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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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Final Four features impressive coaches

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - National championships, multiple Final Four appearances, impressive won-loss records year after year. Whatever your criteria for deciding the best of the coaches, this year's Final Four group has it.

April 03, 2015 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Tiger returning for Masters

Tiger Woods ended a week of speculation and debate over the state of his game Friday by announcing he will play next week in the Masters.

April 03, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks try to pull off balancing act

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are trying to play a game that has worked so well for San Antonio: rest up, get healthy and be at their best for the playoffs.

April 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kentucky looking to do what UNLV couldn't

INDIANAPOLIS - Twenty-four years ago, UNLV arrived in Indianapolis for a coronation disguised as a Final Four.

April 02, 2015 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Woman recants claim on Taylor

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The woman who said former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her has recanted the allegations and was arrested.

April 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Plenty on the course one week before Masters

HOUSTON - Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reid, Texas-born golfers and Ryder Cup partners, are part of a strong field at the Shell Houston Open with one eye toward next week.

April 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA troubled by new Indiana law

INDIANAPOLIS - As pressure builds for the repeal or revision of Indiana's new religious objection law, the NCAA faces a decision about whether to look for a new venue for next year's women's Final Four.

April 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kraft: Hernandez professed innocence

FALL RIVER, Mass. - New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing.

March 31, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


10-man USMNT draws with Swiss

ZURICH - The United States held on for 1-1 draw with Switzerland in an international friendly on Tuesday after veteran forward Jozy Altidore was sent off.

March 31, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to declare for draft

ATLANTA - R.J. Hunter ensured his legacy at Georgia State by hitting one of the most memorable shots in the NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Montoya finding IndyCar success second time around

There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made.

March 30, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

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March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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