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Looking up Down Under: Serena tops Henin for crown

MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams loves a good underdog story and understood that most of the crowd was behind Justine Henin.

January 30, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks beat Celtics 100-91 to sweep season series

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 16 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks beat Boston 100-91 on Friday night to complete their first season sweep of the Celtics in 11 years.

January 29, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Points, Imada tied for lead at Torrey

SAN DIEGO - D.A. Points saved his best golf for the tougher course Friday at Torrey Pines and wound up in a share of the lead with Ryuji Imada in the Farmers Insurance Open.

January 29, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer, relaxed and in command, set for Murray

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer decided the crowd didn't get quite enough value from his semifinal romp over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, so he worked on his comedy routine.

January 29, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Piercy leads after one round at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Scott Piercy had the best score Thursday at Torrey Pines because he made nine birdies. Robert Allenby might have had the best round because he made no bogeys.

January 28, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Inside the mind of Manning

INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning can play mind games all day.

January 28, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Are Hawks part of elite in East?

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are trying to show they belong with the elite teams in the Eastern Conference.

January 28, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Giff Smith headed for Buffalo

ATLANTA - Giff Smith insisted Wednesday his decision to leave Georgia Tech only one week before national signing day will not hurt the Yellow Jackets' recruiting class.

January 27, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Next five weeks crucial for NFL to avoid doomsday scenario

NEW YORK - Rich, powerful and more popular than ever, the NFL gets closer to a doomsday scenario every day.

January 26, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Nadal, Roddick out at Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray had been warned about the fireworks, the crackle and dazzling burst of color that lights the sky to mark Australia Day celebrations.

January 26, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger's break starts at San Diego

SAN DIEGO - The player who walked toward the first tee at sunrise on the North Course at Torrey Pines was not accompanied by a security detail. Maintenance workers did not gather on the pro shop balcony to watch him tee off.

January 26, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: For some, the pressure is just too much

Georgia Southern isn't the only program ever to be put on probation by the National Collegiate Athletics Association, that's for sure.

January 26, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Colts vs. Jets: rematch with a Super Bowl at stake

INDIANAPOLIS - Jim Caldwell traded the perfect season for what he hoped would be the perfect ending.

January 23, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings vs. Saints a tasty dish in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - What a spicy Cajun mix for the NFC championship game.

January 23, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Davydenko coming into his own at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - It's not difficult to pick the odd one out in this group of 28-year-old players: Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt, Nikolay Davydenko.

January 23, 2010 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX - NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of outddor activities

This public service message is brought to you today in part by your friendly local columnist and comes as a result of long and painful ...

March 28, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


The path of college basketball — from good to great

Throughout my life, I've had a back-and-forth relationship with college basketball.

March 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to ...

March 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Tech opens spring practice looking to find a new QB

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech ended last season with quite a flourish.

March 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Samuels claims title in international jiu-jitsu tournament

Bulloch Academy junior Kyra Samuels might not seem imposing at first sight as she just barely scrapes the five-foot mark.

March 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Johnson, Rahm into semifinals

AUSTIN, Texas - Dustin Johnson had reason to be rattled.

March 24, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Former Tormenta player signs with Charleston Battery

South Georgia Tormenta FC makes a point of consistently stating its mantra that 'Pros Start Here'.

March 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


My Take: WBC is what baseball should be

It is often said that baseball - and its fans - are the most reluctant to embrace any sort of change. As a former player and lifelong ...

March 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEB girls lighting up the links

There is no shortage of great golf to be found in the coastal Georgia area, especially in the spring.

March 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Frederica rocks BA

Region play hasn't been kind to Bulloch Academy this baseball season, and Thursday afternoon the Gators did themselves no favors trying to get off ...

March 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US rebound

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games. Nearly half the projected starters are sidelined.

March 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Memphis' not-so-favorite son Calipari returns for Sweet 16

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - John Calipari knows people in Memphis are still pretty upset with how he abandoned their Tigers to take the Kentucky coaching job and ...

March 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


SE Bulloch claims state title

For the second year in a row, Southeast Bulloch can claim to be the strongest school in class 3A.

March 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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