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Tiger wins Bridgestone for 16th win in WGC events

AKRON, Ohio -The W in WGC doesn't stand for Woods. It just seems that way.Tiger Woods sailed a cloud-touching 8-iron to within a foot of the cup on No. 16 while leader Padraig Harrington was imploding with a triple-bogey, ending all the drama Sunday in yet another World Golf Championship win for Woods at the Bridgestone Invitational."When I hit it I knew it was going to be a good one," Woods said after his 70th career win in his 248th career start, a .299 winning percentage. "I thought it was going to be just a little bit ...

August 10, 2009 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) -Smoke loves it when the Glen heats up.Tony Stewart won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a steamy Monday, holding off Australian Marcos Ambrose over the final 25 laps for his Cup-record fifth victory at the famed road course."I love it when it gets slick," Stewart said. "I was watching him (Ambrose). I think we were stronger in the parts we needed to be and we never looked at the fuel."It was Stewart's third win in his first season as an owner-driver and the seventh road ...

August 10, 2009 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons WR White agrees to contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After holding out for the first week of training camp, receiver Roddy White agreed to a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.

August 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Expectations on the rise for Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says Georgia Tech players have expectations for 2009 that are no higher than last season.

August 08, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harrington leads Tiger by 3 at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Padraig Harrington responded to a late charge by Tiger Woods with one of his own Saturday and shot a 3-under 67 at rain-softened Firestone to build a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

August 08, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


UGA looking at running back by committee

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt isn't ready to predict the winner of Georgia's tailback competition. He won't even predict that one winner will emerge in the effort to replace first-round draft pick Knowshon Moreno.

Georgia fans, brace for a tailback-by-committee approach.

August 08, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harrington holds onto lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Padraig Harrington broke par for the second straight day, something he hasn't done in four months. Two more days like that and it could lead to something he hasn't done in a year.Without a victory since the PGA Championship, Harrington treaded carefully across Firestone on Friday for a 1-under 69 that gave him a one-shot lead over Tim Clark going into the weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational.Harrington didn't put much stock into his opening round of 64, and he wasn't ready to declare himself the favorite to win his first World Golf ...

August 07, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Johnson wins Watkins Glen pole

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson will never have a better view at Watkins Glen International. He just hopes he can keep it.Johnson captured the first road-course pole of his career in qualifying Friday, turning a lap at 123.633 mph in 71.34 seconds over the 11-turn, 2.45-mile circuit to edge Kurt Busch for the top spot for Sunday."It's going to be nice to have a good view from the front," said the three-time defending Cup champion, who has never won a Cup road race. "It's going to boil down to track position ...

August 07, 2009 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harrington takes 2-shot lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - In Phil Mickelson's return to the links, Padraig Harrington feels good enough about his swing to concentrate on his results, and it finally paid off Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational with a 6-under 64 for a two-shot lead.Harrington has not won a sanctioned tournament since last year at the PGA Championship, when he became the first European in history to win successive majors in the same season.The Irishman was about the only one not terribly excited."There's no relevance at all," he said. "It's just a round of golf."It was a good ...

August 06, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons' Douglas lost for season with knee injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons' depth chart at wide receiver doesn't look much like coach Mike Smith planned.Smith confirmed Thursday that Harry Douglas will miss the season with a knee injury. Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White is in a contract holdout, and so suddenly the Falcons' three-receiver formation includes Eric Weems, who has one career catch, and Brian Finneran, who hasn't started a game since 2005.Both Weems, who rooms with Douglas at the Falcons' training camp, and Finneran, who missed two seasons with knee injuries, said they felt pain for Douglas when he hurt his ...

August 06, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: GSU missing key players as practice begins; WR preview

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August 06, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Changes, new faces for SHS and SEB

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August 05, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves take series with 6-2 win

SAN DIEGO - Rookie Tommy Hanson shut down San Diego long enough for his teammates to get a comfortable lead against Chad Gaudin and the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 6-2 on Wednesday.

August 05, 2009 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




Falcons' Peterson believes 11th year will be his best

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Peterson finally made peace with himself after last year's meltdown with Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio.It took Peterson a few restless nights to put the embarrassments and disappointments behind him, but a reunion with Falcons coach Mike Smith has given the 11th-year linebacker a new outlook on football."You're going to go through some phases in your life when you have to learn from it and move on," Peterson said Tuesday. "For some reason, and I might not understand it now, but this season, after we win the Super Bowl, I'll look back ...

August 04, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press 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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