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US OPEN '09: New dad Federer eyes Slam 16 in NYC

NEW YORK - As last year's U.S. Open began, plenty of people were wondering what was wrong with Roger Federer. Feeling sorry for the guy, even.

August 29, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Marino, Goydos share the Barclays lead

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Paul Goydos figured Liberty National at least would look good on television, with the Statue of Liberty and so many other New York landmarks serving as a spectacular backdrop at The Barclays.

August 29, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Braves chop Padres

ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez pitched seven scoreless innings, everyone in the Atlanta lineup contributed to a 17-hit attack and the Braves romped past the San Diego Padres 9-1 on Thursday night, avoiding a sweep and moving closer in the wild-card race.

August 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: "3" is key as GSU preps for Albany

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August 27, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Padres rally past Braves for win

ATLANTA - San Diego stunned Atlanta with a six-run sixth inning, and Kevin Kouzmanoff finished off the Braves with a two-run homer that sent the Padres to a 12-5 rout Wednesday night.

August 26, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP SPorts Writer | Sports




Meet the Eagles: Senior LB Terrione Benefield - Presented by The University Store

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August 26, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eckstein lifts Padres past Braves, 2-1 in 12

ATLANTA - David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick Hundley and the San Diego Padres recovered after blowing a ninth-inning lead to beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Tuesday night.

August 25, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons trying to fill out starting jobs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Coach Mike Smith is still waiting for two starters to win jobs on the left side of the Atlanta Falcons' defense.

August 25, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 8/25

A couple of weeks ago I promised everybody I wouldn't make any bold predictions this year because they usually turn into seals of death.

August 24, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Busch duels Martin, hangs on for win

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Mark Martin has never been a dirty racer.With trophies on the line, or points, or a spot in the season-defining Chase for the championship, he's prided himself on being a clean driver though 1,000 NASCAR races. So as a sold-out crowd watched to see if Martin would lay a bumper to Kyle Busch in the closing laps at Bristol Motor Speedway, it never even crossed his mind."We're racing, going for it, you know?" Martin said. "I expect Kyle to race me hard. I expect him to race me clean. And he has. He ...

August 24, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Braves reel in Marlins to even series

ATLANTA - Rookie Tommy Hanson won his fourth straight start in August, combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 4-3 on Saturday night.The Braves, powered by home runs by Yunel Escobar and Omar Infante, took a 4-0 lead in the first inning.Hanson (9-2) gave up four hits and three runs in seven innings. He walked three and struck out seven to improve to 4-0 in August. The right-hander has not allowed more than seven hits or three runs in any of the four starts this month.Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano ...

August 22, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Riley, Garcia share lead at rain-soaked Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Sergio Garcia and Chris Riley were both 13 under par through 10 holes to share the clubhouse lead Saturday night when play was stopped midway through the third round of the rain-plagued Wyndham Championship.Steve Marino, Fred Couples, Kevin Stadler and Justin Rose were 12 under and Brandt Snedeker and Bill Haas were 11 under through varying stages of their rounds when play was suspended due to darkness.Tournament officials said the round was scheduled to resume Sunday at 7:30 a.m., with a second cut and the final round to begin at roughly 11 a ...

August 22, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons defeat Rams to notch first win in preseason play

ST. LOUIS - Atlanta Falcons starters were flawless. St. Louis Rams starters had no answer, even against the second-stringers.Michael Turner accounted for all but 12 yards on the opening 77-yard drive and Matt Ryan was 7 for 8 for 81 yards with a touchdown pass in two series before he, too, called it a day in a 20-13 preseason victory Friday night. The Falcons had a 14-point cushion before the end of the first quarter."We wanted to come out and execute," Turner said. "They were preaching that all week and we wanted to show that on game day. We ...

August 22, 2009 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Florida is No. 1 AP preseason Top 25

NEW YORK - As Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators prepare to make a run at their third national title in the last four seasons, the defending champions have already made some history.Florida is No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason Top 25 released Saturday, followed by Texas, Oklahoma, Southern California and Alabama. But the Gators are in a class by themselves, the most overwhelming preseason No. 1 in the history of the media poll.Florida received 58 of the 60 first-place votes, or 96.7 percent. Texas got the other first-place votes.The previous highest percentage of first-place votes ...

August 22, 2009 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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US women win gymnastics gold

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just call them the Final Five.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Clemson, FSU set to battle (again) for ACC control

RALEIGH, N.C. - Clemson's Deshaun Watson still thinks about carrying an unbeaten record into the final game of the season before losing to Alabama ...

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFLPA says fields much better, still can be improved

CINCINNATI - NFL fields have come a long way from the days of lumpy artificial surfaces, but there's still a lot of room for improvement ...

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The captain's quandary for Knox in Ryder Cup selections

Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III keeps a separate points list for Americans to consider performances that might not show up in the standings, whether ...

August 09, 2016 | | Sports


Missy Franklin's Rio debut is nothing like she had planned

RIO DE JANEIRO - Missy Franklin finally got in the pool at the Rio Olympics only to endure another disappointment in the most unsettling year of ...

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hats off to Russell Knox

Russell Knox packed a surprising amount of power when he won the Travelers Championship.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Veteran fullback Tolbert still has value to Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Ron Rivera can't imagine the Carolina Panthers without fullback like Mike Tolbert on the roster.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spats over doping dominate Olympic swimming events

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and she's not about to let anyone get in her way ...

August 08, 2016 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC trying to stay atop college football world

A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season.

August 08, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Study: 83% of NCAA violations involve football, basketball

Big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014, according to ...

August 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

RIO DE JANEIRO - Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium.

August 06, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Battleing back: Sixth year senior looks to make an impact

Georgia Southern defensive lineman Jonathan Battle just wrapped up the first week of fall camp of his senior season.

August 05, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Leishman tied for lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. - Marc Leishman birdied his final hole for a 2-under 68 and a share of the second-round lead Friday in the Travelers Championship.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC seeks to continue recent success in high-profile openers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - With so many high-profile intersectional matchups on neutral sites, the Southeastern Conference's opening-week schedule bears a striking resemblance to a bowl lineup.

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Rookie Chris Buescher shoots for the Chase

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Chris Buescher is a giant step closer to qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup after notching a victory at ...

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


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