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Mystique and tradition in Super Bowl XLV

ARLINGTON, Texas - NFL commissioners can't root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl.

February 05, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


'Winter Freeze' frozen out

SYLVANIA - A cold and rainy forecast didn't keep fans from coming out for Screven Motor Speedway's inaugural Winter Freeze event, but it did bring racing to a halt about midway through Thursday night's kick off for Georgia-Florida Speedweeks.

February 05, 2011 | By CRYSTAL WALKER cwalker@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Broxton, Jones visit GSU

With the first pitch of the 2011 Georgia Southern baseball season just two weeks away, the excitement of another year got rolling Friday night at "An Evening with the All-Stars" which was held at the Nessmith-Lane Ballroom and featured Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves and Jonathan Broxton of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

February 04, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Four tied for lead after play suspended in Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Bill Haas, Jason Bohn, Tom Gillis and Champions Tour player Tom Lehman shot 6-under 65s in chilly conditions Thursday to share the lead in the suspended first round of the Phoenix Open.

February 03, 2011 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith gets extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have signed coach Mike Smith to a three-year contract extension after he led the team to the NFC South title.

February 03, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Steady Steelers on four-decade plan

DALLAS - Instead of focusing on the eight Super Bowl trips and six Lombardi trophies, Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell likes to talk about these numbers: four and nine.

February 03, 2011 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Column: Lefty has a plan

One of the more compelling images from Torrey Pines apparently won't be forgotten anytime soon.

February 01, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Paradise is right down the road for fishermen

Winter is going to be over soon and those of us who look forward to spring will be on the lookout for new fishing adventures.

February 01, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Super Bowl shiver hits Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters' questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the Packers "the home team."

February 01, 2011 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press | Sports


Steelers arrive in playful mood

FORT WORTH, Texas - Video cameras and cowboy hats were in style as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers arrived Monday at the Super Bowl.

January 31, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Tiger's struggles magnified by former dominance

SAN DIEGO - The trouble with being so good for so long is that it makes the bad times look even worse.

January 31, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Haas holds lead with Mickelson

SAN DIEGO - Phil Mickelson found the trick to playing the revamped South Course at Torrey Pines and left himself one round away from winning on a course that once felt like home.

January 29, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Clijsters tops Li in 1st Aussie win

MELBOURNE, Australia - Kim Clijsters believes she's now earned the nickname she had for years in Australia.

January 29, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Williams serves a 2-game suspension

NEW YORK - The Atlanta Hawks' Marvin Williams has been suspended two games and the New York Knicks' Shawne Williams one game for throwing punches Friday night.

January 29, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Players like Pro Bowl in Hawaii

HONOLULU - When Ray Lewis stepped off the plane from his cross-country flight and was greeted with a lei and an aloha, it finally hit him that he was voted back on the island.

January 29, 2011 | By JAYMES SONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Schroder, Millsap pace Hawks' 102-93 win over Bulls

ATLANTA (AP) - Dennis Schroder scored 23 points, Paul Millsap added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks held back a late scare to beat the Chicago Bulls ...

January 20, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big wins for Justin Thomas

HONOLULU - Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

January 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro seperates themselves in region play

In baseball there's a period in late July, early August called the "dog days".

January 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them

Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic, Williams roll through first round of Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

January 13, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US' World Cup hopes

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team. After all ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cowboys' Elliott tops college playoff vets in NFL postseason

FRISCO, Texas - Ezekiel Elliott was in the original group of college players to go through something resembling the NFL playoffs when Ohio State won the ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Best new franchise' keeps on growing

A Tuesday afternoon press conference at The Clubhouse brought about the word that Ben Freakley would no longer be the head coach of Tormenta FC.

January 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Milgarese named new Tormenta coach

It's so rare in the realm of sports that a brand new franchise can just pop up in year one and find success on ...

January 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Wild Card weekend kicks off NFL playoffs

NEW YORK - The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going.

January 06, 2017 | By SIMMI BUTTAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Eagles fall at home

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team hung around South Alabama for well over three quarters, only to see things turn sour in the closing ...

January 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey

NEW YORK (AP) - Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived.

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: Good, bad of each current NFL coaching vacancy

When Gary Kubiak resigned for health reasons less than a year removed from coaching the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl championship, he left behind ...

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sun Belt play makes or breaks GS

In the world of college basketball, there are - as in most sports - a group of perennial national powers. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of ...

January 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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