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Going for the gold

The GHSA girls state track and field championship will get underway this afternoon in Albany, and for a handful of local girls, the ultimate goal is now within sight.

May 05, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Athlete of the Week: Davis amazes in final high school appearance

Even in defeat, Jordan Davis can amaze.

May 05, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Athlete of the Week: BA's Jacobs wins high point

Last week, the Bulloch Academy girls rolled to a second straight state title in track and field, and senior Kelcie Jacobs was a one-woman wrecking crew in the process.

May 05, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hawks need magic of their own

ORLANDO, Fla. - Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson woke up Wednesday and watched a movie.

May 05, 2010 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Associated Press Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Gamecock tennis off to Final Four

CAMILLA – Two years ago, a loss to Thomasville in the quarterfinals of the GHSA state playoffs marked the earliest that a Lady Gamecock tennis team had been sent home since 1995.

May 04, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Not a good start

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Magic showed they could survive with Dwight Howard in chronic foul trouble. With him on the floor, they were dominant.

May 04, 2010 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Associated Press Writer | Sports


Howard, rested Magic open series with Atlanta

ORLANDO, Fla. - There has been no crowd for the games the Orlando Magic have been playing lately. No officials. No true opponent.

May 03, 2010 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Associated Press Writer | Sports


Lefty has a chance to go to No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - That 15-foot birdie putt Phil Mickelson made on the final hole at Quail Hollow meant more than an extra $130,000 for finishing in second place alone.

May 03, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy wins 1st PGA Tour event in style

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - All the buzz about Rory McIlroy came to life Sunday at the Quail Hollow Championship with one dazzling shot after another in a record round that made him the PGA Tour's youngest winner since Tiger Woods.

May 02, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The Bucks stop here

ATLANTA (AP) - With more than three minutes to go, the Atlanta Hawks began pulling their starters. Al Horford flapped his hands, egging on the already raucous crowd. Joe Johnson clapped for the fans, then dropped his head in what looked more like relief than celebration.

May 02, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super Saver wins Kentucky Derby with Borel aboard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - They don't call him Bo-rail for nothing.

May 01, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Crawford gets over his playoff jitters

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford was playing like a rookie, even though he's been in the NBA for a decade.

May 01, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mayfair clings to lead at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Winless for almost 12 years on the PGA Tour, Billy Mayfair will take whatever he can get.

May 01, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stayin' alive; Hawks take game 6

MILWAUKEE - Jamal Crawford broke out of a slump with 24 points, Joe Johnson added 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-69 on Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series.

April 30, 2010 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Earnhardt thinks time is right to drive the 3 car

RICHMOND, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows some fans are upset about his plan to drive a replica of his father's famous No. 3 car at Daytona in July, but thinks it is a a fitting way to honor the seven-time champion's NASCAR Hall of Fame induction.

April 30, 2010 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes up by 2 shots at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Five tournaments into his rookie season on the PGA Tour, Mackenzie Hughes has the 36-hole lead at Sea Island and expects ...

November 19, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge

BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 19, 2016 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Sports


Smoke, Out: 3-time champ Stewart ready for final NASCAR race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - His race team built him a car fitting for the baddest man on wheels. Tony Stewart will take his final NASCAR ride in ...

November 19, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech not content with merely being bowl eligible

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has already locked up its spot in a bowl game.

November 19, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia looking to remain focused against Ragin' Cajuns

ATHENS, Ga. - There has been a lot of talk about an early season scare from Nicholls as Georgia has prepared for this week's visit ...

November 19, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles secondary look to shut down Panther passing game

Georgia Southern, unlike any season in recent memory, has struggled to run the football in the second half of the season.

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles look to take revenge in Atlanta

There are a lot of factors that go into making a rivalry. There's the passion of the fans, the proximity of the teams to ...

November 18, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Outdoor Life: Divorce is a painful experience

Sadly I must report that I'm getting a divorce. It is an agonizing experience and one that I never imagined would happen. Unfortunately there ...

November 15, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Eagles dominate in home opener

Playing for the first time in front of their home crowd at Hanner Fieldhouse this season, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team put on ...

November 14, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Auburn win gives Smart highlight for debut season despite disappointments

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's upset of then-No. 8 Auburn gave fans and recruits a much-needed glimpse of where first-year coach Kirby Smart hopes to take ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Chase isn't always fair, that doesn't make it a bad postseason model

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When William Byron's engine exploded less than 10 laps away from his seventh win of the season, his chance to race ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


LA bid to address Trump election at Olympic meeting

DOHA, Qatar - Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election looms over the race for the 2024 Summer Games as the three bid ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


After Mexico loss, US heads to Costa Rica and avoid 0-2 start

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The United States is in danger of becoming the fourth team to start 0-2 in the final round of CONCACAF's ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Seager, Fulmer take Rookie of the Year honors

Corey Seager won the NL Rookie of the Year award unanimously.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Take a bye: Falcons head into off week looking to recharge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn compares his Atlanta Falcons to a cellphone running low on juice.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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