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Steelers' Harrison: Goodell a 'crook' and 'devil'

NEW YORK - Heavily fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison calls NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a "crook" and a "devil," among other insults, in a magazine article.

July 13, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Abdullah breaking down barriers

ATLANTA - Kulsoom Abdullah's Ph.D. from Georgia Tech and black belt in taekwondo are proof she doesn't back away from challenges.

July 13, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Contador hopes knee holds up

LAVAUR, France - Defending Tour de France Alberto Contador wants to show his rivals he is still the world's best climber when the race hits the Pyrenees on Thursday. It just depends whether his troublesome right knee lets him.

July 13, 2011 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA takes on France in semifinal

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany - The Americans feel just fine, thank you, not tired a bit. The high they were on after that epic Brazil game? That's so yesterday.

July 12, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


McIlroy the star entering Open

SANDWICH, England - Rory McIlroy slipped into his seat without great fanfare Tuesday, his presence detected by a sudden burst of camera shutters when the photographers realized the star of this British Open had arrived.

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


Georgia opens new state park

The Chattahoochee River originates in the mountains of Northeast Georgia and flows through the city of Atlanta then works its way all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The "Hooch" is best known because it supplies water to our capital and lately has been the subject of a controversy over water rights with Alabama. Now the river is the subject of a new and refreshing topic.

July 12, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


My Take - NL already just a two-horse race

As the All-Star game brings an end to the first half of the Major League Baseball season, it's almost impossible for any Braves fan not to be in a good mood.

July 11, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesborohearald.com | Sports


Halladay, Weaver get the nod

PHOENIX - Philadelphia's Roy Halladay will start for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star game against the Los Angeles Angels' Jered Weaver.

July 11, 2011 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


US women all the rage

DUSSELDORF, Germany - The U.S. women's soccer team shared the Yankee Stadium scoreboard with Derek Jeter, made an appearance on "Good Morning America" and can now count Tom Hanks, Lil Wayne and Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers among their list of star-studded admirers.

July 11, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Braves even up series

PHILADELPHIA - Alex Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single and Brian McCann added a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

July 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jeter notches 3000th hit

NEW YORK - This was so Derek Jeter.

July 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Now or never for USA vs. Brazil

DRESDEN, Germany - The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.

July 09, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Funeral services set for accident victim at Rangers game

ARLINGTON, Texas - When a fan fell out of the club level of seats at Rangers Ballpark while trying to catch a foul ball last July, the team immediately assessed the railings around the stadium.

July 09, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Another session set

MINNEAPOLIS - The federal magistrate judge who is mediating the labor dispute between NFL owners and players has scheduled another session for July 19 in Minneapolis.

July 09, 2011 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ohio State vacates 2010 football wins, Sugar Bowl

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's 2010 Big Ten championship, its 12-1 season, its victories over rival Michigan and in the Sugar Bowl - all gone. Coach Jim Tressel is out and so is star quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

July 08, 2011 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and RUSTY MILLER Associated Press | Sports


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Welch and Kaiser are coming home to resurrect success

The phrase "coming home" has been making the rounds in the sports news cycle thanks to the budding feud between NBA basketball stars LeBron James ...

August 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


All eyes on QB position as Georgia Tech opens practice

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is no different than most teams.

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Thomas Pieters takes 1-shot lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Rory McIlroy had his best friend on the bag and his best start on American soil in 18 months. For Jordan Spieth, it ...

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Back from broken

With the open of fall camp last week, Georgia Southern football players have been excited to strap up the pads and get back on the ...

August 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


A Q&A with NASCAR's Kasey Kahne

Wednesday morning NASCAR fans from as far as 300 miles away flocked to the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain outlet in Statesboro to meet ...

August 02, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

LONDON - If world soccer's transfer record is obliterated by Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain, it will be a coup for the French club ...

August 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

Ara Parseghian reached the pinnacle of his profession at Notre Dame and endured the most painful personal losses as a father and grandfather.

August 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Try your hand at bow fishing

In the time period before the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up ...

August 01, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


L.A. looks ahead to 2028

One of the beautiful things about the Olympics is that the runners-up get prizes, too.

August 01, 2017 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagle hoops back hitting the gym hard

All eyes are turning to fall football camps over the next few weeks, but the guys on the gridiron are far from the only Georgia ...

July 31, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Jon "Bones" Jones victory came after long road back

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jon "Bones" Jones reclaimed his UFC light heavyweight title by stopping Daniel Cormier on Saturday.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS - There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


5 ready to enter MLB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind.

July 28, 2017 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the ...

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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