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Paterno clinging to life

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno's doctors say the former Penn State coach's condition has become "serious" after he experienced complications from lung cancer in recent days.

January 21, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks dominate, blow out Cleveland

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks, coming off a loss that prompted their coach to say they quit, responded with their highest scoring output of the season in a 121-94 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

January 21, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena steamrolls into fourth round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Just before she walked on court, Greta Arn said she was looking forward to the "privilege" of playing her first match against Serena Williams. Some privilege.

January 21, 2012 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Iguodala rallies 76ers in 3rd quarter to beat Hawks

PHILADELPHIA - Jrue Holiday had 16 points and 11 assists, and Thaddeus Young scored 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 90-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

January 20, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks show toughness without Horford

ATLANTA - When Al Horford tumbled to the court, his hopes of playing again this season all but snuffed out, everyone figured he'd take the Atlanta Hawks down with him.

January 19, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ailing Roddick out of tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Roddick lunged for a shot by Lleyton Hewitt and felt a sharp pain in his right leg. He stayed down on his hands and one knee for a few seconds, wondering if his Australian Open was finished.

January 19, 2012 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manning, Brady return after missing practice

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Tough luck, Frisco fans. Eli Manning's tummy is just fine.

January 19, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks kick Blazers

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson bounced back from a sluggish start to score 24 points and came up with a key defensive play down the stretch, leading the Atlanta Hawks to their fourth straight victory since losing All-Star center Al Horford, 92-89, over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

January 18, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Memories of things that go bump in the night

As an 11-year-old boy, I was quite aware that the world was full of monsters, ghouls, hobgoblins and other creatures that roamed the earth.

January 17, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Obama honors St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday dubbed the St. Louis Cardinals the "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball" thanks to their thrilling late-season charge into the playoffs and death-defying, seven-game triumph in last November's World Series.

January 17, 2012 | By MARK S. SMITH The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks dunk Raptors

ATLANTA - Josh Smith believes the Atlanta Hawks can keep winning even though center Al Horford will miss the next three to four months with an injury.

January 16, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Sports


Nadal, Federer win at Australian Open amid dispute

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal sat in his hotel room in "unbelievable pain," his right knee cracking and his leg cramping. He wondered if he'd be able to play his first-round match at the Australian Open.

January 16, 2012 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elway: Tebow the Broncos' QB in 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The debate over Tim Tebow's worthiness as an NFL quarterback will undeniably continue in the offseason.

January 16, 2012 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


49ers, Patriots win, advance in NFL playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO - What a way to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of "The Catch."

January 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks rally from 18 down, beat T-Wolves

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Ivan Johnson hit the clinching free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 93-91, on Saturday night.

January 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Sports


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SHS boys tennis takes region title

Wednesday brought about the Region 2-AAAAA tennis championships at Mill Creek Regional Park. And on the boys' side, the first place trophy never left town.

April 11, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GS Golf set to host 'The Crawford'

The Crawford, a Pro-Am Golf Tournament hosted by the men's and women's golf teams at Georgia Southern University, will be held Monday, April ...

April 11, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


No. 1 Johnson looks to follow strong Masters at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Dustin Johnson is not satisfied with his Masters' history, no matter how many top-10 finishes he posts at Augusta National.

April 11, 2018 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pruitt trying to turn around Tennessee's defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's track record suggests the Volunteers eventually should have a dramatic improvement from their defense.

April 11, 2018 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles can't keep up with Kennesaw State

A nightmarish inning that featured 12 batters, five walks, four hits and five different pitchers put Georgia Southern in an early hole from which it ...

April 10, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife

MIAMI - By rule, any substitute checking into an NBA game must first report his intentions to the scorer's table. Denver's Jamal Murray was ...

April 10, 2018 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Avalanche head back to playoffs after 5-2 win over Blues

DENVER - Nathan MacKinnon scored his first goal in 10 games, Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots and the Colorado Avalanche earned the final playoff spot in ...

April 08, 2018 | By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Namajunas defends 115-pound title in win over Jedrzejczyk

NEW YORK - Rose Namajunas made it 2 for 2 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk and defended her 115-pound championship with a unanimous decision victory in the co-main ...

April 08, 2018 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Minnesota Duluth beats Notre Dame 2-1 for NCAA title

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Karson Kuhlman had a goal and an assist, and Minnesota Duluth beat Notre Dame 2-1 Saturday night to win the school's ...

April 08, 2018 | By MIKE COOK Associated Press | Sports


Eagles fly past Little Rock

Georgia Southern Baseball took a 3-2 win over Little Rock on Saturday afternoon to open an abbreviated two game set in The Natural State. Heavy ...

April 08, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Reed builds three shot lead over McIlroy

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The only thunder was on the ground, not in the sky, a series of ear-splitting roars for Patrick Reed and his two eagles ...

April 08, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No technology, no problem: The Masters Life

When you hear the name Augusta National, several things immediately come to mind. There is the long, beautiful stretch down Magnolia Lane that leads to ...

April 07, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


76ers hold off LeBron, Cavs 132-130 for 13th straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - LeBron James pulled Ben Simmons in for a hug, and smiled and laughed in a brief chat with Joel Embiid.

April 07, 2018 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Truex, Harvick know how to get to front at tracks like Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick certainly know their way to the front at 1 1/2-mile tracks like the one at ...

April 06, 2018 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lingering winter getting the best of baseball early on

Steady and sure-handed, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is a confident mitt man.

April 06, 2018 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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