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Yang topples Tiger in the PGA

CHASKA, Minn. - In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all.

August 16, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lions QB Stafford wins pro debut against Falcons

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford took his first snap as a pro and perfectly executed a play-action pass.

August 16, 2009 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Hatcher, Chapple give Fall practice updates

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August 15, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Howard homer carries Phillies past Braves

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard led off the ninth inning with a homer and the Philadelphia Phillies won their fourth straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night in the opener of an important NL East series.

August 14, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods in command at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. - Three players took turn sharing the lead with Tiger Woods until he stood alone at the PGA Championship.The final hour at Hazeltine changed everything.Woods fired off three straight birdies, which began with a drive onto the fringe of the 299-yard 14th hole and ended with Woods nodding his head and dangling his tongue out of the side of his mouth after making a 20-footer.He finished with a 2-under 70 to build a four-shot lead, his largest through 36 holes at a major since the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews, when he led by five ...

August 14, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tiger takes early lead at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn.- Missing the cut shouldn't be a problem for Tiger Woods at this major.He was better than anyone else at the PGA Championship on Thursday morning, shooting a bogey-free, 5-under 67. He's one stroke ahead of playing partner and defending champ Padraig Harrington."I feel pretty comfortable if I'm playing well," Woods said. "There are times I've put it together and had some pretty good margins of victory. I just feel that, overall, my game over the years has gotten better. It's become more consistent. When I'm playing well, I usually don ...

August 13, 2009 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Vick signs with Eagles

Michael Vick is back in the NFL, landing a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.Vick's agent, Joel Segal, confirmed Thursday that the sides had a deal.Vick has not played in the NFL since 2006. The former Atlanta Falcons star was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, and was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison. He also was suspended indefinitely by the NFL.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick's suspension on July 27, allowing him to sign with a team.

August 13, 2009 | By HANK KURZ, Jr. Ap Sports Writer | Sports


LaRoche crushes two as Braves keep rolling

ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche gave the Braves the lead with a seventh-inning homer, his second of the game, and Atlanta continued its second-half surge by beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


The buzz word at PGA Championship is length

CHASKA, Minn. - Paul Azinger pulled the driver from his bag because there really is no other option at Hazeltine. The sign post on the opening hole has two words and two sets of numbers that serve as a not-so-subtle welcome to the PGA Championship.

August 12, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons battering ram looking for another big year

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Michael Turner arrived at training camp a year ago, he had to put all doubts out of his mind.

August 12, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Season previews for ECI, Portal and More

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August 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Freshman WR Jamere Valentine - Presented by The University Store

August 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hanson strikes out 9, Braves win again

ATLANTA - Rookie Tommy Hanson struck out nine in 6 2-3 innings and the surging Atlanta Braves won again, routing the Nationals 8-1 to snap Washington's eight-game winning streak Tuesday night.

The Braves have won four straight, six of seven and 16 of 25 since the All-Star break, a stretch that has made them a factor in the NL playoff race. Atlanta started the sweltering night 4½ games behind NL East-leading Philadelphia, which visits Turner Field this weekend.

August 11, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia State football players report to campus

ATLANTA - Even though Drew Little passed up on an opportunity to play football at Boston College, he knows he'll be part of something big at Georgia State.

August 11, 2009 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Falcons: 'Babs' a strict mentor for young Jerry

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jonathan Babineaux seized the opportunity to remind an impatient Peria Jerry about post-practice protocol in the NFL.

August 11, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM 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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