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Lady Mocs take SoCon tournament title

STATESBORO - In the Southern Conference Softball Championship Game presented by Carolina Ford Dealers, Chattanooga put up seven runs in the fourth inning to defeat the College of Charleston Cougars 11-2 in five innings. The Lady Mocs claimed the Southern Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

May 14, 2011 | Southern Conference AMR | Sports


David Toms shoots 68, takes early lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.

May 13, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks were 'so close'

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers Friday and met for the final time with coach Larry Drew before getting started on an uncertain summer that arrived much earlier than anyone wanted.

May 13, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks knocked out

ATLANTA - Derrick Rose simply had to run the show. The MVP had plenty of help in this one, and the Chicago Bulls are off to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since M.J. was at the controls.

May 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Watney opens with a 64 as Woods exits early

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Coming off his worst performance in nearly a year, Nick Watney looked better than ever Thursday in The Players Championship with an 8-under 64 that put him atop the leaderboard.

May 12, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want to and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds. You are going to consistently catch more fish and bigger fish. As the man on TV says, "I guarantee it." The key to success is finding owners who will allow you to fish in their ponds. In South Georgia there are literally hundreds of farm ponds and plenty of owners who will allow you to fish in them ...

May 12, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks remain confident

ATLANTA - For a team that knows its season could be one-and-done, the Atlanta Hawks are still feeling quite confident about their chances in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chicago gets back on top

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.

May 10, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Headed back to Chicago

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Derrick Rose saw one team playing harder, chasing down loose balls and scoring easy baskets, and that would have been fine with him if not for one small problem.

May 09, 2011 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ohio State's Tressel to attend NCAA seminar

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players' NCAA violations, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar in June in Tampa, Fla.

May 09, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Animal Kingdom likely in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will be heading back to his home turf to await a likely run in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

May 09, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Els leads 2011 Hall of Fame class

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Ernie Els followed the trail of South African idol Gary Player by winning golf tournaments all over the world, a journey that took him all the way to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

May 09, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


WADA could handle drug testing

NEW YORK - The NFL may turn to the World Anti-Doping Agency to oversee testing of players for performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reported, one of many changes it is mulling if forced by the courts to operate without a new collective bargaining agreement with the players.

May 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Animal Kingdom runs for the roses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.

May 07, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Ballesteros passes

MADRID - Tributes poured in from across the globe Saturday after five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros died of brain cancer, with players moved to tears by the passing of the dashing Spaniard who transformed European golf and the Ryder Cup.

May 07, 2011 | By PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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On the Fringe: Five questions for upcoming golf season

The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.

January 03, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


To be blunt, the Sun Belt is so bad at scheduling

Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will ...

December 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


LeBron's block in The Finals is the play of 2016

They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the ...

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed ...

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


N.C. State all over Vandy in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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