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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


Johnson beats the rain and the field at The Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - The way Dustin Johnson began the final round of The Barclays, he figured the only thing that could keep him from winning was the rain.

August 27, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kuchar in front and facing a sprint at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - What once looked to be a long week at The Barclays suddenly has turned into a sprint.

August 26, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Capuano leads Mets to 6-0 win

NEW YORK - Chris Capuano pitched the game of his life, tossing a two-hitter and striking out a career-high 13 as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 Friday night in their final matchup before taking a break because of Hurricane Irene.

August 26, 2011 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Leonard leads at Forest Heights

Bill Leonard of Kennesaw is the leader after two rounds of the 25th Georgia Senior Championship at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. Leonard's 1-under-par 143 (74-69) is the only score under par through the first 36 holes.

August 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Sports


Three-way tie after Round 1 at Forest Heights

A trio of players, Jackson Moore of Marietta, Vidalia's Wally Adams and Jimmy Jackson of Macon, each carded a 2-under-par 70 in the opening round to lead the 25th Georgia Senior Championship, taking place at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Wednesday.

August 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Sports


Athlete of the Week: SEB's Wilkes K's Laney

As Taylor Wilkes entered her freshman year at Southeast Bulloch last season, she was thrown right into the fire.

August 24, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sappington aims to defend title

Spencer Sappington says his game is not in its best form, but don't try telling the other 143 golfers in the field for the 25th Annual Georgia Senior Championship that the Milton golfer should not be favored to win the event.

August 23, 2011 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Bow fishing as a new twist

In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.

August 23, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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BA's Osborne one of America's best shooters

Football, basketball, baseball and trap shooting?

August 09, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Premier league spend heavily to dethrone champs Chelsea

LONDON - The way Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have been spending, the Premier League trophy should be returning to Manchester in May.

August 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Oklahoma would have to face Big 12 rematch for another title

Either Oklahoma or Texas won the last seven Big 12 championship games.

August 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles look to be in the Sun Belt title hunt

Practices have commenced and classes are just around the corner. And on Thursday, a Georgia Southern squad will take part in the first exhibition of ...

August 07, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Steve Pennington gets one more shot to go out on top

Behind Fred Shaver Field in Brooklet sit the open practice fields of Southeast Bulloch High School, no longer vacant now that the Yellow Jackets are ...

August 07, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


PGA Championship to move to May in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Players are allowed to wear shorts during practice rounds at the PGA Championship. That won't be necessary in two years when ...

August 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Kaepernick unemployed, but at least Cutler has a job

Jay Cutler has a job playing quarterback.

August 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast 8.7.17

Mike chats with GS women's soccer coach Brian Dunleavy about the upcoming season

August 07, 2017 | | Sports


PGA Championship moving to May in 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Players are allowed to wear shorts during practice rounds at the PGA Championship. That won't be necessary in two years when ...

August 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pieters, Johnson lead at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio - Thomas Pieters finds golf to be a lot more enjoyable when he's playing from the fairway.

August 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Analytics creeping into college football

The game still nags at Tulane coach Willie Fritz. The big upset that got away.

August 05, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Still plenty of business to settle for Los Angeles to host

By EDDIE PELLS

August 05, 2017 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writers | Sports


Eagles hit field for scrimmage

After two weeks of practice, the Georgia Southern football team was finally able to get into more of a game situation as it scrimmaged for ...

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


12 teams, 24 games: SBC upsets and traps

This is the third installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

August 03, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Welch and Kaiser are coming home to resurrect success

The phrase "coming home" has been making the rounds in the sports news cycle thanks to the budding feud between NBA basketball stars LeBron James ...

August 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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