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Braves reel in Marlins to even series

ATLANTA - Rookie Tommy Hanson won his fourth straight start in August, combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 4-3 on Saturday night.The Braves, powered by home runs by Yunel Escobar and Omar Infante, took a 4-0 lead in the first inning.Hanson (9-2) gave up four hits and three runs in seven innings. He walked three and struck out seven to improve to 4-0 in August. The right-hander has not allowed more than seven hits or three runs in any of the four starts this month.Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano ...

August 22, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Riley, Garcia share lead at rain-soaked Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Sergio Garcia and Chris Riley were both 13 under par through 10 holes to share the clubhouse lead Saturday night when play was stopped midway through the third round of the rain-plagued Wyndham Championship.Steve Marino, Fred Couples, Kevin Stadler and Justin Rose were 12 under and Brandt Snedeker and Bill Haas were 11 under through varying stages of their rounds when play was suspended due to darkness.Tournament officials said the round was scheduled to resume Sunday at 7:30 a.m., with a second cut and the final round to begin at roughly 11 a ...

August 22, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons defeat Rams to notch first win in preseason play

ST. LOUIS - Atlanta Falcons starters were flawless. St. Louis Rams starters had no answer, even against the second-stringers.Michael Turner accounted for all but 12 yards on the opening 77-yard drive and Matt Ryan was 7 for 8 for 81 yards with a touchdown pass in two series before he, too, called it a day in a 20-13 preseason victory Friday night. The Falcons had a 14-point cushion before the end of the first quarter."We wanted to come out and execute," Turner said. "They were preaching that all week and we wanted to show that on game day. We ...

August 22, 2009 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Florida is No. 1 AP preseason Top 25

NEW YORK - As Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators prepare to make a run at their third national title in the last four seasons, the defending champions have already made some history.Florida is No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason Top 25 released Saturday, followed by Texas, Oklahoma, Southern California and Alabama. But the Gators are in a class by themselves, the most overwhelming preseason No. 1 in the history of the media poll.Florida received 58 of the 60 first-place votes, or 96.7 percent. Texas got the other first-place votes.The previous highest percentage of first-place votes ...

August 22, 2009 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Braves take series with 3-2 win

NEW YORK - Kenshin Kawakami outpitched Johan Santana, Brian McCann hit a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves clawed just a bit further into playoff contention with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday night.

August 20, 2009 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: With the game on the line, where will GSU turn?

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August 20, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves sink Mets with their own 8-run inning

NEW YORK - There were a few well-placed grounders and a couple of liners as the hits piled up in a big eight-run inning. Only this time it was the Atlanta Braves at the plate.

August 20, 2009 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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US routs Argentina 105-78, moves into men's basketball semis

RIO DE JANEIRO - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 17, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL demands that players interview in investigation

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker James Harrison doesn't want to face a suspension. He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives ...

August 16, 2016 | By DAN SCIFO Associated Press | Sports


Biles notches fourth gold medal of games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Simone Biles starts each year by pulling out a notebook to write down her goals for the next 12 months. When ...

August 16, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of weed aversion

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has recently released a study on a new illness that has been dubbed Weed Height Aversion and ...

August 16, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


New soccer coach Murphy has work cut out for him

Any new coach will always have his work cut out as he prepares a team full of unfamiliar players for a competitive season. For new ...

August 15, 2016 | | Sports


BA falls to Robert Toombs 4-1

Bulloch Academy racked up a season-high eight hits on Monday night, but could only translate it into one run as the Gators fell to Robert ...

August 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Former Georgia Southern star McKinnon to see larger role in '16 Vikings this season

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Jerick McKinnon took the handoff left and hit heavy traffic in his own end zone, bouncing off a Minnesota blocker to find ...

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pick Six: Games that will determine the CFB playoff

If you can only watch six games this college football season, well, you should probably consider changing jobs or something because that is no way ...

August 15, 2016 | | Sports


Robinson makes early splash in Falcons' deep WR competition

FLOWERY BRANCH - A big preseason debut with the Falcons allowed Aldrick Robinson to stand out in a deep competition at wide receiver, if only for ...

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern alum Gene Sauers wins US Senior Open

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - A decade after battling a rare illness that nearly killed him and kept him off the golf course for seven years, Gene ...

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Golden anniversary: Kiffin enters 50th year of coaching

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Monte Kiffin didn't handle retirement very well.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast.

August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fan Fest a big hit with Georgia Southern crowd

Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers is buckling up for a grueling season on the football field, but some other members of his household were thinking ...

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles hold first scrimmage

Many Georgia Southern fans got their first look at the 2016 version of the Eagles as the football team held an open scrimmage Saturday at ...

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Biles soars to all-around gymnastics title

RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable coronation.

August 11, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


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