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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


Red Sox trade South Effingham grad Reddick to Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. - Bobby Valentine has found his new man for the back end of the Boston bullpen.

December 28, 2011 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Ex-UGA star Green surprised to make Pro Bowl

CINCINNATI - A.J. Green didn't think he'd make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. His incredible catches were too much to ignore.

December 28, 2011 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks win their season opener

NEWARK, N.J. - Marvin Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks opened a double-digit lead early and cruised to a 106-70 victory over the sluggish Nets on Tuesday night in their final home opener in New Jersey.

December 27, 2011 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Time to plan your 2012 outdoor excursions

A new year is fast approaching and there are plenty of sporting adventures for every month of the year. What follows are my top suggestions for keeping your outdoor calendar full of cool things to do throughout the year. Of course, some of these can be done at different times of the year but what I'm giving you is a schedule that will help you get to all of them at the peak times. Some also require advance planning and there's no time like the present to pencil in the dates and make sure your arrangements are in ...

December 27, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


A topsy-turvy season

With one week to go in the post-lockout season, it's not too early to look at the success stories and utter failures of the NFL.

December 26, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Tebow faces big test in rebounding

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - He's revived a foundering franchise with last-minute magic and put the buzz back in the Broncos. Tim Tebow's next challenge is rebounding from the worst game of his career.

December 26, 2011 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Despite NFL's success, crowds are still needed

December 26, 2011 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


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Eagles on edge

"When you're going through hell, keep going."

October 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Thomas named PGA player of the year

Justin Thomas wrote down a dozen goals at the start of the season, some higher than others, none about winning PGA Tour player of the ...

October 04, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Mickelson wants to win a Ryder Cup on European soil

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Phil Mickelson hasn't had his fill, not when it comes to the Cup.

October 04, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The ABCs of MLB postseason

All those home runs by Aaron Judge, all those wins by the Los Angeles Dodgers, nicely done. Except none of that matters now - a sinker ...

October 04, 2017 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Hawks' Schroder charged with battery following fight

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder has been charged with battery after a fight at a late-night restaurant.

September 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Thunder star Russell Westbrook signs extension

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook is staying with the Thunder.

September 30, 2017 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stanton remains at 59 homers as Marlins defeat Braves 6-5

MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton has two games left to reach the coveted 60-home run mark while his Miami Marlins teammates are compiling impressive numbers.

September 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Revenge game

Thursday after Southeast Bulloch had just finished a pair of demolitions against Islands, Yellow Jackets head coach Aimee Civalier told her team that Monday's ...

September 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bulloch County finally rises up with good week

Take a sigh of relief Bulloch County - football finally smiles upon your fields once again.

September 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Leaked Fritz audio sparks internet frenzy

A sports media website reported on Monday afternoon about a team meeting conducted by former Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz in late 2015. The ...

September 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


QB Eason moving closer to return from injury for No. 7 Dogs

ATHENS, Ga. - Jacob Eason could be moving closer to playing again for No. 7 Georgia.

September 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks face major rebuilding job, prospects of dismal season

ATLANTA - As one key player after another departed the Atlanta Hawks over the summer, Dennis Schroeder was caught off guard.

September 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


When GS football is down, the community goes too

College football has television outnumbered, which can be annoying to us fans who have to hunt for our favorite games.

September 24, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Where has my winning culture gone?

Way back when I was playing for youth baseball, soccer and football teams, I never had much luck.

September 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Southern gets smothered

Given a bye week and -- after dodging Hurricane Irma - about 10 days to prepare for Indiana, the Georgia Southern Eagles fell flat, to say the ...

September 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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