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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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Hawks' Wilcox out as GM, Budenholzer no longer president

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday which dismantled the two-tier management team of ...

May 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy boys soccer bounced in first round of GISA state playoffs

The Bulloch Academy boys soccer team went into the GISA state soccer playoffs as No. 3 seed, but Holy Spirit Prep wiped them out by ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Family delivers message on behalf of Andretti's cancer fight

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Political climate adds intensity to Mexican boxing showdown

LAS VEGAS - There's little subtlety in the TV commercial promoting Saturday night's fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smith, Blixt win damp Zurich in 4-hole playoff

AVONDALE, La. - Cameron Smith stood on the edge of the 18th green, wiping away tears at a ceremony complete with alligator skin championship belts and ...

May 01, 2017 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever

Bob Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice.

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks focus on re-signing Millsap following first-round exit

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to ...

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Challenger back in form

For the last two seasons, Evan Challenger has been the rock of Georgia Southern's weekend rotation.

April 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Brant, Ellis repeat as GISA state champions for BA

To say Saturday was a big day for high school track in field in Georgia would be a understatement.

April 29, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Wild pitch seals win for Eagles

It took a lot more drama - and one more inning - than Tuesday night's cozy 15-7 victory stroll, but Georgia Southern completed a home-and-home sweep ...

April 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Southeast Bulloch splits first round with Crisp

CORDELE - After just missing on several opportunities in the first half, the Southeast Bulloch Lady Jackets connected on three shots from outside the 18-yard penalty ...

April 26, 2017 | By JIM HEALY | Sports


Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death

BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who ...

April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

STUTTGART, Germany - Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on ...

April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles come up short at Sun Belt championship

DESTIN, Fla. – Archer Price and Steven Fisk each won two matches, but the Georgia Southern men's golf team came up short, falling 3-2 to ...

April 25, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Sports


Wren goes for eight RBI in big win for Eagles

Mercer entered its home game against Georgia Southern Tuesday night in Macon with a sterling 35-7 record and the national lead in wins.

April 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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