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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


First round had something for everyone

AUGUSTA - How can that be topped?

April 08, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


Right back to business

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods played like the last five months never happened.

April 08, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Local roundup: Wohlleb Granted Release from Georgia Southern

Sophomore forward/guard Colby Wohlleb has elected to transfer from the Georgia Southern men's basketball team and has been granted his release from the University.

April 07, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Woods gets a major scolding from Masters chairman

AUGUSTA, Ga. - On the day Tiger Woods arrived at the Masters, he changed out of his spikes after playing nine holes, walked across the parking lot and went upstairs to the office of Augusta National chairman Billy Payne.

April 07, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Masters in 3D creates new ways to watch

AUGUSTA – I saw the future Wednesday.

April 07, 2010 | BY VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jones powers Braves past Cubs with 2-run homer

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves held off the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Wednesday night.

April 07, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trailing Tiger: Kuchar to play supporting role Thursday

AUGUSTA – Imagine that you're Matt Kuchar. In '98 as a Georgia Tech student, you were named the nation's top collegiate golfer, and you finished as low amateur at both the Masters and the U.S. Open. You were a golfing prodigy and a future contender to the game's throne, a throne topped by the '97 Masters champ, some guy named - ahem - Tiger.

April 06, 2010 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


And so it begins... Heyward powers Braves to rout

ATLANTA - His face and head covered in shaving cream and his first home run ball stashed safely away, Jason Heyward stood in front of his locker and beamed.

April 05, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger trying to change his stripes

AUGUSTA - Framed in history on the same wall as Arnie, Jack, Couples and Phil, there stood Tiger Woods, Augusta's newest legend slipping into his green jacket with the help of Nick Faldo after blasting the competition at the '97 Masters. Wearing his blazingly red Sunday duds, 'that' Tiger sported a thin face, a full head of hair, and an innocent toothy grin that was taking grasp of the golfing world.

April 05, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger talks to media, focused on winning

AUGUSTA - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.

April 05, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Woods’ pressures make for epic Masters

If Tiger Woods slips on his effectively grass-stained jacket for a fifth time next Sunday, what happens next? Do we cheer wildly in utter jubilation, waving patriotic flags as Argentineans did when Angel Cabrera captured the 2009 Masters title? Or do we politely applaud with hesitation, keeping the game's now publicly-flawed greatest player at the emotional distance he's always preferred from us?

April 03, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Duke beats W. Virginia 78-57

INDIANAPOLIS - The Duke Blue Devils moved within 40 minutes of their first national title in nine years Saturday night, getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia for a 78-57 victory.

April 03, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Butler does it -- again -- and will play for title

INDIANAPOLIS - After 25 years, "Hoosiers" is getting a rewrite.

April 03, 2010 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


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Tormenta keeps the streak going with 5th straight win

Trekking far away from the friendly confines of Eagle Field, South Georgia Tormenta FC remained one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Rain gone at Wimbledon, but so are Muguruza, 17 other seeds

LONDON - After two days filled with rain, the sun actually made an appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday, allowing for plenty of play all around the ...

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


Earnhardt hopes new Chevrolet gets him a Daytona victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Amelia is in the graveyard located in the woods of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s property in North Carolina, where he collects ruined ...

June 30, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Champion Chanticleers: Coastal Carolina wins CWS vs. Arizona

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore often said he just wanted his team to reach the College World Series.

June 30, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer

LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?

June 29, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

June 29, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence

AKRON, Ohio - The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

June 29, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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


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