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Poulter wows the crowd, eagles few and far between

Without a doubt, the loudest roar of Thursday's opening round of the Masters rose from the 16th hole, where England's Ian Poulter wowed the crowd with a hole-in-one - the first on No. 16 since 2005.

April 25, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO apellegrino@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Last year’s ‘fluke’ starts off strong

AUGUSTA - For Zach Johnson, Thursday couldn't get here soon enough.

April 25, 2008 | apellegrino@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Again? Rose on top of day one

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Justin Rose has the first round of the Masters down pat.

April 25, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


FMB AOTW: Raymond guarantees region win

When your track team is as small as Portal's, individual performances are that much more important.

April 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


News and Notes from Augusta

AUGUSTA - Sporting notes compiled while enjoying the cell phone-less sanctuary that is Augusta National.

April 24, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Big third gives Devils big win

A six-run third inning was more than enough for Statesboro, beating visiting Liberty County 6-1 Tuesday at Mill Creek in a non-region contest.

April 23, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Everyone talkin' Tiger

AUGUSTA – Clad in all black, the world's best golfer sat in front of a standing-room-only clan of media Tuesday, two days before the start of golf's most famous tournament.

April 23, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Statesboro sweeps Plankenhorn

BROOKLET - Although both the Statesboro boys' and girls' teams dominated the 5th annual Plankenhorn Invitational put on Tuesday by the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets, the Blue Devils knew why they were really there.

April 23, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Former Eagle Price wins Nationwide tourney

LIVERMORE, Calif. - One year after finishing tied for second place in the same 2007 Nationwide Tour event, Georgia Southern alum Aron Price (2002-05) now stands as the 2008 Livermore Valley Wine Country Champion, marking his first career Nationwide title since turning pro in 2005.

April 23, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Monday Mouthoff 4/7

From 65, to two. The University of Kansas and the University of Memphis. Who woulda thunk it?

April 21, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local Roundup: Plankenhorn meet moved to Tuesday

The fifth annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational track meet was rained out Saturday and is rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Southeast Bulloch High School.

April 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


BA doubles team wins region

Bulloch Academy's doubles team of Kate Anna Akins and Mary Catherine Spigener were crowned GISA Region 2-AA champions during region tournament play Friday at Georgia Southern.

April 19, 2008 | | Sports


Wilson pitches Jackets past swainsboro

BROOKLET - Joe Wilson gave up only two runs in his 62⁄3 innings of work, and he made up for it by driving in two Southeast Bulloch runners in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Yellow Jackets (8-8, 4-4 Region 3-AA) knocked off visiting Swainsboro (10-6, 6-3) 4-2 Friday in a big region matchup.

April 19, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Defense dominates in Friday's scrimmage

Slowly but surely, Georgia Southern's defense is making the kind progress the Eagles have been searching for all along.

April 19, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


5th annual Plankenhorn to be run Saturday

Today in Brooklet, 14 track teams will arrive at Southeast Bulloch for what has become the biggest track and field event in this area.

April 19, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Why watch?

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:

December 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hawks out to prove they're the real deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.

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


Outdoor Life: Messes of the masses

After some reflection I've concluded that a goodly portion of my life has been consumed with picking up stuff.

December 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Harbaugh's future will overshadow final two weeks for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh welcomes a sit-down with 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future - his future - after a season that will end in two weeks without a playoff berth for the first time during his four-year tenure.

December 15, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manziel flops in first start

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police once again offended by NFL player

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles' Ferguson returns from suspension

Georgia Southern men's basketball star Eric Ferguson's suspension was lifted Monday, effective immediately, according to GSU athletic director Tom Kleinlein.

December 15, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


Falcons still in playoff mix despite another loss

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.

December 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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