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Slumping Braves fall at home again

ATLANTA - Alfonso Soriano hit three home runs in the first four innings and the Chicago Cubs continued their strong road play by beating the Atlanta Braves 9-1 on Friday night.

June 23, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


James, Cavs can't get by Spurs in game one

SAN ANTONIO - One of the most anticipated debuts in NBA finals history was way, way off the mark.

June 23, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


For the record, Hank says no

MILWAUKEE - Hank Aaron wants no part of Barry Bonds.

June 22, 2007 | By EMILY FREDRIX Associated Press Writer | Sports


Cubs edge Braves in a close battle

ATLANTA - There was no need for Lou Piniella to kick up any dust. Rich Hill and the Chicago Cubs kept their manager happy in his return from a four-game suspension.

June 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


FBI takes over Vick case

SURRY, Va. - Federal law enforcement officials descended on a home owned by Michael Vick on Thursday armed with a search warrant that suggests they're taking over an investigation into the Falcons quarterback's possible involvement in dogfighting.

June 22, 2007 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves keep it local in 2007 MLB draft

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued to lean on local talent when they made Henry County High School outfielder Jason Heyward their first-round pick in Thursday's amateur baseball draft.

June 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anaheim takes home the Stanley Cup

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks were born on the silver screen and came of age by capturing the shiniest of silver cups.

June 22, 2007 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


From the booth to the field

It all happens so quickly - the call, the snap, the play.

June 21, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Braves drop series with 7-4 loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins rarely win a series in Atlanta, so manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to let this one get away.

June 21, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


6/7: Local Roundup

Former Georgia Southern men's basketball standouts Julius Jenkins and Jean Francois recently completed successful seasons in the German 1.Bundesliga, the top professional basketball league in Germany.

June 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Any locals in the 2007 MLB Draft?

The 2007 Major League Baseball Draft will begin today at around 2 p.m., and the for the first time it will be televised live on ESPN2. Unfortunately, not many players from the Statesboro Herald's eight coverage teams expect to see their name up on the big board.

June 21, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


First of several summer football camps hosted by Chris Hatcher held Wednesday

Beautiful Eagle Creek was a happening place Wednesday morning with youngsters running, diving, catching, blocking, learning and - most importantly - having fun.

June 21, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Fifth inning hurts Hudson, Braves

ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins scored four runs off Tim Hudson during a strange fifth inning and went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Monday night behind Wes Obermueller, starting on three day's rest for the first time in his career.

June 19, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lou goes loco in another loss

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs threw no punches. Manager Lou Piniella might have kicked an umpire, though.

June 17, 2007 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local track team receives grant from NFL's Falcons

Samose Mays had heard it was a long shot, but that didn't drive him away from applying for a grant from the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation.

June 17, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


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Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.

July 05, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Navy vet takes lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.

July 04, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer back in finals

LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.

July 04, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Germany, Brazil first to advance into semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.

July 04, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France gears up for UK start

LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.

July 04, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Kvitova faces Bouchard in Wimbledon finals

LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.

July 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Cheaters, liars and baseball All-Stars

Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.

July 02, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Bubba looks for title shot at new Greenbrier home

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.

July 02, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


A remarkable performance

SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

July 02, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No repeat for Andy Murray, beaten by Grigor Dimitrov

LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.

July 02, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tiger is back, but where is he going?

Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.

July 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The dream ends

SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

July 01, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal upset by No. 144 Kyrgios

LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.

July 01, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fourth of July brings memories of family conflict

This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.

July 01, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Argentina nets win in extra time

SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

July 01, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


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