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Heat, Thunder in forecast for NBA postseason

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kevin Durant says it's too early to think about a potential Heat-Thunder NBA finals.

February 27, 2012 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rory on fast track to top of rankings

MARANA, Ariz. - Hunter Mahan figured out the fuss over Rory McIlroy without any help.

February 27, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


A break from Lin-sanity to put focus on Howard

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando waited 20 years to host All-Star weekend again, and Dwight Howard wants nothing to spoil the party.

February 26, 2012 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


'Linsanity' strikes again at expense of Hawks

NEW YORK - Jeremy Lin had an easy night ahead of his toughest opponent yet, and the New York Knicks tuned up for their trip to Miami by beating the Atlanta Hawks 99-82 on Wednesday night.

February 22, 2012 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger struggles early, rebounds to advance in match play

MARANA, Ariz. - Tiger Woods had to play a left-handed shot out of the desert. Retief Goosen holed out from 156 yards and didn't even win the hole. Dustin Johnson twice won a hole after taking a penalty drop.

February 22, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - It's time for anglers to consider crappie

A few weeks ago we talked about a monthly calendar for outdoor activities, and March is one of the top months to go crappie fishing. Crappie will be one of the first kinds of fish to begin their pre-spawn feeding preparation and they are one of the best species for the frying pan. We'll take a quick look at some of the top methods for catching them and a few of the top places to go around the state.

February 21, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Rally falls short as Bulls drop Hawks

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his return from back pain, and the Chicago Bulls beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks 90-79 on Monday.

February 20, 2012 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC looking to resume dominance

Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan couldn't believe he was saying the words. Just two years ago it would have been college baseball blasphemy: Pitchers are dominant in the Southeastern Conference.

February 16, 2012 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


TCU drug bust nets 17 students, 4 of them football players

FORT WORTH, Texas - Authorities arrested 17 students at Texas Christian University on Wednesday as part of a six-month drug sting, an especially embarrassing blow to the school because it included four members of the high-profile football team.

February 15, 2012 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT The Associated Press | Sports


'Monday Night Football' switching to 2-man booth

BRISTOL, Conn. - "Monday Night Football" is switching to a two-man booth.

February 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Smoke' at Screven

The green flag at Daytona doesn't drop until Feb. 26, but last weekend brought plenty of excitement to racing fans in Screven County as the racing season inches closer.

February 14, 2012 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


WVU settles Big East lawsuit, will join Big 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University announced Tuesday it has settled a lawsuit with the Big East for an unspecified amount, clearing the way for the conference power Mountaineers to join the Big 12 in July in time for the fall football season.

February 14, 2012 | By RALPH RUSSO and VICKI SMITH The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life - Mama's healthy cooking was the best but ...

Based on the quality and quantity of food Mama put on the table, I should have turned out big as a sugar barrel but such was not the case. Through no fault of hers, I wound up skinny despite eating copious amounts of groceries in the form of roast beef, ham, pork chops, a few selected vegetables (which I'll get to later) and enough pies, cakes, and other sweetmeats to put me in a permanent diabetic coma. I'm still a notorious lover of all things sugary and can to this day still elicit a few appreciative oohs and ...

February 14, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


MWC, C-USA planning to merge

Members of Conference USA and current and future members of the Mountain West are taking a bigger-is-better approach to college sports leagues.

February 13, 2012 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Sandusky gets local jury, can see grandchildren

February 13, 2012 | By MARK SCOLFORO AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Bubba Watson takes lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie ...

February 17, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Southern, not State

With Georgia Southern mired in a three-game slide and trying to hang on to a top-four spot in the Sun Belt Conference standings - which will ...

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Living: Turkey season straight ahead

Georgia's turkey hunting season is only about six weeks out. It opens on March 24th and runs through May 15th. The bag limit is ...

February 14, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Spring Training begins across MLB

Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for ...

February 14, 2018 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Adrian Peterson joins Georgia Southern football staff

College Football Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson and Georgia Southern alum has been named the director of student-athlete development for the Georgia Southern football program ...

February 13, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Olympics getting a bit too 'wintery'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The Winter Olympics are supposed to be cold, of course. Just maybe not THIS cold.

February 12, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR and HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writers | Sports


Ragin' Cajuns roll to win over Eagles

Four UL Lafeyette players cracked double-digit scoring, and the Ragin' Cajuns shot 51 percent from the field. That sent the Georgia Southern men's basketball ...

February 10, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


UL Lafayette ladies top Georgia Southern

The Louisiana women's basketball team closed out the first half hitting 5-of-6 three-pointers to open up a double-digit halftime lead, then held on for ...

February 10, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Michigan State plans to fire official over Nassar scandal

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University said Friday it plans to fire a high-ranking administrator who told police he never followed up after ordering sports doctor ...

February 09, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press | Sports


Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make

The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include ...

February 09, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Storey defends title at individual tournament

Heading into the second playing of Georgia Southern's individual men's golf tournament, GS coach Carter Collins said that he thought his team had ...

February 05, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Power agent Scott Boras slams MLB

NEW YORK - Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing ...

February 05, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Foles outduels Brady, Patriots to win Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Foles did his best Tom Brady impersonation, leading a late-game comeback to cap a season that began as a backup and ended as ...

February 05, 2018 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


BUBBLE WATCH: Big wins put NC State within reach of NCAA bid

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State wasn't supposed to even be in this position, entering February with several marquee wins and in the discussion ...

February 02, 2018 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110

BOSTON - Terry Rozier's second act as an NBA starter was just as impressive as his first.

February 02, 2018 | By GETHIN COOLBAUGH Associated Press | Sports


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