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Hawks hope for home advantage

ATLANTA - Al Horford still remembers the thrilling atmosphere when the Hawks were at home during the 2008 playoffs.

April 21, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Willis' birdie run brings him to Heritage lead

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Garrett Willis couldn't give up on "Old Faithful," no matter how many flashy, new belly putters he tested out this week.

April 21, 2011 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks need help from Al Horford

ATLANTA - Hawks coach Larry Drew said Wednesday big man Al Horford is too valuable not to have available late in a playoff game against Orlando.

April 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Screven wins No. 1 seed

BROOKLET - Screven County and Southeast Bulloch exploded for 12 runs over the first two innings, but when the dust settled Tuesday evening, it was Screven that walked away with a 10-7 victory and a sub-region championship.

April 19, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Luke Donald poised to reach new heights on tour

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Luke Donald looks like a different player these days.

April 19, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Magic evens series

ORLANDO, Fla. - Dwight Howard had 33 points and 19 rebounds, and Jameer Nelson added 13 points and eight rebounds and the Orlando Magic held off the Atlanta Hawks 88-82 on Tuesday night.

April 19, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Georgia trout fishing is going full stream ahead

Y'all know I'm a proponent of loading up the truck and taking on outdoor adventures especially one that involves wetting a hook. With that said let me steer you toward a unique trip. Head to the mountain streams north of Athens and try your luck on some wily trout. It's an exhilarating experience and it will get you out of the flatlands for a few days.

April 19, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks gain confidence

ORLANDO - In the days leading up to the start of the playoffs, Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and his players shrugged off the idea of flipping on any kind of special internal switch just for the postseason.

April 18, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Writer | Sports


Dialed In now listed as favorite for Kentucky Derby

Long shot or favorite. Speedball or closer.

April 18, 2011 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT | Sports


Hawks stun Magic in Game 1

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Jamal Crawford finished with 23 and the Atlanta Hawks beat Orlando 103-93 in Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday, overcoming a monster night by Magic star Dwight Howard.

April 16, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | Sports


Rookie Steele takes one-stroke lead

SAN ANTONIO - PGA Tour rookie Brendan Steele birdied Nos. 17 and 18 for a 4-under 68 on Saturday, grabbing sole possession of the Texas Open lead after beginning the day tied with a whopping six other players for the top spot.

April 16, 2011 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Sports


Magic looks to turn things around on Hawks

ORLANDO, Fla. - If the Orlando Magic's 2010-11 season were likened to a fairy tale, it would probably be a mix of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Alice in Wonderland."

April 15, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | Sports


Cink, Henry lead after Na's meltdown

SAN ANTONIO - Kevin Na watched his first shot on No. 9 veer badly off course. His next stroke wasn't any better. Or the next one. Or the 11 after that.

April 15, 2011 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Sports


Plenty to dispute at NFL mediation

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL and its locked-out players started talking again, and they talked all day.

April 14, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


So what's next for Barry Bonds?

SAN FRANCISCO - After years of investigation, three weeks of trial and millions of dollars spent pursuing Barry Bonds, federal prosecutors were back where they started Thursday - deciding whether to try and prove the home run king's records were built with steroids and lies.

April 14, 2011 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press | Sports


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USC, 'Bama and Clemson star on AP's All-Bowl Team

The college football bowl season featured so many thrilling individual performances that even a few 200-yard rushers failed to make the Associated Press 2016 All-Bowl ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tide-Tigers II: The matchups

Every defensive meeting at Clemson this week might as well have started with coordinator Brent Venables passing around a photo of Alabama's O.J ...

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Bowls could get a makeover

Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will sequel live up to the hype?

In movies, sequels aren't always as good.

January 03, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


First of Trump's 'conflicts of interest' could be golf course

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf ...

January 03, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: Five questions for upcoming golf season

The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.

January 03, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


To be blunt, the Sun Belt is so bad at scheduling

Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will ...

December 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


LeBron's block in The Finals is the play of 2016

They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the ...

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed ...

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


N.C. State all over Vandy in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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