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NCAA tournament roundup: Cal Poly advances to face Wichita St.

DAYTON, Ohio - So much for first-time jitters.

March 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bay Hill will have to go on without Tiger Woods

ORLANDO, Fla. - The four-time Masters champion has an ailing back, and he's been having it checked out even more regularly the last two weeks. It has reached the point that he is planning surgery after the Masters to see if he can get more comfortable playing golf.

March 19, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Mobile devices add allure to March Madness at work

LOS ANGELES - Every year, the NCAA college basketball tournament gives employees a reason to goof off at their desks and root for their alma maters.

March 19, 2014 | By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer | Sports


Expert at Pistorius trial says Steenkamp standing at 1st shot

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was standing in a toilet cubicle and facing the closed door when she was hit in the right hip by the first of four bullets that he fired, a police ballistics expert testified Wednesday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.

March 19, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: A white bass excursion

Lots of fishermen in South Georgia are out and about in search of largemouth bass and crappie right now. It just makes sense to go after these two species because of the time of year, the wide variety of places they can be caught and the high quality these two popular fish have when it comes to meal time.

March 18, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Albany wins in First Four, advances

DAYTON, Ohio - D.J. Evans scored 22 points, including two clinching free throws with 12.6 seconds left, to lead Albany to its first NCAA tournament victory, 71-64 over Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday night in the First Four.

March 18, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Top 5' label sure to follow Reed

To listen to Patrick Reed after he won at Doral is to be reminded of the famous exchange at the 1989 Ryder Cup.

March 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Paging Tommy John: Pitchers having painful spring

TAMPA, Fla. - Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen and Luke Hochevar are out for the season, Patrick Corbin and Brandon Beachy might join them in the operating room.

March 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Wichita St. earn top seeds

Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament.

March 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulldogs fall in SEC semis

ATLANTA - The Harrison brothers are clicking at just the right time to have Kentucky in position for another Southeastern Conference tournament title.

March 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garrigus surges to 3-shot lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Robert Garrigus can't recall a better performance going into the weekend. And his golf has been pretty good, too.

March 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro rolls in home track meet

Statesboro's track and field squads continued a stellar start to the 2014 season as both the boys and girls claimed first place finishes in Wednesday's meet at Womack Field.

March 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Spieth returns to the course where career took off

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Being back at Innisbrook is enough to make Jordan Spieth wonder if his entire season boiled down to three holes.

March 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


As the world (of Tiger Woods' golf game) turns

By DOUG FERGUSON

March 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fishing for bedding bass

It is the time of year when you will begin to find spawning bass in nearly every pond or reservoir you visit.

March 11, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team 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 AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

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

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


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