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Rays make Beckham No. 1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays selected Tim Beckham with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Thursday, choosing the talented high school shortstop from Griffin, Ga., over Florida State catcher Buster Posey.

June 20, 2008 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shehan, Hill have good chance to go in MLB Draft

Georgia Southern's Chris Shehan and Statesboro High's Tony Hill have a more than favorable shot at being drafted in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft, which begins today.

Shehan plans to spend today on a golf course near his home in Pennsylvania with his older brother and father, who can hopefully distract him from the baseball world.

June 19, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO and CHAD BISHOP Herald Sports Writers | Sports


GSU Durden recognized

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Southern Conference recognized 11 recipients as the league's 2008 Distinguished Service Award. Georgia Southern nominated Tim Durden for his efforts and contributions to the institution.

June 19, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


2008 Bulloch Area Schedule

August 28

June 17, 2008 | | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 6/2

When the Georgia Southern baseball team failed to make the postseason for the sixth straight time last weekend, it marked a near postseason-less campaign for Eagle athletics.

June 16, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Simmons, Taylor selected to elite Team Georgia

Statesboro's Crawford Simmons and Zack Taylor have been chosen - and the call came from Oklahoma.

June 12, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 5/26

Memorial Day. A great day to sit back, relax, and honor my vomit-inducing record, which week after week slips further and further into mediocrity. Have another cold one for me, will yah?

June 09, 2008 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Local Roundup: Titans send Screven home empty handed

The Screven County Gamecocks were knocked out of the GHSA Class AA playoffs in Game Two Wednesday by North Oconee in an 18-7 decision advancing the Titans to the Final Four.

June 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Unlikely pair to start side by side at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - The personalities of Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon are worlds apart.

June 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Screven drops Game One, rain forces delay

BOGART, Ga. - North Oconee won Game One of Tuesday's scheduled doubleheader in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Tuesday, 6-3. The nightcap, however, was postponed due to rain. The two teams will resume the series today with the winner advancing to the Fial Four.

June 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB's Herndon, Williams sign track letters

Statesboro Pacers Teen Team

June 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


LOCAL ROUNDUP: Generals wins third straight

Statesboro Pacers Teen Team

June 03, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Screven faces toughest test yet, travels to North Oconee

Screven County is as far along in the playoffs as anyone can remember.

June 03, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Imada picks up his first PGA Tour win

DULUTH - Ryuji Imada watched someone else go in the water this time.

June 02, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


All-Star race isn’t so ‘meaningless’ to some

CONCORD, N.C. - Aside from the $1 million payout to the winner, the All-Star race supposedly doesn't count for anything.

June 02, 2008 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


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LeBron has Cleveland believing a championship is near

CLEVELAND - High above downtown, there's no visible evidence of a painful 51-year professional sports championship drought - the longest for any major U.S. city.

June 08, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patriots release Spikes after car found abandoned

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended.

June 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Warriors content to let James carry Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams, who has designed defenses for more than four decades, looks at defending LeBron James as an equation.

June 06, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Sports


American Pharoah runs into history with Triple Crown

NEW YORK - Finally, a Triple Crown winner, and after 37 years of waiting, this one was never in doubt.

June 06, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


U.S. hopes for 3rd World Cup title as play begins

EDMONTON, Alberta - Canada coach John Herdman pretty much summed up the prevailing sentiment when he was asked what he was looking forward to most about the Women's World Cup.

June 05, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Would Triple Crown help or hurt racing?

NEW YORK - Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday?

June 05, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


Kyrie Irving out for remainder of finals

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn't available.

June 05, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Lingmerth leads, Tiger just barely survives cut

DUBLIN, Ohio - David Lingmerth took a step toward turning his game around with a 7-under 65 at the Memorial on Friday. It gave the Swede a one-shot lead going into a weekend that includes Tiger Woods.

June 05, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


North Carolina charged with five violations by NCAA

North Carolina's long-running academic fraud scandal now includes five NCAA charges, including a lack of institutional control for poor oversight of an academic department popular with athletes and the counselors who advised them.

June 04, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Matsuyama, Van Pelt tied after first round of Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio - Hideki Matsuyama was bracing for a rough day at the Memorial and wound up with a share of the lead Thursday.

June 04, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sponsors sticking with FIFA

NEW YORK (AP) - How much scandal is too much scandal?

June 04, 2015 | By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer | Sports


A huge success

June 01, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


UAB runs reverse, set to reinstate football

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UAB President Ray Watts said Monday he is bringing the football program back as early as 2016, reversing a decision to shut it down because it was too expensive.

June 01, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Williams tops Stephens; Sharapova out; Djokovic-Nadal on tap

PARIS - For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set.

June 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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