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England already feels the pressure

RUSTENBURG, South Africa - The anxious outbursts by England coach Fabio Capello and his star striker Wayne Rooney this week are a fair indication that a United States victory on Saturday wouldn't be considered the World Cup upset that it was 60 years ago.

June 11, 2010 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Texas, Texas A&M getting in on the expansion discussion

By JIM VERTUNO

June 11, 2010 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westwood, Willis split slim lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lee Westwood had heard how challenging the TPC Southwind course is when the wind blows. Now the Englishman knows for himself how true all that talk really is.

June 11, 2010 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Colorado flips first card in realignment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - College athletics are on the verge of a monumental shift, a realignment that could disintegrate one conference, turn others into 16-school goliaths and have huge financial implications on some of the biggest programs in the country.

June 10, 2010 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nebraska, Missouri might also leave

DENVER - The college sports landscape began a much-anticipated shift Thursday with the University of Colorado accepting an invitation to join the Pac-10.

June 10, 2010 | By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westwood opens with 7-under 63 for Memphis lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lee Westwood prefers competition the week before a major to tune up his play. The Englishman looks quite ready now for the U.S. Open based on his opening round at the St. Jude Classic.

June 10, 2010 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Carroll 'shocked' by USC sanctions

RENTON, Wash. - Pete Carroll said he's "absolutely shocked and disappointed" by the NCAA sanctions imposed on his former Southern California Trojans for improprieties surrounding running back Reggie Bush.

June 10, 2010 | By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


US vs England in soccer's moment in America

IRENE, South Africa - The bars are stocked across America, and the pubs are getting ready in England. A 70½-foot billboard of Clint Dempsey stands near Penn Station in Manhattan, and there's even a large poster of Landon Donovan in a store along Piccadilly Circus.

June 10, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


2 BCS schools could lose basketball scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's big boys have figured out how to beat up the little guys in the classroom, too.

June 09, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stras-mania: Rookie a hit after 14K debut

WASHINGTON - The baseball world rubbed its eyes Wednesday morning, shook its head and thought: "Did that really happen?"

June 09, 2010 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Video: Accuser feared Roethlisberger's temper

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia college student said she felt powerless to stop a short-tempered Ben Roethlisberger from having sex with her in a bar bathroom even though she told him to stop, telling investigators: "I'm a little girl, and he's a big boy."

June 09, 2010 | By KATE BRUMBACK and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writers | Sports


Going back to Boston

BOSTON - Chin resting in his hand, mouth barely moving as he spoke, Kobe Bryant had the look of someone who would have rather been anywhere but Staples Center.

June 07, 2010 | By BRIAN MOHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Fowler holds the Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio - Rickie Fowler knew rain-softened Muirfield Village was giving up birdies, even if there was none on his card as he approached the turn Saturday with his lead dwindling.

June 05, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal seeks redemption

PARIS - On the way to each of his four French Open championships, Rafael Nadal needed to beat Roger Federer - and did.

June 05, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Giddy Schiavone takes Open title

PARIS - Francesca Schiavone threw uppercuts, put her fists to her face and skipped about the court. And then, when she had won the French Open, she really let her emotions show.

June 05, 2010 | BY STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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GT bracing for power runs from Vandy's Webb

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's relentless spread-option attack with its triple-option potential is known for causing sleepless nights for defensive coordinators.

September 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


Smart, Odom make their SEC coaching debuts

COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 16 Georgia's visit to Missouri features two first-year coaches making their Southeastern Conference debuts.

September 16, 2016 | By JADE WASHBURN Associated Press | Sports


Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast - Sept. 17, 2016

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sun Belt still easing into '16 regular season

The early weeks of the season can be a confusing time when trying to figure out the future for G5 conferences.

September 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to ...

September 13, 2016 | By JONATHAN DREW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dove season opens with a thud and a bang

For the first time in forty years I missed the opening day of dove season. It was an accomplishment on par with Cal Ripken's ...

September 13, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Near miss for Georgia Southern women's golf

Just over a year ago, the Georgia Southern women's golf squad had never played a match. Fast-forward 12 months and the Eagles seem like ...

September 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. - Ben Roethlisberger recovered his own fumble at a pivotal moment and didn't look back, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Pittsburgh ...

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Yeah, it's not sexy, but it's working well

Through two games, the Georgia Southern football squad is right where any team would want to be. The Eagles sit at 2-0 overall and 1-0 ...

September 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


We don't look at field position enough, so let's

They say football is a game of inches, and for the sake of this week's five factors lesson that cliche will ring somewhat true.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Gators close out Jags

Janna Beth Marsh pitched a full seven innings to outduel Thomas Jefferson's staff in a 3-2 win for Bulloch Academy.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bulloch County teams looking for answers

High School football in Bulloch County has been a lot like Tropical Storm Hermine this season: quick, idiosyncratic and a little disappointing.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 16 Georgia readies for another week of QB musical chairs

ATHENS, Ga. - Get ready for another week of quarterback musical chairs at Georgia.

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bend but don't break

MOBILE, Ala. - Nothing much came easy for Georgia Southern when they took on South Alabama at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday night.

September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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