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SEC discusses recruiting changes

DESTIN, Fla. - The hottest topic at the Southeastern Conference's annual meetings has nothing to do with national championships or NCAA violations.

June 01, 2011 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heat D, Dirk's hand cause concern

MIAMI - Brian Cardinal took one look at Dirk Nowitzki's injured finger, turned to the Dallas Mavericks' trainer and recommended his treatment plan.

June 01, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Maria back in semis

PARIS - Everything came so quickly for Maria Sharapova at the start of her tennis career. Wimbledon champion at age 17. Ranked No. 1 at 18. Second major title at 19, third at 20.

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


Thrashers moving to Canada

ATLANTA - First, the Flames. Now, the Thrashers.

May 31, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tressel should serve as warning to others

In a profession that provides little in the way of job security, Jim Tressel was about as comfortable as a college football coach could get.

May 31, 2011 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Salt water fishing hot off the Georgia coast

Summer is here and there are lots of salt water options along the Georgia coast in the coming month. Whether you want to fish inshore or offshore there are plenty of charters going out every day from Savannah to St. Mary's. Got your own boat and some skills of your own? Got the itch to go it alone? June is a great time to see what you are made of. There will be a variety of willing fish showing up in the next thirty days and there is something out there to suit every style and taste. Before you ...

May 31, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Tressel says bye-bye to Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.

May 30, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


UGA ousted from title contention

HOOVER, Ala. - Nolan Fontana drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout in the top of the ninth inning to lift Florida into the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game with a 3-2 win over Georgia on Saturday.

May 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


FSU takes Tech out of tourney

DURHAM, N.C. - James Ramsey drove in a run and kept his 48-game on base streak alive as Florida State bat Georgia Tech 4-2 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

May 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic extends perfect start

PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his perfect start to the season at the French Open on Saturday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his 40th straight victory this year.

May 28, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi leads Barcelona to Champions League crown

WEMBLEY, England - Over 25 years Alex Ferguson has turned Manchester United into English football's most successful side, but an all-powerful Barcelona side is thwarting his quest for European domination.

May 28, 2011 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indy 500 celebrates 100th anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS - When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he'll be tugging along a century's worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.

May 28, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wozniacki upset in 3rd round

PARIS - If Caroline Wozniacki truly was torn up inside about her latest loss at a Grand Slam tournament, she certainly hid it well.

May 28, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garcia, Palmer share lead at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - While Ryan Palmer is doing everything his caddie tells him, Sergio Garcia is playing just fine without a practice round at the Byron Nelson Championship.

May 27, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clijsters stunned in second round

PARIS - There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.

May 26, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


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League Landscape: 2 winless, 3 undefeated for MLS Week 6

A handful of games into the season, two teams remain winless in Major League Soccer while three others are undefeated.

April 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Inciarte hits 2 HRs, Braves end 5-game skid, top Marlins 5-4

MIAMI - Ender Inciarte hit two home runs and Tyler Flowers had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Wednesday night to help the Atlanta Braves ...

April 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gators split FPCA

For the first time this season, the Bulloch Academy boys soccer team has put two wins together and may be peaking during a crucial time ...

April 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


SEB looks for better playoff seeds at region tournament

April showers have ceased just in time to cool the air around the coastal Georgia area and dry up the pitch for postseason soccer.

April 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


GS tops Kennesaw St. in battle of the birds

Kennesaw State's pitching staff spent most of the night trying in vain to find the strike zone and Georgia Southern cashed in at some ...

April 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Atlanta United still planning stadium debut on July 30

ATLANTA - Atlanta United President Darren Eales said Tuesday construction on Mercedes Benz Stadium remains on schedule for the MLS team to play the first game ...

April 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Final day of NBA season will decide some seeds, matchups

There will be final-night intrigue in the NBA.

April 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump backs joint North American bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States launched its bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada on Monday after gaining the support of President Donald ...

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


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


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