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Unexpected four ready to face off

HOUSTON - The VCU players sat at home last year, watched Butler almost win the national championship and thought, sure, that could be us someday. Sort of the same way people dream about winning the lottery.

April 01, 2011 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Testimony mounts in Bonds trial

SAN FRANCISCO - Tears streaming from her eyes, Barry Bonds' former personal shopper became the first and only one of the government's 23 witnesses at his federal trial to say she saw the all-time home run leader getting an injection from his trainer.

March 31, 2011 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hope springs eternal as the MLB season begins

Just wait until next year.

March 30, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bedding bass and other sping fishing pointers

t is the time of year when you will find spawning bass in nearly every pond or reservoir you go to. Some of them are already bedding in the smaller, shallow ponds and others are still just getting ready to bed in the fishing holes that have more surface area and deeper water. Here are a few things that have helped me catch these big fat females during what can be a frustrating time for bass fishermen.

March 29, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Martin Laird builds 2-shot lead

ORLANDO, Fla. - Martin Laird already had lost a four-shot lead Saturday at Bay Hill, and as his 6-iron on the par-3 17th began to fade weakly toward the pond, he wondered if a two-shot lead would disappear even quicker.

March 26, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Cinderella crashes Final Four again

NEW ORLEANS - Of course Butler erased a late deficit. Of course the Bulldogs hit a clutch 3-pointer late in overtime. Of course they're going back to the Final Four.

March 26, 2011 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kentucky edges Ohio State 62-60 on Knight's jumper

NEWARK, N.J. - Brandon Knight did it again.

March 26, 2011 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kansas cruises past 12th-seeded Richmond 77-57

SAN ANTONIO - Ramping up for perhaps the biggest game in school history, 12th-seeded Richmond huddled in the tunnel. That's when Kansas players came trotting past and the trouble started.

March 26, 2011 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press | Sports


North Carolina dominates Marquette 81-63

NEWARK, N.J. - Catch 'em if you can.

March 26, 2011 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


By the skin of their teeth

NEW ORLEANS - Alex Tyus scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as Florida beat BYU 83-74 in overtime Thursday night, chasing Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars out of the NCAA tournament.

March 24, 2011 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Time to panic for Hawks

ATLANTA - The playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks appear to be unraveling as they continue to get pounded at an historic pace.

March 24, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spencer leads at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - Spencer Levin is atop the leaderboard after the opening round for the third time this year, so that's nothing new. It was his score Thursday afternoon at Bay Hill that surprised him and everyone else.

March 24, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Turkey season is here

The much awaited 2011 turkey season opens Saturday, and the lovers of this sport are chomping at the bit. Many hunters have the good fortune of hunting on private land but others are not as lucky. Today we will focus on some nearby Wildlife Management Areas that historically have produced quality turkey hunting as well as take a look at the forecast for the 2011 season.

March 22, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


A potentially new path for youth to the PGA Tour

Someone's dream comes true every December.

March 22, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Bulls bull-rush Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA - Derrick Rose had 30 points and 10 assists, helping the Chicago Bulls move back in the Eastern Conference lead with a runaway 114-81 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

March 22, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Winning is the only way up, no matter the method

No matter the level, Georgia Southern football doesn't seem to be interested in doing things the traditional way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles take down Troy

In a season where just about everything went wrong, Georgia Southern ended the right way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS - As Penn State's band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted "We Are Penn ...

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Southern sweeps Savannah

Georgia Southern weathered an early storm of red-hot Savannah State shooting and finished the night by showcasing its own offensive firepower.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hurts brings more big plays than freshman mistakes to Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Jim McElwain never had a quarterback at Alabama quite like Jalen Hurts.

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes stiffer ...

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta FC partners with European clubs

As if an inaugural season filled with success and popularity wasn't enough, South Georgia Tormenta FC is now making itself an international sensation.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bears sink teeth in Eagles

The Mercer Bears piled up a 23-6 lead after just one quarter of action and never looked back, defeating the Georgia Southern women's basketball ...

November 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Arena: US 'fighting for our lives' in World Cup qualifying

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena opened a binder to a page with 48 names, his depth chart for the U.S. soccer team.

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky enters December still awaiting a close game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Kentucky spent November romping its way to lopsided wins and leaving little doubt who should be the No. 1-ranked team in the ...

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coach gained parents' trust with skills before abusing kids

LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks ...

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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