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Bowls: Penn State wins 1st bowl since scandal

NEW YORK - Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

December 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rutland knocks off Blue Devils at Gentlemen's Classic

Two seasons ago, Statesboro shattered the dreams of Rutland by barging into the Hurricanes' home gym and scoring in the final seconds to claim a state quarterfinal win.

December 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bowls: Louisiana Tech hammers Illinois

DALLAS - Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception return to help Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.

December 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Games to Remember from 2014

They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.

December 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Former TE Utecht has musical message

Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago.

December 25, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Denver places nine on Pro Bowl roster

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - First-timer Chris Harris Jr. is among the Denver Broncos' league-leading nine Pro Bowlers, including Peyton Manning, whose 14th selection is tied for the most ever among NFL players.

December 24, 2014 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inspirational moments of 2014

BOSTON - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.

December 24, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tackling: a lost art

December 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Masters trying to keep field size under 100

By DOUG FERGUSON

December 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Do the math: Playoff scenarios heading into Week 17

December 23, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Marshall cruises in Boca Raton Bowl

December 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press | Sports


6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Brady, Belichick issue flat denials

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

January 22, 2015 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharpshooting Korver leading red-hot Hawks

ATLANTA - Kyle Korver spent most of his career running around behind the 3-point stripe, a guy whose singular quest was to get open for a long-range shot at the basket.

January 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


So close: Nadal, Sharapova survive

MELBOURNE, Australia - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Time to take Jimmy Walker seriously

HONOLULU - Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed.

January 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round

MELBOURNE, Australia - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: So long, everyone, and thanks for the memories

From the Portal Panthers in the 2008 GHSA basketball final four, to the unforgettable GSU win over the Florida Gators on the gridiron in 2013 and the program's first Sun Belt title the following year, I've covered a lot of great moments in the pages of the Statesboro Herald.

January 19, 2015 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Seahawks savor comeback win

RENTON, Wash. - A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.

January 19, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rooney Rule good, even if teams violate 'spirit'

Tony Dungy was an up-and-coming NFL assistant in his early 30s when he met with the Green Bay Packers about their opening for a head coach in 1988.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Litke: First question of Super Bowl: 'You mad, bro?'

The final "Jeopardy!" category is Super Bowl XLIX, and the clue is: "You mad, bro?"

January 19, 2015 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


New controversy surrounds Patriots

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks get 13th straight win

ATLANTA - The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.

January 19, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press | Sports


Walker shoots 62, takes lead

HONOLULU - Defending champion Jimmy Walker one-putted his last 11 holes Saturday on his way to an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead in the Sony Open.

January 17, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kuchar, Simpson tied for lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar made enough birdies on the back nine Friday to build a little separation and share the lead in the Sony Open.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA agrees to restore wins, title to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The NCAA agreed Friday to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history.

January 16, 2015 | By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY Associated Press | Sports


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