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David Toms shoots 68, takes early lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.

May 13, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks were 'so close'

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers Friday and met for the final time with coach Larry Drew before getting started on an uncertain summer that arrived much earlier than anyone wanted.

May 13, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks knocked out

ATLANTA - Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls.

May 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Watney opens with a 64 as Woods exits early

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Coming off his worst performance in nearly a year, Nick Watney looked better than ever Thursday in The Players Championship with an 8-under 64 that put him atop the leaderboard.

May 12, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want to and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds. You are going to consistently catch more fish and bigger fish. As the man on TV says, "I guarantee it." The key to success is finding owners who will allow you to fish in their ponds. In South Georgia there are literally hundreds of farm ponds and plenty of owners who will allow you to fish in them ...

May 12, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks remain confident

ATLANTA - For a team that knows its season could be one-and-done, the Atlanta Hawks are still feeling quite confident about their chances in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chicago gets back on top

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.

May 10, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Headed back to Chicago

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Derrick Rose saw one team playing harder, chasing down loose balls and scoring easy baskets, and that would have been fine with him if not for one small problem.

May 09, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ohio State's Tressel to attend NCAA seminar

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players' NCAA violations, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar in June in Tampa, Fla.

May 09, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Animal Kingdom likely in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will be heading back to his home turf to await a likely run in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

May 09, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Els leads 2011 Hall of Fame class

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Ernie Els followed the trail of South African idol Gary Player by winning golf tournaments all over the world, a journey that took him all the way to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

May 09, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


WADA could handle drug testing

NEW YORK - The NFL may turn to the World Anti-Doping Agency to oversee testing of players for performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reported, one of many changes it is mulling if forced by the courts to operate without a new collective bargaining agreement with the players.

May 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Animal Kingdom runs for the roses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.

May 07, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Ballesteros passes

MADRID - Tributes poured in from across the globe Saturday after five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros died of brain cancer, with players moved to tears by the passing of the dashing Spaniard who transformed European golf and the Ryder Cup.

May 07, 2011 | By PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs starting to look Rose-y for Bulls

ATLANTA - Derrick Rose walked slowly out of the arena Saturday, large packs of ice wrapped around both knees.

May 07, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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NFC champ Falcons sign Dontari Poe to bolster defensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms with two-time Pro Bowler Dontari Poe.

March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia's pro day attracts big turnout from Falcons

ATHENS, Ga. - The decisions by running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to return for their senior seasons left a thin class of Georgia prospects ...

March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles end season with dud

Georgia Southern extended its basketball season by taking part in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational Wednesday evening. Unfortunately for the Eagles, this ...

March 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SEB one-hit in one-run loss to South Effingham

Since dropping their first two games of the season, Southeast Bulloch's been the hottest teams in the county.

March 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


A look at the best to come in the NCAA Tournament

This year's NCAA Tournament has a chance to be just as good as 2016, when Kris Jenkins capped March Madness the most dramatic way ...

March 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Players from one-bid leagues ready for NCAA spotlight

The NCAA Tournament gives top players from one-bid leagues the opportunity to share the spotlight with the major-conference performers who have garnered more attention all ...

March 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Memories of Palmer are all around Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - The photo was never published out of respect for Arnold Palmer.

March 14, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles' season not done yet

For the first time since 2006, Georgia Southern will be playing postseason, national tournament basketball.

March 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Redick joins push to put civility back in college basketball

INDIANAPOLIS - J.J. Redick vividly recalls how it began, with some hecklers at his first road game for Duke. Over time, Redick remembers the chants ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge out with heart arrhythmia

SAN ANTONIO - Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to a minor heart arrhythmia, the latest occurrence of heart issues for the five-time ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Troy dismantles Eagles

Entering the postseason, it was clear that Georgia Southern had caught a bit of a break.

March 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Statesboro comeback falls short in spite of seven errors

Statesboro had a shot to record their first series sweep of the young baseball season Friday night, but their gloves had other things in mind.

March 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Americans rally past Colombia in 10 innings in WBC, 3-2

MIAMI - Retired manager Jim Leyland was back at his familiar perch on the dugout steps Friday night, looking tense as he watched his U.S ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws

Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR's busiest market

LAS VEGAS - The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation's gambling mecca is about to ...

March 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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