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Edwards passes Johnson, Gordon for NASCAR win

FONTANA, Calif. - For Carl Edwards, it's a signal. At least one NASCAR Sprint Cup team is ready to take on Hendrick Motorsports.

March 11, 2008 | By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Blue Devils open season with 3-1 win over South Effingham

Scott Sarratt's two-out, 3-run double in the third was all the offense Statesboro needed, shutting down South Effingham 3-0 Monday in the season opener at Mill Creek for both teams.

March 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Diamond Devils start season today

Statesboro's first pitch of the 2008 baseball season is today when the Diamond Devils host South Effingham at 5:30 p.m. at Mill Creek.

March 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Monday Mouthoff

Saturday certainly was a rough day to be an Eagle. Women's basketball gets roughed up on the road. The baseball team gets hammered in a doubleheader. Then the men's roundball team loses to a school which yells, "Let's Go Peay!" Ouch.

March 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Bulloch Academy bounced by Pinecrest

COCHRAN, Ga. – It was a long night for Bulloch Academy forwards Darion Carter and Paul Son in the Gators' second-round game in the GISA Class AA boys' basketball tournament Saturday at Middle Georgia College.

March 09, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Woods holds off Stenson to reach final

MARANA, Ariz. - Tiger Woods holed another crucial putt on the 17th hole Saturday, this one sending him into the 36-hole final of the Accenture Match Play Championship for the fourth time in nine tries.

March 09, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro boys, girls win first round games

Blue Devils 72, Lee County 49

March 09, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Lady Devils hope to avoid letdown

The Lady Blue Devils were supposed to be region champions this season.

March 08, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Panthers send Seminole home

PORTAL - Every time the Portal Panthers (27-1) got a comfortable lead, Tavis Williams and his 27 points put Seminole County right back in it. But PHS was able to control Williams in the second half as they knocked off the Indians 75-66 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the GHSA Class A state playoffs.

March 08, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Screven, JCHS hit road for round one

The Screven County Lady Gamecocks grabbed the No. 3 seed of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs after knocking off Jefferson County in the Region 3-AA playoffs, and look to carry that momentum against No. 2 seed Mitchell County on the road tonight.

March 08, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Rain wreaks havoc across area

Georgia Southern's season-opening baseball game with Boston College was rained out on Friday night.

March 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Blue Devils look to continue improbable run

Eric Ferguson says he wasn't, 'in the zone'. He didn't feel 'unconscious'. He doesn't really think there was anything extraordinary about putting 47 points up in a region championship game to lead Statesboro to its first title since 2004.

March 08, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB blanks East Laurens

The Southeast Bulloch boys soccer team traveled to Dublin Thursday night to take on the East Laurens Falcons in winter monsoon conditions.

March 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Rugby tournament to be held this weekend

The Southern Ruggers of Statesboro will hold a six-team tournament starting Saturday at Mill Creek Park.

March 07, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Portal hosts Seminole County in round one

PORTAL - Seminole County may be a No. 4 seed heading into the GHSA Class A State Playoffs, but the Portal Panthers know better than to take them lightly.

March 07, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


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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


Hawks headed to Eastern finals

WASHINGTON - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.

May 16, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


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