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'Top 5' label sure to follow Reed

To listen to Patrick Reed after he won at Doral is to be reminded of the famous exchange at the 1989 Ryder Cup.

March 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Paging Tommy John: Pitchers having painful spring

TAMPA, Fla. - Jarrod Parker, Kris Medlen and Luke Hochevar are out for the season, Patrick Corbin and Brandon Beachy might join them in the operating room.

March 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Wichita St. earn top seeds

Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament.

March 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulldogs fall in SEC semis

ATLANTA - The Harrison brothers are clicking at just the right time to have Kentucky in position for another Southeastern Conference tournament title.

March 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garrigus surges to 3-shot lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Robert Garrigus can't recall a better performance going into the weekend. And his golf has been pretty good, too.

March 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro rolls in home track meet

Statesboro's track and field squads continued a stellar start to the 2014 season as both the boys and girls claimed first place finishes in Wednesday's meet at Womack Field.

March 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Spieth returns to the course where career took off

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Being back at Innisbrook is enough to make Jordan Spieth wonder if his entire season boiled down to three holes.

March 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


As the world (of Tiger Woods' golf game) turns

By DOUG FERGUSON

March 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fishing for bedding bass

It is the time of year when you will begin to find spawning bass in nearly every pond or reservoir you visit.

March 11, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Friend: Pistorius fired guns in public

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius fired guns in public in the months before he killed his girlfriend - once out of a car sunroof on a road and once in a crowded restaurant, a onetime friend said at the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, drawing an aggressive effort from the chief defense lawyer to pick holes in his testimony.

March 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Bonds instructing for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Barry Bonds certainly thinks he's worthy of election to the Hall of Fame.

March 10, 2014 | By DON KETCHUM Associated Press | Sports


Shot of a lifetime

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Beau did it.

March 10, 2014 | By CARY OSBORNE The Signal (Santa Clarita, Calif.) | Sports


More newcomers crowding PGA Tour landscape

DORAL, Fla. - The road to the Masters is just getting started, and already two players have combined to win five times on the PGA Tour.

March 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony

PRETORIA, South Africa - Hunched over, vomiting into a bucket by his feet and retching loudly, Oscar Pistorius was vividly reminded at his murder trial Monday of the gruesome injuries he inflicted on his girlfriend when a pathologist described how the Olympian fatally shot her multiple times with bullets designed to cause maximum damage.

March 10, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Tiger still off his game, 2-over as 1st rd. is halted

DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday - this time because of the weather, not his back.

March 06, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haas heads up first round

AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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