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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


Nothin' like it

AUGUSTA – It's like a frat party on Easter for adults. With the camaraderie and booze of a college soiree combined with the reverence of a religious holiday, The Masters is true to its billing as 'a place like no other'.

April 10, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hawks beat Wizards to end road losing streak

WASHINGTON - Jamal Crawford scored 23 of his 28 points in the second half and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 105-95 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

April 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Black wins UGA's G-Day, Richt still unsure about QB

ATHENS - Under normal circumstances, redshirt freshman Zach Mettenberger might have used his G-Day performance Saturday to springboard to starting the 2010 season opener for Georgia.

April 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Curry calls 1st Georgia State spring game a success

ATLANTA - Quarterback Kelton Hill passed for two touchdowns and Malcolm Smith ran for a TD Saturday in the first spring game of Georgia State's new football program.

April 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Planning a trip to the Masters? Rules to live by

Citizens of Statesboro, I apologize for the delay on this column. Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia's molasses slow play prevented me from writing it sooner. If you've won the Golden Ticket in the form of a Masters badge for Sunday's play, this could help. If you plan on trying to make the trek from Beautiful Eagle Creek to Rae's Creek in future years, just buy a frame and hang it on your wall (Do not actually put this article in that frame. That would be ridiculous. I was simply advocating supporting Statesboro's local frame dealers).

April 10, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Local Roundup - Statesboro trio wins 3-on-3 championship

INDIANAPOLIS - Duke wasn't the only team winning a national championship at the Final Four tournament last weekend.

April 09, 2010 | | Sports


Tiger won't back down

Augusta – "The British are coming! The British are coming!" Paul Revere famously warned the Americans before the battles of Lexington and Concord. Now, it's time to warn the Brits. Tiger Woods is coming.

April 09, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


Poulter, Westwood in Masters lead; Woods 2 back

AUGUSTA - Two of England's best are atop the leaderboard at a major for the first time. Phil Mickelson is back in the hunt, rejuvenated by Augusta National. Anthony Kim, the sassy young American, has his swagger back.

April 09, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rowand's single in 13th lifts Giants over Braves

SAN FRANCISCO - Aaron Rowand drove in the winning run with two outs in the 13th inning, salvaging the San Francisco Giants' home opener and unbeaten season with a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

April 09, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Allmendinger earns first career pole

AVONDALE, Ariz. - A.J. Allmendinger finally has his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole. Making it even sweeter, he beat his old team to get the top spot at Phoenix International Raceway.

April 09, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cubs blank Braves for first win

ATLANTA - Randy Wells pitched six scoreless innings, Carlos Marmol stranded two baserunners in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Thursday night.

April 08, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Parks and Rec teams participate in Lyons Tournament

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department Mite Boys with Machine All-Star Teams traveled to Lyons recently to participate in the 54th Annual Lyons ...

June 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.

June 28, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Spieth facing long odds of a better year than '15

AKRON, Ohio - Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.

June 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Shhh: Serena Williams, coach don't discuss '22' at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams' pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

June 28, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tiny Iceland's dream Euro 2016 rolls onto quarterfinals

NICE, France - Iceland has become the darling of the European Championship thanks to its underdog status and an uncompromising 4-4-2 formation that has made the ...

June 28, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Rio CEO: Security, not Zika, is biggest concern for Olympics

WASHINGTON - The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.

June 28, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days with Sonoma victory

SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

June 27, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that theOlympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten ...

June 27, 2016 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Sports


Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK - Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

June 27, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.

June 27, 2016 | By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon; Federer next

LONDON - Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in central ...

June 25, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tormenta wins fourth straight

June 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished ...

June 25, 2016 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked ...

June 25, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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