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Outdoor Life - Tips for hunting the elusive mallard duck

Duck hunters will mostly tell you that their gold standard is the mallard. This wily and elusive trophy is one of the most sought after prizes of waterfowl hunters all over the country. The male (drake) makes an impressive mount and is a worthy adversary especially as the season wears on and they have been hounded and shot at a few times. The mallard is typically 20-26 inches long with an average wingspan between 32-39 inches and a body weight between 1.5 and 3.5 pounds. The drake is easily identifiable by his bright green head and the female ...

November 29, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Urban Meyer picks up the reins, takes Ohio St. job

COLUMBUS, Ohio - If Ohio State did not come calling, Urban Meyer says he was planning to stay away from coaching for at least another year.

November 28, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse fires Bernie Fine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims' advocates questioned whether he should still coach following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men.

November 28, 2011 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Alabama crushes Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. - Trent Richardson and No. 2 Alabama turned the Iron Bowl into a statement game. Now, they'll wait and see what happens in the national title and Heisman Trophy races.

November 26, 2011 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


VT headed to ACC title game

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Logan Thomas threw for two touchdowns and ran for one and David Wilson scored on two long runs in the second half as No. 6 Virginia Tech shut out No. 24 Virginia 38-0 on Saturday.

November 26, 2011 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Players, owners reach tentative deal

NEW YORK - After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.

November 26, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


LSU powers past Arkansas

BATON ROUGE, La. - Tyrann Mathieu channeled his best Billy Cannon and No. 1 LSU was on its way to another run-away victory in the biggest game at Tiger Stadium in half a century.

November 25, 2011 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic eliminated from ATP finals

LONDON - All that success finally caught up to Novak Djokovic.

November 25, 2011 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ireland team joins Australia in World Cup lead

HAINAN, China - Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell shot a 4-under 68 in the second round Friday to give Ireland a share of the lead with Australia at the World Cup.

November 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


Game of the Century II

BATON ROUGE, La. - As huge and heavy as the trophy known as "The Boot" may be, Arkansas and LSU both have much bigger things to play for when their annual Thanksgiving week rivalry is renewed today.

November 24, 2011 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Packers beat Lions, remain undefeated

DETROIT - The Green Bay Packers are working on a perfect season. The Detroit Lions have plenty to work on following a slew of physical and mental mistakes.

November 24, 2011 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Romo rallies Cowboys to victory over Dolphins

ARLINGTON, Texas - Tony Romo doesn't care about winning in style. He's leading the Dallas Cowboys to victories, and that's all that matters.

November 24, 2011 | By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Lions pumped for Packers

DETROIT - The last time Aaron Rodgers and the Packers came to Detroit, they looked like anything but Super Bowl contenders.

November 23, 2011 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take 11/24 - The BCS is still a big ol' mess

The Bowl Championship Series initiated its national championship game in the 1998-99 season. The concept was hailed as a great step forward from the seemingly archaic bowl system and promised a combination of rankings and evaluations that would produce the two best teams in a national championship game each January.

November 23, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


4-game win streak for Cowboys-Dolphins winner

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Cowboys and Dolphins playing on Thanksgiving will forever conjure memories of the 1993 game. Dallas defensive lineman Leon Lett adding to his blunderful reputation by sliding across ice and snow to bring alive a dead ball, setting up Miami for the winning kick as time ran out.

November 23, 2011 | By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football Writer | 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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