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Tommy Palmer's Sports Comment - No matter what NFL says, it's not a strike

The former National Football League Players Association members and owners of the NFL teams have a small problem to solve over the next few weeks; they need to agree on how to share $9 billion in available revenue for playing a game. I realize that it's a tough assignment, but someone has to do it. Up to this point in the negotiations, which have broken off, the owners and players are not playing well together in the professional football sandbox.

March 16, 2011 | | Sports


Let the madness begin

DAYTON, Ohio - Matt Dickey led a late run that brought overtime, and J.P. Primm hit five free throws and had a decisive steal in the closing seconds Tuesday night, sending North Carolina-Asheville to an 81-77 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in a dramatic opening game for the NCAA tournament.

March 15, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: White bass in Oconee

I know it's a pretty good ride (a little over two hours to Madison or Greensboro) but one fishing trip you might want to consider this season is the white bass spawning run on the Oconee and Apalachee Rivers over the next month. Both species can be caught in significant numbers with the right approach and the scenery in both places is pretty rewarding as well. There are some things you need to know if you have never gone after these two game fish during this time of year but once you have had some success you will always ...

March 15, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Welcome to the football lockout

WASHINGTON - Welcome to The NFL Lockout.

March 12, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


UK, UF to face off in SEC title game

ATLANTA - Florida trotted off to the locker room trailing again.

March 12, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson emerges with lead at Doral

DORAL, Fla. - Dustin Johnson didn't start the season the way he wanted, not with only one decent chance at winning.

March 12, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Mahan loses cushion but keeps lead at Doral

DORAL, Fla. - The only thing Hunter Mahan liked about the end of his round was his name atop the leaderboard at Doral.

March 11, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bulldogs win opener

ATLANTA - Mark Fox hopes his Georgia team is ready to play its best at the most important time of the season.

March 10, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Owners join talks as deadline nears

WASHINGTON - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was among a half-dozen team representatives who joined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at labor negotiations Thursday.

March 10, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Duke still the favorite

GREENSBORO, N.C. - While fifth-ranked Duke isn't the top seed in this week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, the Blue Devils have history of winning regardless of where they're seeded.

March 09, 2011 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Column:No trouble spotting hypocrisy in NCAA

For all the justifiable criticism of those who run big-time college athletics, you've got to give 'em this: They don't make much of an effort to hide the hypocrisy.

March 09, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Columnist | Sports


NFL union seeks records

WASHINGTON - Players' union leader DeMaurice Smith indicated Wednesday that NFL owners have lowered from $1 billion to $800 million the amount of additional revenues they want to take off the top of their $9 billion business.

March 09, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Tressel out two games for OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State suspended football coach Jim Tressel for two games and fined him $250,000 on Tuesday for violating NCAA rules by failing to notify the school about information he received involving two players and questionable activities involving the sale of memorabilia.

March 08, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


NFL offers more financial info; union deliberating

WASHINGTON - The NFL Players Association retained an international investment bank to help it decide whether the league's offer to reveal more financial information during negotiations will be enough to satisfy the union's call for full disclosure.

March 08, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Tommy Palmer's Sports Comment - It's never too early to talk about football

March Madness is underway in most areas around the country, but here in Statesboro and the surrounding area it's time for spring sports and that means one thing - Football is just around the corner!

March 08, 2011 | | Sports


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USC, 'Bama and Clemson star on AP's All-Bowl Team

The college football bowl season featured so many thrilling individual performances that even a few 200-yard rushers failed to make the Associated Press 2016 All-Bowl ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tide-Tigers II: The matchups

Every defensive meeting at Clemson this week might as well have started with coordinator Brent Venables passing around a photo of Alabama's O.J ...

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Bowls could get a makeover

Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will sequel live up to the hype?

In movies, sequels aren't always as good.

January 03, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


First of Trump's 'conflicts of interest' could be golf course

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf ...

January 03, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: Five questions for upcoming golf season

The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.

January 03, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


To be blunt, the Sun Belt is so bad at scheduling

Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will ...

December 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


LeBron's block in The Finals is the play of 2016

They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the ...

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed ...

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


N.C. State all over Vandy in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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