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Wide open Open

Four players have taken their turns at No. 1, the highest number between U.S. Opens in the 25-year history of the world ranking. Four players won their first major in the last 12 months. Four others captured their first World Golf Championship.

June 11, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pressure's on in Miami

MIAMI - LeBron James came to Miami last summer for the chance to be a champion.

June 10, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Karlsson grabs a 3-stroke lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Robert Karlsson keeps playing better and better at TPC Southwind. The Swede could be on track for his first PGA Tour title if he keeps it up.

June 10, 2011 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belmont may be true 'Test of the Champion'

NEW YORK - Even without a Triple Crown on the line, the 143rd Belmont Stakes may indeed be the "Test of the Champion."

June 10, 2011 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rangers, Astros reach out with draft selections

NEW YORK - Johnathan Taylor and Buddy Lamothe may never play baseball again after accidents left them partially paralyzed.

June 09, 2011 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mathis jumps into lead at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - David Mathis is leading a PGA Tour event for the first time, and pressure is not one of his concerns.

June 09, 2011 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pryor's next step

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The next step may be the most important one for former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

June 09, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


LeBron, Heat try to shake off loss

DALLAS - The NBA finals between Miami and Dallas are a best-of-three series now, and LeBron James is coming off the worst scoring night of his professional playoff career.

June 08, 2011 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Looks like Tiger Woods may settle for second best

The list was on his bedroom wall growing up, a daily reminder to Tiger Woods about his goals in life. Simple, yet audacious, the plan was to break the records set by Jack Nicklaus and become the greatest golfer ever.

June 08, 2011 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Motion well grounded

NEW YORK - The priorities for Graham Motion haven't changed - family first, everything else follows. And that includes Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom.

June 08, 2011 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westwood back to defend title, prep for U.S. Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lee Westwood enjoys defending titles. So with the St. Jude Classic scheduled just before the U.S. Open, returning to the TPC Southwind course was a pretty easy decision.

June 08, 2011 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves hook Marlins

MIAMI - Tommy Hanson pitched six innings and the Atlanta Braves won with only two hits Tuesday night when they sent the Florida Marlins to their sixth consecutive loss, 1-0.

June 07, 2011 | By STEPHEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Top water fishing for largemouth in summer

Even though the calendar doesn't say so, summer is here. Water temperatures are in the eighties and because of that fact a lot of fishermen give up on catching bass in shallow water. The truth is you can still find fish that will aggressively take top water lures if you pick the right times and places.

June 07, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Tiger bows out of U.S. Open

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tiger Woods pulled out of the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of lingering issues with his left leg, leaving him uncertain how soon he can resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' record for major titles.

June 07, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Super regionals set

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Robert Beary imagined an even better NCAA regional tournament than the one he put together at home.

June 06, 2011 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


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NFL set for draft of the (flawed) quarterback

DENVER - We've been hearing it for months: The 2018 NFL draft is all about the quarterback.

April 23, 2018 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Cespedes has go-ahead single as Mets top Braves in 12th

ATLANTA - Yoenis Cespedes, who struck out in his previous four at-bats, hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning to lift the ...

April 20, 2018 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chris Borland quit NFL, now helps those in retirement

Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns ...

April 20, 2018 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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


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