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Braves turn up the heat in 13-0 win over Nationals

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones drove in four runs to back a strong start from John Smoltz, helping the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 13-0 on Wednesday night and sweep a three-game series from the Nationals.

July 12, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Salty peppers two in Braves' win

ATLANTA - Rookie Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice and slumping Andruw Jones went deep for the first time in 21⁄2 weeks, backing up seven strong innings from Buddy Carlyle that sent the Atlanta Braves past the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night.

July 11, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks take last look at Horford, Conley

ATLANTA - The last time Al Horford and Mike Conley Jr. were in competition against each other, it was for college basketball's national championship.

July 11, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Venus avoids upset in first round

WIMBLEDON, England - Three-time champion Venus Williams came back from a break down in the last two sets to avoid a major first-round surprise Tuesday against a Russian teenager playing her first match at Wimbledon.

July 11, 2007 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon, Johnson docked 100 points

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were docked 100 points each Tuesday, and their crew chiefs were both fined $100,000 and suspended for six races for violations at Infineon Raceway.

July 11, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Shut out again

ATLANTA - Andrew Miller and the Detroit Tigers certainly enjoyed interleague play.

Miller combined with Chad Durbin for a six-hit shutout, and the Tigers beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 5-0 Sunday night for their seventh straight win _ all on the road against National League teams.

July 10, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer opens Wimbledon with straight set win

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - In his five-piece, tailor-made Gatsby getup, Roger Federer looked like a tennis player from a bygone era, one seen only in black-and-white photos.

July 10, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Oregon State grabs second straight CWS title

OMAHA, Neb. - The first title was hard for Oregon State. The repeat seemed easy.

Oregon State ended one of the most dominant runs in the 61-year history of the College World Series with a 9-3 victory over North Carolina on Sunday night. The Beavers became the first team in a decade to capture consecutive national titles.

July 10, 2007 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves break out

ATLANTA - Brian McCann delivered the slump-busting big hits the Atlanta Braves desperately needed.

July 10, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Portal's Brown gets All-Star bid, promotion

Brooks Brown's 22nd birthday is shaping up quite nicely.

July 09, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Oregon State handles UNC in game one of CWS

OMAHA, Neb. - Oregon State's Jorge Reyes got himself and his team a whole lot closer to the national championship trophy that's been teasing him.

July 09, 2007 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woes continue for slumping Braves

ATLANTA - What a debut for Kenny Rogers.

July 07, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Despite swoon, Braves still in it

ATLANTA - This sounds familiar.

July 06, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shut out big time by Boston

ATLANTA - Julian Tavarez pitched seven scoreless innings, switching to cruise control after the Boston Red Sox homered three times in the first two innings on the way to routing the Atlanta Braves 11-0 on Wednesday night.

July 06, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


SHS's Thompson is ready to go for Auburn

For Josh Thompson, the last four years have certainly been memorable ones. Now, the senior noseguard is ready to enter his final season with the Auburn football team and hopes 2007 won't be any different.

July 06, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


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Martin takes 3-shot lead in Women's British Open

SOUTHPORT, England - Mo Martin had a plan for Royal Birkdale, and it's working better than she imagined at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

July 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

RIO DE JANEIRO - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

July 11, 2014 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland.

July 11, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS and TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writers | Sports


Miami and Cleveland waiting for LeBron to decide

When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.

July 10, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


3-way tie at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. - Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman shot 8-under-par 63s Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the John Deere Classic.

July 10, 2014 | By TIM CRONIN Associated Press | Sports


World Cup final features best player vs. best team

RIO DE JANEIRO - The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.

July 10, 2014 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

ATHENS, Ga. - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.

July 10, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Around the Horn wins state title

Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Argentina reaches final with PKs

SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

July 09, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


'Scholarships for life'

WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

July 09, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro Blue Devils volleyball camp returns

In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program - with next to no previous experience in the sport - into a two-time state playoff qualifier.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


World Cup host Brazil humiliated by Germany

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wie, Lewis lead women's golf revival

SOUTHPORT, England - The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.

July 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Frog gigging — a tasty tradition

Frog gigging is a dying art. Like grabbling or noodling (reaching under river banks for turtles and catfish) frog gigging is an outdoor activity that seems to be fading from view.

July 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Djokovic's pep talk swept aside 'fear', 'demons'

LONDON - Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem.

July 07, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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