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Time to take Jimmy Walker seriously

HONOLULU - Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed.

January 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round

MELBOURNE, Australia - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: So long, everyone, and thanks for the memories

From the Portal Panthers in the 2008 GHSA basketball final four, to the unforgettable GSU win over the Florida Gators on the gridiron in 2013 and the program's first Sun Belt title the following year, I've covered a lot of great moments in the pages of the Statesboro Herald.

January 19, 2015 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Seahawks savor comeback win

RENTON, Wash. - A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.

January 19, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rooney Rule good, even if teams violate 'spirit'

Tony Dungy was an up-and-coming NFL assistant in his early 30s when he met with the Green Bay Packers about their opening for a head coach in 1988.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Litke: First question of Super Bowl: 'You mad, bro?'

The final "Jeopardy!" category is Super Bowl XLIX, and the clue is: "You mad, bro?"

January 19, 2015 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


New controversy surrounds Patriots

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks get 13th straight win

ATLANTA - The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.

January 19, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press | Sports


Walker shoots 62, takes lead

HONOLULU - Defending champion Jimmy Walker one-putted his last 11 holes Saturday on his way to an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead in the Sony Open.

January 17, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kuchar, Simpson tied for lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar made enough birdies on the back nine Friday to build a little separation and share the lead in the Sony Open.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA agrees to restore wins, title to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The NCAA agreed Friday to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history.

January 16, 2015 | By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY Associated Press | Sports


Selig gets emotional in final meeting as commissioner

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Bud Selig concluded his final baseball owners meeting as commissioner after two days of basking in praise for the job he's done during more than 22 years in charge of the game.

January 15, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick proves he has new tricks up his sleeve

When Bill Belichick pulled something new from his bag of tricks last week, some wondered if the three-time Super Bowl champion coach had found another way to bend the rules.

January 15, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Early tie at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson made his debut with a conventional putter Thursday at the Sony Open and might have wished he had used one sooner.

January 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian dies

LAS VEGAS - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

February 11, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Bud' becoming a big name

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer may coach one of the best teams in the NBA.

February 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


New balls adding pop

JACKSON, Miss. - Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt's coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game.

February 10, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wins on tour get tougher

Five weeks into the new year, all five winners on the PGA Tour were among the top 50 in the world.

February 10, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plan a trip to Paradise Public Fishing Area this spring

Winter is going to be over soon and those of us who look forward to spring will be on the lookout for new fishing adventures. I've got an idea for a trip that you will not regret. Head out to Paradise Public Fishing Area located between Tifton and Nashville in South Georgia and you will be in for a treat. From Statesboro it's about 140 miles and there are plenty of places to stay in Tifton.

February 10, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net. | Sports


Evaluation ordered for Saints' Benson

NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a psychiatric examination, a judge ruled Tuesday as Benson's spurned daughter and her children fought to have the 87-year-old billionaire declared incapable of handling his affairs.

February 10, 2015 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Sports


Smith's impact goes beyond UNC

Dean Smith accomplished so much on and off the court during his time as North Carolina's coach, leaving a lasting influence both on the game and the world around him.

February 09, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


More trouble off field for NFL

Commissioner Roger Goodell declared at the Super Bowl that the NFL made "enormous progress" on social issues after last year's incessant barrage of disturbing developments, led by the Ray Rice domestic violence and Adrian Peterson child abuse crises.

February 09, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger's head is his biggest challenge

SAN DIEGO - The BBC called on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 looking for insight on the shocking, sordid details about the private life of Tiger Woods and how this would affect his pursuit of golf's most meaningful record.

February 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.

February 08, 2015 | By AARON BEARD Associated Press | Sports


Paul fined over criticism toward female official

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 for criticizing a female official after a loss at Cleveland.

February 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two tied at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Two poor chips wound up costing Harris English three shots. He battled just to get birdie chances on the South Course at Torrey Pines and only converted two of them. He wound up with a 1-over 73 and a share of the lead with J.B. Holmes on Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

February 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Frank Hook honored for continued service

The Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation honored longtime University fundraiser Frank Hook today with a plaque recognizing his 41 years of service and numerous accomplishments to Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southern athletics.

February 08, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Eagles continue to shine

When the final buzzer sounded at the end of Georgia Southern's first Sun Belt hoops game against Georgia State Thursday night, my first thought was, "How the heck did that happen?"

February 06, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Sports


Hawks take down Warriors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks climbed back to the top of the NBA standings by leaning on their depth.

February 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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