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And so it begins... Heyward powers Braves to rout

ATLANTA - His face and head covered in shaving cream and his first home run ball stashed safely away, Jason Heyward stood in front of his locker and beamed.

April 05, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger trying to change his stripes

AUGUSTA - Framed in history on the same wall as Arnie, Jack, Couples and Phil, there stood Tiger Woods, Augusta's newest legend slipping into his green jacket with the help of Nick Faldo after blasting the competition at the '97 Masters. Wearing his blazingly red Sunday duds, 'that' Tiger sported a thin face, a full head of hair, and an innocent toothy grin that was taking grasp of the golfing world.

April 05, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger talks to media, focused on winning

AUGUSTA - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.

April 05, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Woods’ pressures make for epic Masters

If Tiger Woods slips on his effectively grass-stained jacket for a fifth time next Sunday, what happens next? Do we cheer wildly in utter jubilation, waving patriotic flags as Argentineans did when Angel Cabrera captured the 2009 Masters title? Or do we politely applaud with hesitation, keeping the game's now publicly-flawed greatest player at the emotional distance he's always preferred from us?

April 03, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Duke beats W. Virginia 78-57

INDIANAPOLIS - The Duke Blue Devils moved within 40 minutes of their first national title in nine years Saturday night, getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia for a 78-57 victory.

April 03, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Butler does it -- again -- and will play for title

INDIANAPOLIS - After 25 years, "Hoosiers" is getting a rewrite.

April 03, 2010 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


White Sox beat Braves 12-4

ATLANTA - Omar Vizquel played as if he were trying to win a roster spot while the Atlanta Braves played as if they were tired of exhibition games.

April 03, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kim, Molder lead after 3 rounds in Houston

HUMBLE, Texas - Anthony Kim never knew where his tee shots were going. Bryce Molder never got control of his swing.

April 03, 2010 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


GLADEVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick took advantage of a late caution to win the NASCAR Nationwide Seri

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick took advantage of a late caution to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway.

April 03, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks win their 10th straight at home

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored 29 points, Al Horford added 20 points and 14 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 91-85 on Saturday night for their 10th straight home victory.

April 03, 2010 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Sports


Huggins, Krzyzewski back at Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS - On one bench, there's Bob Huggins, a coach who has dealt with an NCAA investigation, suffered a heart attack, been arrested for DUI, endured the stain of a zero-percent graduation rate and the tumult of two contentious job changes.

April 02, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Butler's Way leads team toward NCAA glory

INDIANAPOLIS - When Butler center Matt Howard needed an assist, it was little-used freshman Emerson Kampen who made the shoestring save.

April 02, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Molder shoots 66 to take Houston Open lead

HUMBLE, Texas - Getting to the Masters is secondary in Bryce Molder's mind. He just wants that elusive first victory on the PGA Tour.

April 02, 2010 | By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Roddick tops Nadal in semis

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Andy Roddick resisted the impulse to retreat. Or surrender. Instead, finding himself overpowered by Rafael Nadal, Roddick began to charge the net.

April 02, 2010 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dayton wins NIT, beats North Carolina 79-68

NEW YORK - Dayton denied last year's national champs another title and took home one of its own for the first time in 42 years.

April 02, 2010 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | 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


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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