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Former Georgia Southern University baseball standout Brian Rogers got the call all baseball players await, again. For the second time in his career, and first this season, Rogers received the call to join the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Reports | Sports


Braves shut down by Mets 3-0

ATLANTA - Oliver Perez pitched seven scoreless innings, David Wright hit his fourth homer in the last four games and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Wednesday night.

June 07, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


SHS's Welle signs with MIT

June 07, 2007 | | Sports


Davies, Braves batter NY Mets

ATLANTA - Kyle Davies dominated the New York Mets with his arm - and his bat.

June 06, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No room for Junior

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rick Hendrick wasn't lying when he said he has no room on his team for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

June 05, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Four Devils honored

Four Statesboro High baseball players were named to the All-Region 3-AAAA North team including shortstop Grason Wiggins, infielder Trent Lewis, outfielder Josh Ware and pitcher Crawford Simmons.

June 05, 2007 | From Staff reports | Sports


Big Boston first inning downs Atlanta

BOSTON - Kason Gabbard came up from Triple-A and stuck around just long enough to give the Boston Red Sox a win.

June 04, 2007 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Curlin nips Street Sense

June 03, 2007 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


Braves rained out; Play doubleheader Saturday

June 02, 2007 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hamlin heads into All-Star race with new crew

June 02, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Braves drop series in D.C.

WASHINGTON - Perhaps all Felipe Lopez needed was a little rest.

June 01, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick to undergo further investigation

May 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves sale completed

May 31, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Nats handle Davies, Braves

May 31, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Earnhardt docked 100 points

May 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


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One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


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


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