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Changes make NASCAR finishes less predictable

FORT WORTH, Texas - Double-file restarts and the chance for multiple attempts at green-white-checkered finishes are certainly changing the end of NASCAR races and late-race strategy.

April 17, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jimenez dominates Braves in no-hitter

ATLANTA - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory Saturday night.

April 17, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson scores 22 points, Hawks beat Bucks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are off to a good start in the playoffs, even though they barely showed up for the second half. The Milwaukee Bucks are short-handed but at least showed a little fight.

April 17, 2010 | AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks ready for opening round vs. Bucks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are feeling good and eager to show what they can really do in the playoffs.

April 16, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heyward, Prado lead braves past Padres

SAN DIEGO - After the way they were pounded here on Monday, the Atlanta Braves will gladly head home with a 3-3 record on a West Coast trip.

April 15, 2010 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


With LeBron a spectator, Hawks beat Cavs 99-83

ATLANTA - In what passed for nothing more than an exhibition game, rookie Jeff Teague set career highs with 24 points and 15 assists and the Atlanta Hawks cruised past the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers 99-83 in a regular-season finale Wednesday night that had plenty of star power - on the bench.

April 14, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hendrick signs Kayne for 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hendrick Motorsports isn't scheduled to have an open seat in its lineup until 2012.

April 14, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


GSU's Moye named SoCon pitcher of the week

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Andy Moye of Georgia Southern and Chris Patterson of Appalachian State have been selected as the league's Co-Pitchers of the Week for all games from April 5-11. This is the second honor for the junior right-handed pitcher in two weeks from the league's office.

Moye (Alpharetta, Ga.) pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in Georgia Southern's 4-0 shutout of Elon on Sunday afternoon. The junior right-hander improved to 4-3 on the season as he scattered three hits, all singles, and only allowed one base runner to reach third base. Moye struck out eight Elon hitters ...

April 13, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Walking Sunday with Phil & Tiger

AUGUSTA – A perfect storm of historic circumstances has all led to this epic finale. It's Sunday at the 2010 Masters, and this is my running (well, briskly walking) journal following the final two pairings – Tiger Woods (-8) and K.J. Choi (-8), trailed by the leaders, Lee Westwood (-12) and Phil Mickelson (-11).

April 12, 2010 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


My Take: The kid, the staff, and the search for redemption

It's been a while since a 20-year-old, seven-hole hitting right fielder got as much attention as Braves rookie Jason Heyward has gotten since spring training started up and on through his first-career at-bat which was good for three RBIs and an abrupt homer.

April 12, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Padres roll past Braves

SAN DIEGO - Will Venable's two-run homer highlighted a 10-run fourth inning and Kyle Blanks homered, doubled and drove in a career-high five runs as the San Diego Padres routed the Atlanta Braves 17-2 in their home opener on Monday.

April 12, 2010 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson wins Masters and gets long embrace

AUGUSTA - Even sweeter than Phil Mickelson slipping into another green jacket was seeing his wife waiting for him behind the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National with tears streaming down her face.

April 11, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


The roars start a day early at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Lee Westwood heard the ground-shaking roars for just about everyone but him on a Saturday that sounded an awful lot like Sunday at the Masters.

April 10, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nothin' like it

AUGUSTA – It's like a frat party on Easter for adults. With the camaraderie and booze of a college soiree combined with the reverence of a religious holiday, The Masters is true to its billing as 'a place like no other'.

April 10, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hawks beat Wizards to end road losing streak

WASHINGTON - Jamal Crawford scored 23 of his 28 points in the second half and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 105-95 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

April 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


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New SEC East coaches playing catch-up with SEC West powers

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The SEC East is relying heavily on three former Nick Saban assistants to restore balance to the league.

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta ties Peachtree City on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC played the most exciting game in its young history Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard for a 3-3 draw against Peachtree ...

July 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


QB questions abound in SEC beyond Dobbs, Kelly, Knight

HOOVER, Ala. - Quarterback questions once again linger around the Southeastern Conference heading into preseason camps. For a league that seems to mass produce NFL-caliber talent ...

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeal denied, Brady back on bench

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Tom Brady's last best chance to avoid serving a four-game "Deflategate" suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected ...

July 13, 2016 | By JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press | Sports


Paterno ignored complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told by a teenage boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a shower ...

July 12, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO | Sports


UFC sold for $4 billion

LOS ANGELES - In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment property ...

July 11, 2016 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC's Greg Sankey: 'We weep, we mourn' for shooting victims

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey scrapped much of his planned speech at the league's annual media days to decry the wave ...

July 11, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Day motivated by failure to get name on claret jug

TROON, Scotland - Jason Day is more motivated by failure than success, which helps explain how he reached No. 1 in the world.

July 11, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta falls 3-0 in final home match

South Georgia Tormenta FC entered its final home game of the season riding high on six wins in their last seven games, but finally ran ...

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Solo earns 100th shutout, leads US past South Africa 1-0

CHICAGO - Hope Solo got her 100th international shutout and Crystal Dunn scored in the 35th minute to lead the United States past South Africa 1-0 ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Prospect of smaller strike zone proves no hit with pitchers

NEW YORK - Wade Miley hears the talk about lifting the bottom of the strike zone in an effort to spark offense and insists there has ...

July 09, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


France gears up for huge security operation at Euro 2016

PARIS - French law enforcement authorities on Saturday pledged "extremely high" security in Paris for Sunday's European Championship final, with thousands of police patrolling as ...

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to Zika concerns

DALLAS - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


22! Williams tops Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Graf's Slam mark

LONDON - Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Cardiff comes to standstill to welcome home Wales

CARDIFF, Wales - The Welsh capital of Cardiff came to a standstill on Friday as Wales' national team returned home to a rapturous welcome by an ...

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


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