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Cardinals top Braves

JUPITER, Fla. - Braden Looper's move from setup man to the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation appears to be succeeding.

March 27, 2007 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB tennis sweeps Tattnall County

Both Southeast Bulloch tennis teams picked up wins Monday at Tattnall County. The Lady Yellow Jackets improved to 5-1-1 on the year with a 5-0 victory. Girls winners were: No. 1 singles: Shelby Forehand (8-0), No. 2 singles: Victoria Herndon (8-2), No. 3 singles: Sarah Waters (8-3), No. 1 doubles: Laura Bennett and Kaitlin Brannen (8-0) and No. 2 doubles: Sarah Burkhart and Sara Ervin (8-3).

March 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Connell, Simmons send Devils to win

Luke Connell's blast over the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the game winner, as No. 10 Statesboro beat No. 5 Lee County 3-2 Saturday at Mill Creek.

March 25, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Cavs beat Jackets

BROOKLET - The Calvary Day Cavaliers' soccer team (2-5-1, 1-2) traveled to Southeast Bulloch to take on the Yellow Jackets (2-1, 1-1), and SEB couldn't hang on as the Cavaliers took home a 3-1 victory in a physical battle Thursday night.

March 23, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Lady Gamecocks fall short of expectations

Looking back on the 2006-07 basketball season, the Screven County Lady Gamecocks had many ups and downs, but for SCHS coach Jennifer Acree, most of the memories are good ones.

March 23, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: BA hangs tough in season's first meet

MACON - The Bulloch Academy varsity boys finished third and the girls took fourth in their season-opening track meets against stiff Class AAA competition in a multi-team meet at First Presbyterian Day School.

March 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


The Devils' new den

The Statesboro baseball team has a new home, and tonight a Mill Creek Regional Park, they'll officially open their new digs with a 7:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony prior to their game with Camden County.

March 23, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Tyson commits to UGA

DeAngelo Tyson, a 6-foot-2, 295 pound defensive tackle at Statesboro has verbally committed to play football for the University of Georgia in 2008. Tyson, a junior, visited the campus this past weekend and was impressed with what he saw.

March 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Tips for a great Spring Training

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. - As many of you already know, I've been an Atlanta Braves fan for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Charleston, S.C., summers never went by without a trip to Georgia to cheer for my favorite team at Fulton County Stadium and later Turner Field.

March 22, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


AOTW: Robertson has Statesboro hot

A big reason for Statesboro's 3-0 start has been the pitching, including senior standout Forrest Robertson.

March 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Local Roundup: SHS opens new home with win

The Statesboro Diamond Devils, ranked 10th in the ga.sports.com coach's poll in AAAA, opened their new field at Mill Creek with a 14-4 win over Benedictine on Tuesday.

March 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Blue Devils overachieve

The Statesboro Blue Devils ended their season with a 71-50 loss to Griffin Thursday night in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state tournament. Their performance was not very impressive that night, but considering what type of team head coach Lee Hill had this year, an 18-12 finish and a run to the second round of the state tourney was more than he could have hoped for.

March 21, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Disappointing ending leads to bright future

Saturday night in Savannah, Portal High experienced something which hadn't happened to them to much during the 2006-2007 season: a cold shooting night.

March 20, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Mock, Portal shut down Tattnall County

BROOKLET - Brandon Mock pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout and Tagg Lanier went 4-for-4 with a triple, a double and three runs scored as the Portal Panthers topped the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors 9-0 on the final day of the SEB Yellow Jacket baseball tournament.

March 18, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Seb goes down to the wire with West Laurens

BROOKLET - It took two extra innings, but - on the strength of a David Ogden sacrifice RBI - the West Laurens Raiders defeated the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 6-5 on the fourth day of the SEB Yellow Jacket baseball tournament.

March 18, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


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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


Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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