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McCann, NL snap American League streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. - One key swing by Brian McCann pulled the National League out of the All-Star shadows.

July 14, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Fans mourn death of Yankees' owner

NEW YORK - George Steinbrenner, whose big wallet and win-at-all-cost attitude whipped the New York Yankees into a billion-dollar sports empire, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

July 13, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger making changes at British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - From the middle of the ninth fairway, just to the right of a pot bunker that he managed to avoid, Tiger Woods considered two options from 85 yards into a gentle breeze and executed both of them perfectly.

July 13, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


David Ortiz wins HR Derby

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Boston slugger David Ortiz has won his first Home Run Derby title, hitting 10 homers in the final round to beat Florida's Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium.

July 12, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McBride focuses on the kids

There is a wealth of young baseball talent in the Statesboro area, and now a former major leaguer is stepping up to help prepare tomorrow's stars for the next level.

July 12, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Why do we love drama in sports?

Now that's what I call capitalism.

July 12, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NL hopes to find a way

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Howard is sick of all the talk about the American League's dominance in the All-Star game.

July 12, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


March Madness gets new format

INDIANAPOLIS - March Madness is about to get a little bit bigger and perhaps it will be better, too.

July 12, 2010 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spain proves the gold standard for world soccer

JOHANNESBURG - Now, about creating that soccer dynasty.

July 12, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap

MORZINE, France - The Tour de France is shaping up as a three-way race among leader Cadel Evans of Australia, defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain and Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

July 12, 2010 | Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tattnall County to host pro hoops exhibition

Professional basketball will be coming to Tattnall County for the first time today as the Georgia Knights host the Tru Hope Trailblazers from Norfolk, Va. at the Reidsville Middle School gym at 4 p.m.

July 10, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Dutch, Spanish fight for the world

JOHANNESBURG - Spain and the Netherlands have all the talent necessary to provide one of the most thrilling World Cup finals in the tournament's 80-year history.

July 10, 2010 | By STUART CONDIE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker takes commanding lead

SILVIS, Ill. - Steve Stricker is making it look easy.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two and done at US Open for Wie

OAKMONT, Pa. - It wouldn't have been difficult envisioning Michelle Wie, Eun-Hee Ji and Se Ri Pak being grouped together near the top of the U.S. Women's Open leaderboard not that long ago.

July 10, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shakeout looming in Alps at Tour

LES ROUSSES, France - Lance Armstrong is predicting a shakeout among the top Tour de France contenders with the race heading to the Alps for its first serious climbing.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Schroder, Millsap pace Hawks' 102-93 win over Bulls

ATLANTA (AP) - Dennis Schroder scored 23 points, Paul Millsap added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks held back a late scare to beat the Chicago Bulls ...

January 20, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big wins for Justin Thomas

HONOLULU - Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

January 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro seperates themselves in region play

In baseball there's a period in late July, early August called the "dog days".

January 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them

Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic, Williams roll through first round of Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

January 13, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US' World Cup hopes

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team. After all ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cowboys' Elliott tops college playoff vets in NFL postseason

FRISCO, Texas - Ezekiel Elliott was in the original group of college players to go through something resembling the NFL playoffs when Ohio State won the ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Best new franchise' keeps on growing

A Tuesday afternoon press conference at The Clubhouse brought about the word that Ben Freakley would no longer be the head coach of Tormenta FC.

January 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Milgarese named new Tormenta coach

It's so rare in the realm of sports that a brand new franchise can just pop up in year one and find success on ...

January 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Wild Card weekend kicks off NFL playoffs

NEW YORK - The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going.

January 06, 2017 | By SIMMI BUTTAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Eagles fall at home

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team hung around South Alabama for well over three quarters, only to see things turn sour in the closing ...

January 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey

NEW YORK (AP) - Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived.

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: Good, bad of each current NFL coaching vacancy

When Gary Kubiak resigned for health reasons less than a year removed from coaching the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl championship, he left behind ...

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sun Belt play makes or breaks GS

In the world of college basketball, there are - as in most sports - a group of perennial national powers. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of ...

January 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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