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US OPEN '09: New dad Federer eyes Slam 16 in NYC

NEW YORK - As last year's U.S. Open began, plenty of people were wondering what was wrong with Roger Federer. Feeling sorry for the guy, even.

August 29, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Marino, Goydos share the Barclays lead

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Paul Goydos figured Liberty National at least would look good on television, with the Statue of Liberty and so many other New York landmarks serving as a spectacular backdrop at The Barclays.

August 29, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Braves chop Padres

ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez pitched seven scoreless innings, everyone in the Atlanta lineup contributed to a 17-hit attack and the Braves romped past the San Diego Padres 9-1 on Thursday night, avoiding a sweep and moving closer in the wild-card race.

August 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: "3" is key as GSU preps for Albany

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August 27, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Padres rally past Braves for win

ATLANTA - San Diego stunned Atlanta with a six-run sixth inning, and Kevin Kouzmanoff finished off the Braves with a two-run homer that sent the Padres to a 12-5 rout Wednesday night.

August 26, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP SPorts Writer | Sports




Meet the Eagles: Senior LB Terrione Benefield - Presented by The University Store

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August 26, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eckstein lifts Padres past Braves, 2-1 in 12

ATLANTA - David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick Hundley and the San Diego Padres recovered after blowing a ninth-inning lead to beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Tuesday night.

August 25, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons trying to fill out starting jobs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Coach Mike Smith is still waiting for two starters to win jobs on the left side of the Atlanta Falcons' defense.

August 25, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 8/25

A couple of weeks ago I promised everybody I wouldn't make any bold predictions this year because they usually turn into seals of death.

August 24, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Busch duels Martin, hangs on for win

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Mark Martin has never been a dirty racer.With trophies on the line, or points, or a spot in the season-defining Chase for the championship, he's prided himself on being a clean driver though 1,000 NASCAR races. So as a sold-out crowd watched to see if Martin would lay a bumper to Kyle Busch in the closing laps at Bristol Motor Speedway, it never even crossed his mind."We're racing, going for it, you know?" Martin said. "I expect Kyle to race me hard. I expect him to race me clean. And he has. He ...

August 24, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


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


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Record 7 Kentucky Wildcats to declare for NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at the NBA draft.

April 09, 2015 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Henley has stellar first day at Augusta

AUGUSTA – Dawgs are running wild in Augusta. Again.

April 09, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Final day of practice complete for Masters, golfers fine tune

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April 08, 2015 | Vince Johnson Special to the Herald | Sports


Three things to know for the 2015 Masters

Whip up your famous pimento cheese, plant eye-poppingly colorful azaleas and trim your yard to precisely 3/8 of an inch. Pump in 98 of the world's best golfers and thousands of guests dressed in their finest springtime getup, and you'll be at Augusta National for the 2015 Masters.

April 07, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Ryan's emotions run hot after loss

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan's Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters.

April 07, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: New ideas aren't best solution

Over the past decade or so, Major League Baseball has seen sabermetrics - a study of statistics more in-depth than the sport's traditional counting stats - grow from a passing interest to a way of life for many front offices.

April 07, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Attorney: Hernandez was witness

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his lawyer acknowledged for the first time that his client was at the scene of the killing and saw it happen but described him as a kid who simply did not know what to do.

April 07, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plan a trout fishing trip to be a part of your April

When planning your outdoor calendar for the year an April a trout fishing adventure to the North Georgia Mountains is a lot of fun. Although trout in Georgia streams don't rival the size of those in states to the north of us, it is still a lot of fun and a wonderful outdoor excursion for you and your kids or buddies.

April 07, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Duke tops Wisconsin for national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids.

April 07, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger arrives and guessing game begins at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played.

April 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Defense rests case in Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ended Monday after the defense called just three witnesses and rested its case in a single day.

April 06, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Hawks' Millsap out at least two games

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap will miss at least two games with a right shoulder injury.

April 06, 2015 | By AMY JINKNER-LLOYD Associated Press | 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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