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NFL to tribute 9/11

From the Meadowlands to Arrowhead Stadium to Candlestick Park, the NFL on Sunday will remember the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks of 10 years ago. Then it will fully open a season that was in doubt for 4½ months during the lockout.

Coaches and players are both eager and nervous about getting started. Perhaps no one expressed those feelings better than Jets coach Rex Ryan, whose team hosts the Cowboys on Sunday night just a few miles from ground zero.

September 10, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Texas A&M held up by legal threat

The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday that it will make Texas A&M the 13th team in the league but said the move is on hold because a Big 12 school has threatened legal action if the Aggies leave.

September 07, 2011 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Rain washes out all matches at US Open

NEW YORK - All matches at the U.S. Open on Wednesday have been called off because of rain.

September 07, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


XC runners flock to Brooklet

BROOKLET - Each August, tBrooklet, GA greets a mass influx as families from surrounding counties flock to the Peanut Festival. Aug. 20 marked tremendous growth for the first stage of the Peanut Festival - The Brooklet Peanut Run. Registration numbers increased from 451 in 2010 to 525 registered runners and 503 runners and walkers finished the race which began at 7 a.m.

September 07, 2011 | By LAINEY HANNA Special to the Herald | Sports


PMHS Turpentine 5K Run/Walk set for Oct. 1

PORTAL - A benefit supporting the Portal Middle/High School track and field programs will take place Saturday, Oct. 1.

September 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Sports


The little kids go fishing

Fisherman's Prayer:

September 06, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Simpson rallies to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. - Webb Simpson, a PGA Tour winner for the first time just three weeks ago, figured his next win would be easier. It was more work than he could have imagined Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

September 05, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Serena, Djokovic make quarterfinals

NEW YORK - Already having let a big early lead slip away in the U.S. Open's fourth round, Serena Williams was facing a break point and in danger of falling behind Ana Ivanovic, a former No. 1 and Grand Slam title-winner.

September 05, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Column: In BCS, players often pursue same major

When Jay Finch arrived at Georgia Tech, he wasn't just interested in being a lineman for the Yellow Jackets football team. He wanted to study architecture, too.

September 05, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Columnist | Sports


Serena crushes Azarenka in straight sets

NEW YORK - If anyone still harbored any doubts about whether Serena Williams is back at her best, she put on a pretty persuasive performance during the first 17 minutes of her third-round match Saturday at the U.S. Open.

September 04, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Sharapova ousted; 1st 3-set loss of 2011

NEW YORK - That Maria Sharapova's shaky serving contributed to her early exit at the U.S. Open - to the tune of a dozen double-faults - came as no surprise. She's faced that problem for quite some time.

September 02, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Metter, Portal fight to stay unbeaten

PORTAL - Sometimes it is as simple as getting the ball from the center to the quarterback.

September 01, 2011 | By SCOTT GARNER Herald Correspondent | Sports


Boise State heads into SEC territory

College football's most debated team has another referendum game.

August 31, 2011 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Dove hunting a fall ritual

Author's note: It has been a year since I've been making my weekly visit with you in the Statesboro Herald. In celebration I offer up a story that many South Georgia hunters can relate to - the opening day of dove season. For most of my adult life we have had a dove shoot on the first day of hunting season. It is a time when family and friends have gathered to share fellowship, food and a day of outdoor life. This is a story about one of our exploits.

August 30, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Fish going swimmingly

By EDDIE PELLS

August 29, 2011 | By EDDIE PITTS AP National Writer | Sports


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My Take: A Father's Day rite of passage

I've been a father for nearly a year. My wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world on June 27, 2016. So while ...

June 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Thomas' 63 sets record at US Open

ERIN, Wis. - Justin Thomas managed to stand out in a U.S. Open where par is going out of style.

June 18, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta surges late for win

By MIKE ANTHONY

June 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


It's anyone's game

ERIN, Wis. - The biggest surprise at this U.S. Open was not who was leading, but who was leaving.

June 16, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McGregor camp insists it's 'Game On'

SINGAPORE - Conor McGregor's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow, among other ...

June 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta stymied to another draw on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC put forth another solid effort as it travelled to take on the Myrtle Beach Mutiny Thursday evening. But - in what has ...

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


1st 2 claims in NFL concussion settlement total $9 million

The first two claims in the NFL's billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced Thursday, a total of $9 million in benefits.

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Russia making progress on racism before World Cup - report

MOSCOW - Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year's World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new ...

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Three more Eagles go pro

After being selected in the 21st round by the San Francisco Giants, Georgia Southern's Logan Baldwin will be leaving town to join the professional ...

June 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


ECI stud Durden taken by Red Sox in 20th round

While the Georgia Southern baseball team is receiving plenty of recognition for their success on draft day, one local high school senior has fallen through ...

June 14, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


AP Analysis: Rio de Janeiro Olympics cost $13.1 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO - An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13 ...

June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US steps up security for U19 basketball tournament in Egypt

John Calipari would prefer to focus on the players he wants and the offense he'll run.

June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Major League Eagles

Beginning late in the 2016 season and running through the 2017 campaign, Georgia Southern's baseball team felt safe turning any late lead over to ...

June 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.

June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy's complaint: It's the US Open, leave rough alone

ERIN, Wis. - Rory McIlroy couldn't hold back on his complaints about the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, with an unusual twist: He was ...

June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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