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Djokovic, Nadal reach final

WIMBLEDON, England - Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.

July 01, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NBA joins the party

NEW YORK - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

June 30, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFLPA, owners keep on talking

MINNEAPOLIS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith met again Thursday, expanding talks on a pro football labor deal for the first time this week to include owners and players.

June 30, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Maria makes 1st Wimbledon final since '04

WIMBLEDON, England - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?

June 30, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Pat Perez feeling it at AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Pat Perez didn't make it to the U.S. Open this year. He felt as though he played in one Thursday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

June 30, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sarratt racks up national honors

A former Statesboro High School star is bringing some hardware back to town during his summer break as Georgia Perimeter College's Scott Sarratt had a season for the ages behind home plate.

June 29, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Federer ousted in quarterfinal

WIMBLEDON, England - For two superb sets Wednesday, everything looked so routine for Roger Federer, precisely the way it did for so many years at Wimbledon - and nearly everywhere else, too.

June 29, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


U.S. tops North Korea

DRESDEN, Germany - Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the North Korean goalkeeper.

June 28, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Goodell, Smith meet in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith opened four days of labor talks in Minnesota on Tuesday, getting together without players or owners in the room.

June 28, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Sharapova makes return to semis

WIMBLEDON, England - Maria Sharapova's coach called it "a statement."

June 28, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Woods out until fully recovered

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Tiger Woods is no longer using crutches, a walking boot or a razor. He hasn't hit a full golf shot in 47 days and has no idea when he will practice, much less play in another tournament.

June 28, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dodgers bankrupt

LOS ANGELES - One of baseball's proudest franchises is in tatters, its future to be decided more in the courtroom than on the field.

June 27, 2011 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press | Sports


Williams sisters, Wozniacki all out

WIMBLEDON, England - Walking away from Centre Court, Oracene Price - mother and sometimes-coach to Serena and Venus Williams - shook her head after watching one daughter lose at Wimbledon, then the other.

June 27, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Jacobson surges into lead

CROMWELL, Conn. - Nineteen-year-old amateur Patrick Cantlay had trouble building on his record-setting round in the Travelers Championship.

June 25, 2011 | By PAT EATON-ROBB AP National Writer | Sports


Sorenson takes wild Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Justin Allgaier was coasting to the finish and a near-certain victory - then he ran out of gas.

June 25, 2011 | By ERIC OLSEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Tormenta stymied to another draw on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC put forth another solid effort as it travelled to take on the Myrtle Beach Mutiny Thursday evening. But - in what has ...

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


1st 2 claims in NFL concussion settlement total $9 million

The first two claims in the NFL's billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced Thursday, a total of $9 million in benefits.

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Russia making progress on racism before World Cup - report

MOSCOW - Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year's World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new ...

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Three more Eagles go pro

After being selected in the 21st round by the San Francisco Giants, Georgia Southern's Logan Baldwin will be leaving town to join the professional ...

June 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


ECI stud Durden taken by Red Sox in 20th round

While the Georgia Southern baseball team is receiving plenty of recognition for their success on draft day, one local high school senior has fallen through ...

June 14, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


AP Analysis: Rio de Janeiro Olympics cost $13.1 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO - An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13 ...

June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US steps up security for U19 basketball tournament in Egypt

John Calipari would prefer to focus on the players he wants and the offense he'll run.

June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Major League Eagles

Beginning late in the 2016 season and running through the 2017 campaign, Georgia Southern's baseball team felt safe turning any late lead over to ...

June 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.

June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy's complaint: It's the US Open, leave rough alone

ERIN, Wis. - Rory McIlroy couldn't hold back on his complaints about the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, with an unusual twist: He was ...

June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Storm can't sweep

By MIKE ANTHONY

June 10, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Solignac, Nikolic score in Fire's 2-0 win

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Luis Solignac and Nemanja Nikolic scored goals and the Chicago Fire beat Atlanta United 2-0 on Saturday.

June 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rain King: Buescher hopes he can reign again at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Rain, rain, go away. And maybe come back late Sunday with Chris Buescher in the lead.

June 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have shut down the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Getzlaf this postseason.

June 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tebow says he's loving the minor league grind to get better

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow gets weary of the long bus rides and laughs at his teammates' incessant superstitions. The grind to get better? That ...

June 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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