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Many seeking a major success

SANDWICH, England - Dustin Johnson probably doesn't think he'll have to wait 15 years to win a major.

July 19, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Contador attacks, gains on leader

GAP, France - Defending champion Alberto Contador caught his Tour de France rivals by surprise with a brash climbing attack Tuesday, gaining time on leader Thomas Voeckler during a rainy 16th stage won by Thor Hushovd.

July 19, 2011 | By JAMEY KEATON Associated Press | Sports


Sources: Lockout end looming

The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players' association summoned its leadership for a potential vote - the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.

July 18, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER and HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writers | Sports


Local Roundup: Michael Curry to host Curry Cup bowling benefit

Michael Curry, Georgia Southern Basketball Hall of Famer and current associate head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, will host a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Loss may have been a good thing

Let's begin by not overstating the case.

July 18, 2011 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


U.S. women fall in final

FRANKFURT, Germany - Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.

July 17, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR Associated Press | Sports


2011 World Cup: US faces Japan for all the marbles

FRANKFURT, Germany - The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along.

July 16, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Clarke leads British Open with one round left

SANDWICH, England - A day that began with howling rain and wind ended in bright sunshine, a turn of meteorological fortune that helped sort out a bunched-up field at the British Open.

July 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


NCAA inducts 2011 Hall of Fame class

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Desmond Howard shook his head and smiled. It's been 20 years since he won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan as an electrifying pass catcher and kick returner.

July 16, 2011 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy in the mix at Open

SANDWICH, England - On a sunny day when the old-timers shined, the kid made sure he was right in the thick of things at the British Open.

July 15, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Former Eagle Adams shoots 62 at Viking Classic

MADISON, Miss. - Blake Adams had the day's best round, but the focus was on the weather. For nearly four hours, Troy Matteson tried to figure out ways to kill time in the clubhouse as thunderstorms rolled across Annandale Golf Club.

July 15, 2011 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hushovd takes stage, Voeckler keeps lead

LOURDES, France (AP) - Norway's Thor Hushovd won the 13th stage of the Tour de France and France's Thomas Voeckler kept the yellow jersey Friday on a ride through the Pyrenees that ended in the home of one of the most famous Catholic shrines.

July 15, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Records: Tressel's past no different

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was told by the school that he did a poor job of self-reporting NCAA violations years before he failed to tell his bosses that players were selling championship rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia, a cover-up that cost him his job.

July 15, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


NFL and players say that they're making progress

Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the league's four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend.

July 15, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA investigation wrecks Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - The NCAA put Georgia Tech on four years of probation, fined the school $100,000 and stripped its ACC title game win from the 2009 football season on Thursday for violations that also included problems in the men's basketball program.

July 14, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Zach Johnson shares lead with Moore at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Zach Johnson was going nowhere in the Valero Texas Open when it all changed with one putt.

April 20, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mavs no match for Southern

There are countless ways to win a baseball game, even if the stats don't seem to be in your favor.

April 20, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Download Assets Copy Story Share With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?"

April 18, 2018 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Sergio feeling right at home at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident.

April 18, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


American woman wins Boston Marathon for first time since 1985

BOSTON - After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place ...

April 16, 2018 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Morocco World Cup bid masks homosexuality ban

A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer ...

April 16, 2018 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Keith Jackson remembered at Rose Bowl memorial

PASADENA, Calif. - Keith Jackson was remembered as "the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting" and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from the broadcast booth ...

April 16, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local youngster inside the ropes at RBC Heritage

12 year old Evan Avret of Statesboro has always dreamt of one day playing on the PGA Tour. This week he finally got his chance ...

April 16, 2018 | Josh Aubrey jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS Baseball punches ticket to postseason

Despite a season with more downs than ups, the Statesboro Blue Devils had a chance to sew up a spot in the state playoffs with ...

April 11, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS boys tennis takes region title

Wednesday brought about the Region 2-AAAAA tennis championships at Mill Creek Regional Park. And on the boys' side, the first place trophy never left town.

April 11, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GS Golf set to host 'The Crawford'

The Crawford, a Pro-Am Golf Tournament hosted by the men's and women's golf teams at Georgia Southern University, will be held Monday, April ...

April 11, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


No. 1 Johnson looks to follow strong Masters at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Dustin Johnson is not satisfied with his Masters' history, no matter how many top-10 finishes he posts at Augusta National.

April 11, 2018 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pruitt trying to turn around Tennessee's defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's track record suggests the Volunteers eventually should have a dramatic improvement from their defense.

April 11, 2018 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles can't keep up with Kennesaw State

A nightmarish inning that featured 12 batters, five walks, four hits and five different pitchers put Georgia Southern in an early hole from which it ...

April 10, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife

MIAMI - By rule, any substitute checking into an NBA game must first report his intentions to the scorer's table. Denver's Jamal Murray was ...

April 10, 2018 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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