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Lockouts are not always a bad idea

The NFL lockout has been going on for months, and the NBA lockout could drag on even longer. The word lockout itself is becoming an unwelcome addition to bar room debates across the country.

July 04, 2011 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


No gimmes allowed: US looking for win vs. Sweden

WOLFSBURG, Germany - Rest is nice, winning is better.

July 04, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Farrar wins 3rd Tour de France stage

REDON, France - Tyler Farrar became the first American to win a Tour de France stage on July 4, dominating a sprint finish in the third leg Monday as teammate Thor Hushovd of Norway kept the yellow jersey.

July 04, 2011 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic new No. 1; Williams now 175

WIMBLEDON, England - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic rose to No. 1 in the ATP rankings for the first time Monday, while Serena Williams dropped to 175th on the WTA list, her lowest spot since 1997.

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


Sharapova serve sours

WIMBLEDON, England - Maria Sharapova's serve let her down again, and this time there wasn't much she could do about it.

July 02, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal, Djokovic meet in Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - From 1983 to 2003, the world's top two players never met each other in the Wimbledon men's final.

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


Ragan redeems himself at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Ragan has earned the first Sprint Cup victory of his career, redeeming himself after blowing his chance in the season-opening Daytona 500.

July 02, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Another US shutout

SINSHEIM, Germany - Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say "thank you" to the American military members who turned their World Cup match into a home game.

July 02, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Watney, Fowler knotted at the top

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Before he even teed off, Rickie Fowler knew this was going to be a different day at the AT&T National. The course record already had been matched, with several other low rounds in progress at suddenly soft Aronimink Golf Club.

July 02, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No free agency; maybe no NBA games

NEW YORK - The NBA lockout claimed a quick casualty in Day 1, when the free agency period did not open as usual on July 1.

July 01, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL players, owners break talks for week

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL commissioner and the boss of the league's locked-out players stood together this week and addressed the league's rookies, a picture of cooperation that raised hopes pro football would soon be back in business.

July 01, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Choi ties course record, takes the lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - If seeing the putts drop for birdie were not enough, K.J. Choi noticed his gallery growing and getting more excited for him Friday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

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


Sharapova counts on experience in final

WIMBLEDON, England - Seven years after winning Wimbledon as a 17-year-old, Maria Sharapova is back in the final, this time as a three-time Grand Slam winner and heavy favorite.

July 01, 2011 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic, Nadal reach final

WIMBLEDON, England - Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.

July 01, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NBA joins the party

NEW YORK - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

June 30, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


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Eagles too much for Tigers

Following a week off as the fall semester wrapped up with finals, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team had to shake off some rust ...

December 10, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Adrian Peterson Q & A

Georgia Southern's Adrian Peterson was one of 10 former collegiate players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday night in New York.

December 08, 2017 | Josh Aubrey jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Sports


3 Eagles make second team of All-Sun Belt squad

December 05, 2017 | sunbeltsports.org | Sports


Russian flag won't fly at Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics - just not with their anthem playing or their ...

December 05, 2017 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Georgia's quail hunting, population, on the decline

Georgia's bobwhite quail season has begun and that is the best news I can give you. The sport is one of the finest outdoor ...

December 05, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


More coaching changes for Eagles

Georgia Southern AMR

December 04, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Column: A strong Tiger Woods is a good starting point

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - It wasn't the best shot Tiger Woods hit all week. It might have been the most telling.

December 04, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Mayfield, Jackson, Love are Heisman Trophy finalists

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made Heisman Trophy history just by being selected as a finalist.

December 04, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Tennessee names Fulmer AD, places Currie on paid leave

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has turned to its familiar past to comfort its uneasy fan base in an attempt to rescue what has been a ...

December 02, 2017 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State to take Texas A&M job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, four years after leading the Seminoles to their third national title.

December 01, 2017 | By JOE REEDY Associated Press | Sports


Beleaguered World Cup gets weak opener: Russia-Saudi Arabia

MOSCOW - A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts.

December 01, 2017 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Tiger tops leaderboard (briefly) at Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas - One of the biggest cheers at the Hero World Challenge came from seeing the name Tiger Woods moved to the top of the ...

December 01, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles close out season on road against Coastal

Give Coastal Carolina interim coach Jamey Chadwell credit for one thing: he is a man of his word.

December 01, 2017 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Championship Saturday around 'P5'

ATLANTA - When Gus Malzahn guided Auburn to the national championship game in his first season as head coach, it was all such a whirlwind.

December 01, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern names head football coach - Lunsford earns his shot

On Oct. 22, former Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers was relieved of his duties and a national search for a new coach began.

November 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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