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Player sends congrats to the winner

AUGUSTA – The message was so motivating, so uplifting, Trevor Immelman replayed it on speakerphone so his entire family could hear. Three-time Masters champion and fellow South African Gary Player couldn't be in Augusta Sunday, so he left a voicemail for Immelman Saturday night.

April 28, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Poole becomes GSU winningest softball coach

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Two Georgia Southern pitchers held UNC Greensboro to one run and six hits over two games as the Eagles swept the Spartans 1-0 and 4-1 in a Southern Conference doubleheader Saturday at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

April 27, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Zach Johnson still hopeful at Masters

AUGUSTA - Zach Johnson is nine shots behind the leader, but don't count the defending Masters champion out just yet.

April 27, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


New look Boo still in the hunt

AUGUSTA - His scruffy goatee was noticeably absent, but his mojo was at a full strength.

April 27, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Big fifth gives SEB win over rival Screven

BROOKLET - Trailing 3-2 with the bases loaded and nobody out, Justin Daniels ripped a two-run double to deep right field to spark a six-run fifth inning and propel the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (9-9, 5-4 Region 3-AA) to an 8-5 win over the visiting Screven County Gamecocks Friday in a makeup of an earlier rainout.

April 26, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Immelman's story

AUGUSTA - Less than four months ago, Trevor Immelman was resting in a hospital bed, his body pumped full of pain medication as it recovered from surgery to remove a golf-ball sized tumor from his diaphragm.

April 26, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO apellegrino@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Snedeker grabs attention

AUGUSTA - He plays fast, he talks fast, and he's also quickly gaining attention at the 2008 Masters.

April 26, 2008 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


GSU softball hopes for record setting weekend

Two Georgia Southern records can be overtaken this weekend when the Eagles travel to UNC Greensboro for a three-game SoCon series.

April 26, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Snow day gives the Braves a breather

DENVER - Tim Hudson didn't mind waiting an extra day for his third start of the season.

April 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Big third innings give Devils doubleheader sweep

Whatever it is about the third inning, Statesboro is loving it.

April 25, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Poulter wows the crowd, eagles few and far between

Without a doubt, the loudest roar of Thursday's opening round of the Masters rose from the 16th hole, where England's Ian Poulter wowed the crowd with a hole-in-one - the first on No. 16 since 2005.

April 25, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO apellegrino@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Last year’s ‘fluke’ starts off strong

AUGUSTA - For Zach Johnson, Thursday couldn't get here soon enough.

April 25, 2008 | apellegrino@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Again? Rose on top of day one

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Justin Rose has the first round of the Masters down pat.

April 25, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


FMB AOTW: Raymond guarantees region win

When your track team is as small as Portal's, individual performances are that much more important.

April 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


News and Notes from Augusta

AUGUSTA - Sporting notes compiled while enjoying the cell phone-less sanctuary that is Augusta National.

April 24, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


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Woods: strength is back, swing isn't

WINDEMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

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


Peterson reactivated by Vikings following indictment

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting "everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child" after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

September 15, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Screven tops Generals in S.C.

VARNVILLE, S.C. - Screven County's first trip to the Lowcountry was a good one for the Gamecocks (3-0), who brought home a 38-14 win over the Wade Hampton Generals.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.

September 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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


Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

September 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.

September 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy's last chance for big finish

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.

September 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Reeling Ravens face archrival Steelers

Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.

September 10, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Column: The cups overflow in September

ATLANTA - The losing captain - usually an American - is an easy scapegoat at the Ryder Cup. Now he at least has an accomplice.

September 10, 2014 | DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Goodell does not rule out Rice's returning to NFL

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not rule out the possibility of former Ravens running back Ray Rice returning to play in the league after serving a suspension for domestic violence.

September 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.

September 10, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: All my barbers

Over decades of time the guys (and gals) who have cut my hair changed based on where I was living at the time and how much attention to detail was required.

September 09, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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