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Hawks draft Benson with 48th pick

ATLANTA - Center Keith Benson wants to help the Atlanta Hawks boost their scoring and defense on the front line.

June 24, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Sports


New king in Cleveland?

NEWARK, N.J. - Kyrie Irving traveled just a few miles down the road to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

June 23, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


No. 1 Virginia knocks out Cal

OMAHA, Neb. - Unbeaten Tyler Wilson carried a shutout into the eighth inning, Virginia used a four-run sixth to break open a close game and the No. 1-seeded Cavaliers eliminated California from the College World Series with a 8-1 victory on Thursday night.

June 23, 2011 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rain dampens day one at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. - Michael Bradley had a one-stroke lead when first-round play in the Travelers Championship was suspended for the day Thursday.

June 23, 2011 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press | Sports


Roddick defeats hobbled Hanescu

WIMBLEDON, England - Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick moved into the third round Wednesday by beating Victor Hanescu 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

June 22, 2011 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta Hawks ready to play Draft waiting game

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks general manager Rick Sund doesn't have much leverage entering the NBA draft next week.

June 22, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Sports


Owners, players closer to deal

ROSEMONT, Ill. - The next time NFL owners meet over labor, there is hope it will be to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with the players.

June 21, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Serena wins in Grand Slam return

WIMBLEDON, England - The 352 days Serena Williams lived through between Grand Slam appearances were filled with health problems and hospitalizations, doubts and depression.

June 21, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Ohio St. drops investigation

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University on Tuesday dropped its review of car purchases by football players and family members after two separate investigations found dealerships made money on almost all of the sales.

June 21, 2011 | By ANDREW WELSH-RUGGINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local players try out for the Royals

Some of the most talented young baseball players in the Statesboro area got their chance to make a good impression on some very important sets of eyes as the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball held an open tryout Monday morning at Mill Creek Regional Park.

June 20, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Expectations grow for Rory McIlroy

BETHESDA, Md. - The manner in which Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open made comparisons with Tiger Woods inevitable.

June 20, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams, Nadal win openers

WIMBLEDON, England - Back on one of tennis' top stages, Venus Williams cut a familiar figure Monday at Wimbledon, from her latest original, somewhat-see-through outfit to her trademark booming serves and aggressive groundstrokes.

June 20, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


UGA teammates honored at game

ATLANTA - Three months after a devastating on-field collision between University of Georgia outfielders Zach Cone and Johnathan Taylor left Taylor partially paralyzed, the two were side by side again on Saturday as draft picks of the Texas Rangers.

June 18, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vanderbilt earns first ever CWS win

OMAHA, Neb. - Vanderbilt was no nervous newcomer to the College World Series.

June 18, 2011 | By ERIC OLSEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


One for the books

BETHESDA, Md. - In one of those can't-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse veranda, pressed their faces against the windows and lined up against the balcony railing to watch Rory McIlroy deliver a performance never before seen in the U.S. Open.

June 17, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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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


Falcons' 'Trader Tom' Dimitroff on hunt for more draft deals

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Thomas Dimitroff seemed surprised by the suggestion he might not try to make a bold move up from the Falcons' No. 31 ...

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most feared ...

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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