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'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


Ponder leads south to Senior Bowl win

MOBILE, Ala. - Florida State's Christian Ponder threw two touchdown passes, including a clinching 23-yarder to TCU's Jeremy Kerley in the South's 24-10 Senior Bowl victory over the North on Saturday.

January 29, 2011 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Column: Is open sports betting just around the corner?

Jimmy Vaccaro has been taking bets in this gambling town for more than 40 years, so there's not much he won't put a ...

June 28, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Florida celebrates first CWS championship

OMAHA, Neb. - It would have been hard to forecast a championship of any kind for Florida after it got swept in its Southeastern Conference opening ...

June 28, 2017 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


United States aims to impress at Gold Cup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 23 players on the U.S. roster for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup are mostly young and lack international experience. They ...

June 26, 2017 | By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press | Sports


Sam Lofts 87' goal puts Tormenta ahead

South Georgia Tormenta FC can be described in many ways.

June 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Statesboro may not know how good they have it with Justin Houston

For those of you who've been to a Southeast Bulloch softball or Portal baseball game, you know I like to dabble in being a ...

June 24, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez scores in 67th, Atlanta United beats Rapids 1-0

ATLANTA - Josef Martinez scored in the 67th minute to help expansion Atlanta United beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday night in front of 44 ...

June 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Chip Ganassi likes winners, and his drivers have him in prime position to celebrate another victory.

June 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Justin Houstin brings the stars out

From the outset of this weekend's activities, NFL All-Pro and Statesboro High Alum Justin Houston made it clear why he holds a celebrity basketball ...

June 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Justin Houston’s weekend all about Statesboro and the youth

Summertime is usually pretty quiet around Statesboro High School, but for the last three years, Blue Devil alum and current NFL star Justin Houston has ...

June 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Bellator set for PPV splash with biggest card at the Garden

Wanderlei Silva skipped a pair of Bellator press conferences set to promote his fight at Madison Square Garden. By the time he showed up for ...

June 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ice Cube has big expectations for his Big3 3-on-3 league

NEW YORK - Ice Cube is not planning an old timer's tour. He isn't interested in All-Star Game intensity.

June 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Justin Houston heads back to Statesboro for charity event

From a small town comes a professional athlete - you already know where this is headed.

June 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Southeast Bulloch football star Jontrell Wells headed to Blue-Grey combine

Under Armour All-American Game, U.S. Army All-American Game, Blue-Grey All-American Game.

June 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


All-4-One track club looks to service Statesboro

The All-4-One Track Club is a non-profit youth program designed to train and motivate young athletes here in Statesboro. They provide a positive atmosphere for ...

June 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES - Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS.

June 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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