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Yunel Escobar gets walkoff hit in tenth against the Rockies

ATLANTA - Yunel Escobar doesn't speak much English. He doesn't have to. He lets all of his Atlanta Braves teammates do the talking for him.

August 20, 2007 | By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Glavine gets the 'W' against Cubs for 300th win

CHICAGO - Tom Glavine joined pitching's most prestigious club with a vintage performance, changing speeds and fooling hitters in the manner that made him one of baseball's best.

The stylish left-hander earned his 300th victory Sunday night with nervous family and friends looking on from near the Mets' dugout on the first-base side.

August 20, 2007 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Sports


S. Georgia Raiders prepare for season

The South Georgia Raiders, a local 18-and-under traveling baseball team, are gearing up for their second season and looking for more players.

August 19, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Rockies thrash Braves in game one

ATLANTA - Garrett Atkins hit a three-run home run to back Jeff Francis and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 on Friday night.

Francis (12-5) allowed a run and six hits in six innings. The left-hander, who has won seven straight decisions, didn't walk any and struck out eight. He's 7-0 in his last 10 starts and 11-1 in his last 17 starts.

August 18, 2007 | By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brooklet welcomes coach Kenny

BROOKLET - They say you can't take south Georgia football out of a coach. Apparently for first-year Southeast Bulloch head coach John Kenny, you can't take a football coach out of south Georgia, either.

August 18, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Statesboro gets ready for full-pads practices

It was easy to tell it was Friday during Statesboro's final practice of the week in the backyard of Womack Field at SHS. The Blue Devils finished up their first three workouts of the season with high intensity Friday, ending the week on a positive note.

August 18, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Braves fall in 14

ATLANTA - Astros pitcher Jason Jennings came through with a pinch-hit, two-out RBI single in the 14th inning to give Houston a 12-11 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night, ending a three-game losing skid.

August 17, 2007 | By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Screven goes back to work

SYLVANIA - Offensive line coach Mike Ward's shirt said it all during Thursday's workout: Screven County is 'humble and hungry'.

August 17, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


High school football underway

Statesboro coach Steve Pennington hoped his Blue Devils would hit the ground running Wednesday on the first day of fall camp. He got his wish.

August 16, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Portal enthusiastic at first practice

Spirits were high as the Portal Panthers took the practice field for the first time this fall as coach Justin Chester and his staff started evaluating his team and filling in the holes on the depth chart on an overcast and damp Wednesday on the PHS campus.

August 16, 2007 | | Sports


Teixeira homers in Braves debut

ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in his Atlanta debut Wednesday night, leading the Braves to a 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

August 16, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils hope to start where they left off

Around the state of Georgia today, high school football teams will click-clack their way onto practice fields and begin the long and arduous road to August 31, the statewide season opener.

August 16, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Bullpen blows Glavine's 300th; Bonds, A-Rod homerless

MILWAUKEE - New York's bullpen cost Tom Glavine his 300th win.

August 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson powers Braves to romp of 'Stros

ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira didn't even play, and already he's earning credit for the Atlanta Braves' power game.

August 16, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers already concerned with depth

The Portal Panthers have made three straight playoff appearances, and as they work toward the fourth, the expectations of the Portal faithful have gone up. Meeting those expectations has not gotten any easier.

August 16, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


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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


Couples continues to find fountain of youth at Augusta

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized - then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.

April 10, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Niagra Falls possible home for Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential future home of theBuffalo Bills.

April 10, 2014 | By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Masters full of anticipation, mystery

AUGUSTA - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Cruz, Braun, others cheered after return from suspensions

BALTIMORE - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

PRETORIA, South Africa - A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."

April 09, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Northwestern QB says union push was rushed, wrong

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian said Wednesday it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators.

April 09, 2014 | By ERIC OLSEN Associated Press | Sports


UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.

April 08, 2014 | By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Some advice from the 'Dr. Phil' of fishermen

There is no doubt that I am the Dr. Phil of relationships that have at least one fisherman in the family, so I have decided to bless you with a two-for-one special today.

April 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


No 'player to beat' at this year's Masters

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

ARLINGTON, Texas - No conference wanted them. Several teammates and their coach left them. The NCAA wouldn't have them.

April 07, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Day one at Masters a wash

AUGUSTA - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.

April 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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