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David Toms shoots 68, takes early lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.

May 13, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks were 'so close'

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers Friday and met for the final time with coach Larry Drew before getting started on an uncertain summer that arrived much earlier than anyone wanted.

May 13, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks knocked out

ATLANTA - Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls.

May 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Watney opens with a 64 as Woods exits early

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Coming off his worst performance in nearly a year, Nick Watney looked better than ever Thursday in The Players Championship with an 8-under 64 that put him atop the leaderboard.

May 12, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want to 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. You are going to consistently catch more fish and bigger fish. As the man on TV says, "I guarantee it." The key to success is finding owners who will allow you to fish in their ponds. In South Georgia there are literally hundreds of farm ponds and plenty of owners who will allow you to fish in them ...

May 12, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks remain confident

ATLANTA - For a team that knows its season could be one-and-done, the Atlanta Hawks are still feeling quite confident about their chances in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chicago gets back on top

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.

May 10, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Headed back to Chicago

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Derrick Rose saw one team playing harder, chasing down loose balls and scoring easy baskets, and that would have been fine with him if not for one small problem.

May 09, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ohio State's Tressel to attend NCAA seminar

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players' NCAA violations, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar in June in Tampa, Fla.

May 09, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Animal Kingdom likely in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will be heading back to his home turf to await a likely run in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

May 09, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Els leads 2011 Hall of Fame class

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Ernie Els followed the trail of South African idol Gary Player by winning golf tournaments all over the world, a journey that took him all the way to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

May 09, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


WADA could handle drug testing

NEW YORK - The NFL may turn to the World Anti-Doping Agency to oversee testing of players for performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reported, one of many changes it is mulling if forced by the courts to operate without a new collective bargaining agreement with the players.

May 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Animal Kingdom runs for the roses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.

May 07, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Ballesteros passes

MADRID - Tributes poured in from across the globe Saturday after five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros died of brain cancer, with players moved to tears by the passing of the dashing Spaniard who transformed European golf and the Ryder Cup.

May 07, 2011 | By PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs starting to look Rose-y for Bulls

ATLANTA - Derrick Rose walked slowly out of the arena Saturday, large packs of ice wrapped around both knees.

May 07, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Johnson injured, rain washes out Par 3

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Masters should be the easiest to predict of golf's four major championships.

April 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ranking and predicting the Masters

MOST LIKELY STORYLINES FOR THE TOURNAMENT

April 05, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


5 things to know

Pimento cheese perfection. A color wheel of spring. Loads of golf fans ascending to the grab the check mark on their bucket list.

April 04, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Georgia Southern powers past Savannah State

On a perfect night for baseball, both Georgia Southern and Savannah State made sure to bring their bats to the ballpark.

April 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Cowboys QB Tony Romo retiring, replacing Phil Simms at CBS

DALLAS - Tony Romo couldn't bring himself to use the word "retired" and didn't have an answer for whether he would have decided to ...

April 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Westbrook ties Robertson's season triple-double record of 41

OKLAHOMA CITY - Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record for triple-doubles, collecting his 41st during Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee ...

April 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rahm riding high as he takes on Augusta for first time

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rap music might be the last thing you'd associate with Augusta National. Jon Rahm is proving there's a first time for ...

April 03, 2017 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Warhawks eek out onerun win over Ga. Southern

The Georgia Southern baseball team looked to wrap up a series win over UL Monroe Saturday night at J.I. Clements Stadium, but an early ...

April 01, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


New offense is Cooking

Kickoff for Georgia Southern's 2017 football season is still five months down the road, but Saturday's annual Blue-White game at Paulson Stadium did ...

April 01, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


WWE flexes sports entertainment muscle at WrestleMania

The World Series never would have a 52-year-old pitch in Game 7.

April 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


It's all SEC for women's title after Mississippi St stunner

DALLAS - Now that UConn is surprisingly out of the way, it's time for an SEC party with a pair of teams that have never ...

April 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles eye next level at pro day

On an overcast and rainy day, a lot of work was put in to strive towards a bright future.

March 31, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX - NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of outddor activities

This public service message is brought to you today in part by your friendly local columnist and comes as a result of long and painful ...

March 28, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


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