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Wizards win NBA draft lottery

SECAUCUS, N.J. - With a lucky charm from the franchise's best days, the Washington Wizards won the NBA's draft lottery Tuesday night.

May 18, 2010 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


US players faced with proving themselves

PRINCETON, N.J. - Prove it.

May 18, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Expansion looms large at Big Ten meetings

CHICAGO - Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez understands the public would like some answers about Big Ten expansion. Just don't ask him.

May 17, 2010 | By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lookin At Lucky wins Preakness, Super Saver fades

BALTIMORE - Change in jockeys, change in fortune.

May 15, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


4-way tie for 1st, Aron Price a stroke back

SAN ANTONIO - Jimmy Walker and James Nitties got on a roll, former Georgia Southern Eagle Aron Price birdied 18 to pull within a stroke of the lead and the soaked Texas Open course dried out.

May 15, 2010 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Sports


Grand Slam no slam dunk; does Federer have shot?

Less than a decade after he won all four of tennis' major championships in 1969 to complete a single-season Grand Slam, Rod Laver was convinced that an indefatigable kid by the name of Bjorn Borg would match the feat.

May 15, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Triple Crown bound

BALTIMORE - No rail for Bo-rail.

May 14, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Mike Woodson ousted as Hawks coach

The Atlanta Hawks made significant improvement under Mike Woodson. They just wondered how much farther he could take them.

May 14, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Matt Jones leads Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Matt Jones eagled the par-5 14th hole and finished with a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead Thursday after the first round of the Texas Open.

May 13, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Super Saver is 5-2 favorite for Preakness

BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver was made the early 5-2 favorite Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he'll break from the starting gate next to beaten Derby favorite Lookin At Lucky.

May 12, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Has baseball turned a corner in steroid use?

It was Yogi Berra's 85th birthday Wednesday, as good a day as any to reflect on a time when baseball seemed pure and juice only got mentioned at breakfast.

May 12, 2010 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks face uncertain future after blowout loss

ATLANTA - As Joe Johnson headed to the bench for perhaps the last time in an Atlanta uniform - booed mightily by his own fans, his team on the way to another blowout loss - it was hard to keep in perspective all the good things the Hawks did this season.

May 12, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haney resigns as Wood's coach

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.- For all the criticism Hank Haney has faced over six years and six major championships working with Tiger Woods, his latest move deserves nothing but praise.

May 12, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Magic eliminates Hawks, makes it look easy

ATLANTA - The Orlando Magic are playing like a team that will settle for nothing less than its first NBA championship.

May 10, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lookin At Lucky lookin for redemption

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Lookin At Lucky will be looking for redemption at the Preakness.

May 10, 2010 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


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GS ladies notch big win over Bobcats

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team spent the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Texas State firing - mostly unsuccessfully - from behind the ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Baseball Eagles rally, walk off with first win of 2017

Eagle Baseball was held to three hits in an opening night loss and trailed Middle Tennessee State 6-0 with just two hits to its name ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles fall in extras

After waiting all winter to see the Georgia Southern baseball team back in action, Eagle fans had to wait through 10 innings to get a ...

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta to hold tryouts

The second season of South Georgia Tormenta FC soccer is still a few months away, but that hasn't stopped the club from building momentum ...

February 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble

The Atlantic Coast Conference had more teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee's top 16 with four. The Big 12 had more teams near ...

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can pitching hurl Eagles to Omaha?

The Georgia Southern baseball squad was one of a handful of Eagle teams to see a bump in production in their second season competing in ...

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other ...

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns

LONDON - The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a ...

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


15 MLB clubs open up shop for spring training

LAKELAND, Fla. - Even for an accomplished veteran like Justin Verlander, the start of spring training can be special.

February 14, 2017 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


No Tiger? - No more problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tiger Woods skipped his hometown tournament for the first time in 2002 to recover from remnants of a virus. That prompted a ...

February 14, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NBA party over there, where? Not in Charlotte this weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hornets season ticket holder Doug Doggett was planning on ponying up several hundred dollars for tickets to the NBA All-Star game this ...

February 14, 2017 | By STEVE REED AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Region tourney comes to the Boro

Though the GISA runs a week behind the GHSA when it comes to basketball, that doesn't mean they shouldn't get their shine as ...

February 13, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Men’s basketball falls at App despite 32 from Brown

If college basketball is all about peaking at the right time, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team has some work to do over the ...

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ortiz missing from Red Sox roster for 1st time since 2002

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - When the Boston Red Sox started to report for spring training Monday, David Ortiz was missing.

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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