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Outdoor Life - Tips for hunting the elusive mallard duck

Duck hunters will mostly tell you that their gold standard is the mallard. This wily and elusive trophy is one of the most sought after prizes of waterfowl hunters all over the country. The male (drake) makes an impressive mount and is a worthy adversary especially as the season wears on and they have been hounded and shot at a few times. The mallard is typically 20-26 inches long with an average wingspan between 32-39 inches and a body weight between 1.5 and 3.5 pounds. The drake is easily identifiable by his bright green head and the female ...

November 29, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Urban Meyer picks up the reins, takes Ohio St. job

COLUMBUS, Ohio - If Ohio State did not come calling, Urban Meyer says he was planning to stay away from coaching for at least another year.

November 28, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse fires Bernie Fine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims' advocates questioned whether he should still coach following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men.

November 28, 2011 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Alabama crushes Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. - Trent Richardson and No. 2 Alabama turned the Iron Bowl into a statement game. Now, they'll wait and see what happens in the national title and Heisman Trophy races.

November 26, 2011 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


VT headed to ACC title game

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Logan Thomas threw for two touchdowns and ran for one and David Wilson scored on two long runs in the second half as No. 6 Virginia Tech shut out No. 24 Virginia 38-0 on Saturday.

November 26, 2011 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Players, owners reach tentative deal

NEW YORK - After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.

November 26, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


LSU powers past Arkansas

BATON ROUGE, La. - Tyrann Mathieu channeled his best Billy Cannon and No. 1 LSU was on its way to another run-away victory in the biggest game at Tiger Stadium in half a century.

November 25, 2011 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic eliminated from ATP finals

LONDON - All that success finally caught up to Novak Djokovic.

November 25, 2011 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ireland team joins Australia in World Cup lead

HAINAN, China - Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell shot a 4-under 68 in the second round Friday to give Ireland a share of the lead with Australia at the World Cup.

November 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


Game of the Century II

BATON ROUGE, La. - As huge and heavy as the trophy known as "The Boot" may be, Arkansas and LSU both have much bigger things to play for when their annual Thanksgiving week rivalry is renewed today.

November 24, 2011 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Packers beat Lions, remain undefeated

DETROIT - The Green Bay Packers are working on a perfect season. The Detroit Lions have plenty to work on following a slew of physical and mental mistakes.

November 24, 2011 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Romo rallies Cowboys to victory over Dolphins

ARLINGTON, Texas - Tony Romo doesn't care about winning in style. He's leading the Dallas Cowboys to victories, and that's all that matters.

November 24, 2011 | By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Lions pumped for Packers

DETROIT - The last time Aaron Rodgers and the Packers came to Detroit, they looked like anything but Super Bowl contenders.

November 23, 2011 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take 11/24 - The BCS is still a big ol' mess

The Bowl Championship Series initiated its national championship game in the 1998-99 season. The concept was hailed as a great step forward from the seemingly archaic bowl system and promised a combination of rankings and evaluations that would produce the two best teams in a national championship game each January.

November 23, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


4-game win streak for Cowboys-Dolphins winner

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Cowboys and Dolphins playing on Thanksgiving will forever conjure memories of the 1993 game. Dallas defensive lineman Leon Lett adding to his blunderful reputation by sliding across ice and snow to bring alive a dead ball, setting up Miami for the winning kick as time ran out.

November 23, 2011 | By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football 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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