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James, Heat find their way back to NBA finals

MIAMI - Several weeks before this season even started, LeBron James and Kevin Durant were competing against each other.

June 11, 2012 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kings suddenly look beatable as Devils win again

NEWARK, N.J. - As much as the Los Angeles Kings love playing on the road, it will be panic time if they have to visit New Jersey again.

June 11, 2012 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharapova completes career Grand Slam

PARIS - Sidelined in 2008 by a right shoulder that needed surgery, putting her tennis future suddenly in doubt, Maria Sharapova decided to use the free time to study a new language, the one spoken at the only Grand Slam tournament she had yet to win.

June 09, 2012 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Union Rags takes Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK - Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish Saturday to win the Belmont Stake, beating a field without Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, who was retired with an injury the day before.

June 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


M's still buzzing over six-man no-no

SEATTLE - Still giddy from one unlikely no-hitter, Seattle catcher Jesus Montero went around the clubhouse on Saturday searching for autographs.

June 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


Love heads up three-way tie going into final round

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Davis Love III thinks he's playing as well as he did earlier this year before pulling a rib muscle at Bay Hill. Now the U.S. Ryder Cup captain is eager to see just how much he might do.

June 09, 2012 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


I'll Have Another out of Belmont, retired

NEW YORK - I'll Have Another's bid for the first Triple Crown in 34 years ended shockingly in the barn and not on the racetrack Friday when the colt was scratched the day before the Belmont Stakes and retired with a swollen tendon.

June 09, 2012 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Game 7 for Celtics, Heat

MIAMI - LeBron James has no idea what he will do for an encore.

June 09, 2012 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Devils try to extend series

NEWARK, N.J. - There was a time when home-ice advantage wasn't the New Jersey Devils' best friend.

June 09, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic vs. Nadal in historic French final

PARIS - Here comes the French Open final everyone expected and, except for other players, wanted:

June 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


SHS grad Taylor drafted by Philly

It has been quite the 2012 Major League Baseball draft for the Statesboro area.

June 07, 2012 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Back at No. 1, Sharapova to play in French Open final

PARIS - Wind blew in her face, kicking up flecks of clay, and Maria Sharapova stood at the baseline, knowing she needed one more point to reach her first French Open final and return to No. 1 in the rankings.

June 07, 2012 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Mincey donates $1,500 to club

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey, a former Statesboro High School and University of Florida standout, visited the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County on May 18 to deliver a motivating message and donate $1,500 to the club before the annual "Bash in the Boro."

June 06, 2012 | Staff report | Sports


I'll Have Another a 4-5 favorite at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK - I'll Have Another went into lockdown Wednesday, moving into a secured barn shortly after the colt was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes in his quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 34 years.

June 06, 2012 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


SEC has party for Missouri, Texas A&M

ATLANTA - It's not often Texas A&M fans in Georgia have the chance to pose for photos with Reveille, the collie mascot.

June 06, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Download Assets Copy Story Share With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?"

April 18, 2018 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Sergio feeling right at home at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident.

April 18, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


American woman wins Boston Marathon for first time since 1985

BOSTON - After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place ...

April 16, 2018 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Morocco World Cup bid masks homosexuality ban

A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer ...

April 16, 2018 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Keith Jackson remembered at Rose Bowl memorial

PASADENA, Calif. - Keith Jackson was remembered as "the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting" and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from the broadcast booth ...

April 16, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local youngster inside the ropes at RBC Heritage

12 year old Evan Avret of Statesboro has always dreamt of one day playing on the PGA Tour. This week he finally got his chance ...

April 16, 2018 | Josh Aubrey jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS Baseball punches ticket to postseason

Despite a season with more downs than ups, the Statesboro Blue Devils had a chance to sew up a spot in the state playoffs with ...

April 11, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS boys tennis takes region title

Wednesday brought about the Region 2-AAAAA tennis championships at Mill Creek Regional Park. And on the boys' side, the first place trophy never left town.

April 11, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GS Golf set to host 'The Crawford'

The Crawford, a Pro-Am Golf Tournament hosted by the men's and women's golf teams at Georgia Southern University, will be held Monday, April ...

April 11, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


No. 1 Johnson looks to follow strong Masters at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Dustin Johnson is not satisfied with his Masters' history, no matter how many top-10 finishes he posts at Augusta National.

April 11, 2018 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pruitt trying to turn around Tennessee's defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's track record suggests the Volunteers eventually should have a dramatic improvement from their defense.

April 11, 2018 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles can't keep up with Kennesaw State

A nightmarish inning that featured 12 batters, five walks, four hits and five different pitchers put Georgia Southern in an early hole from which it ...

April 10, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife

MIAMI - By rule, any substitute checking into an NBA game must first report his intentions to the scorer's table. Denver's Jamal Murray was ...

April 10, 2018 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Avalanche head back to playoffs after 5-2 win over Blues

DENVER - Nathan MacKinnon scored his first goal in 10 games, Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots and the Colorado Avalanche earned the final playoff spot in ...

April 08, 2018 | By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Namajunas defends 115-pound title in win over Jedrzejczyk

NEW YORK - Rose Namajunas made it 2 for 2 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk and defended her 115-pound championship with a unanimous decision victory in the co-main ...

April 08, 2018 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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