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Lefty has a chance to go to No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - That 15-foot birdie putt Phil Mickelson made on the final hole at Quail Hollow meant more than an extra $130,000 for finishing in second place alone.

May 03, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McIlroy wins 1st PGA Tour event in style

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - All the buzz about Rory McIlroy came to life Sunday at the Quail Hollow Championship with one dazzling shot after another in a record round that made him the PGA Tour's youngest winner since Tiger Woods.

May 02, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The Bucks stop here

ATLANTA (AP) - With more than three minutes to go, the Atlanta Hawks began pulling their starters. Al Horford flapped his hands, egging on the already raucous crowd. Joe Johnson clapped for the fans, then dropped his head in what looked more like relief than celebration.

May 02, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super Saver wins Kentucky Derby with Borel aboard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - They don't call him Bo-rail for nothing.

May 01, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Crawford gets over his playoff jitters

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford was playing like a rookie, even though he's been in the NBA for a decade.

May 01, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mayfair clings to lead at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Winless for almost 12 years on the PGA Tour, Billy Mayfair will take whatever he can get.

May 01, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stayin' alive; Hawks take game 6

MILWAUKEE - Jamal Crawford broke out of a slump with 24 points, Joe Johnson added 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-69 on Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series.

April 30, 2010 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Earnhardt thinks time is right to drive the 3 car

RICHMOND, Va. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows some fans are upset about his plan to drive a replica of his father's famous No. 3 car at Daytona in July, but thinks it is a a fitting way to honor the seven-time champion's NASCAR Hall of Fame induction.

April 30, 2010 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger struggles in first round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The cheering was loud and enthusiastic when Tiger Woods stepped to the tee on a chilly morning, another sign that perhaps people are more interested in his golf than what kept him away for so long.

April 29, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Paddy O'Prado preps for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Paddy O'Prado has quietly shined as he prepares for the Kentucky Derby.

April 29, 2010 | By MIKE FARRELL The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta's pro teams have hit a snag

ATLANTA - Under a brilliant blue sky, a jazz band doled out smooth tunes to a smattering of lunchgoers in Centennial Olympic Park. Nearby, a couple of women kicked off their shoes and frolicked in the five-ringed fountains, taking advantage of the warm spring day.

April 29, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jennings scores 25, Milwaukee stuns Atlanta 91-87

ATLANTA - With Andrew Bogut cheering from the bench while Brandon Jennings teamed with Kurt Thomas in a duo for the ages, the Milwaukee Bucks pulled within one win of an improbable first-round upset.

April 28, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lookin At Lucky is early Kentucky Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - So much for being Kentucky Derby favorites: One is stuck on the rail and the other ended up on the far outside of a 20-horse field.

April 28, 2010 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Tiger takes his game to a public tournament

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tiger Woods entered the room with little fanfare, and without the constant clicking of camera shutters.

April 28, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta looking to retake series lead

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson thought the Atlanta Hawks had grown up enough to put away a team that's missing one of its key players.

April 27, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Eagles swept by Panthers in regular season finale

For all the success that the Georgia Southern men's basketball team has had this season, missed free throws and rebounding deficits have been black ...

March 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Washington receiver John Ross breaks NFL combine's 40 record

INDIANAPOLIS - Washington receiver John Ross III has run the 40-yard dash in a record-setting 4.22 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.

March 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com The Statesboro baseball team befell a peculiar situ

MEXICO CITY - Justin Thomas hit a 6-iron that one-hopped into the bottom of the cup. Dustin Johnson hit a wedge that never came down from ...

March 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


No mercy in Brooklet

Fans who showed up to Southeast Bulloch Friday night didn't quite get the 2-1 thriller they saw against Screven County on Wednesday.

March 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Cavs make NBA regular-season record 25 3s, top Hawks 135-130

ATLANTA - Kyrie Irving scored 43 points, LeBron James had 38 and the Cleveland Cavaliers set the NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers as they turned ...

March 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


No surgery for Price; Strasburg sticks with stretch

After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the star pitcher will not need surgery or an injection in ...

March 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Optimism abound for Ga. Southern postseason basketball

Both the Georgia Southern men's and women's basketball teams are scheduled to wrap up their respective regular seasons Saturwday afternoon. And for the ...

March 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Curry: Warriors maintain focus while Durant recovers

CHICAGO - As tough as it was to lose Kevin Durant to a leg injury, the Golden State Warriors were breathing a little easier. After all ...

March 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Baseball Classic growing slowly, but far from mature

NEW YORK - The World Baseball Classic returns Monday for its fourth edition, growing slowly yet still far from rising to the prominence of soccer's ...

March 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Southeast Bulloch tops Screven County 2-1

Through a small sample size this season, it's become clear SEB baseball is here for the thrills.

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagle offense breaks out for convincing win

The Georgia Southern bats spent the first two weekends of the season seemingly still in winter hibernation. Facing an old rival Tuesday night, that offensive ...

March 01, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

MEXICO CITY - Golf's two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules on Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a ...

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Warriors: Durant out indefinitely with left knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant is down for the immediate future with a knee injury, and that's a huge blow on both ends of the ...

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks prevail over Celtics

BOSTON (AP) - Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer knew that stopping the Boston Celtics hinged on making things hard for Isaiah Thomas.

February 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dogs bite off Eagles

Georgia Southern jumped out to an early lead against Georgia Friday night, but the bats quickly cooled off as the Bulldogs controlled the later portion ...

February 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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