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Sharapova serve sours

WIMBLEDON, England - Maria Sharapova's serve let her down again, and this time there wasn't much she could do about it.

July 02, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal, Djokovic meet in Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - From 1983 to 2003, the world's top two players never met each other in the Wimbledon men's final.

July 02, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Ragan redeems himself at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Ragan has earned the first Sprint Cup victory of his career, redeeming himself after blowing his chance in the season-opening Daytona 500.

July 02, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Another US shutout

SINSHEIM, Germany - Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say "thank you" to the American military members who turned their World Cup match into a home game.

July 02, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Watney, Fowler knotted at the top

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Before he even teed off, Rickie Fowler knew this was going to be a different day at the AT&T National. The course record already had been matched, with several other low rounds in progress at suddenly soft Aronimink Golf Club.

July 02, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No free agency; maybe no NBA games

NEW YORK - The NBA lockout claimed a quick casualty in Day 1, when the free agency period did not open as usual on July 1.

July 01, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL players, owners break talks for week

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL commissioner and the boss of the league's locked-out players stood together this week and addressed the league's rookies, a picture of cooperation that raised hopes pro football would soon be back in business.

July 01, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Choi ties course record, takes the lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - If seeing the putts drop for birdie were not enough, K.J. Choi noticed his gallery growing and getting more excited for him Friday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

July 01, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sharapova counts on experience in final

WIMBLEDON, England - Seven years after winning Wimbledon as a 17-year-old, Maria Sharapova is back in the final, this time as a three-time Grand Slam winner and heavy favorite.

July 01, 2011 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic, Nadal reach final

WIMBLEDON, England - Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.

July 01, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NBA joins the party

NEW YORK - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

June 30, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFLPA, owners keep on talking

MINNEAPOLIS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith met again Thursday, expanding talks on a pro football labor deal for the first time this week to include owners and players.

June 30, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Maria makes 1st Wimbledon final since '04

WIMBLEDON, England - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?

June 30, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Pat Perez feeling it at AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Pat Perez didn't make it to the U.S. Open this year. He felt as though he played in one Thursday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

June 30, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sarratt racks up national honors

A former Statesboro High School star is bringing some hardware back to town during his summer break as Georgia Perimeter College's Scott Sarratt had a season for the ages behind home plate.

June 29, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Blue Devils leave Phoenix in ashes

Following an extended midseason losing streak, Statesboro did itself a favor Monday evening to take another step closer to salvaging the 2017 season.

April 10, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


At long last, Sergio shines

"Sergio's done."

April 10, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


US Soccer: Trump encouraging a World Cup with Mexico, Canada

Far from impeding a World Cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico emboldened those country's soccer leaders to find common ...

April 10, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sunday showdown looms

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Justin Rose charged from behind on the back nine at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia received the kind of break that allowed him to ...

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


BA splits DH, ends seven game skid

Baseball struggles have plagued Bulloch County this spring, and the private school down Westside Road has not been exempt from the turmoil.

April 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Teeing off: Is Jordan Spieth the new Tiger Woods?

He's not as physically imposing, as brash or the least bit polarizing. He doesn't pound drives past the field, and his swing feels ...

April 08, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Quarterbacks struggle, offense shaky at Clemson spring game

CLEMSON, S.C. - A couple of things seem nearly certain about Clemson's offense next season: Kelly Bryant will be the No. 1 quarterback starting ...

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Transfer QB Jarrett Stidham shines in Auburn spring game

AUBURN, Ala. - Telltale signs that it was a good day for Jarrett Stidham: The Auburn quarterback only had to do pushups atoning for two errant ...

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Field tightens heading into weekend

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler finally got to the top of the leaderboard in a major and didn't have much of a view.

April 07, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Couples amongst leaders once again

Decades often converge at Augusta National Golf Club. In many ways the week is a throwback – a world without cell phones and with a great ...

April 07, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Hoffman takes charge

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Teeing off: With Gratitude from the Opening Round

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Statesboro's streak now at 12

If Thursday afternoon proved anything for Statesboro baseball, it's that 2017 simply isn't their year.

April 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

BOSTON - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez "took pleasure" in gunning down two men in 2012 because he felt disrespected after one of them accidentally spilled ...

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant cleared to resume full practice after knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. - Months ago when the season began, the Golden State Warriors focused all their energy on incorporating Kevin Durant.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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