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Sharapova ousted; 1st 3-set loss of 2011

NEW YORK - That Maria Sharapova's shaky serving contributed to her early exit at the U.S. Open - to the tune of a dozen double-faults - came as no surprise. She's faced that problem for quite some time.

September 02, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Metter, Portal fight to stay unbeaten

PORTAL - Sometimes it is as simple as getting the ball from the center to the quarterback.

September 01, 2011 | By SCOTT GARNER Herald Correspondent | Sports


Boise State heads into SEC territory

College football's most debated team has another referendum game.

August 31, 2011 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Dove hunting a fall ritual

Author's note: It has been a year since I've been making my weekly visit with you in the Statesboro Herald. In celebration I offer up a story that many South Georgia hunters can relate to - the opening day of dove season. For most of my adult life we have had a dove shoot on the first day of hunting season. It is a time when family and friends have gathered to share fellowship, food and a day of outdoor life. This is a story about one of our exploits.

August 30, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Fish going swimmingly

By EDDIE PELLS

August 29, 2011 | By EDDIE PITTS AP National Writer | Sports


Johnson beats the rain and the field at The Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - The way Dustin Johnson began the final round of The Barclays, he figured the only thing that could keep him from winning was the rain.

August 27, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kuchar in front and facing a sprint at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - What once looked to be a long week at The Barclays suddenly has turned into a sprint.

August 26, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Capuano leads Mets to 6-0 win

NEW YORK - Chris Capuano pitched the game of his life, tossing a two-hitter and striking out a career-high 13 as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 Friday night in their final matchup before taking a break because of Hurricane Irene.

August 26, 2011 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Leonard leads at Forest Heights

Bill Leonard of Kennesaw is the leader after two rounds of the 25th Georgia Senior Championship at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. Leonard's 1-under-par 143 (74-69) is the only score under par through the first 36 holes.

August 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Sports


Three-way tie after Round 1 at Forest Heights

A trio of players, Jackson Moore of Marietta, Vidalia's Wally Adams and Jimmy Jackson of Macon, each carded a 2-under-par 70 in the opening round to lead the 25th Georgia Senior Championship, taking place at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Wednesday.

August 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Sports


Athlete of the Week: SEB's Wilkes K's Laney

As Taylor Wilkes entered her freshman year at Southeast Bulloch last season, she was thrown right into the fire.

August 24, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sappington aims to defend title

Spencer Sappington says his game is not in its best form, but don't try telling the other 143 golfers in the field for the 25th Annual Georgia Senior Championship that the Milton golfer should not be favored to win the event.

August 23, 2011 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Bow fishing as a new twist

In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.

August 23, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


LSU players cooperating

BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three teammates met Tuesday with investigators looking into a bar fight that injured four people, and police said they were cooperative.

August 23, 2011 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Is it time for college football reform?

To paraphrase what a famously crooked alderman once said about politics in Chicago, "College football ain't ready for reform."

August 22, 2011 | By JIM LITKE Associated Press | Sports


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Being burned by high expectations hurts Georgia Southern fans, I can relate

High expectations are fine to have, but you should know the consequences that come with them.

September 09, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles must make Birmingham home

The Georgia Southern football team woke up on Monday looking forward to a Saturday home game where it could shoot for its first win of ...

September 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US Open finalists Keys, Stephens commiserated over injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - When the Grand Slam season that ends this weekend began at the Australian Open back in January, neither Madison Keys nor Sloane ...

September 08, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Baseball's power surge raises some troubling issues

ATLANTA (AP) - We've been through this before.

September 08, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Eagles up against a consistent winner in FCS ranks

New Hampshire Coach Sean McDonnell will be looking for history to repeat itself when his Wildcats take on Georgia Southern at 4 p.m. on ...

September 08, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


GATAcast: 9.5.17 - Tyson Summers

Mike is joined by Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers as they recap the Auburn game and look ahead to the home opener against ...

September 05, 2017 | | Sports


Pride can be tricky thing

When used wisely, it can summon up the best in a person and push him farther than he thought he could ever go - almost like ...

September 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ladies and gentlemen, I've been compromised

When I go out to cover games here in Bulloch County or beyond, I conduct myself though a certain code of journalistic ethics.

September 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Ferguson column: Spieth, Thomas good friends, not yet rivals

NORTON, Mass. - Justin Thomas is three months older than Jordan Spieth and trying to catch up.

September 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pablo Carreno Busta reaches 1st major semifinal at US Open

NEW YORK - Pablo Carreno Busta reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 29 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 at the U ...

September 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch County swept with some tough losses

In last week's prep roundup the title read "Optimism is Abound" in regards to silver linings despite losses by all four county schools.

September 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles still shaking off some rust in Auburn loss

Just a little less than 48 hours removed from a rough welcome into the 2017 season, Georgia Southern players and coaches were still shaking out ...

September 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Heat and pressure: US at Honduras in World Cup qualifier

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Wiping sweat from his forehead under a broiling sun even before warming up, Tim Howard said he understands the difficult position ...

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


'09 US Open champ del Potro saves match points; Federer next

NEW YORK - Juan Martin del Potro's stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was.

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern fans and media need to tone down expectations

I'm all here for college football fans having optimism, but at some point you've got to hold off on the Kool-Aid.

September 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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