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Steelers, Packers meet for title

Get ready for a hair-raisin' Super Bowl in Big D.

January 24, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oldest rivalry heats up

CHICAGO - The Green Bay Packers are headed to town for the NFC championship game and Chicago Bears fans are starting to become, well, a bit unbearable.

January 22, 2011 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Jets will play Steelers' trophies, too

NEW YORK - Rex Ryan vows his Jets can beat the Steelers even if Pittsburgh puts 17 on the field.

January 22, 2011 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal beats Tomic, advances

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal overcame the much-hyped potential star of Australian tennis in his quest for a fourth consecutive major title.

January 22, 2011 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vegas, Woodland tied at La Quinta

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Gary Woodland and Jhonattan Vegas realize the marathon Bob Hope Classic will come down to a sprint.

January 22, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks recover to score 103 in N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Gerald Wallace saw the score of Atlanta's embarrassing loss and knew the athletic Hawks wouldn't repeat that miserable shooting performance a night later.

January 22, 2011 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Frozen fields in NFL

Cold, wind and frozen turf. They make Pittsburgh's Heinz Field and Chicago's Soldier Field such forbidding places.

January 22, 2011 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ailing Venus quits in Round 3

MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams had played 251 Grand Slam matches and never once been forced to retire because of injury.

January 21, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vegas, Weekley share the lead at Bob Hope Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif. - Gary Woodland played basketball for a season at Division II Washburn University, and the 6-foot guard still describes a 30-point loss to his beloved Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse as the biggest thrill of his life.

January 21, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks cope with injuries

ATLANTA - Al Horford's sprained ankle could leave the Atlanta Hawks without two starters for at least two games, but there was no sense of panic Thursday.

January 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lamb hired to lead Mercer's return to the gridiron

MACON - When Mercer University announced the reinstatement of its football program last November after a 70-year hiatus, it stressed the institution's commitment to fielding a competitive team that also upheld the University's high academic standards. On Thursday, Mercer took another significant step toward achieving those objectives with the naming of Georgia native Bobby Lamb as its head football coach.

January 20, 2011 | Mercer University AMR | Sports


Nadal cruises through second round, slam still on track

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal pounded another up-and-comer into submission. Andy Murray made quick work of his second-round opponent as well.

January 20, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rodgers overtaking memories of Favre

GREEN BAY, Wis. - On the list of Aaron Rodgers' accomplishments in three seasons as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback, one stands out as being something that really didn't seem possible when he first took over as the starter.

January 20, 2011 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer survives a scare at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer ambled to the net, slowly shaking his head. He let out a deep sigh.

January 19, 2011 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: The New York Jets have a long way to go as trash talkers

The best trash talkers of their era are a win away from the Super Bowl, good news for anybody who likes their football with a little lip.

January 19, 2011 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Columnist | Sports


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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


Eagles get big win over Cajuns

STATESBORO, Ga. -Alexis Sams scored a season-high 14 points, including the last eight of the game for Georgia Southern, to lift the Eagles to a ...

February 02, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Heat push streak to 9, roll Hawks 116-93

MIAMI - Ask anyone in the Miami Heat locker room how this is happening, and the answers will all be largely the same.

February 02, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Eagles get big haul on signing day

Standing tall in the Ted Smith Family Football Center Wednesday afternoon, a large billboard proudly displayed the names of the 22 newest Eagles to join ...

February 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Federer, Nadal face off for Aussie title

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal took five sets and almost five hours to fend off "Baby Fed" and revive a classic Grand Slam final against the ...

January 26, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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