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College football rivalries being built on gridiron

These six rivalries are being built the old-fashioned way - on the field. And there's no contrived, committee-designed trophies, no quaint nicknames that hark back to a more innocent time, and definitely no corporate sponsorship. Just contemporary, 21st-century spite. The winners usually take a big step toward a conference title, or even a national one. The losers just have to sit and stew and plan their revenge next season.

August 11, 2012 | By Rick Freeman AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Mathieu kicked off LSU’s football team

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off LSU's football team Friday for breaking an athletic department rule, a blow to the Tigers' national championship hopes three weeks before their season opener.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


McIlroy, Singh tied for lead in PGA event

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods watched the flight of his tee shot until he could see it drifting too far right, and he hung his head slightly as the ball tumbled off the green. Already with three bogeys in seven holes, it looked as though nothing was going right for him in the PGA Championship.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Today’s game to be last for USA head coach Krzyzewski

LONDON (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski's job is nearly finished.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


SHAKY START

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Matt Schaub led one scoring drive and threw an interception in his first action since breaking his right foot last season, and the Houston Texans beat the Carolina Panthers 26-13 on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Players back from injury seem fine in Chiefs’ preseason win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - For the Kansas City Chiefs, getting a victory was more of a relief than a win.

August 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Friday's NFL preseason capsules

CINCINNATI - Tim Tebow picked up some yards by running around a few times. Other than that, there wasn't much to his Jets debut.

August 11, 2012 | By The Associated Press | AP Sports


Magic send Howard to Lakers

LAS ANGELES (AP) - At long last, Dwight Howard got what he wanted.

August 10, 2012 | | AP Sports


Griffin III throws TD in debut

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Three was the key for Robert Griffin III.

August 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Butler, Royals batter Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Billy Butler came within a single of hitting for the cycle, and the Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore 8-2 on Thursday night to end the Orioles' five-game winning streak and take the luster off Manny Machado's impressive major league debut.

August 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs starting fresh after injury-riddled 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Since that sudden, shocking moment almost a year ago when healthy knees buckled in searing pain, Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki have slogged through every stage of a comeback but one.

August 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Bolt dominates 200 dash

LONDON (AP) - When the stakes are the biggest, the spotlight most bright, Usain Bolt is as good as gold.

August 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA beats Japan for gold

WEMBLEY, England (AP) - Abby Wambach didn't put on her "Greatness Has Been Found" T-shirt right away. She instead strayed from her teammates and knelt alone at midfield - and cried into an American flag.

August 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


QUARTERBACK DEBUTS

Yep, that's Peyton Manning wearing No. 18 and throwing passes. The uniform might look strange, though.

August 08, 2012 | BY BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Rain making preparation for PGA event difficult

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The final major of the year, and everyone was cramming for their last big exam.

August 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


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