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Devils welcome ECI for scrimmage

Statesboro will entertain Emaneul County Institute tonight at Womack Field for a scrimmage between the schools' football teams. Admission is $5 and kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

August 31, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Giants (not Bonds) hammer James

ATLANTA - Even with Barry Bonds on the bench, the San Francisco Giants put on quite a power display.

August 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Chipper chops Giants

ATLANTA - Talk about timing. If Bobby Cox was going to break a dubious record, he couldn't have picked a better moment.

August 30, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jackets get the shutout against struggling Devils

The good news for Statesboro is that the Lady Devils are showing signs of improvement. The bad news? SHS has yet to find the win column.

August 30, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Tempers were high in 6-3 Braves win

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson won his eighth in a row despite giving up Barry Bonds' 759th homer and being called for a couple of balks, including one that got Braves manager Bobby Cox ejected for the second straight night, as Atlanta defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-3 Wednesday.

August 30, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles playing with new attitude

MILLEN - As his third year at Jenkins County High School kicks off, coach Chuck Conley has noticed something about his team that he hasn't seen much of the last two seasons - the juniors and seniors that were freshmen and sophomores when he arrived are stepping into a role that his Eagles have been lacking: team leaders.

August 29, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Portal drops two at Tattnall tournament

REIDSVILLE - The Portal Lady Panthers got their softball season underway against the Tattnell County Lady Warriors during a pre-season tournament hosted by TCHS in Reidsville that began Monday night and - while the Warriors got the win, 3-1 - the Lady Panthers got some much-needed batting practice.

August 28, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Errors costly for Lady Devils

The Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro opened their season on a tough note Monday night at Mill Creek, losing to Swainsboro 15-4. Statesboro committed seven errors in the loss, and the visiting Tigers took advantage with a six-run second and five-run seventh.

August 28, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Howard sends Braves back to third

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer to back another solid outing from Jamie Moyer, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

August 27, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


SHS begins '07 softball season

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devil softball team opens their 2007 campaign today at Mill Creek, welcoming Swainsboro for a 5 p.m. first pitch.

August 27, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Braves win, regain second place

PHILADELPHIA - Kelly Johnson and Jeff Francoeur homered, and Atlanta's bullpen pitched five effective innings to lead the Braves to a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

August 26, 2007 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phillies slide by Braves with 5-4 win

PHILADELPHIA - Even grizzled old Bobby Cox found this one strange.

August 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Harrington looks good but Falcons lose big in preseason opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Joey Harrington looked comfortable running the Atlanta Falcons' offense. He's not Michael Vick, but he showed he can scramble a little bit, too.

Thrust into the starting quarterback job while Vick is away from the team and facing federal dogfighting charges, Harrington led one scoring drive in his three series Friday night in a 31-16 loss to the New York Jets in the preseason opener for both teams.

August 26, 2007 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mets top Braves in close game two

NEW YORK - Bases loaded, nobody out, one-run game. Billy Wagner never lost his cool on a sweltering night at Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets hung on for a big victory against Atlanta.

Wagner escaped a major jam in the ninth inning and Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth to help New York edge the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Willie saves the day

NEW YORK - Bobby Cox heard the crack of the bat and figured Carlos Delgado had tied the game with a dramatic ninth-inning home run.

August 24, 2007 | By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

April 23, 2014 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

April 23, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

April 22, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.

April 22, 2014 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: The wonderful world of golf

We are currently in a period of the year I like to refer to as golf heaven. The Masters tourney is over, the weather is beautiful, the courses aren't overrun with strangers from the northern tier of the country and green fees have returned to normalcy. It's time to get out there and embarrass myself once more.

April 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON - "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.

April 21, 2014 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press | Sports


GSU alum, USGA director talks US Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.

April 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Marathon makes room for runners affected by bombs

BOSTON - "I need to run."

April 19, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks fire first shot in playoff series

INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

April 19, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donald fires 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.

April 19, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


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