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Steelers, Packers meet for title

Get ready for a hair-raisin' Super Bowl in Big D.

January 24, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oldest rivalry heats up

CHICAGO - The Green Bay Packers are headed to town for the NFC championship game and Chicago Bears fans are starting to become, well, a bit unbearable.

January 22, 2011 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Jets will play Steelers' trophies, too

NEW YORK - Rex Ryan vows his Jets can beat the Steelers even if Pittsburgh puts 17 on the field.

January 22, 2011 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal beats Tomic, advances

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal overcame the much-hyped potential star of Australian tennis in his quest for a fourth consecutive major title.

January 22, 2011 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vegas, Woodland tied at La Quinta

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Gary Woodland and Jhonattan Vegas realize the marathon Bob Hope Classic will come down to a sprint.

January 22, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks recover to score 103 in N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gerald Wallace saw the score of Atlanta's embarrassing loss and knew the athletic Hawks wouldn't repeat that miserable shooting performance a night later.

January 22, 2011 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Frozen fields in NFL

Cold, wind and frozen turf. They make Pittsburgh's Heinz Field and Chicago's Soldier Field such forbidding places.

January 22, 2011 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ailing Venus quits in Round 3

MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams had played 251 Grand Slam matches and never once been forced to retire because of injury.

January 21, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vegas, Weekley share the lead at Bob Hope Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Gary Woodland played basketball for a season at Division II Washburn University, and the 6-foot guard still describes a 30-point loss to his beloved Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse as the biggest thrill of his life.

January 21, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks cope with injuries

ATLANTA - Al Horford's sprained ankle could leave the Atlanta Hawks without two starters for at least two games, but there was no sense of panic Thursday.

January 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lamb hired to lead Mercer's return to the gridiron

MACON - When Mercer University announced the reinstatement of its football program last November after a 70-year hiatus, it stressed the institution's commitment to fielding a competitive team that also upheld the University's high academic standards. On Thursday, Mercer took another significant step toward achieving those objectives with the naming of Georgia native Bobby Lamb as its head football coach.

January 20, 2011 | Mercer University AMR | Sports


Nadal cruises through second round, slam still on track

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal pounded another up-and-comer into submission. Andy Murray made quick work of his second-round opponent as well.

January 20, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rodgers overtaking memories of Favre

GREEN BAY, Wis. - On the list of Aaron Rodgers' accomplishments in three seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, one stands out as being something that really didn't seem possible when he first took over as the starter.

January 20, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer survives a scare at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer ambled to the net, slowly shaking his head. He let out a deep sigh.

January 19, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: The New York Jets have a long way to go as trash talkers

The best trash talkers of their era are a win away from the Super Bowl, good news for anybody who likes their football with a little lip.

January 19, 2011 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


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Eagles fall to conference-leading Lady Trojans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Georgia Southern women's basketball team (11-13, 7-6 SBC) fell to the top-seeded Little Rock Trojans (20-7, 14-1 SBC) inside of ...

February 23, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


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


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