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Lofton expected to be Falcons' long-term leader

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - From the time the Atlanta Falcons made Tommy Nobis their first draft pick in 1966, the franchise has always had a long-term leader at linebacker.

August 19, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS WR's dazzle in debut; BA season preview

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August 19, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Sheffield, Mets light up Lowe and beat Braves

NEW YORK - Gary Sheffield doubled twice in an eight-run fourth inning and the New York Mets battered Derek Lowe, rebounding from an early deficit for a 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

August 18, 2009 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Guess who's back? Farve to keep on going

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Brett Favre looks ready to unretire again.

August 18, 2009 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta charms D'Backs

ATLANTA - Ryan Church hit a three-run double in a six-run third inning that lifted Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves past Max Scherzer and the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-4 Monday.Hanson (8-2) gave up six hits, no walks and two runs in six innings for his third straight win. The rookie right-hander struck out seven.Garret Anderson gave the Braves a 1-0 lead with a second-inning homer, and Adam LaRoche added a two-run shot off Scherzer in the sixth.The Braves won two of three in a series that took three months to complete. The game was rescheduled following a May ...

August 17, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup

One more Friday to go.

August 17, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Yang's victory huge for international golf

CHASKA, Minn. - For years, Asian countries could only boast about growth and potential in men's golf. Success was measured by a half-dozen players who had cracked the top 50 in the world rankings over the last decade.It took Y.E. Yang and his stunning victory over Tiger Woods to make them a major part of the conversation."We've been waiting for quite a number of years for this," said Peter Dawson, chief executive of the hallowed Royal & Ancient Golf Club in Scotland. "Perhaps the PGA Championship was not the one we were expecting. But it's great ...

August 17, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Vick and McNabb could team up in Philly backfield

PHILADELPHIA - Donovan McNabb says he has no problem with Michael Vick taking some of his snaps and warns opponents that the two quarterbacks could be on the field together at times.Vick was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles last week to add a different dimension to the team's offense, not to push McNabb for a starting job. It's likely that Vick, a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback in six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, will be used in a variation of the Wildcat formation.But even in that scenario, McNabb won't necessarily be watching from the sideline."I ...

August 17, 2009 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Yang topples Tiger in the PGA

CHASKA, Minn. - In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all.

August 16, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lions QB Stafford wins pro debut against Falcons

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford took his first snap as a pro and perfectly executed a play-action pass.

August 16, 2009 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Hatcher, Chapple give Fall practice updates

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August 15, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Howard homer carries Phillies past Braves

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard led off the ninth inning with a homer and the Philadelphia Phillies won their fourth straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night in the opener of an important NL East series.

August 14, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods in command at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. - Three players took turn sharing the lead with Tiger Woods until he stood alone at the PGA Championship.The final hour at Hazeltine changed everything.Woods fired off three straight birdies, which began with a drive onto the fringe of the 299-yard 14th hole and ended with Woods nodding his head and dangling his tongue out of the side of his mouth after making a 20-footer.He finished with a 2-under 70 to build a four-shot lead, his largest through 36 holes at a major since the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews, when he led by five ...

August 14, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tiger takes early lead at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn.- Missing the cut shouldn't be a problem for Tiger Woods at this major.He was better than anyone else at the PGA Championship on Thursday morning, shooting a bogey-free, 5-under 67. He's one stroke ahead of playing partner and defending champ Padraig Harrington."I feel pretty comfortable if I'm playing well," Woods said. "There are times I've put it together and had some pretty good margins of victory. I just feel that, overall, my game over the years has gotten better. It's become more consistent. When I'm playing well, I usually don ...

August 13, 2009 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


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World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting ...

June 25, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Euro '16 reacts to Brexit

PARIS - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player ...

June 24, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Tormenta comes through in the clutch

June 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tormenta try to stay hot

Long before South Georgia Tormenta FC ever played its first match, the newly-formed Premier Development League franchise was out and about in Statesboro, promoting itself ...

June 22, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


McIlroy says no to Rio over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the ...

June 22, 2016 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cavaliers host victory parade

CLEVELAND - Cheered by a sea of fans spilling off sidewalks and choking the streets, LeBron James and the Cavaliers paraded and rallied as NBA champs ...

June 22, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


4-0 loss shows gap between US and soccer's elite

HOUSTON - Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked ...

June 22, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Top seed ousted from College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech ...

June 21, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor life: Out of town fishing adventure

It will come as no great surprise to the regular readers of this column that I recently went on a fishing trip. Yep, I decided ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Right penalty, wrong delivery

OAKMONT, Pa. - As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year.

June 21, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

HOUSTON (AP) - American players maintained over and over that playing Argentinaand Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal ...

June 20, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rio's new subway line is running out of time before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Two construction workers chatted while applying white grout to the walls of a new subway tunnel one recent day, their voices and ...

June 20, 2016 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press | Sports


Cavalier coronation

CLEVELAND - More tears. Only this time, tears of joy.

June 20, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta triumphs again

A month's worth of close calls has finally given way to a full-blown party.

June 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


High stakes for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 7 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and memorable moments that highlighted Golden State's special season will only be ...

June 18, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


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