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Super Bowl the final act of NFL's worst season

PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.

January 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Laird takes 3-stroke lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.

January 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks blow lead, but hang on for 19th in a row

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

January 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks down Blazers, winning streak now at 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect for rest of NFL

PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Newberry: Has Ferry been punished enough for comments?

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.

January 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man who former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

January 29, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick, Carroll have different angles

PHOENIX - Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information.

January 29, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger's year off to rough start with 2-over 73

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

January 29, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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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


English leads in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods is gone from Torrey Pines, and Phil Mickelson joined him Friday by missing the cut.

February 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Football, religious items to be removed before jurors see Hernandez house

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Citing the O.J. Simpson case, a prosecutor in the murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez told a judge Thursday that trophies and religious items had been added to Hernandez's home since the 2013 killing, and he requested they be removed before the jury tours the house.

February 05, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


1st in Sun Belt? Southern, not State

In an intense back-and-forth matchup Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse, the reigning Sun Belt Conference regular season champs couldn't keep pace with the league's current leaders.

February 05, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger's back bites again, forces withdrawal

SAN DIEGO - New season, same old story with Tiger Woods.

February 05, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Vikings' Peterson in limbo, out until at least April 15

MINNEAPOLIS - The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to get back on the field will come in a federal courtroom.

February 05, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse plays for the future after self-imposed hoops ban

When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future - on the court and with NCAA regulators.

February 05, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty believes Woods can bounce back

SAN DIEGO - One player not concerned about Tiger Woods and his golf game is his longest rival - Phil Mickelson.

February 04, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Juror removed from Aaron Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez removed a juror Tuesday, saying there was evidence she had previously discussed evidence in the case and had an early interest in being seated on the panel.

February 03, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Armstrong cited after cars hit by SUV

DENVER - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars with an SUV after a night of partying in Aspen, Colorado, but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show.

February 03, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Sports


Brady still wants more

PHOENIX - Tom Brady knows what's next: more Super Bowl wins.

February 02, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Koepka gets first tour win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - For the longest time, Brooks Koepka was known primarily for the stamps in his passport.

February 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Manziel enters rehab program

CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel has sought help to change his off-field lifestyle.

February 02, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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