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Nadal, Venus Williams win opening-round matches

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Rafael Nadal opened his Wimbledon title defense with a convincing victory Monday, beating Michael Russell 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on a "fantastic" day while his parents watched from the Royal Box.

June 20, 2011 | Stephen Wilson AP Sports Writer | State, national sports


Hawks GM ready for waiting game

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks general manager Rick Sund doesn't have much leverage entering the NBA draft next week.

June 20, 2011 | By George Henry The Associated Press | State, national sports


Earnhardt Jr. upbeat despite winless streak

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. tries not to worry too much about his winless stretch, which reached three years earlier this week.

June 20, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Big dreams back for GSU football

It's been a long time since the expectations were this high for the Georgia Southern Eagles.

June 17, 2011 | Matt Yogus myogus@statesboroherald.com | State, national sports


Wimmer taking his career one race at a time

Rather than chuckle at the irony of Richard Childress Racing being his racing savior in 2011, Wisconsin veteran Scott Wimmer chooses to cherish the relationships.

June 17, 2011 | By Dave Rodman NASCAR.com | State, national sports


Better than advertised

ESPN's AFC East reporter Tim Graham recently included Gary Guyton among his list of underrated players in the conference.

June 15, 2011 | Patty Leon | State, national sports


NFL player hailed as hero for saving child

AMERICUS - Kansas City Chiefs player Leonard Pope is being hailed as a hero by a South Georgia mother, who credits him with saving her son from drowning.

June 15, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Johnson will have Jackets back on top

The regular season doesn't get under way for a few months, but there's never a bad time to discuss college football in the South.

June 15, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | State, national sports


Vick tells graduates of redemption

PHILADELPHIA - In the minutes before giving his first commencement speech, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick professed to be more nervous than before a football game.

June 13, 2011 | Kathy Matheson The Associated Press | State, national sports


Heat won't look back, Mavs don't feel defeated

DALLAS (AP) - A chance for another championship ahead of him, Dwyane Wade refused to look back.

June 07, 2011 | Brian Mahoney AP Basketball writer | State, national sports


Braves take another LHP with first-round pick

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have drafted left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin from Florida State with their first pick in the amateur draft.

June 07, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Southern falls to USC, trails NC State

Georgia Southern was eliminated from the NCAA Division I baseball regional Saturday in Columbia, S.C., losing 5-2 to North Carolina State

June 06, 2011 | Staff and wire report | State, national sports


Chicago offers Midwesterners chance to return

The year that helped Justin Allgaier break into NASCAR's national level was 2008, when he won six races in his family-owned ARCA car and was propelled into a full-time Nationwide Series ride for the next season. In the process, the native of Riverton, Ill., was heeding words of wisdom offered by another prominent driver from the Midwest.

June 03, 2011 | By David Caraviello NASCAR.COM | State, national sports


South Carolina can’t overlook Georgia Southern in regional

The South Carolina Gamecocks are the No. 4 overall seed in the 64-team NCAA baseball tournament. They're the only Southeastern Conference team that has been to the regionals each year since 2000. They've been to Omaha for the College World Series four times in the past 11 years. They're the defending national champions. And Georgia Southern's got to play them today.

June 03, 2011 | By Matt Yogus myogus@statesboroherald.com | State, national sports


Thrashers will relocate to Winnipeg

ATLANTA - First, the Flames. Now, the Thrashers.

June 01, 2011 | Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | State, national sports


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