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Nadal, Djokovic meet in Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - From 1983 to 2003, the world's top two players never met each other in the Wimbledon men's final.

July 02, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Ragan redeems himself at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Ragan has earned the first Sprint Cup victory of his career, redeeming himself after blowing his chance in the season-opening Daytona 500.

July 02, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Another US shutout

SINSHEIM, Germany - Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say "thank you" to the American military members who turned their World Cup match into a home game.

July 02, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Watney, Fowler knotted at the top

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Before he even teed off, Rickie Fowler knew this was going to be a different day at the AT&T National. The course record already had been matched, with several other low rounds in progress at suddenly soft Aronimink Golf Club.

July 02, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No free agency; maybe no NBA games

NEW YORK - The NBA lockout claimed a quick casualty in Day 1, when the free agency period did not open as usual on July 1.

July 01, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL players, owners break talks for week

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL commissioner and the boss of the league's locked-out players stood together this week and addressed the league's rookies, a picture of cooperation that raised hopes pro football would soon be back in business.

July 01, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Choi ties course record, takes the lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - If seeing the putts drop for birdie were not enough, K.J. Choi noticed his gallery growing and getting more excited for him Friday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

July 01, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sharapova counts on experience in final

WIMBLEDON, England - Seven years after winning Wimbledon as a 17-year-old, Maria Sharapova is back in the final, this time as a three-time Grand Slam winner and heavy favorite.

July 01, 2011 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic, Nadal reach final

WIMBLEDON, England - Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.

July 01, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NBA joins the party

NEW YORK - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

June 30, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFLPA, owners keep on talking

MINNEAPOLIS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith met again Thursday, expanding talks on a pro football labor deal for the first time this week to include owners and players.

June 30, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Maria makes 1st Wimbledon final since '04

WIMBLEDON, England - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?

June 30, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Pat Perez feeling it at AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Pat Perez didn't make it to the U.S. Open this year. He felt as though he played in one Thursday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

June 30, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sarratt racks up national honors

A former Statesboro High School star is bringing some hardware back to town during his summer break as Georgia Perimeter College's Scott Sarratt had a season for the ages behind home plate.

June 29, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Federer ousted in quarterfinal

WIMBLEDON, England - For two superb sets Wednesday, everything looked so routine for Roger Federer, precisely the way it did for so many years at Wimbledon - and nearly everywhere else, too.

June 29, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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Foles sees religious life after football

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Nick Foles has a calling far greater than throwing touchdown passes.

February 02, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Fowler, DeChambeau share Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead into the weekend in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He knows from experience the party ...

February 02, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sepp Blatter wants FIFA case re-opened

GENEVA - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban.

February 02, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Eagles pull off upset?

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - America loves comeback stories, the last-to-first variety that features new stars, big plays and a monumental triumph at the end.

February 02, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Liukin latest to step down amidst USA Gymnastics scandal

The coordinator of the women's national team for USA Gymnastics has stepped down, the latest departure to rock the embattled organization in the wake ...

February 02, 2018 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB players upet as top free agents remain unsigned

NEW YORK - A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training.

February 02, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


North Korean athletes cross border for Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month's Winter Olympics, which ...

February 01, 2018 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press | Sports


GS ladies stuck between Little Rock and a hard place

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - First-place Little Rock women's basketball remained unbeaten in the league with a 92-52 Sun Belt Conference win over visiting Georgia Southern ...

February 01, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Wentz serving as Philadelphia's biggest cheerleader

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Carson Wentz made the rounds along Radio Row at last year's Super Bowl and promised himself he'd be back for this ...

January 30, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: A real duck dynasty

With apologies to Phil Robertson and his funky band of bearded miscreants, there has arisen a mighty band of ducks on the Richardson farm down ...

January 29, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles maul Mavericks

Georgia Southern overcame a big deficit early on Thursday, only to lose its grip on a win late in the game. The Eagles faced a ...

January 27, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Southern ladies finally snap losing streak

The Georgia Southern women's basketball squad shot a season-best 51.9 percent from the floor in picking up its first Sun Belt Conference win ...

January 27, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Security as tight as ever for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state ...

January 27, 2018 | AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Sports


Noren takes one-stroke lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Alex Noren of Sweden has all the credentials to be on the fringe of the elite in golf. He is a nine-time winner ...

January 27, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Wozniacki claims first career major championship

MELBOURNE, Australia - For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question ...

January 27, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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