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Johnson edges Tiger for unlikely Masters win

AUGUSTA – Zach Johnson's days of flying under the radar are over.

April 25, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Local Roundup: Gators complete comeback over MDS

Bulloch Academy scored fives runs in the bottom of the sixth, completing a 7-5 comeback win over Memorial Day School Tuesday.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Athlete of the Week: Eisenhart sparks SHS offense

The Statesboro boys soccer team has had an inexplicable time scoring goals this season. So as regular season's around the area end and region tournaments begins, leave it up to Statesboro's Thomas Eisenhart to spark the Blue Devils' offense.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Nice way to spend a Sunday

AUGUSTA – Sunday mornings at Augusta National are usually pretty slow.

April 23, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Smoltz outlasts Glavine in Braves win

ATLANTA - The biggest moment for John Smoltz in his matchup with former teammate and golfing buddy, Tom Glavine, came in the fourth inning.

April 22, 2007 | By TOM SALADINO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nervous Appleby tries to remain calm

AUGUSTA - There's a lot to battle at the 2007 Masters Tournament - cold temperatures, relentless winds, lightning-fast greens.

April 22, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Players struggle to make par

AUGUSTA – Who knew par would look so good at Augusta.

April 22, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Local Roundup: Eagles lose another

Georgia Southern, who had two potential solo home runs robbed by Elon earlier in the game, fell short in its ninth inning rally losing 5-4 Friday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (17-17,1-6) lost their fourth straight at home.

April 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Weather a factor in Augusta

AUGUSTA – Firm and fast.

April 21, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Masters Notebook

AUGUSTA – If anything, England's Justin Rose is older and wiser than he was in 2004, a year he'd probably like to forget.

April 21, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Tiger 1 over after nine holes at 2007 Masters

AUGUSTA - Swirling, blustery winds kept scores high in the first round Thursday and threatened to blow Ernie Els and defending champion Phil Mickelson out of the Masters early.

April 21, 2007 | By EDDIE PELLS Associated Press Writer | Sports


Wetterich plays conservative to share lead

AUGUSTA - The Brett Wetterich sitting atop the leaderboard after the second round of the Masters Tournament Friday wasn't the same Brett Wetterich golf patrons are accustomed to.

April 21, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Augusta's Taylor lurking

AUGUSTA - So far, a hometown boy is living up to the hype.

April 21, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Local Roundup: SHS splits with Valdosta, Lee Co.

The Statesboro baseball team fell 4-3 at Lee County on Wednesday.

April 19, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Mickelson sticks with two clubs

AUGUSTA - Defending Masters champion Phil Mickelson is sticking to his guns. Make that, two guns.

April 19, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


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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


Germany, France win; Cup says goodbye to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.

June 30, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trial highlights NCAA changes already underway

Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.

June 30, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mental disorder not factor in Pistorius shooting

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.

June 30, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch

LONDON - As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather.

June 30, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Against Belgium, USA motivated by support

SAO PAULO - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

June 30, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.

June 29, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big 4 around Wimbledon's Week 2, not so for women

LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

June 29, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

June 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Brazil wins, advances with shootout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

June 28, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Soccer surging in popularity among US fans

DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 27, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


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