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Hawks gain confidence

ORLANDO - In the days leading up to the start of the playoffs, Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and his players shrugged off the idea of flipping on any kind of special internal switch just for the postseason.

April 18, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Writer | Sports


Dialed In now listed as favorite for Kentucky Derby

Long shot or favorite. Speedball or closer.

April 18, 2011 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT | Sports


Hawks stun Magic in Game 1

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Jamal Crawford finished with 23 and the Atlanta Hawks beat Orlando 103-93 in Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday, overcoming a monster night by Magic star Dwight Howard.

April 16, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | Sports


Rookie Steele takes one-stroke lead

SAN ANTONIO - PGA Tour rookie Brendan Steele birdied Nos. 17 and 18 for a 4-under 68 on Saturday, grabbing sole possession of the Texas Open lead after beginning the day tied with a whopping six other players for the top spot.

April 16, 2011 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Sports


Magic looks to turn things around on Hawks

ORLANDO, Fla. - If the Orlando Magic's 2010-11 season were likened to a fairy tale, it would probably be a mix of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Alice in Wonderland."

April 15, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | Sports


Cink, Henry lead after Na's meltdown

SAN ANTONIO - Kevin Na watched his first shot on No. 9 veer badly off course. His next stroke wasn't any better. Or the next one. Or the 11 after that.

April 15, 2011 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Sports


Plenty to dispute at NFL mediation

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL and its locked-out players started talking again, and they talked all day.

April 14, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


So what's next for Barry Bonds?

SAN FRANCISCO - After years of investigation, three weeks of trial and millions of dollars spent pursuing Barry Bonds, federal prosecutors were back where they started Thursday - deciding whether to try and prove the home run king's records were built with steroids and lies.

April 14, 2011 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press | Sports


Now or never

ATLANTA - Jason Collins spent all but six minutes on the bench when the Atlanta Hawks were swept by the Orlando Magic in a lopsided second-round playoff series last year.

April 14, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds jury still without verdict

SAN FRANCISCO - Jurors in the Barry Bonds case remained mostly out of sight on day 3 of their deliberations. They never entered Judge Susan Illston's courtroom on the 19th floor of the Phillip Burton Federal Building, spending about six hours behind closed doors Tuesday without reaching a verdict.

April 12, 2011 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Golf game going global

AUGUSTA - Good news travels much faster than when Gary Player first won the Masters.

April 11, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Schwartzel wins the Masters after a wild day

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Charl Schwartzel gave this Masters a finish it deserved.

April 10, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy masterful in Augusta

AUGUSTA - On a sweltering day at Augusta National, the kid stayed cool. And now, Rory McIlroy has a comfortable lead heading into the final round of a major.

April 09, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


It's Rory's to lose

The trees are ready to roar and the ground is ready to shake, but for that to happen Sunday, Rory McIlroy will have to cooperate. If the kid from Northern Ireland plays the way he has for the first three rounds, Sunday will simply be a coronation.

April 09, 2011 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


'Freddie' is a fan-favorite in Augusta

I must admit. I'm sore. After walking up, down, and around the hills of Augusta National for the past five days, my entire body aches. My legs, my back, and the soles of my feet feel like needles have infiltrated my bones.

April 08, 2011 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


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Wozniacki, Halep both hoping 3rd time is lucky in final

MELBOURNE, Australia - For both Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, the Australian Open women's final on Saturday is a chance to put the demons of ...

January 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN BERGMAN Associated Press | Sports


Walker scores 29, Hornets win over Hawks 121-110

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 29 points and made two key 3-pointers down the stretch that helped the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks ...

January 27, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michigan State athletic director resigns

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University's athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school's handling of sexual ...

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and LARRY LAGE | Sports


Georgia Southern Baseball hosts annual "Evening with the All-Stars"

For years, Georgia Southern Baseball's annual 'Evening with the All-Stars' has been held in January as a sort of two-minute warning for a rapidly ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Palmer leads in Farmers Insurance Open

SAN DIEGO - Ryan Palmer is the 36-hole leader in the Farmers Insurance Open. Jon Rahm is right behind, poised to reach No. 1 in the ...

January 26, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer cruises into men's final

MELBOURNE - It took just over an hour for Roger Federer to fix one anomalous statistic in his extraordinary career.

January 26, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Premier offers new kind of baseball experience

For kids who hope to play a professional sport someday, it's common to say that the sport of their choosing is a lifestyle. Thanks ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tormenta FC on track to be something special

About two and-a-half years ago, I was sweating out another brutal Statesboro summer day. With Georgia Southern and local high schools out of action and ...

January 24, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Southern remember's Fran Florian's record night

He came out of the game with 1:12 to go because legendary head coach J.B. Scearce thought he already had scored 60 points.

January 23, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of ...

January 20, 2018 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Andrew Landry tops crowded CareerBuilder leaderboard

LA QUINTA, Calif. - CareerBuilder Challenge leader Andrew Landry was quick to point out the windy forecast.

January 20, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the ...

January 19, 2018 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Pats quiet on injured hand

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.

January 19, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER | Sports


Kyrgios defeats Tsonga in four-set thriller

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for ...

January 19, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Olympic gold medalist Raisman speaks out about assault

LANSING, Mich. - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the ...

January 19, 2018 | By DAVE EGGERT The Associated Press | Sports


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