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Jones’ ninth-inning homer lifts Atlanta

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson honored college teammate Josh Hancock with another strong outing and Andruw Jones won it for the Braves with a three-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Atlanta a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

May 15, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Devils run away with it

The Statesboro boys track team won four events Monday, then compiled enough points to pull away from Greenbrier and win the Region 3-AAAA track and field championship at Georgia Southern University.

May 15, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Falcons fill some holes

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino wants the Atlanta Falcons' top three draft picks to earn starting jobs long before training camp begins.

May 14, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Rockies walk off in the 11th

DENVER - Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki turned a rare unassisted triple play, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-7 Sunday on Matt Holliday's two-run homer in the 11th inning.

May 14, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smoltz deals, Braves win

DENVER - John Smoltz hates pitching against the Colorado Rockies. Hates pitching at Coors Field.

May 14, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


SHS swept, ends season

BRUNSWICK - Statesboro went down to Brunswick and were swept in a Region 3-AAAA doubleheader in the first round of the region playoffs Friday.

May 14, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Trinity advances to state

The Trinity Christian softball team clinched a berth to the Georgia Christian Athletic Association state championship game for the second straight year with a two-game sweep of Jubilee Christian on Friday.

May 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Braves hang on in Colorado

DENVER - Jeff Francoeur sat on the couch in the Atlanta clubhouse munching on a plate of barbecued ribs.

May 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Portal rallys to beat ECI

PORTAL - Brandon Mock went the distance and struck out 14 Emanuel County Institute batters on 123 pitches as the Portal Panthers knocked off the Bulldogs on Senior Night in Portal Thursday in a game with playoff implications for both teams. The Panthers (12-12, 8-4 Region 3-A) took a half-game lead over ECI (11-11, 7-4) in the region standings. The No. 2 seed gains home-field advantage in the first round of the region playoffs.

May 12, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: BA state track results

ALBANY - Bulloch Academy senior James Conner won the Class AA state championship in the discus throw Friday at the GISA state track and field meet. The senior won with a throw of 124-11.

May 12, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Problems becoming re-Vick-ulous

SMITHFIELD, Va. - Police conducting a drug investigation raided a house owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and found dozens of dogs, some injured and emaciated.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Statesboro opens tourney play at Brunswick

It's baseball playoff time in Region 3-AAAA, and that means the Blue Devils of Statesboro - and seven of their region foes - begin playing for a chance at the state playoffs today.

May 11, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Transformation seemless for Johnson

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson looks like such a natural in his first month as the Atlanta Braves' second baseman and leadoff hitter that it's easy to forget he was a left fielder who usually was the team's No. 2 hitter two years ago.

May 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Screven thumps Portal

SYLVANIA - Jeremy Rosier pitched a complete game allowing only two earned runs and striking out six in five innings, and Garrett Bates was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBIs and two runs as the Screven County Gamecocks plastered the visiting Portal Panthers 12-2 in five innings in a non-region match up Thursday night.

May 11, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB advances in playoffs with upset win

The Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA/A state playoffs with a 3-0 upset win over Thomasville on Thursday.

May 11, 2007 | From staff reports | 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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