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NFL players, owners break talks for week

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL commissioner and the boss of the league's locked-out players stood together this week and addressed the league's rookies, a picture of cooperation that raised hopes pro football would soon be back in business.

July 01, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Choi ties course record, takes the lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - If seeing the putts drop for birdie were not enough, K.J. Choi noticed his gallery growing and getting more excited for him Friday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

July 01, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sharapova counts on experience in final

WIMBLEDON, England - Seven years after winning Wimbledon as a 17-year-old, Maria Sharapova is back in the final, this time as a three-time Grand Slam winner and heavy favorite.

July 01, 2011 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic, Nadal reach final

WIMBLEDON, England - Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.

July 01, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NBA joins the party

NEW YORK - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

June 30, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFLPA, owners keep on talking

MINNEAPOLIS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith met again Thursday, expanding talks on a pro football labor deal for the first time this week to include owners and players.

June 30, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Maria makes 1st Wimbledon final since '04

WIMBLEDON, England - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?

June 30, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Pat Perez feeling it at AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Pat Perez didn't make it to the U.S. Open this year. He felt as though he played in one Thursday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

June 30, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sarratt racks up national honors

A former Statesboro High School star is bringing some hardware back to town during his summer break as Georgia Perimeter College's Scott Sarratt had a season for the ages behind home plate.

June 29, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Federer ousted in quarterfinal

WIMBLEDON, England - For two superb sets Wednesday, everything looked so routine for Roger Federer, precisely the way it did for so many years at Wimbledon - and nearly everywhere else, too.

June 29, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


U.S. tops North Korea

DRESDEN, Germany - Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the North Korean goalkeeper.

June 28, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Goodell, Smith meet in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith opened four days of labor talks in Minnesota on Tuesday, getting together without players or owners in the room.

June 28, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Sharapova makes return to semis

WIMBLEDON, England - Maria Sharapova's coach called it "a statement."

June 28, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Woods out until fully recovered

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Tiger Woods is no longer using crutches, a walking boot or a razor. He hasn't hit a full golf shot in 47 days and has no idea when he will practice, much less play in another tournament.

June 28, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dodgers bankrupt

LOS ANGELES - One of baseball's proudest franchises is in tatters, its future to be decided more in the courtroom than on the field.

June 27, 2011 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press | Sports


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Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

CHICAGO - Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily ...

September 22, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Sports


Struggling Eagles face Indiana

Indiana University historically has been one of the worst football programs in the Big Ten.

September 22, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Thomas tied at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship.

September 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statement win

Following their 8-0 loss to Ware County Tuesday, Statesboro's softball team needed a bounceback win to keep their hopes of claiming the No.1 ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road favorites all over the board in Week 3

Texans coach Bill O'Brien says "you can't hide in the NFL."

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its new star

SONOMA, Calif. - It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

NEW YORK - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Deja blew

SPRINGFIELD – For the first two and a half quarters, the Statesboro Blue Devils looked as dominant as a football team could look.

September 16, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN | Sports


SEB Diamond Day tournament sees Metter dominate

In a day normally reserved for football, softball dominated the Brooklet Recreation fields for a good cause Saturday morning.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Done, Dale: Junior's final season ends without championship

JOLIET, Ill. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a stamp of approval from fans wanting to write letters to the retiring star, wishing him luck.

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Leishman maintains the lead at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - As much as Marc Leishman has been through, especially off the golf course, it takes a lot to get to get under ...

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


War Eagles soar back

It wasn't turnovers or big plays, but special teams that undid Portal in the worst way possible against rival Jenkins County.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Week 3 Preview: Jackson vs. Clemson; Scouts flock to Laramie

Lamar Jackson basically had the Heisman Trophy wrapped up last season by Oct. 2, playing so well in Louisville's biggest games early in the ...

September 15, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Trump demands ESPN apologize for anchor's tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist ...

September 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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