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Mickelson to play in PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. - Phil Mickelson is coming back for the PGA Championship.Event organizers confirmed that Mickelson will play in the season's fourth and final major, which starts Aug. 13 at Hazeltine in this community southwest of Minneapolis. Mickelson is expected to return to the tour next week at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.Mickelson, who did not speak with reporters during Wednesday's practice round here, left the tour two months ago to be with his wife, Amy, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery July 1. At about that time, Mickelson learned his mother has ...

July 29, 2009 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT AP Writer | Sports


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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Evaluation ordered for Saints' Benson

NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a psychiatric examination, a judge ruled Tuesday as Benson's spurned daughter and her children fought to have the 87-year-old billionaire declared incapable of handling his affairs.

February 10, 2015 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Sports


Smith's impact goes beyond UNC

Dean Smith accomplished so much on and off the court during his time as North Carolina's coach, leaving a lasting influence both on the game and the world around him.

February 09, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


More trouble off field for NFL

Commissioner Roger Goodell declared at the Super Bowl that the NFL made "enormous progress" on social issues after last year's incessant barrage of disturbing developments, led by the Ray Rice domestic violence and Adrian Peterson child abuse crises.

February 09, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger's head is his biggest challenge

SAN DIEGO - The BBC called on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 looking for insight on the shocking, sordid details about the private life of Tiger Woods and how this would affect his pursuit of golf's most meaningful record.

February 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.

February 08, 2015 | By AARON BEARD Associated Press | Sports


Paul fined over criticism toward female official

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 for criticizing a female official after a loss at Cleveland.

February 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two tied at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Two poor chips wound up costing Harris English three shots. He battled just to get birdie chances on the South Course at Torrey Pines and only converted two of them. He wound up with a 1-over 73 and a share of the lead with J.B. Holmes on Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

February 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Frank Hook honored for continued service

The Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation honored longtime University fundraiser Frank Hook today with a plaque recognizing his 41 years of service and numerous accomplishments to Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southern athletics.

February 08, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Eagles continue to shine

When the final buzzer sounded at the end of Georgia Southern's first Sun Belt hoops game against Georgia State Thursday night, my first thought was, "How the heck did that happen?"

February 06, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Sports


Hawks take down Warriors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks climbed back to the top of the NBA standings by leaning on their depth.

February 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


English leads in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods is gone from Torrey Pines, and Phil Mickelson joined him Friday by missing the cut.

February 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Football, religious items to be removed before jurors see Hernandez house

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez's home since the 2013 killing, and he requested they be removed before the jury tours the house.

February 05, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


1st in Sun Belt? Southern, not State

In an intense back-and-forth matchup Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse, the reigning Sun Belt Conference regular season champs couldn't keep pace with the league's current leaders.

February 05, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger's back bites again, forces withdrawal

SAN DIEGO - New season, same old story with Tiger Woods.

February 05, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Vikings' Peterson in limbo, out until at least April 15

MINNEAPOLIS - The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom.

February 05, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


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