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Turkey hunters prepare for open season Saturday

Georgia's turkey hunters are anxiously looking forward to the upcoming weekend. The 2012 season opens Saturday, March 24th and runs through May 15th this year and the roughly 50,000 hunters scattered across the state are poised to take to the field. There are turkeys in all of Georgia's 159 counties and even though they are not evenly distributed there's a chance to bring home a gobbler regardless of where you live. The limit is three toms per hunter for the season. Turkeys prefer heavily forested habitat and success depends in large part on weather and the ...

March 20, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Manning, Broncos in negotiations

DENVER - Peyton Manning wants to play for the Denver Broncos in Act II of his outstanding career.

March 19, 2012 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Book on Tiger causing a stir

ORLANDO, Fla. - Tiger Woods' fascination with the Navy SEALs and how he might have incurred his leg injuries are sure to generate plenty of buzz when Hank Haney's book goes on sale next week.

March 19, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Poe and Strickland win March tourney

Southern Anglers Challenge held its March tournament on the 17th out of Stokes Bluff Landing on the Savannah River with 23 teams participating. The weather was great with no rain and a slight breeze. The river was low and clear.

March 19, 2012 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Ohio teams lead charge into Sweet 16

CINCINNATI - Stirred by a pep talk from the school president, the Ohio Bobcats applauded themselves in the locker room and celebrated their trip to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 by chanting: "We are Ohio!"

March 19, 2012 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indiana rallies to defeat VCU

PORTLAND, Ore. - Four years after hitting rock bottom, Indiana is making noise again in the NCAA tournament.

March 17, 2012 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jump for joy: Norfolk State stuns Missouri, 86-84

OMAHA, Neb. - Kyle O'Quinn's booming voice echoed through the halls, the jovial center for Norfolk State riding the euphoria of a monumental upset of Missouri as the words spilled out of his mouth faster than he could think.

March 16, 2012 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take 3/17 - Atlanta's spring training failure is no reason to panic

It's far too early to panic, but Atlanta Braves fans can't be overly excited when they look at stories and box scores from spring training.

March 16, 2012 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Lehigh upsets Duke

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Lehigh Mountain Hawks said they weren't afraid of mighty Duke.

March 16, 2012 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jaguars re-sign former Statesboro star Jeremy Mincey

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars finally got going in free agency.

March 15, 2012 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse avoids historic upset

PITTSBURGH - Syracuse was missing its starting center. North Carolina-Asheville thought the Orange got help from three men in striped shirts.

March 15, 2012 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


It's March Madness

Butler and Virginia Commonwealth defied the odds with Hoosiers-like runs to the Final Four last season, leaving a trail of ripped up NCAA tournament brackets across the country.

March 15, 2012 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Want to see GSU hoops coach Charlton Young's NCAA bracket?

Herald Sports Editor Noell Barnidge spoke with Georgia Southern men's basketball head coach Charlton Young on Tuesday night and got C.Y.'s picks for the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tounament. Click on the image to see C.Y.'s bracket. How do you think he did?

March 14, 2012 | Eddie Ledbetter | Sports


Outdoor Life - March is the favorite month of bass fishermen

I've written several articles over the fall and winter about how to catch largemouth bass during those specific times. The truth of the matter is that those who constantly go in search of old bucket-mouth are just trying to find a way to get through those cold months and catch enough fish to avoid going into a deep depression. November is the favorite for deer hunters, and the duck hunters love January, but March is the month bass fishermen come out of the closet in earnest. It is the official starting line for a new season.

March 13, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


UGA legend Dooley to visit Statesboro

Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley will be in Statesboro for a book signing Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the main office at Sea Island Bank at 2 East Main Street.

March 13, 2012 | Staff report | Sports


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Foles outduels Brady, Patriots to win Super Bowl

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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 ...

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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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