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Allmendinger earns first career pole

AVONDALE, Ariz. - A.J. Allmendinger finally has his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole. Making it even sweeter, he beat his old team to get the top spot at Phoenix International Raceway.

April 09, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cubs blank Braves for first win

ATLANTA - Randy Wells pitched six scoreless innings, Carlos Marmol stranded two baserunners in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Thursday night.

April 08, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


First round had something for everyone

AUGUSTA - How can that be topped?

April 08, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


Right back to business

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods played like the last five months never happened.

April 08, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Local roundup: Wohlleb Granted Release from Georgia Southern

Sophomore forward/guard Colby Wohlleb has elected to transfer from the Georgia Southern men's basketball team and has been granted his release from the University.

April 07, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Woods gets a major scolding from Masters chairman

AUGUSTA, Ga. - On the day Tiger Woods arrived at the Masters, he changed out of his spikes after playing nine holes, walked across the parking lot and went upstairs to the office of Augusta National chairman Billy Payne.

April 07, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Masters in 3D creates new ways to watch

AUGUSTA – I saw the future Wednesday.

April 07, 2010 | BY VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jones powers Braves past Cubs with 2-run homer

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves held off the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Wednesday night.

April 07, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trailing Tiger: Kuchar to play supporting role Thursday

AUGUSTA – Imagine that you're Matt Kuchar. In '98 as a Georgia Tech student, you were named the nation's top collegiate golfer, and you finished as low amateur at both the Masters and the U.S. Open. You were a golfing prodigy and a future contender to the game's throne, a throne topped by the '97 Masters champ, some guy named - ahem - Tiger.

April 06, 2010 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


And so it begins... Heyward powers Braves to rout

ATLANTA - His face and head covered in shaving cream and his first home run ball stashed safely away, Jason Heyward stood in front of his locker and beamed.

April 05, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger trying to change his stripes

AUGUSTA - Framed in history on the same wall as Arnie, Jack, Couples and Phil, there stood Tiger Woods, Augusta's newest legend slipping into his green jacket with the help of Nick Faldo after blasting the competition at the '97 Masters. Wearing his blazingly red Sunday duds, 'that' Tiger sported a thin face, a full head of hair, and an innocent toothy grin that was taking grasp of the golfing world.

April 05, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger talks to media, focused on winning

AUGUSTA - While acknowledging he made some "incredibly poor decisions" in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters - even coming back from a five-month layoff.

April 05, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Woods’ pressures make for epic Masters

If Tiger Woods slips on his effectively grass-stained jacket for a fifth time next Sunday, what happens next? Do we cheer wildly in utter jubilation, waving patriotic flags as Argentineans did when Angel Cabrera captured the 2009 Masters title? Or do we politely applaud with hesitation, keeping the game's now publicly-flawed greatest player at the emotional distance he's always preferred from us?

April 03, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Duke beats W. Virginia 78-57

INDIANAPOLIS - The Duke Blue Devils moved within 40 minutes of their first national title in nine years Saturday night, getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia for a 78-57 victory.

April 03, 2010 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Butler does it -- again -- and will play for title

INDIANAPOLIS - After 25 years, "Hoosiers" is getting a rewrite.

April 03, 2010 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


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Oakmont returns US Open reputation as toughest test

OAKMONT, Pa. - Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

June 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NHL will go to Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.

June 14, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his ...

June 14, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont ready to show its teeth at U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth saw a different Oakmontthan the course he first played six weeks ago.

June 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just a year ago, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes was hailed by Olympic Committee executives as the driving force behind ...

June 13, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


Hooligans running wild at Euro 2016

PARIS - Don't be fooled by the wacky names like "Music Hall," ''Happy Guys" or "Aliens", highly-trained Russian hooligan groups are as nasty as they ...

June 13, 2016 | By JEROME PUGMIRE Associated Press | Sports


US reaches Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

PHILADELPHIA - The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin's early ...

June 11, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Close, but not quite for Tormenta

June 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Creator pulls upset win in Belmont

NEW YORK - The finish was dramatic, even without a Triple Crown on the line.

June 11, 2016 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


Berger shoots 1-under 69 to keep lead at St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Daniel Berger has yet to win on the PGA Tour. He's confident enough to believe that's just a matter of time ...

June 11, 2016 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


A repeat NBA title now just 1 win away for Golden State

CLEVELAND - Golden State has now won 88 games this season, when factoring in the regular season and the playoffs. That's another NBA record to ...

June 11, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Tormenta in search of first win

It's been less than a month since Tomrenta FC - Statesboro's brand new minor league soccer franchise - has played its first match. In that ...

June 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Gordie Howe, the gritty and mighty 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

DETROIT - Gordie Howe worked all his remarkable life to earn the respect and awe that came with being "Mr. Hockey."

June 10, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Ohio St., Michigan lead Big Ten battle into New Jersey

PARAMUS, N.J. - Hours before Jim Harbaugh led yet another satellite camp, some Rutgers fans let the Michigan coach know that not everyone was welcoming ...

June 09, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Ali remembered in prayer as an icon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his ...

June 09, 2016 | By BRUCE SCHREINER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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