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Michael Vick reinstated by NFL

NEW YORK - Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for.

July 27, 2009 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Green wins Canadian Open in playoff

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Nathan Green won the Canadian Open on Monday for his first PGA Tour victory, beating Retief Goosen with a par on the second hole of a playoff in the rain-delayed tournament.

July 27, 2009 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Contador's reign on Tour expected to last

PARIS - Four years after his seventh Tour de France win, Lance Armstrong capped his return with an impressive third-place finish. Alberto Contador's second title, at age 26, was eye-catching in its own way - he's got two more than Armstrong had at the same age.

July 27, 2009 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gallardo outduels Hanson as Brewers blank Braves

MILWAUKEE - Yovani Gallardo scattered four hits in 7 1-3 scoreless innings and drove in the only run Milwaukee needed off previously unbeaten Tommy Hanson to lead the Brewers to a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

July 25, 2009 | By COLIN FLY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ryan, Falcons prepare for training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Bob Berry was the quarterback when the 1971 Atlanta Falcons finished 7-6-1 for the first winning season in franchise history.

July 25, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA's Cox has big shoes to fill

HOOVER, Ala. - Joe Cox might not become the next Matthew Stafford, a top draft pick now enjoying NFL riches.

July 25, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Thunder heads to Vegas for National Championship

BROOKLET - Every Tuesday and Thursday this summer, the East Georgia Thunder fast-pitch softball team could be found fielding ground balls and taking batting practice on the relatively quiet fields of Stilson Park.

Next week, the scene will be drastically different as the girls travel more than 2,000 miles away to take part in the USA/ASA National Championship in Las Vegas.

July 24, 2009 | By JEFF HARRISON Herald Intern | Sports




Meet the Eagles: Senior OL Trey Dunmon - Presented by The University Store

Watch this video on your mobile phone!

July 21, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Saying bye to the Boro

Statesboro, the time has come to say goodbye. But instead, I'm not going to.

July 20, 2009 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Santana slows Braves, Mets win 5-1

ATLANTA (AP) - Second-half success is nothing new for Johan Santana.

July 18, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Could it be? Watson holds strong at British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) - Tom Watson has a plan to win the British Open. It no longer reads like a fairy tale.

July 18, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Vick sentence ends, judgement begins

Michael Vick's federal dogfighting sentence is scheduled to end Monday and that is also when he will go back on trial - facing a whole new series of judgments.

July 18, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves retire Maddux's number as he enters Hall of Fame

ATLANTA - On the day the Atlanta Braves retired Greg Maddux's(notes) number, his former manager Bobby Cox led the praises.

July 17, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta blasts Mets, 11-0

ATLANTA (AP) - Brian McCann drove in four runs in the first three innings, Jair Jurrjens combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 11-0 on Friday night.

July 17, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Kraft: Hernandez professed innocence

FALL RIVER, Mass. - New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing.

March 31, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


10-man USMNT draws with Swiss

ZURICH - The United States held on for 1-1 draw with Switzerland in an international friendly on Tuesday after veteran forward Jozy Altidore was sent off.

March 31, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to declare for draft

ATLANTA - R.J. Hunter ensured his legacy at Georgia State by hitting one of the most memorable shots in the NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Montoya finding IndyCar success second time around

There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made.

March 30, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sharper guilty rape, drugging counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.

March 23, 2015 | JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press | Sports


Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

OMAHA, Neb. - Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

March 20, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 20, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

March 19, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

March 19, 2015 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse's Boeheim to retire in three years

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach - revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.

March 18, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Butler back in

DeleteINDIANAPOLIS- Butler is heading back to the NCAA Tournament with a new resume and an old mantra.

March 17, 2015 | MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


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