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Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno dies at 85

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Happy Valley was perfect for Joe Paterno, a place where "JoePa" knew best, where he not only won more football games than any other major college coach, but won them the right way: with integrity and sportsmanship. A place where character came first, championships second.

January 22, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tight end the new 'it' position in NFL

From Gonzo to Gronk to Graham, tight ends are running past, around and through defenders at an unprecedented rate. Hey, the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski does all of those things on one play.

January 21, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Turnovers, or lack therof, important

Protect the ball or go home.

January 21, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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


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Struggling Eagles face Indiana

Indiana University historically has been one of the worst football programs in the Big Ten.

September 22, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Thomas tied at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship.

September 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statement win

Following their 8-0 loss to Ware County Tuesday, Statesboro's softball team needed a bounceback win to keep their hopes of claiming the No.1 ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road favorites all over the board in Week 3

Texans coach Bill O'Brien says "you can't hide in the NFL."

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its new star

SONOMA, Calif. - It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

NEW YORK - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Deja blew

SPRINGFIELD – For the first two and a half quarters, the Statesboro Blue Devils looked as dominant as a football team could look.

September 16, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN | Sports


SEB Diamond Day tournament sees Metter dominate

In a day normally reserved for football, softball dominated the Brooklet Recreation fields for a good cause Saturday morning.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Done, Dale: Junior's final season ends without championship

JOLIET, Ill. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a stamp of approval from fans wanting to write letters to the retiring star, wishing him luck.

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Leishman maintains the lead at BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - As much as Marc Leishman has been through, especially off the golf course, it takes a lot to get to get under ...

September 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


War Eagles soar back

It wasn't turnovers or big plays, but special teams that undid Portal in the worst way possible against rival Jenkins County.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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