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Outdoor Life - Enduring the winter while yearning for spring

Winter has arrived in middle Georgia and it always gets me down. I sneaked a look at my temperature gauge this morning and it registered a frosty 21 degrees. I stepped out on the back deck and the wind was clipping along at about 20 knots, making the wind chill factor about 60 degrees below my tolerance level. Rumor had it that it was so cold the chickens were lining up at KFC to wait their turn in the pressure cooker and Kim Kardashian was downgraded from hot to tepid.

January 10, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


No doubt about it: Bama is the best after BCS rout

NEW ORLEANS - As required, Alabama's players whooped it up amid the confetti and fireworks, yet there was something muted about this championship celebration.

January 10, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


BCS as we know it is going away

NEW ORLEANS - The Bowl Championship Series as college football fans have come to know it is going away.

January 09, 2012 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Larkin to be enshrined in baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Barry Larkin had no idea back in 1982 that he would become a baseball Hall of Famer thanks to Bo Schembechler.

January 09, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tebow, Thomas lift Denver to fast 29-23 OT victory

DENVER (AP) - The Drive. The Fumble. And now, The Blink of an Eye.

January 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


Giants rout Falcons 24-2 in NFC wild-card game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants ran all over Atlanta in a 24-2 rout of the Falcons in an NFC wild-card game on Sunday.

January 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks back to winning ways

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 25 points, Joe Johnson and Vladimir Radmanovic each added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks beat Chicago 109-94 Saturday night to snap the Bulls' six-game winning streak.

January 07, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith lifts Hawks past Bobcats, 102-96 in OT

CHARLOTTE - Josh Smith knew playing three games in three days would be tough.

January 06, 2012 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wade, James sit as Heat outlast Hawks in triple-OT

ATLANTA - No LeBron James? No Dwyane Wade?

January 06, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A new start on the PGA Tour

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Steve Stricker is back on Maui, a familiar place for a guy who has won on the PGA Tour in each of the last three years to qualify for the season-opening Tournament of Champions.

January 06, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No one does college football better than SEC

NEW ORLEANS - A few months ago, when there were rumblings that Virginia Tech might be jumping to the Southeastern Conference, Eddie Whitley and his teammates got excited.

January 06, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Can LSU lose game, win title?

NEW ORLEANS - Picture this: A nail-biter of a Bowl Championship Series title game Monday night comes down to a long field goal attempt by Alabama's Cade Foster. The snap is down, the kick is away and it's ... good!

January 04, 2012 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Torre quits MLB to pursue ownership of L.A. Dodgers

NEW YORK - Joe Torre resigned Wednesday as Major League Baseball's executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers.

January 04, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulls beat Hawks on Deng's layup

CHICAGO - Luol Deng's layup with 3.7 seconds to play lifted the Chicago Bulls to a 76-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

January 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life - Quail hunting trip brings back fond memories

Last week, I proposed a yearly calendar for your outdoor sporting endeavors and this past week I got started on mine. I suggested that you go quail hunting in February but our trip actually came a little early. My brother-in-law treated a couple of us guys to a hunt in South Georgia and I must report to you that it was about as much fun as I've had in a long time. Stomping around in the woods all afternoon brought back some long-lost memories of my younger days.

January 03, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

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Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

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Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

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Struggling Eagles face Indiana

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

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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


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