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Wild ninth ends ATL's streak

MIAMI - It's a good thing Josh Willingham was at the plate instead of calling the shots in the dugout for the Marlins on Sunday.

July 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cook wins third weapons championship

Georgia Southern student and local taekwondo instructor Travis Cook has never been one to draw attention to himself. But that doesn't mean he doesn't enjoy victory.

July 16, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


BA golfer gets ready for national tournament

Bulloch Academy golfer Mark Rocker still has one more season left before he graduates, but that hasn't stopped him from making a name for himself outside of high school in the golfing world.

July 15, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Atlanta pounds Marlins 12-3 for fourth straight

MIAMI - Chuck James likes a little dirt on his uniform, especially if he gets dirty sliding into home plate.

July 14, 2007 | Associated Press | Sports


Former Blue Devil David Cone looks forward to year two at Michigan

Talk about your change of scenery.

July 14, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Trade talks fail, Hawks stick with youth in Horford, Law

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks were involved in plenty of trade talks leading up to the NBA draft. In the end, they decided to go with two more youngsters.

July 13, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Learning FUNdamentals at Bulloch Academy

July 13, 2007 | | Sports


Braves turn up the heat in 13-0 win over Nationals

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones drove in four runs to back a strong start from John Smoltz, helping the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 13-0 on Wednesday night and sweep a three-game series from the Nationals.

July 12, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Salty peppers two in Braves' win

ATLANTA - Rookie Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice and slumping Andruw Jones went deep for the first time in 21⁄2 weeks, backing up seven strong innings from Buddy Carlyle that sent the Atlanta Braves past the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night.

July 11, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks take last look at Horford, Conley

ATLANTA - The last time Al Horford and Mike Conley Jr. were in competition against each other, it was for college basketball's national championship.

July 11, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Venus avoids upset in first round

WIMBLEDON, England - Three-time champion Venus Williams came back from a break down in the last two sets to avoid a major first-round surprise Tuesday against a Russian teenager playing her first match at Wimbledon.

July 11, 2007 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon, Johnson docked 100 points

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were docked 100 points each Tuesday, and their crew chiefs were both fined $100,000 and suspended for six races for violations at Infineon Raceway.

July 11, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Shut out again

ATLANTA - Andrew Miller and the Detroit Tigers certainly enjoyed interleague play.

Miller combined with Chad Durbin for a six-hit shutout, and the Tigers beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 5-0 Sunday night for their seventh straight win _ all on the road against National League teams.

July 10, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer opens Wimbledon with straight set win

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - In his five-piece, tailor-made Gatsby getup, Roger Federer looked like a tennis player from a bygone era, one seen only in black-and-white photos.

July 10, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Oregon State grabs second straight CWS title

OMAHA, Neb. - The first title was hard for Oregon State. The repeat seemed easy.

Oregon State ended one of the most dominant runs in the 61-year history of the College World Series with a 9-3 victory over North Carolina on Sunday night. The Beavers became the first team in a decade to capture consecutive national titles.

July 10, 2007 | By ERIC OLSON 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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