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States look to crack down on agent oversight

COLUMBIA, Mo. - After a college football season blemished by charges of rule-breaking agents and athletes, legislators from New Jersey to Oregon are looking to make it tougher on those who contact players improperly.

February 09, 2011 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER AP Writer | Sports


Tiger certain he's on right track

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods insists his game is coming together and it's just a matter of time before he wins his first tournament in more than a year.

February 09, 2011 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: 'World ranking' a talking point

His vocation was civil engineering. His passion was sports and statistics.

February 08, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Manage the pond for an improved fishery

There are hundreds of small ponds in the Southeast Georgia area and thousands more around the state. Those waters account for nearly half of the recreational fishing done in Georgia and of course serve multiple purposes in many cases. Water for livestock and crop irrigation are the two most frequent uses of farm ponds other than for fishing.

February 08, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Kimbrell, Venters to close for Braves

ATLANTA - The one-week countdown to the start of Braves spring training found Craig Kimbrell and Jonny Venters doing what they do best.

February 07, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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Irish face wrath while UNC goes free

In case you missed it during this week devoted to indigestion and brawling during Black Friday over that toy your child just has to have ...

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Enjoy Thanksgiving, but choose your talking points wisely

From the week of Thanksgiving to the week leading up to Christmas Day is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

November 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL likely heading back to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican fans welcomed the NFL in raucous fashion, and it probably won't be the last time Azteca Stadium hosts American futbol.

November 23, 2016 | By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ AP Sports Writer | Sports


Auburn's Pettway will play in Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway is returning to Auburn's backfield just in time for the biggest challenge of the season.

November 23, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


If asked, Furyk would be honored to be Ryder Cup captain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.

November 23, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bye week brings no speculation, only gloom

In most seasons, a bye week for Georgia Southern is filled with talk of upcoming conference showdowns and postseason possibilities.

November 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Smart's first season at Georgia hardly a rousing success

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart's first year as Georgia's coach has hardly been a rousing success.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fraternizing with the enemy? Some NBA coaches even set it up

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristaps Porzingis came to the NBA from Europe as a 7-footer with 3-point range, so the comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki were inevitable.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


State > Southern

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern entered Saturday needing a win at Georgia State to keep its bowl hopes alive.

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


2006 has a bad name, but 2016 seems all to similar

For most Georgia Southern fans, 2006 sticks out as a sore thumb. The 3-8 season - still the lowest win total of any modern day Eagle ...

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


I'm not about firing first year coaches, however...

Failure can be a difficult thing to process, especially when you come from a place of success.

November 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 1 pick Goff makes Rams debut against hot Dolphins team

Welcome to an NFL huddle, Mr. Goff .

November 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson, Logano, Edwards, Busch aim for NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson attempts a drive into NASCAR history.

November 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes up by 2 shots at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Five tournaments into his rookie season on the PGA Tour, Mackenzie Hughes has the 36-hole lead at Sea Island and expects ...

November 19, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge

BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 19, 2016 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Sports


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