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Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno dies at 85

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Happy Valley was perfect for Joe Paterno, a place where "JoePa" knew best, where he not only won more football games than any other major college coach, but won them the right way: with integrity and sportsmanship. A place where character came first, championships second.

January 22, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tight end the new 'it' position in NFL

From Gonzo to Gronk to Graham, tight ends are running past, around and through defenders at an unprecedented rate. Hey, the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski does all of those things on one play.

January 21, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Turnovers, or lack therof, important

Protect the ball or go home.

January 21, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Paterno clinging to life

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno's doctors say the former Penn State coach's condition has become "serious" after he experienced complications from lung cancer in recent days.

January 21, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks dominate, blow out Cleveland

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks, coming off a loss that prompted their coach to say they quit, responded with their highest scoring output of the season in a 121-94 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

January 21, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena steamrolls into fourth round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Just before she walked on court, Greta Arn said she was looking forward to the "privilege" of playing her first match against Serena Williams. Some privilege.

January 21, 2012 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Iguodala rallies 76ers in 3rd quarter to beat Hawks

PHILADELPHIA - Jrue Holiday had 16 points and 11 assists, and Thaddeus Young scored 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 90-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

January 20, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks show toughness without Horford

ATLANTA - When Al Horford tumbled to the court, his hopes of playing again this season all but snuffed out, everyone figured he'd take the Atlanta Hawks down with him.

January 19, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ailing Roddick out of tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Roddick lunged for a shot by Lleyton Hewitt and felt a sharp pain in his right leg. He stayed down on his hands and one knee for a few seconds, wondering if his Australian Open was finished.

January 19, 2012 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manning, Brady return after missing practice

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Tough luck, Frisco fans. Eli Manning's tummy is just fine.

January 19, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks kick Blazers

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson bounced back from a sluggish start to score 24 points and came up with a key defensive play down the stretch, leading the Atlanta Hawks to their fourth straight victory since losing All-Star center Al Horford, 92-89, over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

January 18, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Memories of things that go bump in the night

As an 11-year-old boy, I was quite aware that the world was full of monsters, ghouls, hobgoblins and other creatures that roamed the earth.

January 17, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Obama honors St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday dubbed the St. Louis Cardinals the "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball" thanks to their thrilling late-season charge into the playoffs and death-defying, seven-game triumph in last November's World Series.

January 17, 2012 | By MARK S. SMITH The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks dunk Raptors

ATLANTA - Josh Smith believes the Atlanta Hawks can keep winning even though center Al Horford will miss the next three to four months with an injury.

January 16, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Sports


Nadal, Federer win at Australian Open amid dispute

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal sat in his hotel room in "unbelievable pain," his right knee cracking and his leg cramping. He wondered if he'd be able to play his first-round match at the Australian Open.

January 16, 2012 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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KSU cheerleaders protest anthem

KENNESAW, Ga. - Five cheerleaders at a college in Georgia are vowing to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday ...

October 16, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Sports


Wild week in NFL

Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone .

October 16, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anything will go wrong that can

Not only is Georgia Southern still winless, but the Eagles seem to be finding new ways to come up short with each passing week.

October 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles fall on homecoming

Georgia Southern seemed to have some momentum and even carried a lead into halftime, but New Mexico State pulled ahead on the first play of ...

October 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Keuchel strikes out 10, Astros beat Yanks 2-1 in ALCS opener

HOUSTON - Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday ...

October 14, 2017 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Arena quits after US World Cup failure

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans' failure to qualify for the World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President ...

October 14, 2017 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former player: Parents should be warned of football's risks

WASHINGTON - Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players ...

October 14, 2017 | By BEN NUCKOLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


UNC set to move past academic probe, not celebrate

North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school's history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ...

October 14, 2017 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local gymnasts head to nationals

During a time of year where many of Statesboro's younger athletes are concerned about state tournaments, the town is also home to a pair ...

October 12, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tormenta meets with reps for new pro league

When South Georgia Tormenta FC was created over two years ago, the franchise stated from its first day of operations that it intended to grow ...

October 10, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GATAcast: 10.10.17 Tyson Summers

Mike and Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers discuss the Eagles' rough start and what the team needs to do in order to get into ...

October 09, 2017 | | Sports


Extra special: Indians edge Yankees 9-8 in 13, take 2-0 lead

CLEVELAND - They've won this season in almost every way imaginable: comebacks, walk-offs, blowouts, nail-biters.

October 07, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Houston one away from series win

HOUSTON - Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and the high-powered Astros led the majors in runs, hits and batting average in the regular season.

October 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men's soccer back on track

ORLANDO, Fla. - Teenage star Christian Pulisic scored with a brilliant touch to complete a field-length attack just eight minutes in, then split the defense with ...

October 07, 2017 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles on edge

"When you're going through hell, keep going."

October 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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