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Djokovic extends perfect start

PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his perfect start to the season at the French Open on Saturday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his 40th straight victory this year.

May 28, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi leads Barcelona to Champions League crown

WEMBLEY, England - Over 25 years Alex Ferguson has turned Manchester United into English football's most successful side, but an all-powerful Barcelona side is thwarting his quest for European domination.

May 28, 2011 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indy 500 celebrates 100th anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS - When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he'll be tugging along a century's worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.

May 28, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wozniacki upset in 3rd round

PARIS - If Caroline Wozniacki truly was torn up inside about her latest loss at a Grand Slam tournament, she certainly hid it well.

May 28, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garcia, Palmer share lead at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - While Ryan Palmer is doing everything his caddie tells him, Sergio Garcia is playing just fine without a practice round at the Byron Nelson Championship.

May 27, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clijsters stunned in second round

PARIS - There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.

May 26, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goodell questioned

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the lockout to some unhappy Tennessee Titans fans and said that the league does not have a "drop dead date" to end the impasse.

May 26, 2011 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech hammered in opening game

DURHAM, N.C. - Chris Epps homered and drove in three runs to help Clemson beat Georgia Tech 9-0 in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Wednesday.

May 25, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL sees cracks in fan loyalty

INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL is seeing the early signs of cracks in fan loyalty.

May 25, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plastic worms — Hall of Fame bait for bass

If I could have only one type of lure in my tackle box for largemouth bass fishing there's no doubt in my mind what it would be. I'll take plastic worms every time. They are the most versatile in terms of the depths you can fish them in, the speed at which they can be retrieved, the type of cover in which they can be fished, and the array of colors and sizes in which they come. Add those things up and throw in the fact that they can be effective nearly every day of the year and ...

May 24, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Djokovic wins again

PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his perfect season into the French Open, beating Thiemo de Bakker 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 Monday in the first round.

May 23, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tough day for three American teens

PARIS - Summing up a 6-2, 6-0 loss to defending champion Francesca Schiavone at the French Open, Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Ga., said Monday: "Basically, I pretty much got a clay-court lesson."

May 23, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


UCI denies covering up doping test

GENEVA - The International Cycling Union "categorically rejects" Tyler Hamilton's allegations that it helped cover up a positive drug test by Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

May 23, 2011 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Crash won't stop Indy's de Silvestro

BOSTON - Simona de Silvestro's hands are wrapped in thick gauze and tape from her wrists to fingertips, protecting the raw tissue beneath from exposure as it heals from the burns caused by a horrific crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500.

May 23, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: Bad Donkey sweeps tourney; Boro men take title

May 23, 2011 | Special to the Herald | 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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