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Gators open season with plenty of holes to fill

Bulloch Academy has certainly heard all the questions.

August 19, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Weekly whatup, 8/04

Well lather me up and call me slick willy - it's hot out there! It's times like these the good Lord decided my athletic abilities could only go so far and banished me to hide behind my pen.

August 18, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Panthers back to work in Portal

The heat of the summer is peaking, students are stocking up on school supplies, teachers are preparing their curriculums, and in Portal, all that can only mean one thing.

August 16, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Local Roundup: Collins makes U.S. Amateur

Carter Collins, assistant golf coach at Georgia Southern, qualified for the U.S. Amateur championships this past weekend at the Willow Creek Golf Club in Knoxville, Tenn., during the USGA South Sectional qualifier.

August 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Weekly Whatup 7/28

Believe it or not folks – it's football season.

August 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Sprint South track meet a success

BROOKLET - The 2008 Sprint South Invitational was deemed a success by coordinator Samose Mays Saturday, as a strong number of athletes competed in track and field events on the campus of Southeast Bulloch High School.

Mays, coach of the Sprint South AAU track team, was more than pleased with the event. Competitors ages seven to 18 showed their stuff for over two hours in running and field events.

August 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Two Devils commit to each other's rival

Statesboro baseball players Crawford Simmons and Zack Taylor are on the same team - for now.

August 05, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 7/21

Last week during my once-every-seven-day semantics I failed to touch on the British Open, nor did I venture to pick a winner. Frankly, without Tiger Woods, the world of golf has become obsolete to the casual fan like myself.

August 04, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Bring your game: Local teams battle at the B&G Club Summer Basketball Jam

Summertime is usually a down time in the sporting world, but that changed Saturday when the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County gave everybody something to cheer for.

August 03, 2008 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Portal's Farris signs with Iowa Central

PORTAL - Portal's Mario Farris signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the NJCAA's Iowa Central Tritons Friday at Portal High School.

August 02, 2008 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Boys and Girls Club to host AAU tournament

In Statesboro, the Boys and Girls Club is known as a summer haven for young kids. Whether its running the snack counter in the teen center, spinning out some jams on 88.1 FM The Club or playing a little kick ball in the gym, local youths always have a place to get out of the heat and get involved.

This Saturday, the Boys and Girls Club will have a chance to show itself off when it welcomes 10 teams from around the South for the 1st annual Summer Basketball Jam.

August 01, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Sprint South to hold free track meet

Sprint South, a local AAU track and field club, spends the year traveling to various meets around the county. Now, it's gearing up for something special in its own backyard.

July 29, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Weekly Whatup 7/14

Well, it's getting to that point in the summer where the days are becoming insufferable with heat and the sports world in just as lazy with its sports stories as you may be on a Sunday afternoon. Case in point: Brett Favre.

July 28, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


A swinging summer — Local golfers play in tournies around the state

Carter Collins' life is encompassed by golf.

July 24, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Weekly Whatup 7/7

What in the devil is going out out there? The Tampa Bay Rays are going on - that's what.

July 21, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Swafford, Weekley atop soggy Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

April 24, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Emmert: Freshman eligibility problematic, worth debating

NEW YORK - NCAA President Mark Emmert is glad the Big Ten has sparked a discussion about freshman ineligibility, even though it is an idea fraught with potential pitfalls.

April 23, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks sold for $850 million

ATLANTA - Seven months after a racially charged email put the Atlanta Hawks on the market, there's an agreement to sell the NBA team for $850 million.

April 23, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hold off Nets

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

April 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.

April 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Warm weather puts spring chores on the agenda

Sadly this is a recurring theme. You know what I'm talking about. Spring arrives, unwanted and unsightly vegetation grows and it's time to break out the grass-cutting devices. I have previously detailed some of my travails in this realm and I supposed it's time for an update so here it is - the weeds on my road are knee-high and steadily growing at a prolific rate due to recent rains. This means that my trusty weed-eater and I are once again on the prowl. I must say that my relationship with this implement has been a particularly close ...

April 21, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Hawks hurting, but lead series

ATLANTA - Al Horford was able to return to the court after dislocating his right pinky finger in the first game of the playoffs.

April 20, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Desisa wins second Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.

April 20, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Merritt maintains edge through 3 rounds at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career. The third-round leader at the RBC Heritage expects another healthy dose Sunday.

April 18, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


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