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Boise passed again in BSC, Oregon takes No. 1

NEW YORK - Oregon and Auburn swapped spots atop the BCS standings and Boise State was passed again, this time by TCU.

November 01, 2010 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


A Giant celebration: Texas hopes to crash WS party

ARLINGTON, Texas - A half-hour after Jeff Francoeur hit an easy fly ball to end Game 2, a most curious sight began to unfold in front of the San Francisco dugout.

October 29, 2010 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Surprise, surprise — Duke No. 1

Defending national champion Duke was a runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll.

October 28, 2010 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Nationwide's race for the PGA tour

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Kevin Kisner won't ever forget the disappointment of watching six competitive rounds last fall come down to one stroke.

October 27, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ross, Giants ready for Lee in World Series opener

SAN FRANCISCO - Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and the rest of the San Francisco Giants can study the scouting reports and videotape all they want, trying to find the secret to getting a hit against Cliff Lee.

October 26, 2010 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Fall Series producing big moments

Jonathan Byrd hit one of the greatest shots hardly anyone saw, himself included.

October 26, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Firearms season for deer is here

On October 16 the big day finally arrived. Opening morning of Georgia's traditional firearms season for deer dawned clear and cool to the delight of thousands of Georgia hunters. There is no other day that stirs the passion of sportsmen more than opening day for the elusive white-tailed deer. Everyone is out there enjoying the relaxing feel of nature while they envision bagging their personal best or even a record-setting animal. As a bonus many will enjoy plenty of savory venison prepared in ways that any chef would be proud of.

October 26, 2010 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Giants look for edge over Rangers

SAN FRANCISCO - Not only have the Texas Rangers never been to the World Series before, they are winless in nine games at AT&T Park. And make that an 11-game losing streak in San Francisco dating back to the windy, cold nights at the Giants' former home of Candlestick Park.

October 25, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Rangers remain loose and confident against Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have returned to their own clubhouse, where the only trophies are the two deer heads mounted on the wall courtesy of Josh Hamilton.

October 21, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: The NFL got it right

The NFL got it right.

October 21, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Yankee bats, World Series hopes alive

NEW YORK - CC Sabathia pitched like a champion, and the New York Yankees are heading for Texas. A whole lot better than heading home.

October 20, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


New coach, same five in Hawk's lineup

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are all about continuity.

October 20, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


The long road to a PGA Tour card

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - David Duval flunked Q-school twice, and both times came away feeling good about himself.

October 19, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Outdoor Life: The future of hunting

Georgia's firearm season for deer hunting is open and about 300,000 folks will hit the woods over the coming months in pursuit of the state's number one big game animal. Those who use firearms to take deer far outnumber other styles of hunting as they make up over 95 percent of the total number of deer hunters. Those people will most likely bag over 80 percent of the harvest this season and thus the deer hunting season gets underway in earnest this weekend.

October 19, 2010 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Cain outduels Hamels, Giants lead series 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO - Cody Ross came through with another key hit this postseason, Matt Cain dazzled to outduel Cole Hamels and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series.

October 19, 2010 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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First day of Sun Belt tournament a washout

To quote the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, "Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes it rains."

May 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


The chip on their shoulder

Entering the 2017 season, the Georgia Southern baseball team was surrounded by some optimism, but even more question marks. The Eagles returned a bevy of ...

May 22, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Baseball in the boro

While fans of Georgia Southern baseball will have to wait until Wednesday to see their team play, baseball purists will get their first taste of ...

May 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Rain can't wash away solid rounds from county schools

Rain scoured the state of Georgia on Monday, but in spite of the muggy weather all the high school golf teams eventually wrapped up the ...

May 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

May 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an ...

May 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta drops heartbreaker

Following a pair of 1-1 draws at home to begin its season, South Georgia Tormenta FC led twice and erased a deficit once, only to ...

May 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles take regular season finale over Panthers

DECATUR - Georgia Southern Baseball closed out the 2017 regular season on Saturday with a 13-3 rout of Georgia State. The Eagles did not trail on ...

May 20, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Draw's the word

South Georgia Tormenta FC has played three very different games, only to end up with three identical results.

May 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Claxton wins spring game behind Taylor under center

It wasn't pretty, it wasn't clean and it certainly wasn't the conventional spring game played between Claxton and Long County - but at ...

May 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Paging LaMarcus: Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge

In the summer of 2015, the San Antonio Spurs went shopping like they never have before.

May 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

BOSTON - LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference ...

May 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta looks for first win against Peachtree City

South Georgia Tormenta FC was thrown into the fire to begin its 2017 season. The squad had only a couple of team practices under its ...

May 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

BOSTON - Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen ...

May 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

BALTIMORE - The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There's no avoiding each other ...

May 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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