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Tressel says bye-bye to Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.

May 30, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


UGA ousted from title contention

HOOVER, Ala. - Nolan Fontana drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout in the top of the ninth inning to lift Florida into the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game with a 3-2 win over Georgia on Saturday.

May 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


FSU takes Tech out of tourney

DURHAM, N.C. - James Ramsey drove in a run and kept his 48-game on base streak alive as Florida State bat Georgia Tech 4-2 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

May 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic extends perfect start

PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his perfect start to the season at the French Open on Saturday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his 40th straight victory this year.

May 28, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi leads Barcelona to Champions League crown

WEMBLEY, England - Over 25 years Alex Ferguson has turned Manchester United into English football's most successful side, but an all-powerful Barcelona side is thwarting his quest for European domination.

May 28, 2011 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indy 500 celebrates 100th anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS - When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he'll be tugging along a century's worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.

May 28, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wozniacki upset in 3rd round

PARIS - If Caroline Wozniacki truly was torn up inside about her latest loss at a Grand Slam tournament, she certainly hid it well.

May 28, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garcia, Palmer share lead at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - While Ryan Palmer is doing everything his caddie tells him, Sergio Garcia is playing just fine without a practice round at the Byron Nelson Championship.

May 27, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clijsters stunned in second round

PARIS - There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.

May 26, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goodell questioned

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the lockout to some unhappy Tennessee Titans fans and said that the league does not have a "drop dead date" to end the impasse.

May 26, 2011 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech hammered in opening game

DURHAM, N.C. - Chris Epps homered and drove in three runs to help Clemson beat Georgia Tech 9-0 in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Wednesday.

May 25, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL sees cracks in fan loyalty

INDIANAPOLIS - The NFL is seeing the early signs of cracks in fan loyalty.

May 25, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plastic worms — Hall of Fame bait for bass

If I could have only one type of lure in my tackle box for largemouth bass fishing there's no doubt in my mind what it would be. I'll take plastic worms every time. They are the most versatile in terms of the depths you can fish them in, the speed at which they can be retrieved, the type of cover in which they can be fished, and the array of colors and sizes in which they come. Add those things up and throw in the fact that they can be effective nearly every day of the year and ...

May 24, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Djokovic wins again

PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his perfect season into the French Open, beating Thiemo de Bakker 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 Monday in the first round.

May 23, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tough day for three American teens

PARIS - Summing up a 6-2, 6-0 loss to defending champion Francesca Schiavone at the French Open, Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Ga., said Monday: "Basically, I pretty much got a clay-court lesson."

May 23, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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Outdoor Life: Ethical procedures of skinny dipping

I can just hear it now. Why is Richardson writing about skinny dipping in the dead of winter? Fair question. But there is a rational ...

February 07, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Tournament time

BROOKLET - For both the boys and girls of Southeast Bulloch, the mission is clear as the Region 3-AAA basketball tournaments begin today.

February 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles rally late to down Lafayette 74-70

Though only a junior, Georgia Southern's Mike Hughes is a three-year starter and the seasoned veteran on this season's squad.

February 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern Individual Collegiate gives Eagles a second home event

Georgia Southern has long been a destination for great college golf as the Schenkel Invitational has attracted top competition for the better part of four ...

February 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


49ers officially hire Kyle Shanahan as new head coach

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach on Monday, more than a month ...

February 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fox draws audience of 111.3M for Super Bowl, down slightly

NEW YORK - Fox drew an audience of 111.3 million viewers for the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, a smaller audience than the ...

February 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Patriots rally past Falcons for fifth Super Bowl victory

HOUSTON (AP) - They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve.

February 06, 2017 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Big weekend for Portal sports: hoops sweeps, swimming places

The Portal Panther basketball teams capped off their seasons on a high note Saturday night, sweeping away ECI's squads by scores of 39-33 for ...

February 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles sweep through Warhawks

In the span of two days, Georgia Southern lost both its undefeated Sun Belt record and its two-game lead atop the conference standings.

February 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tomlinson, Warner, Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class

HOUSTON - The quarterback served as ringmaster for "The Greatest Show on Turf." The running backs were known simply by their initials: LT and TD. And ...

February 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ryan, Falcons, Cowboys big winners on NFL awards night

HOUSTON - Matt Ryan and the Dallas Cowboys were big winners Saturday night.

February 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tiger Woods drops out of Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday with back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 a day earlier ...

February 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fan fatigue for Super Bowl?

HOUSTON - It may have been a blip, explained as much by the must-watch presidential debates as by some wholesale turn away from football. Or, decades ...

February 03, 2017 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. wrestlers sidelined as Iran retaliates against Trump's ban

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs saw this month's tournament in Iran as a chance to redeem himself after a rough performance at the Rio Olympics.

February 03, 2017 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch Academy rolls to region wrestling title

There are many steps on the road to the third state title in a row for Bulloch Academy, and the next-to-last step was taking their ...

February 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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