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Thigh, knee pads mandatory in '13

ATLANTA - The NFL made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something the players' union was not pleased with.

May 22, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Take it from me, exposure to the sun is a serious issue

Today I'm addressing all my friends and readers who fall into categories that include fishing geeks, camping fanatics, boating enthusiasts, yard workers, gardeners or just plain old sun worshippers.

May 22, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


One more for 'I'll Have Another'

BALTIMORE - I'll Have Another waited a little longer to catch Bodemeister in the stretch this time, and now that he's done it twice in a row it's time for a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes.

May 19, 2012 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Torch relay begins

LAND'S END, England - British sailing hero Ben Ainslie kicked off the torch relay for the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday with a stroll through teary, flag-waving crowds who cheered the arrival of the flame to Britain.

May 19, 2012 | By DANICA KIRKA AP Writer | Sports


Chelsea wins first European league title in shootout

MUNICH - Didier Drogba tied the match with a header in the 88th minute, and then scored the decisive goal in the shootout as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League final, 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw Saturday.

May 19, 2012 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Andretti favorite heading into qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS - Maybe Marco Andretti can make good on his vision of going from last to first at Indianapolis.

May 19, 2012 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pacers pummel Heat in Game 3

INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Indiana Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than Miami, throttled the Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 17, 2012 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Saints' Vilma sues NFL Commissioner for defamation

NEW ORLEANS - Suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, claiming the league's top executive made false statements that tarnished Vilma's reputation and hindered his ability to earn a living playing football.

May 17, 2012 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clemens accuser: 'I didn't make it up'

WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens' lawyer toyed with Brian McNamee's memory and attacked him from several directions at once. The attorney even put an easel next to the witness with the words: "MISTAKE. BAD MEMORY. LIE." Eventually, there came the inevitable question: "Do you sometimes just make stuff up?"

May 16, 2012 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Celtics take 2-1 lead over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Garnett scored 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and used a dominant second quarter to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 107-91, on Wednesday night and take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 16, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cassius Osborn honored

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame University of Georgia Chapter recognized Cassius Osborn of Statesboro (center) at their 27th annual awards presentation on April 16, 2012, in Athens at the Athens Country Club. Osborn received a plaque honoring him for post graduate achievement for his commitment to his community and his alma mater in the highest of American traditions. He is shown with Mark Richt, University of Georgia head football coach (left); and Phil Simms (right), former New York Giants quarterback who is currently a lead NFL analyst for CBS Sports as well as a host of ...

May 16, 2012 | Staff report | Sports


Outdoor Life - A look at my dual doctoral studies for the outdoorsman

I am currently working on a double doctorate degree and I'm sure that comes as a total surprise to many of you who read this column each week.

May 15, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Kuchar all smiles after Players win

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kuchar knows all about the prestige and the perks of winning The Players Championship. The richest payoff in golf. A three-year exemption to the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open. What means just as much is a framed picture on a basement wall in a tunnel the public never sees.

May 14, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McNamee testifies Clemens used steroids in 1998

WASHINGTON - Speaking softly, nervously and in detail, Brian McNamee testified about the life-changing moment when, he said, he first injected Roger Clemens with steroids.

May 14, 2012 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Na shoots 68, leads by one heading to final round

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Na didn't feel comfortable about anything Saturday except his name atop the leaderboard at The Players Championship.

May 12, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Foles outduels Brady, Patriots to win Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Foles did his best Tom Brady impersonation, leading a late-game comeback to cap a season that began as a backup and ended as ...

February 05, 2018 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


BUBBLE WATCH: Big wins put NC State within reach of NCAA bid

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State wasn't supposed to even be in this position, entering February with several marquee wins and in the discussion ...

February 02, 2018 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110

BOSTON - Terry Rozier's second act as an NBA starter was just as impressive as his first.

February 02, 2018 | By GETHIN COOLBAUGH Associated Press | Sports


Foles sees religious life after football

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Nick Foles has a calling far greater than throwing touchdown passes.

February 02, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Fowler, DeChambeau share Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead into the weekend in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He knows from experience the party ...

February 02, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sepp Blatter wants FIFA case re-opened

GENEVA - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban.

February 02, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Eagles pull off upset?

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - America loves comeback stories, the last-to-first variety that features new stars, big plays and a monumental triumph at the end.

February 02, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Liukin latest to step down amidst USA Gymnastics scandal

The coordinator of the women's national team for USA Gymnastics has stepped down, the latest departure to rock the embattled organization in the wake ...

February 02, 2018 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB players upet as top free agents remain unsigned

NEW YORK - A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training.

February 02, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


North Korean athletes cross border for Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month's Winter Olympics, which ...

February 01, 2018 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press | Sports


GS ladies stuck between Little Rock and a hard place

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - First-place Little Rock women's basketball remained unbeaten in the league with a 92-52 Sun Belt Conference win over visiting Georgia Southern ...

February 01, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Wentz serving as Philadelphia's biggest cheerleader

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Carson Wentz made the rounds along Radio Row at last year's Super Bowl and promised himself he'd be back for this ...

January 30, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: A real duck dynasty

With apologies to Phil Robertson and his funky band of bearded miscreants, there has arisen a mighty band of ducks on the Richardson farm down ...

January 29, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles maul Mavericks

Georgia Southern overcame a big deficit early on Thursday, only to lose its grip on a win late in the game. The Eagles faced a ...

January 27, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Southern ladies finally snap losing streak

The Georgia Southern women's basketball squad shot a season-best 51.9 percent from the floor in picking up its first Sun Belt Conference win ...

January 27, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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