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Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Wichita St. earn top seeds

Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament.

March 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulldogs fall in SEC semis

ATLANTA - The Harrison brothers are clicking at just the right time to have Kentucky in position for another Southeastern Conference tournament title.

March 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garrigus surges to 3-shot lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Robert Garrigus can't recall a better performance going into the weekend. And his golf has been pretty good, too.

March 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro rolls in home track meet

Statesboro's track and field squads continued a stellar start to the 2014 season as both the boys and girls claimed first place finishes in Wednesday's meet at Womack Field.

March 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Spieth returns to the course where career took off

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Being back at Innisbrook is enough to make Jordan Spieth wonder if his entire season boiled down to three holes.

March 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


As the world (of Tiger Woods' golf game) turns

By DOUG FERGUSON

March 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fishing for bedding bass

It is the time of year when you will begin to find spawning bass in nearly every pond or reservoir you visit.

March 11, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Friend: Pistorius fired guns in public

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius fired guns in public in the months before he killed his girlfriend - once out of a car sunroof on a road and once in a crowded restaurant, a onetime friend said at the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, drawing an aggressive effort from the chief defense lawyer to pick holes in his testimony.

March 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Bonds instructing for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Barry Bonds certainly thinks he's worthy of election to the Hall of Fame.

March 10, 2014 | By DON KETCHUM Associated Press | Sports


Shot of a lifetime

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Beau did it.

March 10, 2014 | By CARY OSBORNE The Signal (Santa Clarita, Calif.) | Sports


More newcomers crowding PGA Tour landscape

DORAL, Fla. - The road to the Masters is just getting started, and already two players have combined to win five times on the PGA Tour.

March 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony

PRETORIA, South Africa - Hunched over, vomiting into a bucket by his feet and retching loudly, Oscar Pistorius was vividly reminded at his murder trial Monday of the gruesome injuries he inflicted on his girlfriend when a pathologist described how the Olympian fatally shot her multiple times with bullets designed to cause maximum damage.

March 10, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Tiger still off his game, 2-over as 1st rd. is halted

DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday - this time because of the weather, not his back.

March 06, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa - As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.

March 06, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: A Fort Stewart fishing adventure

Just south of Bulloch County is the second largest public fishing and hunting entity in the state of Georgia (only the Chattahoochee National Forest is bigger).

March 04, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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Federal agency says college athletes can unionize

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the NCAA's regionals

Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again.

March 26, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB's high-tech replay room opens Sunday

NEW YORK - After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, 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.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


A closed shop for the Hall of Fame

No one should have been more thrilled than Vijay Singh to hear about the voting changes for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

March 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.

March 25, 2014 | By CARLEY PETESCH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press | Sports


Woods unsure if he'll be back in time for Augusta

WASHINGTON - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reigning champs still alive

ORLANDO, Fla. - Louisville didn't need a big game from Russ Smith to get back to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.

March 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mercer looking to continue crashing tournament party

RALEIGH, N.C. - The way senior Jakob Gollon sees it, Mercer has been building toward this NCAA tournament through years of playing power conference teams.

March 22, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles hammer App's bullpen

Appalachian State held Georgia Southern in check.

March 21, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Mercer Madness

RALEIGH, N.C. - Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer.

March 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scott keeps plugging along at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.

March 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior-laden Mercer went into Duke's backyard and pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far Friday, beating the Blue Devils 78-71 and likely ending Jabari Parker's short college career.

March 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: 11 seed Dayton stuns Ohio State

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Siyani Chambers scored 11 points, including five straight in the final 2 minutes, and 12th-seeded Harvard won its second NCAA tournament game in history, upsetting fifth-seeded Cincinnati 61-57 on Thursday in the East Regional.

March 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Scott off to a record start at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.

March 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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