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In Vegas, Ohio State not worthy of playoff

LAS VEGAS - What if the people who make their living rating teams every day were in charge of seeding the college football playoffs? What if the inaugural playoff season wasn't decided by a group of people with different agendas that might factor into their judgment?

December 08, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Bama, FSU, OSU, Oregon star in powerful playoff

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

December 07, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri 42-13 for SEC title

ATLANTA - Blake Sims went out for one more snap, then trotted off the field to a standing ovation from the Alabama fans.

December 06, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bama, Mizzou familiar with title games

ATLANTA - Alabama is right where it always seems to be - playing for a title.

December 05, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth holds lead; Tiger loses ground

WINDERMERE, Fla. - The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.

December 05, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Florida hires Colorado State's McElwain as coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wanted a coach with an offensive track record of success.

December 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Streaky Cowboys should top Bears

A rare Thursday night game that is not part of a short week has Dallas at Chicago. Both teams lost on Thanksgiving Day, and the Bears are headed for a double whammy.

December 03, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


UAB players, coaches ponder the future after football program axed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Brandon Prince transferred to UAB to help his ailing father, a single parent, while still doing what he loves most: Playing football.

December 03, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Korver lifts Hawks past slumping Celtics

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks owned the fourth quarter again.

December 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Be sure to prepare for start of duck season

The next portion of duck season opens December 6th and runs through January 25th of 2015 and the possibilities for Southeast Georgia are abundant. You can float the rivers, set up in any of the numerous swamps, beaver ponds and farm ponds, or head out to a reservoir to get your limit. Duck hunting has made a complete turnaround since the early 1990's with the onset of Ducks Unlimited and other conservation groups who began an earnest emphasis on preserving wetlands. Together with state and federal agencies millions of acres of wetlands around the country have been restored and ...

December 02, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles denied bowl appeal

Georgia Southern's appeal of the decision by the NCAA to bar the Eagles from playing in a bowl game was denied Tuesday afternoon.

December 02, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio State player

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A neuropathologist will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete who was found dead in a trash bin of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and had a reported history of concussions, a coroner said Monday.

December 01, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER Associated Press | Sports


Rams players' gesture animates Ferguson protests

ST. LOUIS - Five St. Louis Rams players entered the football field with their hands raised. A day later, people walked out of work or school showing the same gesture of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

December 01, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Sports


Jones leads Falcons past punchless Cards 29-18

ATLANTA - Fighting for a division title even with a losing record, the Atlanta Falcons knew they couldn't afford another defeat.

November 30, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Hawks roll past Charlotte

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Mike Scott added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Charlotte Hornets a ninth straight loss with a 105-75 victory on Saturday night.

November 30, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Blake Adams shoots 64 in return from hip replacement surgery

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Blake Adams, a former Georgia Southern Eagle, figured he was already way ahead of the game when he teed off in first round of the Humana Challenge. A high spot on the leaderboard was a bonus.

January 23, 2015 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles get road win at Texas State

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Mike Hughes tipped in a Jelani Hewitt missed jumper with 1:39 to go, and the Eagles made it stand with key defensive stops down the stretch as Georgia Southern posted a 45-43 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball victory over the Bobcats Thursday night in Strahan Coliseum.

January 22, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Healthy Azarenka coasts into third round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Unseeded and floating dangerously in the draw, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka took out No. 8-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the third round at the first major of 2015.

January 22, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Belichick issue flat denials

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

January 22, 2015 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharpshooting Korver leading red-hot Hawks

ATLANTA - Kyle Korver spent most of his career running around behind the 3-point stripe, a guy whose singular quest was to get open for a long-range shot at the basket.

January 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


So close: Nadal, Sharapova survive

MELBOURNE, Australia - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Time to take Jimmy Walker seriously

HONOLULU - Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed.

January 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round

MELBOURNE, Australia - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: So long, everyone, and thanks for the memories

From the Portal Panthers in the 2008 GHSA basketball final four, to the unforgettable GSU win over the Florida Gators on the gridiron in 2013 and the program's first Sun Belt title the following year, I've covered a lot of great moments in the pages of the Statesboro Herald.

January 19, 2015 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Seahawks savor comeback win

RENTON, Wash. - A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.

January 19, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rooney Rule good, even if teams violate 'spirit'

Tony Dungy was an up-and-coming NFL assistant in his early 30s when he met with the Green Bay Packers about their opening for a head coach in 1988.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Litke: First question of Super Bowl: 'You mad, bro?'

The final "Jeopardy!" category is Super Bowl XLIX, and the clue is: "You mad, bro?"

January 19, 2015 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


New controversy surrounds Patriots

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks get 13th straight win

ATLANTA - The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.

January 19, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press | Sports


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