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Tressel says bye-bye to Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.

May 30, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


UGA ousted from title contention

HOOVER, Ala. - Nolan Fontana drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout in the top of the ninth inning to lift Florida into the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game with a 3-2 win over Georgia on Saturday.

May 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


FSU takes Tech out of tourney

DURHAM, N.C. - James Ramsey drove in a run and kept his 48-game on base streak alive as Florida State bat Georgia Tech 4-2 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

May 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic extends perfect start

PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his perfect start to the season at the French Open on Saturday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his 40th straight victory this year.

May 28, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi leads Barcelona to Champions League crown

WEMBLEY, England - Over 25 years Alex Ferguson has turned Manchester United into English football's most successful side, but an all-powerful Barcelona side is thwarting his quest for European domination.

May 28, 2011 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indy 500 celebrates 100th anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS - When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he'll be tugging along a century's worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.

May 28, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wozniacki upset in 3rd round

PARIS - If Caroline Wozniacki truly was torn up inside about her latest loss at a Grand Slam tournament, she certainly hid it well.

May 28, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garcia, Palmer share lead at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - While Ryan Palmer is doing everything his caddie tells him, Sergio Garcia is playing just fine without a practice round at the Byron Nelson Championship.

May 27, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clijsters stunned in second round

PARIS - There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.

May 26, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goodell questioned

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the lockout to some unhappy Tennessee Titans fans and said that the league does not have a "drop dead date" to end the impasse.

May 26, 2011 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech hammered in opening game

DURHAM, N.C. - Chris Epps homered and drove in three runs to help Clemson beat Georgia Tech 9-0 in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Wednesday.

May 25, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL sees cracks in fan loyalty

INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL is seeing the early signs of cracks in fan loyalty.

May 25, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plastic worms — Hall of Fame bait for bass

If I could have only one type of lure in my tackle box for largemouth bass fishing there's no doubt in my mind what it would be. I'll take plastic worms every time. They are the most versatile in terms of the depths you can fish them in, the speed at which they can be retrieved, the type of cover in which they can be fished, and the array of colors and sizes in which they come. Add those things up and throw in the fact that they can be effective nearly every day of the year and ...

May 24, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Djokovic wins again

PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his perfect season into the French Open, beating Thiemo de Bakker 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 Monday in the first round.

May 23, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tough day for three American teens

PARIS - Summing up a 6-2, 6-0 loss to defending champion Francesca Schiavone at the French Open, Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Ga., said Monday: "Basically, I pretty much got a clay-court lesson."

May 23, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech ...

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

MIAMI - There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mavericks outlast Eagles

In a battle of Sun Belt heavyweights, Georgia Southern gave UT Arlington a good fight, but ran out of gas in the late rounds.

February 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GS men's hoops messes with Texas (St.)

The Georgia Southern men's basketball squad started hot and raced out to an early lead over Texas State Saturday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse. The ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GS ladies notch big win over Bobcats

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team spent the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Texas State firing - mostly unsuccessfully - from behind the ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Baseball Eagles rally, walk off with first win of 2017

Eagle Baseball was held to three hits in an opening night loss and trailed Middle Tennessee State 6-0 with just two hits to its name ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles fall in extras

After waiting all winter to see the Georgia Southern baseball team back in action, Eagle fans had to wait through 10 innings to get a ...

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta to hold tryouts

The second season of South Georgia Tormenta FC soccer is still a few months away, but that hasn't stopped the club from building momentum ...

February 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble

The Atlantic Coast Conference had more teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee's top 16 with four. The Big 12 had more teams near ...

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can pitching hurl Eagles to Omaha?

The Georgia Southern baseball squad was one of a handful of Eagle teams to see a bump in production in their second season competing in ...

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other ...

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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