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Comparing your bows

A recent question among hunters who favor bow and arrow as their weapon of choice in the field is the debate concerning the differences between compound bows and crossbows. Although both are legal in Georgia each has its supporters and detractors. In truth both can serve hunters admirably depending on your particular situation and how you like to hunt.

September 13, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Pats win Monday opener

MIAMI - Tom Brady threw his first interception since October, so he wasn't perfect in the New England Patriots' opener.

September 12, 2011 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic wins 1st Open title

NEW YORK - Novak Djokovic produced a nearly perfect performance to match his nearly perfect season.

September 12, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NFL to tribute 9/11

From the Meadowlands to Arrowhead Stadium to Candlestick Park, the NFL on Sunday will remember the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks of 10 years ago. Then it will fully open a season that was in doubt for 4½ months during the lockout.

Coaches and players are both eager and nervous about getting started. Perhaps no one expressed those feelings better than Jets coach Rex Ryan, whose team hosts the Cowboys on Sunday night just a few miles from ground zero.

September 10, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Texas A&M held up by legal threat

The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday that it will make Texas A&M the 13th team in the league but said the move is on hold because a Big 12 school has threatened legal action if the Aggies leave.

September 07, 2011 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Rain washes out all matches at US Open

NEW YORK - All matches at the U.S. Open on Wednesday have been called off because of rain.

September 07, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


XC runners flock to Brooklet

BROOKLET - Each August, tBrooklet, GA greets a mass influx as families from surrounding counties flock to the Peanut Festival. Aug. 20 marked tremendous growth for the first stage of the Peanut Festival - The Brooklet Peanut Run. Registration numbers increased from 451 in 2010 to 525 registered runners and 503 runners and walkers finished the race which began at 7 a.m.

September 07, 2011 | By LAINEY HANNA Special to the Herald | Sports


PMHS Turpentine 5K Run/Walk set for Oct. 1

PORTAL - A benefit supporting the Portal Middle/High School track and field programs will take place Saturday, Oct. 1.

September 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Sports


The little kids go fishing

Fisherman's Prayer:

September 06, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Simpson rallies to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. - Webb Simpson, a PGA Tour winner for the first time just three weeks ago, figured his next win would be easier. It was more work than he could have imagined Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

September 05, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Serena, Djokovic make quarterfinals

NEW YORK - Already having let a big early lead slip away in the U.S. Open's fourth round, Serena Williams was facing a break point and in danger of falling behind Ana Ivanovic, a former No. 1 and Grand Slam title-winner.

September 05, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Column: In BCS, players often pursue same major

When Jay Finch arrived at Georgia Tech, he wasn't just interested in being a lineman for the Yellow Jackets football team. He wanted to study architecture, too.

September 05, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Columnist | Sports


Serena crushes Azarenka in straight sets

NEW YORK - If anyone still harbored any doubts about whether Serena Williams is back at her best, she put on a pretty persuasive performance during the first 17 minutes of her third-round match Saturday at the U.S. Open.

September 04, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Sharapova ousted; 1st 3-set loss of 2011

NEW YORK - That Maria Sharapova's shaky serving contributed to her early exit at the U.S. Open - to the tune of a dozen double-faults - came as no surprise. She's faced that problem for quite some time.

September 02, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Metter, Portal fight to stay unbeaten

PORTAL - Sometimes it is as simple as getting the ball from the center to the quarterback.

September 01, 2011 | By SCOTT GARNER Herald Correspondent | Sports


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Download Assets Copy Story Share With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?"

April 18, 2018 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Sergio feeling right at home at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident.

April 18, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


American woman wins Boston Marathon for first time since 1985

BOSTON - After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place ...

April 16, 2018 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Morocco World Cup bid masks homosexuality ban

A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to inspect a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer ...

April 16, 2018 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Keith Jackson remembered at Rose Bowl memorial

PASADENA, Calif. - Keith Jackson was remembered as "the Walter Cronkite of sports broadcasting" and a loving husband, father and grandfather away from the broadcast booth ...

April 16, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local youngster inside the ropes at RBC Heritage

12 year old Evan Avret of Statesboro has always dreamt of one day playing on the PGA Tour. This week he finally got his chance ...

April 16, 2018 | Josh Aubrey jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS Baseball punches ticket to postseason

Despite a season with more downs than ups, the Statesboro Blue Devils had a chance to sew up a spot in the state playoffs with ...

April 11, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SHS boys tennis takes region title

Wednesday brought about the Region 2-AAAAA tennis championships at Mill Creek Regional Park. And on the boys' side, the first place trophy never left town.

April 11, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GS Golf set to host 'The Crawford'

The Crawford, a Pro-Am Golf Tournament hosted by the men's and women's golf teams at Georgia Southern University, will be held Monday, April ...

April 11, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


No. 1 Johnson looks to follow strong Masters at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Dustin Johnson is not satisfied with his Masters' history, no matter how many top-10 finishes he posts at Augusta National.

April 11, 2018 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pruitt trying to turn around Tennessee's defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's track record suggests the Volunteers eventually should have a dramatic improvement from their defense.

April 11, 2018 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles can't keep up with Kennesaw State

A nightmarish inning that featured 12 batters, five walks, four hits and five different pitchers put Georgia Southern in an early hole from which it ...

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


NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife

MIAMI - By rule, any substitute checking into an NBA game must first report his intentions to the scorer's table. Denver's Jamal Murray was ...

April 10, 2018 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Avalanche head back to playoffs after 5-2 win over Blues

DENVER - Nathan MacKinnon scored his first goal in 10 games, Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots and the Colorado Avalanche earned the final playoff spot in ...

April 08, 2018 | By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Namajunas defends 115-pound title in win over Jedrzejczyk

NEW YORK - Rose Namajunas made it 2 for 2 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk and defended her 115-pound championship with a unanimous decision victory in the co-main ...

April 08, 2018 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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