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Portal keeps rolling, advances to Elite 8

PORTAL - The Wilcox County Patriots didn't forget about the 2007 GHSA Class A state playoffs when Portal eliminated them in a close 73-71 first-round game, but their revenge efforts fell short as the Panthers used hot shooting from Shane Reese and David Buchannon to advance to the Elite Eight with a 69-49 win in front of a rowdy crowd Tuesday night.

March 12, 2008 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Rain ruins race in California

FONTANA, Calif. -A wet few days in Southern California left NASCAR's Sprint Cup drivers with a lot time on their hands Sunday.

March 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Statesboro boys rout Lee in state playoffs - video

Statesboro vs. Lee County - first round of state playoffs

March 11, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Devils look to stay hot in Sweet 16

One down, four to go for Statesboro.

March 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Justin Raymond is ‘on point’ for Panthers’ D

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (27-1) are set to play No. 3 seed Wilcox County tonight in the Sweet 16 of the GHSA Class A state playoffs.

March 11, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Edwards passes Johnson, Gordon for NASCAR win

FONTANA, Calif. - For Carl Edwards, it's a signal. At least one NASCAR Sprint Cup team is ready to take on Hendrick Motorsports.

March 11, 2008 | By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Blue Devils open season with 3-1 win over South Effingham

Scott Sarratt's two-out, 3-run double in the third was all the offense Statesboro needed, shutting down South Effingham 3-0 Monday in the season opener at Mill Creek for both teams.

March 11, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Diamond Devils start season today

Statesboro's first pitch of the 2008 baseball season is today when the Diamond Devils host South Effingham at 5:30 p.m. at Mill Creek.

March 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Monday Mouthoff

Saturday certainly was a rough day to be an Eagle. Women's basketball gets roughed up on the road. The baseball team gets hammered in a doubleheader. Then the men's roundball team loses to a school which yells, "Let's Go Peay!" Ouch.

March 10, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Bulloch Academy bounced by Pinecrest

COCHRAN, Ga. – It was a long night for Bulloch Academy forwards Darion Carter and Paul Son in the Gators' second-round game in the GISA Class AA boys' basketball tournament Saturday at Middle Georgia College.

March 09, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Woods holds off Stenson to reach final

MARANA, Ariz. - Tiger Woods holed another crucial putt on the 17th hole Saturday, this one sending him into the 36-hole final of the Accenture Match Play Championship for the fourth time in nine tries.

March 09, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro boys, girls win first round games

Blue Devils 72, Lee County 49

March 09, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Lady Devils hope to avoid letdown

The Lady Blue Devils were supposed to be region champions this season.

March 08, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Panthers send Seminole home

PORTAL - Every time the Portal Panthers (27-1) got a comfortable lead, Tavis Williams and his 27 points put Seminole County right back in it. But PHS was able to control Williams in the second half as they knocked off the Indians 75-66 to advance to the Sweet 16 of the GHSA Class A state playoffs.

March 08, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Screven, JCHS hit road for round one

The Screven County Lady Gamecocks grabbed the No. 3 seed of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs after knocking off Jefferson County in the Region 3-AA playoffs, and look to carry that momentum against No. 2 seed Mitchell County on the road tonight.

March 08, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


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Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy's last chance for big finish

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.

September 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Reeling Ravens face archrival Steelers

Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.

September 10, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Column: The cups overflow in September

ATLANTA - The losing captain - usually an American - is an easy scapegoat at the Ryder Cup. Now he at least has an accomplice.

September 10, 2014 | DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Goodell does not rule out Rice's returning to NFL

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not rule out the possibility of former Ravens running back Ray Rice returning to play in the league after serving a suspension for domestic violence.

September 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.

September 10, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: All my barbers

Over decades of time the guys (and gals) who have cut my hair changed based on where I was living at the time and how much attention to detail was required.

September 09, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

September 09, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.

September 09, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

September 09, 2014 | By WAYNE PERRY Associated Press | Sports


Ravens cut Rice after video release

BALTIMORE - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cilic clinches 1st major title

NEW YORK - Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion.

September 09, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Mandes: Erk's original vision now reality for Eagles

It's 1981 and sitting in the elegant office of Gulfstream CEO Allen Paulson were Georgia Southern College President Dale Lick and GSC Athletic Director Bucky Wagner. It would be Paulson who would turn Lick's dream into reality of bringing football back to the college through a requested investment of one million dollars!

September 07, 2014 | By RIC MANDES Special to the Herald | Sports


NCAA head-injury deal's backers press for court OK

ST. LOUIS - Attorneys pushing for a judge to give preliminary approval to a proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA said Friday that claims it unfairly forces athletes affected by head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars are untrue.

September 06, 2014 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy shares lead at BMW

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.

September 04, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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