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Playoff Pie: Tasty mix of plot lines, newcomers

Start with playoff newcomers Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum. Throw in rocket-armed rookies Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel. Add a dash from pickups Cliff Lee and Lance Berkman. Mix in banged-up Josh Hamilton and Evan Longoria.

October 05, 2010 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: During hunting season, always think safety first

Articles and columns by Alvin Richardson about hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports will appear Wednesdays in the Statesboro Herald. Richardson has spent the past 33 years in education as a teacher, coach and administrator. He has been the head football coach and athletic director at Morgan County High school, an assistant principal at the same school. His writing career began in Madison with the Morgan County Citizen and expanded to the Athens Banner-Herald, where he presently writes the outdoor page. Richardson also writes for Georgia Outdoor magazine and is the author of "It's a Dawg's Life" which ...

October 05, 2010 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


My Take - Bobby always gave me a reason

On Sunday afternoon, Bobby Cox won the 2,504th game of his managerial career, and it just may have been the most important.

October 04, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Europe eyes comeback as night falls

NEWPORT, Wales - The Americans stood behind the 18th green with smiles rarely seen on European soil as they watched yet another match go their way Saturday in the Ryder Cup.

October 02, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


ASU starts feasibility study for possible move up to FBS

BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State has knocked off one of college football's top teams. Now the Mountaineers are thinking about joining the big boys.

October 02, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rain delay suits US fine at water-logged Ryder Cup

NEWPORT, Wales - Boy, did that rain delay work out just fine for the Americans. They were able to get dry, do some shopping at the merchandise tent and claim the momentum on a water-logged day at the Ryder Cup.

October 01, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Woods paired with Stricker for Ryder Cup start

NEWPORT, Wales - Good thing for the Americans the Ryder Cup ultimately comes down to golf shots, not style points.

September 30, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rain moves Ryder prep off the course

NEWPORT, Wales - Preparations for the Ryder Cup were intense and inspirational. There was laughter and a few tears. One thing players from both sides agreed on was the importance of rallying behind the flag.

September 29, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles solve Riddle, beat Phoenix

Georgia Southern finally cracked the Riddle.

September 25, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Furyk, Donald tied for lead at East Lake

ATLANTA - This should serve as a wake-up call for Jim Furyk: He's tied for the lead at the Tour Championship, and very much in the hunt for the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.

September 24, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Casey looking for another prize

ATLANTA - Paul Casey won't be going to the Ryder Cup. He wouldn't mind a $10 million consolation.

September 23, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


SEC QBs: A cadre of quality signal callers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Greg McElroy owns a national title at Alabama, Stephen Garcia has South Carolina off to its best start in three years and Ryan Mallett of Arkansas may be the country's best passer.

September 22, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Teams in wide-open ACC playing for spot in BCS

COLUMBIA, S.C. - With the embarrassments behind it for now, the much maligned Atlantic Coast Conference still has a spot in the Bowl Championship Series up for grabs - and top contenders Virginia Tech and Florida State begin their run at it this weekend.

September 22, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL heartache, troubles and QB chaos

The NFL season just started and with it came heartache and trouble, on and off the field: a player's apparent suicide; drunken-driving charges against another; a drug suspension; Reggie Bush's broken leg; a female reporter's locker room plight; chaos at quarterback.

September 22, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


South Georgia rivers provide great summertime fishing trip

Are you ready for a little summer fishing adventure? In South Georgia the red breast sunfish is one of the greatest fishing prizes available. You will be rewarded with one of the tastiest fish on the planet and treated to some glorious scenery along the way. These fish are typically called red bellies by the locals and the goal is to catch a "rooster" which is a fish over a pound. All summer long you can count on this being a great trip to go on because the water levels are at their lowest and that's the time to ...

September 21, 2010 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


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Take a bye: Falcons head into off week looking to recharge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn compares his Atlanta Falcons to a cellphone running low on juice.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UFC loads 3 title fights under bright lights of NYC debut

NEW YORK - With his mink coat left in the locker room, Conor McGregor is set to take a swing at UFC history.

November 12, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL HALFWAY: An array of suggestions to make football better

Leave it to Josh Norman to speak his mind.

November 12, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Bartolo Colon, 43, and Braves agree on deal pending physical

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are getting older in their starting rotation next season.

November 12, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mexico wins 1st World Cup qualifier in US since 1972

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A pro-American crowd of 24,650 chanted "Dos a cero!" at the start.

November 12, 2016 | By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gibbs drivers walk fine line on teamwork and title hopes

AVONDALE, Ariz. - It's tense at Joe Gibbs Racing, regardless of what the drivers want you to believe as they head into a showdown with ...

November 12, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Virginia Tech takes on Georgia Tech looking for title shot

Virginia Tech's path to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game is now clear.

November 12, 2016 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 8 Auburn hoping to have RB Pettway ready for Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn is hoping to have its best running back healthy when the No. 8 Tigers visit Georgia on Saturday hoping to continue their ...

November 12, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cajuns rage in Paulson

Decimated by injuries and playing their seventh game in less than seven weeks, the Georgia Southern Eagles took another big hit Thursday night.

November 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Welcome to Rock Bottom, enjoy your stay this year

Greetings Eagle fans!

November 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


The pressure turns up a notch

The fat lady isn't yet singing on the Eagles' 2016 football season, but she's definitely in her makeup and costume already.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles have renewed confidence for new season

For a third consecutive season, the Georgia Southern men's basketball enters play with expectations that differ drastically from the previous season.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


RA Dickey agrees to $8M deal with Braves

ATLANTA - R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Hawks planning new D-League franchise

ATLANTA - With two stadiums already under construction and plans for a major arena renovation, the Atlanta metro area is getting yet another new sports facility.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons go young with 4 rookie starters on defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have made a commitment to rookie starters on defense that is especially rare for a first-place team.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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