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Ragan redeems himself at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - David Ragan has earned the first Sprint Cup victory of his career, redeeming himself after blowing his chance in the season-opening Daytona 500.

July 02, 2011 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Another US shutout

SINSHEIM, Germany - Anyone can sign autographs or pose for photos. The U.S. women found a better way to say "thank you" to the American military members who turned their World Cup match into a home game.

July 02, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Watney, Fowler knotted at the top

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Before he even teed off, Rickie Fowler knew this was going to be a different day at the AT&T National. The course record already had been matched, with several other low rounds in progress at suddenly soft Aronimink Golf Club.

July 02, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No free agency; maybe no NBA games

NEW YORK - The NBA lockout claimed a quick casualty in Day 1, when the free agency period did not open as usual on July 1.

July 01, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL players, owners break talks for week

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL commissioner and the boss of the league's locked-out players stood together this week and addressed the league's rookies, a picture of cooperation that raised hopes pro football would soon be back in business.

July 01, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Choi ties course record, takes the lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - If seeing the putts drop for birdie were not enough, K.J. Choi noticed his gallery growing and getting more excited for him Friday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

July 01, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sharapova counts on experience in final

WIMBLEDON, England - Seven years after winning Wimbledon as a 17-year-old, Maria Sharapova is back in the final, this time as a three-time Grand Slam winner and heavy favorite.

July 01, 2011 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic, Nadal reach final

WIMBLEDON, England - Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline, limbs spread wide, chest heaving.

July 01, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NBA joins the party

NEW YORK - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

June 30, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFLPA, owners keep on talking

MINNEAPOLIS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith met again Thursday, expanding talks on a pro football labor deal for the first time this week to include owners and players.

June 30, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Maria makes 1st Wimbledon final since '04

WIMBLEDON, England - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?

June 30, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Pat Perez feeling it at AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Pat Perez didn't make it to the U.S. Open this year. He felt as though he played in one Thursday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

June 30, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sarratt racks up national honors

A former Statesboro High School star is bringing some hardware back to town during his summer break as Georgia Perimeter College's Scott Sarratt had a season for the ages behind home plate.

June 29, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Federer ousted in quarterfinal

WIMBLEDON, England - For two superb sets Wednesday, everything looked so routine for Roger Federer, precisely the way it did for so many years at Wimbledon - and nearly everywhere else, too.

June 29, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


U.S. tops North Korea

DRESDEN, Germany - Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the North Korean goalkeeper.

June 28, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


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Jimbo Fisher resigns at Florida State to take Texas A&M job

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, four years after leading the Seminoles to their third national title.

December 01, 2017 | By JOE REEDY Associated Press | Sports


Beleaguered World Cup gets weak opener: Russia-Saudi Arabia

MOSCOW - A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts.

December 01, 2017 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Tiger tops leaderboard (briefly) at Hero World Challenge

NASSAU, Bahamas - One of the biggest cheers at the Hero World Challenge came from seeing the name Tiger Woods moved to the top of the ...

December 01, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles close out season on road against Coastal

Give Coastal Carolina interim coach Jamey Chadwell credit for one thing: he is a man of his word.

December 01, 2017 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Championship Saturday around 'P5'

ATLANTA - When Gus Malzahn guided Auburn to the national championship game in his first season as head coach, it was all such a whirlwind.

December 01, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern names head football coach - Lunsford earns his shot

On Oct. 22, former Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers was relieved of his duties and a national search for a new coach began.

November 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Pittsburg stuns No. 2 Canes

PITTSBURGH - Miami spent the better part of 13 months putting together the nation's longest winning streak behind a series of comebacks that returned the ...

November 24, 2017 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles look to keep Ragin' Cajuns out of a bowl

As a horrible season by anyone's standards winds its way to the finish Georgia Southern finds itself in the role of spoiler once again ...

November 24, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles hang on against UMKC, now 5-0

ESTERO, Fla. - Mike Hughes tallied 17 points and five rebounds, and Georgia Southern held UMKC to one field goal in the last four minutes to ...

November 21, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


The tale of the hungry ducklings

(Author's note: I've had several requests to give an update on Matilda the Muscovy Duck and her brood that we raised this past ...

November 21, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


GS ladies notch win at S.C. State

Freshman Tatum Barber hit three free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining to lift Georgia Southern women's basketball to a 61-58 win at South ...

November 21, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA - One of the nation's largest domed stadiums collapsed Monday into a pile of jagged concrete and a vast cloud of dust in a ...

November 20, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles finally in win column

As the old saying goes, the tenth time is the charm.

November 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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