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Packers return as champs

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Thousands of exhausted but euphoric Packers fans welcomed their cherished team home to Green Bay as Super Bowl champions on Monday after a nail-biting victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

February 07, 2011 | By TODD RICHMOND AP Writer | Sports


Mystique and tradition in Super Bowl XLV

ARLINGTON, Texas - NFL commissioners can't root, so Roger Goodell will just sit back and smile as he watches this Super Bowl.

February 05, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


'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


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These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close

These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close.

October 20, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


No. 2 Penn State faces No. 19 Michigan with high stakes

This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after ...

October 20, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Something has got to give

There are five winless teams remaining in FBS football. That number is guaranteed to drop by one this weekend.

October 20, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles dominate field in Atlanta

A good start to the fall portion of the Georgia Southern Men's Golf season turned great Tuesday afternoon in metro-Atlanta. The Eagles torched a ...

October 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


KSU cheerleaders protest anthem

KENNESAW, Ga. - Five cheerleaders at a college in Georgia are vowing to kneel in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday ...

October 16, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Sports


Wild week in NFL

Aaron Rodgers might be done for the season with a broken collarbone .

October 16, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anything will go wrong that can

Not only is Georgia Southern still winless, but the Eagles seem to be finding new ways to come up short with each passing week.

October 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles fall on homecoming

Georgia Southern seemed to have some momentum and even carried a lead into halftime, but New Mexico State pulled ahead on the first play of ...

October 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Keuchel strikes out 10, Astros beat Yanks 2-1 in ALCS opener

HOUSTON - Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday ...

October 14, 2017 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Arena quits after US World Cup failure

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans' failure to qualify for the World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation President ...

October 14, 2017 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former player: Parents should be warned of football's risks

WASHINGTON - Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players ...

October 14, 2017 | By BEN NUCKOLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


UNC set to move past academic probe, not celebrate

North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school's history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ...

October 14, 2017 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local gymnasts head to nationals

During a time of year where many of Statesboro's younger athletes are concerned about state tournaments, the town is also home to a pair ...

October 12, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tormenta meets with reps for new pro league

When South Georgia Tormenta FC was created over two years ago, the franchise stated from its first day of operations that it intended to grow ...

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


GATAcast: 10.10.17 Tyson Summers

Mike and Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers discuss the Eagles' rough start and what the team needs to do in order to get into ...

October 09, 2017 | | Sports


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