 | EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer | AP Sports


Brazil, Belgium have tough day at office

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil and Belgium proved the old adage that there are no easy games at the World Cup.

June 17, 2014 | JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Dempsey, Brooks give US 2-1 win over Ghana

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute and rookie substitute John Brooks scored a late game winner as the U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 Monday in the World Cup opener for both.

June 16, 2014 | JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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Stepfather: Ware transferring to Georgia State

The stepfather of former Louisville guard and Rockdale County High alum Kevin Ware says the player is transferring to Georgia State.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Watson holds of Spieth for green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Spieth, Watson tied for lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - In a Masters longing for star power, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth put himself atop the leaderboard and 18 holes away from replacing Tiger Woods as the youngest player with a green jacket.

April 12, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Gary Woodland shoots 30 on front side at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - With the leaders still waiting to tee off, Gary Woodland put on quite a show for the early arrivers at Augusta National.

April 12, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Bubba keeps it simple and builds a 3-shot lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Mickelson headed home after missing Masters cut

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Rory McIlroy took off his cap, rubbed his brow and let out a deep sigh.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Looking to win another green jacket, Bubba Watson surged to the Masters lead with a spree of birdies on the back side Friday.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Masters' Watch: Isner stands tall at Masters, searches for Dawgs

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - John Isner should be able to find his friends fairly easily at crowded Augusta National.

April 11, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Haas grabs Masters lead, Scott in the mix

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - With dad in his ear, Bill Haas turned in the best round of his Masters career Thursday.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Rookies grab early lead at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A pair of Masters rookies grabbed the early lead at Augusta National on Thursday, while defending champion Adam Scott was off to a strong start in his quest to keep the green jacket.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Masters opens with Woods on the sideline

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Masters began Thursday with three shots right down the middle of the fairway.

April 10, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Masters Notebook: Ryan Moore wins Masters' Par 3 tournament

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - With friends and family members in tow, Ryan Moore made memories at the Masters on Wednesday.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Payne leaves no doubt who calls shots at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Eighty years after it was founded, dozens of questions remain about the murky inner workings of the Augusta National Golf Club.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Green jacket revered ... usually

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The green jacket is one of the most revered symbols in all of sports, right up there with an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


Kids are definitely all right heading into Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth speaks with reverence when hanging out with the greats of the game at Augusta National.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | AP Sports


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