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9th rocky for Colorado, Heyward a hero again

ATLANTA - Add two more firsts to Jason Heyward's heralded rookie season: a game-winning hit and a show of excitement.

April 18, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Furyk emerges from Harbour Town shootout

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.- Jim Furyk says he's done putting pressure on himself.

April 17, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Changes make NASCAR finishes less predictable

FORT WORTH, Texas - Double-file restarts and the chance for multiple attempts at green-white-checkered finishes are certainly changing the end of NASCAR races and late-race strategy.

April 17, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jimenez dominates Braves in no-hitter

ATLANTA - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory Saturday night.

April 17, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson scores 22 points, Hawks beat Bucks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are off to a good start in the playoffs, even though they barely showed up for the second half. The Milwaukee Bucks are short-handed but at least showed a little fight.

April 17, 2010 | AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks ready for opening round vs. Bucks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are feeling good and eager to show what they can really do in the playoffs.

April 16, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heyward, Prado lead braves past Padres

SAN DIEGO - After the way they were pounded here on Monday, the Atlanta Braves will gladly head home with a 3-3 record on a West Coast trip.

April 15, 2010 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


With LeBron a spectator, Hawks beat Cavs 99-83

ATLANTA - In what passed for nothing more than an exhibition game, rookie Jeff Teague set career highs with 24 points and 15 assists and the Atlanta Hawks cruised past the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers 99-83 in a regular-season finale Wednesday night that had plenty of star power - on the bench.

April 14, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hendrick signs Kayne for 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hendrick Motorsports isn't scheduled to have an open seat in its lineup until 2012.

April 14, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


GSU's Moye named SoCon pitcher of the week

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Andy Moye of Georgia Southern and Chris Patterson of Appalachian State have been selected as the league's Co-Pitchers of the Week for all games from April 5-11. This is the second honor for the junior right-handed pitcher in two weeks from the league's office.

Moye (Alpharetta, Ga.) pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in Georgia Southern's 4-0 shutout of Elon on Sunday afternoon. The junior right-hander improved to 4-3 on the season as he scattered three hits, all singles, and only allowed one base runner to reach third base. Moye struck out eight Elon hitters ...

April 13, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Walking Sunday with Phil & Tiger

AUGUSTA – A perfect storm of historic circumstances has all led to this epic finale. It's Sunday at the 2010 Masters, and this is my running (well, briskly walking) journal following the final two pairings – Tiger Woods (-8) and K.J. Choi (-8), trailed by the leaders, Lee Westwood (-12) and Phil Mickelson (-11).

April 12, 2010 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


My Take: The kid, the staff, and the search for redemption

It's been a while since a 20-year-old, seven-hole hitting right fielder got as much attention as Braves rookie Jason Heyward has gotten since spring training started up and on through his first-career at-bat which was good for three RBIs and an abrupt homer.

April 12, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Padres roll past Braves

SAN DIEGO - Will Venable's two-run homer highlighted a 10-run fourth inning and Kyle Blanks homered, doubled and drove in a career-high five runs as the San Diego Padres routed the Atlanta Braves 17-2 in their home opener on Monday.

April 12, 2010 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson wins Masters and gets long embrace

AUGUSTA - Even sweeter than Phil Mickelson slipping into another green jacket was seeing his wife waiting for him behind the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National with tears streaming down her face.

April 11, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


The roars start a day early at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Lee Westwood heard the ground-shaking roars for just about everyone but him on a Saturday that sounded an awful lot like Sunday at the Masters.

April 10, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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French Open washed out for 1st time in 16 years

PARIS - Not so much the French Open as the French closed.

May 30, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NFL's take on 3-card monte: Super Bowl stadium scam

The NFL has its own version of three-card monte.

May 28, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports


Everyone wants to win 100th Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track.

May 28, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf

Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.

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


Outdoor Life: Skin cancer not so bad - Take my word for it

Today I'm addressing all my friends and readers who fall into categories that include fishing geeks, camping fanatics, boating enthusiasts, yard workers, gardeners or ...

May 24, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Summer camp season kicks off

May 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


History in the making for Tormenta, Statesboro

During the first home game in Tormenta FC franchise history, just about everything went perfectly.

May 22, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US drops Puerto Rico swim training over Zika

ATLANTA - USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp out of Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.

May 20, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Crane leads, Spieth trails by a stroke at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - For Jordan Spieth, it only seems as if it has been a while since he topped a leaderboard. For Ben Crane, it actually ...

May 20, 2016 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta FC hosts Dynamo in first home contest

May 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Former Braves manager Gonzalez laughs off firing

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Fredi Gonzalez brought two bottles of wine and knocked on the hotel room door of Atlanta general manager John Coppolella for a late-night ...

May 18, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jason Day starting to draw comparisons with Tiger Woods

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Nothing is good enough for Jason Day.

May 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Day sets 36-hole record, then hangs on at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day saw The Players Championship at its easiest and toughest, all in the span of nine hours Saturday on what ...

May 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


First game ever

At 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson City, Tenn. Tormenta FC will kick off for the first time in club history.

May 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Day ties course record at Sawgrass with 63 for the lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - One birdie led to two more before Jason Day even hit his stride, and his round kept getting better until ...

May 12, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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