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Local Roundup: Former Eagle Dowling makes baseball history

CHICAGO, Ill. - Former Georgia Southern University standout Greg Dowling made history at a historic ball park. Dowling and the Class A Kane County Cougars took on Midwest League rival Peoria Chiefs on July 29 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A league record crowd of 32,103 packed into the Chicago Cubs' home field for the first minor league baseball game played there.

August 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Devils thinking Dome in 2008

There's no qualms about it - the Statesboro football season didn't end the way anyone had planned last year.

August 19, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Gators open season with plenty of holes to fill

Bulloch Academy has certainly heard all the questions.

August 19, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Weekly whatup, 8/04

Well lather me up and call me slick willy - it's hot out there! It's times like these the good Lord decided my athletic abilities could only go so far and banished me to hide behind my pen.

August 18, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Panthers back to work in Portal

The heat of the summer is peaking, students are stocking up on school supplies, teachers are preparing their curriculums, and in Portal, all that can only mean one thing.

August 16, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Collins makes U.S. Amateur

Carter Collins, assistant golf coach at Georgia Southern, qualified for the U.S. Amateur championships this past weekend at the Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville, Tenn., during the USGA South Sectional qualifier.

August 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Weekly Whatup 7/28

Believe it or not folks – it's football season.

August 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Sprint South track meet a success

BROOKLET - The 2008 Sprint South Invitational was deemed a success by coordinator Samose Mays Saturday, as a strong number of athletes competed in track and field events on the campus of Southeast Bulloch High School.

Mays, coach of the Sprint South AAU track team, was more than pleased with the event. Competitors ages seven to 18 showed their stuff for over two hours in running and field events.

August 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Two Devils commit to each other's rival

Statesboro baseball players Crawford Simmons and Zack Taylor are on the same team - for now.

August 05, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 7/21

Last week during my once-every-seven-day semantics I failed to touch on the British Open, nor did I venture to pick a winner. Frankly, without Tiger Woods, the world of golf has become obsolete to the casual fan like myself.

August 04, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Bring your game: Local teams battle at the B&G Club Summer Basketball Jam

Summertime is usually a down time in the sporting world, but that changed Saturday when the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County gave everybody something to cheer for.

August 03, 2008 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Portal's Farris signs with Iowa Central

PORTAL - Portal's Mario Farris signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the NJCAA's Iowa Central Tritons Friday at Portal High School.

August 02, 2008 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Boys and Girls Club to host AAU tournament

In Statesboro, the Boys and Girls Club is known as a summer haven for young kids. Whether its running the snack counter in the teen center, spinning out some jams on 88.1 FM The Club or playing a little kick ball in the gym, local youths always have a place to get out of the heat and get involved.

This Saturday, the Boys and Girls Club will have a chance to show itself off when it welcomes 10 teams from around the South for the 1st annual Summer Basketball Jam.

August 01, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Sprint South to hold free track meet

Sprint South, a local AAU track and field club, spends the year traveling to various meets around the county. Now, it's gearing up for something special in its own backyard.

July 29, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Weekly Whatup 7/14

Well, it's getting to that point in the summer where the days are becoming insufferable with heat and the sports world in just as lazy with its sports stories as you may be on a Sunday afternoon. Case in point: Brett Favre.

July 28, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

May 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Na leads at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas - The last time Kevin Na took the lead into the final round of a tournament, he faltered badly.

May 23, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


More bad news for Hawks: Korver out for rest of playoffs

ATLANTA - Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

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


Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

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


American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

May 20, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goodell wants to hear from Brady during QB's appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.

May 20, 2015 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cavs meet Hawks in conference finals

By PAUL NEWBERRY

May 19, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cabrera spurs Rays to win

ATLANTA - — Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: A full-blown, three-ring circus

I've got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.

May 18, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Fans in a frenzy

ATLANTA - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.

May 18, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


IndyCar's accidents have made a mess of Indy 500

IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the most esteemed race in motorsports.

May 18, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Hope, skepticism surround stem cell therapy

May 18, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


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