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Serena, Venus seek redemption at Wimbledon

The injuries and intrigue, passion for fashion, disdain for the tennis grind and insistence on go-for-broke strokes - all in the context of a friendly sibling rivalry - make even Mom reluctant to predict what the Williams sisters might do next.

July 06, 2008 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 6/16

Bless me father for I have sinned. I have led my flock astray with false prophecies.

June 30, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


New look for the U.S. Open

SAN DIEGO - The ''June Gloom'' so typical of summer in San Diego gave way to sunshine on the eve of the U.S. Open, filling the blue sky with fighter jets from Miramar that until Wednesday could only be heard in the fog.

June 26, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lakers, Celtics look to play better in Game 4

LOS ANGELES - Maybe the NBA finals should book an appointment with one of Southern California's finest plastic surgeons.

June 26, 2008 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 6/09

I really was pulling for Big Brown to clinch the Triple Crown on Saturday. There was no clear reason to bet against the favorite, seeing as how Brown had left every other horse in his collective dust up until post time at the Belmont

June 23, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Rays make Beckham No. 1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays selected Tim Beckham with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Thursday, choosing the talented high school shortstop from Griffin, Ga., over Florida State catcher Buster Posey.

June 20, 2008 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shehan, Hill have good chance to go in MLB Draft

Georgia Southern's Chris Shehan and Statesboro High's Tony Hill have a more than favorable shot at being drafted in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, which begins today.

Shehan plans to spend today on a golf course near his home in Pennsylvania with his older brother and father, who can hopefully distract him from the baseball world.

June 19, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO and CHAD BISHOP Herald Sports Writers | Sports


GSU Durden recognized

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference recognized 11 recipients as the league's 2008 Distinguished Service Award. Georgia Southern nominated Tim Durden for his efforts and contributions to the institution.

June 19, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


2008 Bulloch Area Schedule

August 28

June 17, 2008 | | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 6/2

When the Georgia Southern baseball team failed to make the postseason for the sixth straight time last weekend, it marked a near postseason-less campaign for Eagle athletics.

June 16, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Simmons, Taylor selected to elite Team Georgia

Statesboro's Crawford Simmons and Zack Taylor have been chosen - and the call came from Oklahoma.

June 12, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 5/26

Memorial Day. A great day to sit back, relax, and honor my vomit-inducing record, which week after week slips further and further into mediocrity. Have another cold one for me, will yah?

June 09, 2008 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Local Roundup: Titans send Screven home empty handed

The Screven County Gamecocks were knocked out of the GHSA Class AA playoffs in Game Two Wednesday by North Oconee in an 18-7 decision advancing the Titans to the Final Four.

June 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Unlikely pair to start side by side at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - The personalities of Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon are worlds apart.

June 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Screven drops Game One, rain forces delay

BOGART, Ga. - North Oconee won Game One of Tuesday's scheduled doubleheader in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Tuesday, 6-3. The nightcap, however, was postponed due to rain. The two teams will resume the series today with the winner advancing to the Fial Four.

June 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


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Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

ATLANTA - When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself.

April 25, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nets beat Hawks 91-83

NEW YORK - They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs.

April 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Compton, Day top board in Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.

April 25, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Swafford, Weekley atop soggy Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

April 24, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Emmert: Freshman eligibility problematic, worth debating

NEW YORK - NCAA President Mark Emmert is glad the Big Ten has sparked a discussion about freshman ineligibility, even though it is an idea fraught with potential pitfalls.

April 23, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks sold for $850 million

ATLANTA - Seven months after a racially charged email put the Atlanta Hawks on the market, there's an agreement to sell the NBA team for $850 million.

April 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hold off Nets

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

April 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.

April 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Warm weather puts spring chores on the agenda

Sadly this is a recurring theme. You know what I'm talking about. Spring arrives, unwanted and unsightly vegetation grows and it's time to break out the grass-cutting devices. I have previously detailed some of my travails in this realm and I supposed it's time for an update so here it is - the weeds on my road are knee-high and steadily growing at a prolific rate due to recent rains. This means that my trusty weed-eater and I are once again on the prowl. I must say that my relationship with this implement has been a particularly close ...

April 21, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Hawks hurting, but lead series

ATLANTA - Al Horford was able to return to the court after dislocating his right pinky finger in the first game of the playoffs.

April 20, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Desisa wins second Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.

April 20, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Merritt maintains edge through 3 rounds at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career. The third-round leader at the RBC Heritage expects another healthy dose Sunday.

April 18, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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