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Susie Wheldon to honor husband

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Some days are better than others for Susie Wheldon, and there's rarely any warning what will trigger the emotional roller coaster she's been on since husband Dan Wheldon's fatal crash in last year's IndyCar finale.

May 23, 2012 | BY JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Thigh, knee pads mandatory in '13

ATLANTA - The NFL made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something the players' union was not pleased with.

May 22, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Take it from me, exposure to the sun is a serious issue

Today I'm addressing all my friends and readers who fall into categories that include fishing geeks, camping fanatics, boating enthusiasts, yard workers, gardeners or just plain old sun worshippers.

May 22, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


One more for 'I'll Have Another'

BALTIMORE - I'll Have Another waited a little longer to catch Bodemeister in the stretch this time, and now that he's done it twice in a row it's time for a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes.

May 19, 2012 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Torch relay begins

LAND'S END, England - British sailing hero Ben Ainslie kicked off the torch relay for the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday with a stroll through teary, flag-waving crowds who cheered the arrival of the flame to Britain.

May 19, 2012 | By DANICA KIRKA AP Writer | Sports


Chelsea wins first European league title in shootout

MUNICH - Didier Drogba tied the match with a header in the 88th minute, and then scored the decisive goal in the shootout as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League final, 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw Saturday.

May 19, 2012 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Andretti favorite heading into qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS - Maybe Marco Andretti can make good on his vision of going from last to first at Indianapolis.

May 19, 2012 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pacers pummel Heat in Game 3

INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Indiana Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than Miami, throttled the Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 17, 2012 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Saints' Vilma sues NFL Commissioner for defamation

NEW ORLEANS - Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, claiming the league's top executive made false statements that tarnished Vilma's reputation and hindered his ability to earn a living playing football.

May 17, 2012 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clemens accuser: 'I didn't make it up'

WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens' lawyer toyed with Brian McNamee's memory and attacked him from several directions at once. The attorney even put an easel next to the witness with the words: "MISTAKE. BAD MEMORY. LIE." Eventually, there came the inevitable question: "Do you sometimes just make stuff up?"

May 16, 2012 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Celtics take 2-1 lead over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Garnett scored 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and used a dominant second quarter to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 107-91, on Wednesday night and take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 16, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cassius Osborn honored

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame University of Georgia Chapter recognized Cassius Osborn of Statesboro (center) at their 27th annual awards presentation on April 16, 2012, in Athens at the Athens Country Club. Osborn received a plaque honoring him for post graduate achievement for his commitment to his community and his alma mater in the highest of American traditions. He is shown with Mark Richt, University of Georgia head football coach (left); and Phil Simms (right), former New York Giants quarterback who is currently a lead NFL analyst for CBS Sports as well as a host of ...

May 16, 2012 | Staff report | Sports


Outdoor Life - A look at my dual doctoral studies for the outdoorsman

I am currently working on a double doctorate degree and I'm sure that comes as a total surprise to many of you who read this column each week.

May 15, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Kuchar all smiles after Players win

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kuchar knows all about the prestige and the perks of winning The Players Championship. The richest payoff in golf. A three-year exemption to the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open. What means just as much is a framed picture on a basement wall in a tunnel the public never sees.

May 14, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McNamee testifies Clemens used steroids in 1998

WASHINGTON - Speaking softly, nervously and in detail, Brian McNamee testified about the life-changing moment when, he said, he first injected Roger Clemens with steroids.

May 14, 2012 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Security as tight as ever for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state ...

January 27, 2018 | AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Sports


Noren takes one-stroke lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Alex Noren of Sweden has all the credentials to be on the fringe of the elite in golf. He is a nine-time winner ...

January 27, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Wozniacki claims first career major championship

MELBOURNE, Australia - For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question ...

January 27, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wozniacki, Halep both hoping 3rd time is lucky in final

MELBOURNE, Australia - For both Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, the Australian Open women's final on Saturday is a chance to put the demons of ...

January 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN BERGMAN Associated Press | Sports


Walker scores 29, Hornets win over Hawks 121-110

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 29 points and made two key 3-pointers down the stretch that helped the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks ...

January 27, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michigan State athletic director resigns

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University's athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school's handling of sexual ...

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and LARRY LAGE | Sports


Georgia Southern Baseball hosts annual "Evening with the All-Stars"

For years, Georgia Southern Baseball's annual 'Evening with the All-Stars' has been held in January as a sort of two-minute warning for a rapidly ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Palmer leads in Farmers Insurance Open

SAN DIEGO - Ryan Palmer is the 36-hole leader in the Farmers Insurance Open. Jon Rahm is right behind, poised to reach No. 1 in the ...

January 26, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer cruises into men's final

MELBOURNE - It took just over an hour for Roger Federer to fix one anomalous statistic in his extraordinary career.

January 26, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Premier offers new kind of baseball experience

For kids who hope to play a professional sport someday, it's common to say that the sport of their choosing is a lifestyle. Thanks ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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