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Funeral service for Paterno as thousands mourn

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Quiet mourners lined the route of Joe Paterno's funeral procession Wednesday, watching with grief and reverence as the electric-blue hearse carrying the Penn State coach's casket slowly drove by.

January 25, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pats in familiar place

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Season opener or Super Bowl, every game is a big game to Bill Belichick.

January 24, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer, Clijsters advance to tournament semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer advanced to the Australian Open semifinals for the ninth consecutive year with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Juan Martin del Potro, one of only two men who've beaten him in a Grand Slam final.

January 24, 2012 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Not-so-special teams are costly

If it's true, as the saying goes, that "defense wins championships," the NFL's conference title games offered ample evidence that special teams can lose them.

January 23, 2012 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Public memorial set for Paterno at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno's family said Monday the legendary football coach will get a two-day viewing and a public memorial this week on the Penn State campus, two months after the university summarily fired him over the phone.

January 23, 2012 | By MARK SCOLFORO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Giants to face Patriots in Super Bowl

Talk about a super sequel.

January 22, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno dies at 85

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Happy Valley was perfect for Joe Paterno, a place where "JoePa" knew best, where he not only won more football games than any other major college coach, but won them the right way: with integrity and sportsmanship. A place where character came first, championships second.

January 22, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tight end the new 'it' position in NFL

From Gonzo to Gronk to Graham, tight ends are running past, around and through defenders at an unprecedented rate. Hey, the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski does all of those things on one play.

January 21, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Turnovers, or lack therof, important

Protect the ball or go home.

January 21, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Paterno clinging to life

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno's doctors say the former Penn State coach's condition has become "serious" after he experienced complications from lung cancer in recent days.

January 21, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks dominate, blow out Cleveland

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks, coming off a loss that prompted their coach to say they quit, responded with their highest scoring output of the season in a 121-94 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

January 21, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena steamrolls into fourth round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Just before she walked on court, Greta Arn said she was looking forward to the "privilege" of playing her first match against Serena Williams. Some privilege.

January 21, 2012 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Iguodala rallies 76ers in 3rd quarter to beat Hawks

PHILADELPHIA - Jrue Holiday had 16 points and 11 assists, and Thaddeus Young scored 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 90-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

January 20, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks show toughness without Horford

ATLANTA - When Al Horford tumbled to the court, his hopes of playing again this season all but snuffed out, everyone figured he'd take the Atlanta Hawks down with him.

January 19, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ailing Roddick out of tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Roddick lunged for a shot by Lleyton Hewitt and felt a sharp pain in his right leg. He stayed down on his hands and one knee for a few seconds, wondering if his Australian Open was finished.

January 19, 2012 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Security as tight as ever for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state ...

January 27, 2018 | AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Sports


Noren takes one-stroke lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Alex Noren of Sweden has all the credentials to be on the fringe of the elite in golf. He is a nine-time winner ...

January 27, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Wozniacki claims first career major championship

MELBOURNE, Australia - For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question ...

January 27, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wozniacki, Halep both hoping 3rd time is lucky in final

MELBOURNE, Australia - For both Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, the Australian Open women's final on Saturday is a chance to put the demons of ...

January 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN BERGMAN Associated Press | Sports


Walker scores 29, Hornets win over Hawks 121-110

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 29 points and made two key 3-pointers down the stretch that helped the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks ...

January 27, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michigan State athletic director resigns

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University's athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school's handling of sexual ...

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and LARRY LAGE | Sports


Georgia Southern Baseball hosts annual "Evening with the All-Stars"

For years, Georgia Southern Baseball's annual 'Evening with the All-Stars' has been held in January as a sort of two-minute warning for a rapidly ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Palmer leads in Farmers Insurance Open

SAN DIEGO - Ryan Palmer is the 36-hole leader in the Farmers Insurance Open. Jon Rahm is right behind, poised to reach No. 1 in the ...

January 26, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer cruises into men's final

MELBOURNE - It took just over an hour for Roger Federer to fix one anomalous statistic in his extraordinary career.

January 26, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Premier offers new kind of baseball experience

For kids who hope to play a professional sport someday, it's common to say that the sport of their choosing is a lifestyle. Thanks ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tormenta FC on track to be something special

About two and-a-half years ago, I was sweating out another brutal Statesboro summer day. With Georgia Southern and local high schools out of action and ...

January 24, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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