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NFL and players say that they're making progress

Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the league's four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend.

July 15, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA investigation wrecks Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - The NCAA put Georgia Tech on four years of probation, fined the school $100,000 and stripped its ACC title game win from the 2009 football season on Thursday for violations that also included problems in the men's basketball program.

July 14, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clemens case ruled mistrial

WASHINGTON - Almost as soon as it began, former baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial ended Thursday - in a mistrial the judge blamed on prosecutors and said a "first-year law student" would have known to avoid.

July 14, 2011 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | Sports


Amatuer shares first round lead at British Open

SANDWICH, England - Thomas Bjorn and Tom Lewis have nothing in common except for the unlikely position they shared Thursday atop the leaderboard at the British Open.

July 14, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Torch being passed to US women

FRANKFURT, Germany - Lauren Cheney was just 11 during the 1999 World Cup, watching from the stands and imagining what it would be like to be on that field with Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.

July 14, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


US women edge France in semis

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany - Abby Wambach sure knows how to deliver.

July 13, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Halfway home

From Derek Jeter to Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer, you could put together an All-Star team just from the guys who have been stuck on the disabled list this season.

July 13, 2011 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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


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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


Strengths and weaknesses for all Sun Belt teams

This is the second installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

July 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Striking out Alzheimer's

At promptly 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, Chandler Dennard was out at the Georgia Southern softball complex nervously pacing around the grounds.

July 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

PHOENIX - Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of a Georgia ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes ...

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Benson: 'Future is now'

The Sun Belt Conference started sponsoring football in 2001. Since then the league has taken plenty of lumps in the hyper-competitive world of college football ...

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Summers, Eagles trying to turn it around in 2017

When it comes to Sun Belt media day, those interested in Georgia Southern never have to dig too far to find a big story.

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Spieth back on top

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth was happy enough to see his name on the claret jug without wondering where he fit in among the rest of ...

July 24, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth takes lead into final round

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that ...

July 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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