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No one does college football better than SEC

NEW ORLEANS - A few months ago, when there were rumblings that Virginia Tech might be jumping to the Southeastern Conference, Eddie Whitley and his teammates got excited.

January 06, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Can LSU lose game, win title?

NEW ORLEANS - Picture this: A nail-biter of a Bowl Championship Series title game Monday night comes down to a long field goal attempt by Alabama's Cade Foster. The snap is down, the kick is away and it's ... good!

January 04, 2012 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Torre quits MLB to pursue ownership of L.A. Dodgers

NEW YORK - Joe Torre resigned Wednesday as Major League Baseball's executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers.

January 04, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulls beat Hawks on Deng's layup

CHICAGO - Luol Deng's layup with 3.7 seconds to play lifted the Chicago Bulls to a 76-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

January 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life - Quail hunting trip brings back fond memories

Last week, I proposed a yearly calendar for your outdoor sporting endeavors and this past week I got started on mine. I suggested that you go quail hunting in February but our trip actually came a little early. My brother-in-law treated a couple of us guys to a hunt in South Georgia and I must report to you that it was about as much fun as I've had in a long time. Stomping around in the woods all afternoon brought back some long-lost memories of my younger days.

January 03, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Oregon takes wild Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. - Oregon's incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks' first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years.

January 02, 2012 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


UF dominates in Gator Bowl win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida's Jaye Howard timed the snap perfectly, blew through two defenders and violently slammed Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to the ground.

January 02, 2012 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Orton vs. Tebowmania

DENVER - Kyle Orton won't come out and say it, calling his much-anticipated return to Denver on Sunday just another chance to take the field and play a football game.

December 31, 2011 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Versus becomes NBC Sports Network on Monday

NEW YORK - The cable channel with three names in 5½ years is getting its new identity from one of the most recognizable brands in sports broadcasting.

December 31, 2011 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oklahoma runs to win over Iowa

TEMPE, Ariz. - Blake Bell ran for three touchdowns to help No. 19 Oklahoma survive a late rally and a crashing camera to beat Iowa 31-14 in the Insight Bowl Friday night.

December 31, 2011 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer | Sports


Brock Lesnar retires after 1st-round loss at UFC 141

LAS VEGAS - Brock Lesnar took one last kick to his stomach and crumpled at the side of the cage, unable to fight back when Alistair Overeem pounced.

December 31, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scandal, labor woes make 2011 pretty tough year

Even after all the turmoil 2011 brought to sports, what with the NBA and NFL players and owners huddling with lawyers and accountants, more unsettling reports of brains ravaged by hard hits, and college players being given cash, tattoos, access to strip clubs and pretty much anything else you can imagine, the games still mattered.

December 30, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP Columnist | Sports


FSU rallies to beat Notre Dame

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and used a pair of touchdown passes by E.J. Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins to slip past Notre Dame, 18-14, in the Champs Sports Bowl on Thursday night.

December 29, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press | Sports


Mizzou, A&M begin SEC play at home in 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Missouri and Texas A&M will play their first Southeastern Conference games at home Sept. 8, and Alabama will visit LSU in a rematch of the Bowl Championship Series national championship Nov. 3.

December 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks victorious in home opener

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards, 101-83, on Wednesday night.

December 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Awaiting Irma: Rays and Dolphins to be home on the road

MIAMI - Hurricane Irma will have the Miami Dolphins setting up a temporary home in California, and make the New York Yankees the road team in ...

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

NEW YORK - Sloane Stephens' remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the ...

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Magic city melancholy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After having its game against New Hampshire moved by a few hundred miles and one time zone, there was a legitimate question to ...

September 09, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Being burned by high expectations hurts Georgia Southern fans, I can relate

High expectations are fine to have, but you should know the consequences that come with them.

September 09, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles must make Birmingham home

The Georgia Southern football team woke up on Monday looking forward to a Saturday home game where it could shoot for its first win of ...

September 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US Open finalists Keys, Stephens commiserated over injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - When the Grand Slam season that ends this weekend began at the Australian Open back in January, neither Madison Keys nor Sloane ...

September 08, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Baseball's power surge raises some troubling issues

ATLANTA (AP) - We've been through this before.

September 08, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Eagles up against a consistent winner in FCS ranks

New Hampshire Coach Sean McDonnell will be looking for history to repeat itself when his Wildcats take on Georgia Southern at 4 p.m. on ...

September 08, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


GATAcast: 9.5.17 - Tyson Summers

Mike is joined by Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers as they recap the Auburn game and look ahead to the home opener against ...

September 05, 2017 | | Sports


Pride can be tricky thing

When used wisely, it can summon up the best in a person and push him farther than he thought he could ever go - almost like ...

September 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ladies and gentlemen, I've been compromised

When I go out to cover games here in Bulloch County or beyond, I conduct myself though a certain code of journalistic ethics.

September 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Ferguson column: Spieth, Thomas good friends, not yet rivals

NORTON, Mass. - Justin Thomas is three months older than Jordan Spieth and trying to catch up.

September 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pablo Carreno Busta reaches 1st major semifinal at US Open

NEW YORK - Pablo Carreno Busta reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 29 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 at the U ...

September 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch County swept with some tough losses

In last week's prep roundup the title read "Optimism is Abound" in regards to silver linings despite losses by all four county schools.

September 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles still shaking off some rust in Auburn loss

Just a little less than 48 hours removed from a rough welcome into the 2017 season, Georgia Southern players and coaches were still shaking out ...

September 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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