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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


UCI denies covering up doping test

GENEVA - The International Cycling Union "categorically rejects" Tyler Hamilton's allegations that it helped cover up a positive drug test by Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

May 23, 2011 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Crash won't stop Indy's de Silvestro

BOSTON - Simona de Silvestro's hands are wrapped in thick gauze and tape from her wrists to fingertips, protecting the raw tissue beneath from exposure as it heals from the burns caused by a horrific crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500.

May 23, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: Bad Donkey sweeps tourney; Boro men take title

May 23, 2011 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Edwards rolls to easy win in All-Star Race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - The race was billed as a throwback to the Wild West, and track officials practically promised scores would be settled in the $1 million Sprint All-Star Race.

May 22, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Shackleford wins

BALTIMORE - Shackleford was sweating profusely, bucking and kicking until six crewmen finally shoved him into the No. 5 gate at the Preakness.

May 21, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Tagliani takes Indy 500 pole

INDIANAPOLIS - Alex Tagliani broke up the monopoly in the top-heavy IndyCar series and became the first Canadian to earn the pole for the Indianapolis 500.

May 21, 2011 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Toms blows 7-shot lead at Colonial, Wi leads

FORT WORTH, Texas - Charlie Wi made a 32-foot birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole soon after a weather delay at Colonial, taking the lead after playing partner David Toms blew a seven-stroke advantage in the third round Saturday.

May 21, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: When will NFL players begin getting restless?

Just a few days after the owners regained the momentum in the NFL labor dispute, union leader DeMaurice Smith stood before graduating seniors at the University of Maryland and gave the kind of speech he should have reserved for rallying the troops for what figures to be a long and uncomfortable summer.

May 21, 2011 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Animal Kingdom favored to win Preakness

BALTIMORE - Animal Kingdom won't be sneaking up on anyone - even coming from behind.

May 20, 2011 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


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Heat and pressure: US at Honduras in World Cup qualifier

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Wiping sweat from his forehead under a broiling sun even before warming up, Tim Howard said he understands the difficult position ...

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


'09 US Open champ del Potro saves match points; Federer next

NEW YORK - Juan Martin del Potro's stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was.

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern fans and media need to tone down expectations

I'm all here for college football fans having optimism, but at some point you've got to hold off on the Kool-Aid.

September 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Not many positives to talk about for Georgia Southern

Early in the week, Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers made it clear that a win - and not any moral victories - is what the Eagles ...

September 03, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern offense suffocated as Auburn rolls 41-7

AUBURN, Ala. - The good news for Georgia Southern in its season opener is that its defense looked great against one of the more potent attacks ...

September 03, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Earnhardt hoping for Darlington breakthrough in final season

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is preparing for the end of his NASCAR career and understands it likely won't finish the way he ...

September 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open

NEW YORK - This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best, a performance so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the ...

September 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Enough talk; time for some action

For more than eight months, the Georgia Southern Eagles - and especially their fans - have been itching to get back on the field.

September 01, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


National Football Foundation to honor Peterson

AP is coming home.

September 01, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Auburn makes for tough opening test for young Eagles

By MIKE BROWN

August 31, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


NFL 2017: Falcons NFC South Rivals to challenge for division

Before the Atlanta Falcons can think about Super Bowl redemption, they'll have to contend with an NFC South Division that could be dangerous to ...

August 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sharapova wins another 3-setter to reach US Open's 3rd round

NEW YORK - No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S ...

August 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GATACast: 8.29.17 - Tyson Summers

Mike will sit down with Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers each week throughout the Eagles' season.

August 29, 2017 | | Sports


Four days away

Just a little less than eight months after Georgia Southern ended its 2016 season with an upset victory over Troy, it's finally game week ...

August 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Flooding forces Astros; Texans to move home games

HOUSTON - Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering ...

August 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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