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McCann, NL snap American League streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. - One key swing by Brian McCann pulled the National League out of the All-Star shadows.

July 14, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Fans mourn death of Yankees' owner

NEW YORK - George Steinbrenner, whose big wallet and win-at-all-cost attitude whipped the New York Yankees into a billion-dollar sports empire, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

July 13, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger making changes at British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - From the middle of the ninth fairway, just to the right of a pot bunker that he managed to avoid, Tiger Woods considered two options from 85 yards into a gentle breeze and executed both of them perfectly.

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


David Ortiz wins HR Derby

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Boston slugger David Ortiz has won his first Home Run Derby title, hitting 10 homers in the final round to beat Florida's Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium.

July 12, 2010 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McBride focuses on the kids

There is a wealth of young baseball talent in the Statesboro area, and now a former major leaguer is stepping up to help prepare tomorrow's stars for the next level.

July 12, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Why do we love drama in sports?

Now that's what I call capitalism.

July 12, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NL hopes to find a way

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Howard is sick of all the talk about the American League's dominance in the All-Star game.

July 12, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


March Madness gets new format

INDIANAPOLIS - March Madness is about to get a little bit bigger and perhaps it will be better, too.

July 12, 2010 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spain proves the gold standard for world soccer

JOHANNESBURG - Now, about creating that soccer dynasty.

July 12, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap

MORZINE, France - The Tour de France is shaping up as a three-way race among leader Cadel Evans of Australia, defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain and Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

July 12, 2010 | Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tattnall County to host pro hoops exhibition

Professional basketball will be coming to Tattnall County for the first time today as the Georgia Knights host the Tru Hope Trailblazers from Norfolk, Va. at the Reidsville Middle School gym at 4 p.m.

July 10, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Dutch, Spanish fight for the world

JOHANNESBURG - Spain and the Netherlands have all the talent necessary to provide one of the most thrilling World Cup finals in the tournament's 80-year history.

July 10, 2010 | By STUART CONDIE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker takes commanding lead

SILVIS, Ill. - Steve Stricker is making it look easy.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two and done at US Open for Wie

OAKMONT, Pa. - It wouldn't have been difficult envisioning Michelle Wie, Eun-Hee Ji and Se Ri Pak being grouped together near the top of the U.S. Women's Open leaderboard not that long ago.

July 10, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shakeout looming in Alps at Tour

LES ROUSSES, France - Lance Armstrong is predicting a shakeout among the top Tour de France contenders with the race heading to the Alps for its first serious climbing.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | 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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