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Portal wins region championship

TWIN CITY - The Portal Panthers showed the rest of Region 3-A exactly why they were the No. 1 seed going into the tournament, exploding for 41 points in the second half and cruising to a 65-49 win over the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs in the region championship game Saturday.

March 02, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Statesboro sweeps Region 3-AAAA; BA boys crowned champs

BRUNSWICK - Eric Ferguson scored 47 points, including 13 in overtime to lift Statesboro to a 71-69 win over Evans Saturday at Glynn Academy to claim the Region 3-AAAA championship.

March 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Farris bros balance out PHS

PORTAL - If there were offensive linemen in basketball, Dan Farris would be the man for the job. If there were running backs, Mario Farris would be the starter.

March 01, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Devils, Portal, BA advance to region finals

The Statesboro Blue Devils led by three with 3.8 seconds remaining in the semifinals against Ware County and held on for a 47-44 win to advance to the region 3-AAAA championship game at Glynn Academy.

March 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Sports


SHS soccer dominates Effingham in 10-0 win

Six different Blue Devils scored and goalkeeper Matt Campbell recorded his first clean sheet of the year as Statesboro (1-1) dominated visiting Effingham County 10-0 Friday at Mill Creek.

March 01, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Dale, Jr. wins qualifier at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first qualifier for Hendrick and will start on the second row of Sunday's race with Hamlin. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson is on the pole. Tony Stewart will start in the third row for Gibbs.

February 29, 2008 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Lawyer predicts a presidential pardon for Clemens

One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.

February 29, 2008 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


FMB AOTW: Kimbrell rises to state's second best

Michael Kimbrell transformed himself from a non-athlete to one of Bulloch Academy's best four-sport lettermen.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Mikell sparks Devils to win

Victoria Mikell sparked Statesboro to a 48-33 win over Ware County Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AAAA tournament, sending the Lady Blue Devils (21-3) into the state tournament.

February 28, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP\ | Sports


Region tournament scores

LOUISVILLE - Screven County's girls (19-7) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament with a 59-34 win over Metter on Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Devils down Brunswick

Brunswick gave Statesboro a momentary scare, but the Blue Devils ended the first half on a 12-2 run and never looked back, clinching a berth to the AAAA state tournament with a 68-47 win over BHS Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AAAA playoffs.

February 27, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Local Roundup: BA wrestler finishes runner-up

GAINESVILLE - Bulloch Academy senior Michael Kimbrell was the state runner-up in the 130-pound weight classification at the Georgia Independent School Association traditional wrestling tournament this past weekend.

February 26, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Prep soccer starts today

Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch, Screven County and Metter will all open their respective soccer season's today.

February 26, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Region tournaments get underway today

Region tournaments get underway today around the area, with four local teams beginning their run towards a state tournament berth tonight.

February 26, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Monday Mouthoff

Man I'm pretty amazing. Just when it looked like the season was taking a turn for the worst - blam! - I'm back over .500 for the year.

February 25, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Facing friends and foes

RECIFE, Brazil - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

June 25, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi, Neymar lead all scorers

RIO DE JANEIRO - The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle Wednesday as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.

June 25, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic needs four sets to advance

LONDON - Novak Djokovic held his breath. Radek Stepanek knelt on the Wimbledon turf and folded his hands in mock prayer.

June 25, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


League removes cap on damages for concussions

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Sports


Giants' Lincecum tosses no-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

June 25, 2014 | By RICK EYMER Associated Press | Sports


Suarez draws more biting criticism

NATAL, Brazil - Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup group game.

June 24, 2014 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

RIO DE JANEIRO - Success for North and Central American teams in Brazil is fueling the region's ambitions for future World Cups.

June 24, 2014 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal struggles, survives first round

LONDON - Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing winner.

June 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Déjà vu all over again

MIAMI - LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.

June 24, 2014 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Woods set to make return

BETHESDA, Md. - About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around.

June 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Summer fishing on the Georgia coast

Summer is here and there are lots of salt water options along the Georgia coast in the coming month. Whether you want to fish inshore or offshore there are plenty of charters going out every day from Savannah to St. Mary's. Got your own boat and some skills of your own? Got the itch to go it alone? June and July are great months to see what you are made of. There will be a variety of willing fish showing up in the next thirty days and there is something out there to suit every style and taste. Before ...

June 24, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Still in the fight

SAO PAULO - Instead of taking a breather, the U.S. created a World Cup math puzzle for its fans back in America.

June 23, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Carmelo Anthony to test free agency

NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony "loves being a Knick" but is headed for free agency because he wants to explore his options, his agent said.

June 23, 2014 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Murray begins title defense with easy win

LONDON - It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion.

June 23, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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