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Rain moves Ryder prep off the course

NEWPORT, Wales - Preparations for the Ryder Cup were intense and inspirational. There was laughter and a few tears. One thing players from both sides agreed on was the importance of rallying behind the flag.

September 29, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles solve Riddle, beat Phoenix

Georgia Southern finally cracked the Riddle.

September 25, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Furyk, Donald tied for lead at East Lake

ATLANTA - This should serve as a wake-up call for Jim Furyk: He's tied for the lead at the Tour Championship, and very much in the hunt for the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.

September 24, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Casey looking for another prize

ATLANTA - Paul Casey won't be going to the Ryder Cup. He wouldn't mind a $10 million consolation.

September 23, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


SEC QBs: A cadre of quality signal callers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Greg McElroy owns a national title at Alabama, Stephen Garcia has South Carolina off to its best start in three years and Ryan Mallett of Arkansas may be the country's best passer.

September 22, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Teams in wide-open ACC playing for spot in BCS

COLUMBIA, S.C. - With the embarrassments behind it for now, the much maligned Atlantic Coast Conference still has a spot in the Bowl Championship Series up for grabs - and top contenders Virginia Tech and Florida State begin their run at it this weekend.

September 22, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL heartache, troubles and QB chaos

The NFL season just started and with it came heartache and trouble, on and off the field: a player's apparent suicide; drunken-driving charges against another; a drug suspension; Reggie Bush's broken leg; a female reporter's locker room plight; chaos at quarterback.

September 22, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


South Georgia rivers provide great summertime fishing trip

Are you ready for a little summer fishing adventure? In South Georgia the red breast sunfish is one of the greatest fishing prizes available. You will be rewarded with one of the tastiest fish on the planet and treated to some glorious scenery along the way. These fish are typically called red bellies by the locals and the goal is to catch a "rooster" which is a fish over a pound. All summer long you can count on this being a great trip to go on because the water levels are at their lowest and that's the time to ...

September 21, 2010 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Heisman Trust: No '05 winner

NEW YORK - And the Heisman Trophy winner for 2005 is - no one.

September 15, 2010 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Trail cameras - the ultimate tool for scouting your deer

Using trail cameras for scouting the land you hunt on has been around for a pretty good while but the thrill of checking out the pictures from those units is always an exciting moment.

September 14, 2010 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Nadal completes career Grand Slam with Open win

NEW YORK - Rafael Nadal won his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 Monday in a thrilling final filled with fantastic shotmaking by both men and interrupted by a thunderstorm a day after it was postponed by rain.

September 13, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


My Take - Just what is going on out there?

Okay, just to back up for a second, we all got a kick out of Jacksonville State going for two in overtime at the Grove to knock off Ole Miss 49-48 on college football's opening weekend.

September 13, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Column: No Tiger at Championship is appropriate in weird year

Leave it to the PGA Tour to find the upside of Tiger Woods missing out on the Tour Championship.

September 13, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kim Clijsters beats Venus Williams in Open semis

NEW YORK - After trailing for much of the third set, Venus Williams suddenly was right back in the thick of her U.S. Open semifinal against Kim Clijsters, serving at 4-all, 30-all.

September 10, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Kuchar takes early lead at BMW

LEMONT, Ill. - Already having his best season, Matt Kuchar got off to his best start of the year Thursday in the BMW Championship. A mystery season for Tiger Woods took another unexpected turn.

September 09, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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A clean slate and a fresh start for Jordan Spieth

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Three victories around the world. A chance to win another major. A Ryder Cup victory. Jordan Spieth had every reason to celebrate his ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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