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Benson backing Saints' GM, coach

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson isn't backing off his support of his general manager and coach, even as his team is accused by the NFL of maintaining a bounty program to injure opponents.

March 05, 2012 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports

Rory tops world golf rankings

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Rory McIlroy made quite a first impression in America, even when he lost.

March 05, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

McIlroy leads by two strokes entering final round

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Tiger Woods finished his round before the leaders made the turn Saturday in the Honda Classic, only this time, thousands of fans didn't head for the parking lot. They went looking for the kid who already looks the part as golf's next star.

March 03, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Smith leads Hawks past Thunder

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Teague added 16 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped Oklahoma City's seven-game winning streak with a 97-90 victory over the Thunder on Saturday night.

March 03, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

No deadline for deal on playoffs


March 01, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Dempsey scores to lift the US over Italy for 1st time

GENOA, Italy - The United States gained a rare victory over a soccer power, beating Italy, 1-0, on Wednesday night on Clint Dempsey's goal in the 55th minute for its first win over the Azzurri in 11 games over 78 years.

February 29, 2012 | By DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press | Sports

Hoop it Up wins City League Basketball Championship

Hoop it Up won the "Best of the Best" City League Basketball Championship. Trailing by 14 points in the second half, Hoop it Up came back and tied the game to force overtime, and then went on to win. The team finished with a 10-1 record. Team members (left to right): Vernon Osgood, Cliff Hubbard, D'Aundray Williams, Wes Bonner, Travis Reddick, Marcus Kirkland, Stacey Jordan (coach), Johnny Kalloniatis, JJ Nunally, Chad Brewton, Keen Brewton.

February 29, 2012 | Staff report | Sports

Outdoor Life - 'Little House on the Prairie' taught life lessons

My wife told me the other day that Karen Grassle recently turned 70. For many of you that tidbit of information may be meaningless but it reminded me of a television show that put a lot of valuable ideas in my head. Grassle played the role of Carolyn Ingalls in "Little House on the Prairie," and along with her husband Charles Ingalls (played by Michael Landon) and their family, portrayed in a 19th century rural setting in the upper Midwest.

February 28, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports

Heat, Thunder in forecast for NBA postseason

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kevin Durant says it's too early to think about a potential Heat-Thunder NBA finals.

February 27, 2012 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Rory on fast track to top of rankings

MARANA, Ariz. - Hunter Mahan figured out the fuss over Rory McIlroy without any help.

February 27, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

A break from Lin-sanity to put focus on Howard

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando waited 20 years to host All-Star weekend again, and Dwight Howard wants nothing to spoil the party.

February 26, 2012 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports

'Linsanity' strikes again at expense of Hawks

NEW YORK - Jeremy Lin had an easy night ahead of his toughest opponent yet, and the New York Knicks tuned up for their trip to Miami by beating the Atlanta Hawks 99-82 on Wednesday night.

February 22, 2012 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Tiger struggles early, rebounds to advance in match play

MARANA, Ariz. - Tiger Woods had to play a left-handed shot out of the desert. Retief Goosen holed out from 156 yards and didn't even win the hole. Dustin Johnson twice won a hole after taking a penalty drop.

February 22, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life - It's time for anglers to consider crappie

A few weeks ago we talked about a monthly calendar for outdoor activities, and March is one of the top months to go crappie fishing. Crappie will be one of the first kinds of fish to begin their pre-spawn feeding preparation and they are one of the best species for the frying pan. We'll take a quick look at some of the top methods for catching them and a few of the top places to go around the state.

February 21, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports

Rally falls short as Bulls drop Hawks

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored 23 points in his return from back pain, and the Chicago Bulls beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks 90-79 on Monday.

February 20, 2012 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports

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Tormenta kicks off amatuer league

When it comes to growing excitement about soccer in and around Statesboro, South Georgia Tormenta FC really isn't leaving any stone unturned.

March 12, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Eagles advance to Sun Belt semifinals

NEW ORLEANS – Mike Hughes collected 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal, and Georgia Southern held ULM to 30 percent ...

March 10, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Corruption case won't make a mark on Selection Sunday

RALEIGH, N.C. - College basketball has spent an entire season operating amid the specter of an FBI corruption investigation that led to criminal charges against ...

March 09, 2018 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports

Sun Belt semifinals all set

UL Lafayette 80, Texas St. 54

March 09, 2018 | From Staff and Wire Reports | Sports

Tiger Woods shoots 70 thanks to par-saving shot from trees

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods moved spectators and a TV truck, and then warned everybody in earshot.

March 09, 2018 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports

Eagles kick off spring practice

Just before 4 p.m. on Thursday alongside the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek, the 2018 edition of the Georgia Southern Eagles strapped on helmets ...

March 09, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Lefty's Back: Mickelson wins for first time in five years

MEXICO CITY - Phil Mickelson knew this was coming, even when he had so little to show for it.

March 05, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Tookie Brown makes another All-Sun Belt squad

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern guard Tookie Brown has been named first-team All-Sun Belt for the third consecutive season, the league announced today.

March 05, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

GS Women's team begins Sun Belt tournament in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - The Georgia Southern women's basketball team opens up Sun Belt Conference Tournament play on Tuesday as the No. 11 seed, facing sixth-seeded ...

March 05, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Troy falls to Eagles in regular season finale

On a day when Hanner Fieldhouse said goodbye to six seniors, Georgia Southern said hello to a first round bye through next week's Sun ...

March 03, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Baseball Eagles drop another to Elon

Georgia Southern scraped together a pair of runs to send things into extra innings after trailing most of the day, but Elon plated a run ...

March 03, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Sharma holds lead into Sunday at Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Shubhankar Sharma stayed up in the middle of the night in India to watch golf at the highest level, usually the majors, and ...

March 03, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

FIFA panel adds video review to soccer laws ahead of World Cup

ZURICH - In one of the most fundamental changes ever to soccer's 155-year-old rules, FIFA approved video review on Saturday and cleared the way to ...

March 03, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Alaska's famed Iditarod is set to begin amid turbulent year

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The 46th running of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off Saturday amid the most turbulent year ever for the ...

March 02, 2018 | By RACHEL D'ORO Associated Press | Sports

Sharma soars into the lead in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Success has come quickly for Shubhankar Sharma, and the Mexico Championship is no exception.

March 02, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

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