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Killebrew passes

MINNEAPOLIS - Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins and perhaps the most popular player in the team's 51-year history, died Tuesday after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.

May 17, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


14 NBA teams look to hit lottery

While LeBron James seeks an NBA title, the Cleveland Cavaliers are searching for a new franchise player.

May 16, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lockout remains after court ruling

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL has won another round in the court fight with its players.

May 16, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Mocs take SoCon tournament title

STATESBORO - In the Southern Conference Softball Championship Game presented by Carolina Ford Dealers, Chattanooga put up seven runs in the fourth inning to defeat the College of Charleston Cougars 11-2 in five innings. The Lady Mocs claimed the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

May 14, 2011 | Southern Conference AMR | Sports


David Toms shoots 68, takes early lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.

May 13, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks were 'so close'

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers Friday and met for the final time with coach Larry Drew before getting started on an uncertain summer that arrived much earlier than anyone wanted.

May 13, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks knocked out

ATLANTA - Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls.

May 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Watney opens with a 64 as Woods exits early

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Coming off his worst performance in nearly a year, Nick Watney looked better than ever Thursday in The Players Championship with an 8-under 64 that put him atop the leaderboard.

May 12, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want to and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds. You are going to consistently catch more fish and bigger fish. As the man on TV says, "I guarantee it." The key to success is finding owners who will allow you to fish in their ponds. In South Georgia there are literally hundreds of farm ponds and plenty of owners who will allow you to fish in them ...

May 12, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks remain confident

ATLANTA - For a team that knows its season could be one-and-done, the Atlanta Hawks are still feeling quite confident about their chances in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chicago gets back on top

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.

May 10, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Headed back to Chicago

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Derrick Rose saw one team playing harder, chasing down loose balls and scoring easy baskets, and that would have been fine with him if not for one small problem.

May 09, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ohio State's Tressel to attend NCAA seminar

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players' NCAA violations, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar in June in Tampa, Fla.

May 09, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Animal Kingdom likely in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will be heading back to his home turf to await a likely run in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

May 09, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Els leads 2011 Hall of Fame class

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Ernie Els followed the trail of South African idol Gary Player by winning golf tournaments all over the world, a journey that took him all the way to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

May 09, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Celtics down 2-0, and Boston needs another comeback story

Boston, a city with a flair for playoff comebacks, now needs another.

April 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pick 6: Toughest nonconference schedules in Power 5 in 2017

September could get very ugly for Fresno State.

April 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Playoff seeds set for county schools

Following the end of the region 3-3A tournament Wednesday night, all four qualified schools in Bulloch County were cemented in their seeds in the GHSA ...

April 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Scholarship fund holding video game tournament for second year

In the fall of 2015, the Georgia Southern Sport Management program lost its leader and 16-year veteran professor when Dr. Willie Burden passed away.

April 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

April 19, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


BA eeks by St. Andrews

Close games have not been an ally for Bulloch Academy's baseball team in 2017.

April 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Statesboro dominates namesake relays

A reduction in competition size may have helped Statesboro Saturday afternoon, but in the way the Blue Devils ran no team may have had a ...

April 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


14-year-old US diver takes 2 spots for world championships in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Fourteen-year-old Tarrin Gilliland will compete in two synchronized diving events at her first world championships this summer.

April 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Running pioneers Switzer, Gibb took own paths to change

BOSTON - One is a neuroscientist-turned-sculptor, the other an activist and organizer. Taking different paths to the same goal, Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer outran Boston ...

April 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Southern takes series

A day after surrendering four home runs in a loss, Georgia Southern used two long balls of its own in a 6-4 victory over Appalachian ...

April 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Appalacian State blasts off on Eagles

Georgia Southern pitching had just one bad inning in Friday night's game against Appalachian State.

April 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles take series opener over Appalachian State

Georgia Southern won its fifth conference game in seven tries and got a series against rival Appalachian State off to a great start Thursday night ...

April 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Hybrid bass: an underused target on Lake Oconee

Most of the boats you see buzzing around Lake Oconee are occupied by largemouth bass fishermen, crappie fishermen and the catfish crowd. Few are out ...

April 13, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Scratching and clawing for support

While the exact origin of the phrase isn't known, the first known use of "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" was coined in James ...

April 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Portal wins cross-divisonal series

Portal has run into now nine wins this season, but none of them could have been as sweet as the one Wednesday night.

April 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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