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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


Black wins UGA's G-Day, Richt still unsure about QB

ATHENS - Under normal circumstances, redshirt freshman Zach Mettenberger might have used his G-Day performance Saturday to springboard to starting the 2010 season opener for Georgia.

April 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Curry calls 1st Georgia State spring game a success

ATLANTA - Quarterback Kelton Hill passed for two touchdowns and Malcolm Smith ran for a TD Saturday in the first spring game of Georgia State's new football program.

April 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Planning a trip to the Masters? Rules to live by

Citizens of Statesboro, I apologize for the delay on this column. Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia's molasses slow play prevented me from writing it sooner. If you've won the Golden Ticket in the form of a Masters badge for Sunday's play, this could help. If you plan on trying to make the trek from Beautiful Eagle Creek to Rae's Creek in future years, just buy a frame and hang it on your wall (Do not actually put this article in that frame. That would be ridiculous. I was simply advocating supporting Statesboro's local frame dealers).

April 10, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Local Roundup - Statesboro trio wins 3-on-3 championship

INDIANAPOLIS - Duke wasn't the only team winning a national championship at the Final Four tournament last weekend.

April 09, 2010 | | Sports


Tiger won't back down

Augusta – "The British are coming! The British are coming!" Paul Revere famously warned the Americans before the battles of Lexington and Concord. Now, it's time to warn the Brits. Tiger Woods is coming.

April 09, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


Poulter, Westwood in Masters lead; Woods 2 back

AUGUSTA - Two of England's best are atop the leaderboard at a major for the first time. Phil Mickelson is back in the hunt, rejuvenated by Augusta National. Anthony Kim, the sassy young American, has his swagger back.

April 09, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rowand's single in 13th lifts Giants over Braves

SAN FRANCISCO - Aaron Rowand drove in the winning run with two outs in the 13th inning, salvaging the San Francisco Giants' home opener and unbeaten season with a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

April 09, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Allmendinger earns first career pole

AVONDALE, Ariz. - A.J. Allmendinger finally has his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole. Making it even sweeter, he beat his old team to get the top spot at Phoenix International Raceway.

April 09, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cubs blank Braves for first win

ATLANTA - Randy Wells pitched six scoreless innings, Carlos Marmol stranded two baserunners in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Thursday night.

April 08, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


First round had something for everyone

AUGUSTA - How can that be topped?

April 08, 2010 | By VINCE JOHNSON Herald Videographer | Sports


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Column: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS - There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


5 ready to enter MLB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind.

July 28, 2017 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the ...

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Strengths and weaknesses for all Sun Belt teams

This is the second installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

July 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Striking out Alzheimer's

At promptly 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, Chandler Dennard was out at the Georgia Southern softball complex nervously pacing around the grounds.

July 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

PHOENIX - Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of a Georgia ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes ...

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Benson: 'Future is now'

The Sun Belt Conference started sponsoring football in 2001. Since then the league has taken plenty of lumps in the hyper-competitive world of college football ...

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Summers, Eagles trying to turn it around in 2017

When it comes to Sun Belt media day, those interested in Georgia Southern never have to dig too far to find a big story.

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Spieth back on top

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth was happy enough to see his name on the claret jug without wondering where he fit in among the rest of ...

July 24, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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