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Tattnall County to host pro hoops exhibition

Professional basketball will be coming to Tattnall County for the first time today as the Georgia Knights host the Tru Hope Trailblazers from Norfolk, Va. at the Reidsville Middle School gym at 4 p.m.

July 10, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Dutch, Spanish fight for the world

JOHANNESBURG - Spain and the Netherlands have all the talent necessary to provide one of the most thrilling World Cup finals in the tournament's 80-year history.

July 10, 2010 | By STUART CONDIE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker takes commanding lead

SILVIS, Ill. - Steve Stricker is making it look easy.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two and done at US Open for Wie

OAKMONT, Pa. - It wouldn't have been difficult envisioning Michelle Wie, Eun-Hee Ji and Se Ri Pak being grouped together near the top of the U.S. Women's Open leaderboard not that long ago.

July 10, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shakeout looming in Alps at Tour

LES ROUSSES, France - Lance Armstrong is predicting a shakeout among the top Tour de France contenders with the race heading to the Alps for its first serious climbing.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Germany wins consolation

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - In pouring rain on a ragged field, Germany and Uruguay staged a match entertaining enough to be for the World Cup title.

July 10, 2010 | By NESHA STARCEVIC AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker leads Deere Classic by one

SILVIS, Ill. - As he chatted about his day at the John Deere Classic, Steve Stricker was reminded that he now held the tournament's 36-hole record.

July 09, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rain halts play at US Women's Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Cristie Kerr didn't need to sink a long putt to gain a potentially significant advantage in the U.S. Women's Open, or whip a 290-yard drive down one of Oakmont Country Club's slender fairways.

July 09, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lebron’s breakup with Cleveland is personal

CLEVELAND - The elimination ceremony boiled down to a single sentence, uttered by the most coveted bachelor of them all.

July 09, 2010 | By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press Writer | Sports


Armstrong looking up as mountains loom in Tour

GUEUGNON, France - Lance Armstrong has his mind on the mountains.

July 09, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Turning up the Heat: LeBron James going to Miami

See ya, Cleveland.

July 08, 2010 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goydos shoots 59 in John Deere's opening round

SILVIS, Ill. - Paul Goydos has become just the fourth golfer in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59.

July 08, 2010 | Associated Press | Sports


Lang leads at Women's Open

OAKMONT, Pa- Temperatures were in the 90s. Michelle Wie was in the 80s. On a demanding day when tough old Oakmont Country Club illustrated again that playing par golf can be an achievement, only Brittany Lang was in the 60s.

July 08, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


ACC, ESPN reach 12-year TV rights deal

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have agreed to a 12-year deal that would give the network exclusive rights to conference football and men's basketball games.

July 08, 2010 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mark Cavendish wins 5th stage at Tour de France

MONTARGIS, France - Cycling's "bad boy" just made good.

July 08, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


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My Take: An outsider's view of Nate

I have cheered for Georgia Southern since first setting foot on campus in the fall of 2003 and my Eagle fandom has only grown - neutral ...

August 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Fowler leads by a stroke at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Rickie Fowler is playing so well that he can't stop looking behind instead of considering the opportunity that lies ahead at ...

August 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Serena eyes major title No. 23

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.

August 27, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United ...

August 27, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects ...

August 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."

August 25, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS - Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of ...

August 23, 2016 | By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Sports


Prosecutor doubts Sandusky accuser's claim

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor testified Tuesday he does not believe a man who reached a settlement with Penn State over a molestation ...

August 23, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO AP Sports Writer | Sports


High school football is dumb, so let's make it smart

It's about time we got smarter about high school football.

August 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Playoff predictions: It's that time

Before we start this, you should know something - if you already do not. I suspect you might.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


PK Graham returns to Falcons to contend for job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The simple fix for golf that isn't so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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