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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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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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