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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


No go for Uncle Mo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The pockmarked road to the Kentucky Derby claimed another victim Friday when Uncle Mo was scratched due to a mysterious stomach ailment, further dimming a race already short on star power and speed.

May 06, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Rose scores career-high 44 to lead Bulls rout

ATLANTA - Finally, the real Chicago Bulls showed up in the playoffs.

May 06, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' confidence up after road win

ATLANTA - Larry Drew likes the look of these playoffs.

May 05, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Eagles tame Red Wolves

Georgia Southern was in danger of dropping a fourth consecutive Sun Belt series opener until the Eagles realized that they're right in the middle ...

May 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Three area boys qualify for state finals

With all running prelims and field events done only three area atheltes have moved on to the GHSA state finals this afternoon.

May 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


For Screven County, spring football is a staple of May

For the Bulloch County schools, spring football practice is a new phenomenon or at least a revived one.

May 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta FC set for season opener today against Myrtle Beach

Tormenta FC begins its second season of competition in the Premier Development League tonight at the Erk Russell Athletic Complex as they welcome the Myrtle ...

May 12, 2017 | Staff Reports | Sports


Flowers HR, 4 RBIs, Braves end 6-game skid, beat Marlins 8-4

MIAMI - Tyler Flowers has been hitting the ball hard. On Friday night, it paid off with his first home run.

May 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eyes on the prize

In Major League Baseball, the saying goes that a team is only as good as the next day's starting pitcher.

May 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Star wars: LeBron, Durant moving toward NBA Finals reunion

Kevin Durant admires LeBron James from afar, marveling at how Cleveland's main man finds ways to elevate his game at age 32 - year after ...

May 11, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Canadian rookie Hughes tied for lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Mackenzie Hughes arrived at the TPC Sawgrass with no scar tissue and played his first round at The Players Championship with ...

May 11, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No continuity issues on new SHS staff

With a new head coach comes a brand new staff, and for Statesboro's football team this was no different.

May 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta FC draws Charleston Battery

SAVANNAH - Last week, South Georgia Tormenta FC announced that it had dreams of soon playing as a professional franchise. Wednesday night at Daffin Park, the ...

May 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Cavs keeping eye on Warriors on collision course to Finals

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - As the sports world salivates while awaiting a seemingly inevitable NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is keeping his undefeated team focused on ...

May 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Los Angeles Olympic dreams might be delayed to 2028

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles could lose and win its Olympics gamble, ending up with the 2028 Games it never sought and the costly prospect of ...

May 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Try zip lines for outdoor adventure

There are lots of outdoor related activities for us to take part in that range from kayaking to canoeing to hiking, biking and camping. Additionally ...

May 09, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Day ready to start climb back to No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day used to think no one could beat him, and there wasn't much evidence to prove him wrong.

May 09, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Making sports journalism great is a team effort in today's world

No matter what the stigma was about the industry, I always knew my destiny was to be a sports journalist.

May 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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