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After stunning loss, Phelps rebounds with record

ROME - Michael Phelps had another swimsuit issue.It didn't slow him down this time.Phelps bounced back from a stunning loss with something more familiar - a world record in the 200-meter butterfly Wednesday. For good measure, he surpassed another of Mark Spitz's accomplishments with the 34th world record of his career, one more than Spitz had during his brilliant run in the pool.One night after he was soundly beaten by Germany's Paul Biedermann, Phelps sliced the time in what he calls his "bread and butter" to 1 minute, 51.51 seconds, more than a half-second lower ...

July 29, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Meet the Eagles: TE Tyler Sumner - Presented by The University Store

Watch this video on your mobile phone!

July 29, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves let Marlins off the hook

MIAMI - Pinch-hitter Ross Gload hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and the Florida Marlins rallied past the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Tuesday night.

July 28, 2009 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods ramps up play heading for homestretch

Barring any scheduling surprises, Tiger Woods is about to try something new.

July 28, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dungy: Vick focused on putting life back together

Tony Dungy believes Michael Vick is focused on putting his life back together.

July 28, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


A swimming stunner: Phelps loses to Biedermann

ROME - The winner draped himself triumphantly on the lane rope, thrusting his right hand in the air to celebrate a world record.

July 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup 7/28

Well folks, it finally came to pass.

July 27, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Michael Vick reinstated by NFL

NEW YORK - Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for.

July 27, 2009 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Green wins Canadian Open in playoff

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Nathan Green won the Canadian Open on Monday for his first PGA Tour victory, beating Retief Goosen with a par on the second hole of a playoff in the rain-delayed tournament.

July 27, 2009 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Contador's reign on Tour expected to last

PARIS - Four years after his seventh Tour de France win, Lance Armstrong capped his return with an impressive third-place finish. Alberto Contador's second title, at age 26, was eye-catching in its own way - he's got two more than Armstrong had at the same age.

July 27, 2009 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gallardo outduels Hanson as Brewers blank Braves

MILWAUKEE - Yovani Gallardo scattered four hits in 7 1-3 scoreless innings and drove in the only run Milwaukee needed off previously unbeaten Tommy Hanson to lead the Brewers to a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

July 25, 2009 | By COLIN FLY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ryan, Falcons prepare for training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Bob Berry was the quarterback when the 1971 Atlanta Falcons finished 7-6-1 for the first winning season in franchise history.

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


UGA's Cox has big shoes to fill

HOOVER, Ala. - Joe Cox might not become the next Matthew Stafford, a top draft pick now enjoying NFL riches.

July 25, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Thunder heads to Vegas for National Championship

BROOKLET - Every Tuesday and Thursday this summer, the East Georgia Thunder fast-pitch softball team could be found fielding ground balls and taking batting practice on the relatively quiet fields of Stilson Park.

Next week, the scene will be drastically different as the girls travel more than 2,000 miles away to take part in the USA/ASA National Championship in Las Vegas.

July 24, 2009 | By JEFF HARRISON Herald Intern | Sports




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Heisman dark horses: There's no shortage of contenders for 2016

The pool of candidates for the Heisman Trophy is a deep one. Derrick Henry, the winner from Alabama last year, has moved on to the ...

August 10, 2016 | | Sports


Coaches at odds on impact of technology overload on NFL game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes too much technologymay wind up hurting the NFL game.

August 10, 2016 | | Sports


Prince Fielder emotional as he ends career after surgeries

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Prince Fielder wiped away tears, pointed to his two sons sitting next to him and talked about being in big league clubhouses ...

August 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


A different kind of sports entetainment

While growing up, I couldn't go more than a few minutes without talking about sports. My mind was usually gravitating around something involving my ...

August 09, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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


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