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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


Vick signs with Eagles

Michael Vick is back in the NFL, landing a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.Vick's agent, Joel Segal, confirmed Thursday that the sides had a deal.Vick has not played in the NFL since 2006. The former Atlanta Falcons star was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, and was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison. He also was suspended indefinitely by the NFL.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick's suspension on July 27, allowing him to sign with a team.

August 13, 2009 | By HANK KURZ, Jr. Ap Sports Writer | Sports


LaRoche crushes two as Braves keep rolling

ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche gave the Braves the lead with a seventh-inning homer, his second of the game, and Atlanta continued its second-half surge by beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


The buzz word at PGA Championship is length

CHASKA, Minn. - Paul Azinger pulled the driver from his bag because there really is no other option at Hazeltine. The sign post on the opening hole has two words and two sets of numbers that serve as a not-so-subtle welcome to the PGA Championship.

August 12, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons battering ram looking for another big year

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Michael Turner arrived at training camp a year ago, he had to put all doubts out of his mind.

August 12, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Season previews for ECI, Portal and More

Watch this show on your mobile device!

August 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Freshman WR Jamere Valentine - Presented by The University Store

August 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hanson strikes out 9, Braves win again

ATLANTA - Rookie Tommy Hanson struck out nine in 6 2-3 innings and the surging Atlanta Braves won again, routing the Nationals 8-1 to snap Washington's eight-game winning streak Tuesday night.

The Braves have won four straight, six of seven and 16 of 25 since the All-Star break, a stretch that has made them a factor in the NL playoff race. Atlanta started the sweltering night 4½ games behind NL East-leading Philadelphia, which visits Turner Field this weekend.

August 11, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia State football players report to campus

ATLANTA - Even though Drew Little passed up on an opportunity to play football at Boston College, he knows he'll be part of something big at Georgia State.

August 11, 2009 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Falcons: 'Babs' a strict mentor for young Jerry

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jonathan Babineaux seized the opportunity to remind an impatient Peria Jerry about post-practice protocol in the NFL.

August 11, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger wins Bridgestone for 16th win in WGC events

AKRON, Ohio -The W in WGC doesn't stand for Woods. It just seems that way.Tiger Woods sailed a cloud-touching 8-iron to within a foot of the cup on No. 16 while leader Padraig Harrington was imploding with a triple-bogey, ending all the drama Sunday in yet another World Golf Championship win for Woods at the Bridgestone Invitational."When I hit it I knew it was going to be a good one," Woods said after his 70th career win in his 248th career start, a .299 winning percentage. "I thought it was going to be just a little bit ...

August 10, 2009 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stewart wins at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) -Smoke loves it when the Glen heats up.Tony Stewart won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a steamy Monday, holding off Australian Marcos Ambrose over the final 25 laps for his Cup-record fifth victory at the famed road course."I love it when it gets slick," Stewart said. "I was watching him (Ambrose). I think we were stronger in the parts we needed to be and we never looked at the fuel."It was Stewart's third win in his first season as an owner-driver and the seventh road ...

August 10, 2009 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons WR White agrees to contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After holding out for the first week of training camp, receiver Roddy White agreed to a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.

August 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Expectations on the rise for Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says Georgia Tech players have expectations for 2009 that are no higher than last season.

August 08, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Cardinals go nowhere, Carolina wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton finally has his first ever playoff victory - with a big assist from his defense.

January 03, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Gators survive ECU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl.

January 03, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs: So far, so good, so let's expand

Midway through the first College Football Playoff, one thing really stands out.

January 03, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Big Ten striking back with bowl success

The Big Ten is starting the new year with a new sense of pride.

January 02, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer | Sports


SEC getting roughed up

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was bound to happen.

January 02, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


Ducks vs. Bucks for title

Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.

January 02, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Sweet as Sugar: Buckeyes upset Alabama 42-35

NEW ORLEANS - Urban Meyer had barely sat down after the Sugar Bowl when someone told him the score from the other semifinal game.

January 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Oregon routes FSU

PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.

January 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Badgers down Auburn

Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.

January 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL Wild Card teams — trust hard to come by

The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?

January 01, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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