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Obama honors St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday dubbed the St. Louis Cardinals the "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball" thanks to their thrilling late-season charge into the playoffs and death-defying, seven-game triumph in last November's World Series.

January 17, 2012 | By MARK S. SMITH The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks dunk Raptors

ATLANTA - Josh Smith believes the Atlanta Hawks can keep winning even though center Al Horford will miss the next three to four months with an injury.

January 16, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Sports


Nadal, Federer win at Australian Open amid dispute

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal sat in his hotel room in "unbelievable pain," his right knee cracking and his leg cramping. He wondered if he'd be able to play his first-round match at the Australian Open.

January 16, 2012 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elway: Tebow the Broncos' QB in 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The debate over Tim Tebow's worthiness as an NFL quarterback will undeniably continue in the offseason.

January 16, 2012 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


49ers, Patriots win, advance in NFL playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO - What a way to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of "The Catch."

January 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks rally from 18 down, beat T-Wolves

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Ivan Johnson hit the clinching free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 93-91, on Saturday night.

January 14, 2012 | By GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Sports


School president: It's not a 'Penn State scandal'

By MARYCLAIRE DALE

January 12, 2012 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE AP Writer | Sports


NCAA president pushes to clean up college athletics

By MICHAEL MAROT

January 12, 2012 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Selig's contract extended through 2014

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he couldn't resist the pleas of team owners for him to stay on the job. His wife Sue has said all along there was no way her husband would walk away from the game.

January 12, 2012 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks knocked down

INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 24 points to break out of a shooting slump in the Indiana Pacers' 96-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

January 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Sports


For some AP voters, Alabama not No. 1

NEW ORLEANS - Alabama's convincing victory in the BCS championship wasn't enough to convince all 60 Associated Press college football poll voters that the Crimson Tide is No. 1.

January 10, 2012 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Enduring the winter while yearning for spring

Winter has arrived in middle Georgia and it always gets me down. I sneaked a look at my temperature gauge this morning and it registered a frosty 21 degrees. I stepped out on the back deck and the wind was clipping along at about 20 knots, making the wind chill factor about 60 degrees below my tolerance level. Rumor had it that it was so cold the chickens were lining up at KFC to wait their turn in the pressure cooker and Kim Kardashian was downgraded from hot to tepid.

January 10, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


No doubt about it: Bama is the best after BCS rout

NEW ORLEANS - As required, Alabama's players whooped it up amid the confetti and fireworks, yet there was something muted about this championship celebration.

January 10, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


BCS as we know it is going away

NEW ORLEANS - The Bowl Championship Series as college football fans have come to know it is going away.

January 09, 2012 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Larkin to be enshrined in baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Barry Larkin had no idea back in 1982 that he would become a baseball Hall of Famer thanks to Bo Schembechler.

January 09, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Wozniacki, Halep both hoping 3rd time is lucky in final

MELBOURNE, Australia - For both Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, the Australian Open women's final on Saturday is a chance to put the demons of ...

January 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN BERGMAN Associated Press | Sports


Walker scores 29, Hornets win over Hawks 121-110

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 29 points and made two key 3-pointers down the stretch that helped the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks ...

January 27, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michigan State athletic director resigns

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University's athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school's handling of sexual ...

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and LARRY LAGE | Sports


Georgia Southern Baseball hosts annual "Evening with the All-Stars"

For years, Georgia Southern Baseball's annual 'Evening with the All-Stars' has been held in January as a sort of two-minute warning for a rapidly ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Palmer leads in Farmers Insurance Open

SAN DIEGO - Ryan Palmer is the 36-hole leader in the Farmers Insurance Open. Jon Rahm is right behind, poised to reach No. 1 in the ...

January 26, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer cruises into men's final

MELBOURNE - It took just over an hour for Roger Federer to fix one anomalous statistic in his extraordinary career.

January 26, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Premier offers new kind of baseball experience

For kids who hope to play a professional sport someday, it's common to say that the sport of their choosing is a lifestyle. Thanks ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tormenta FC on track to be something special

About two and-a-half years ago, I was sweating out another brutal Statesboro summer day. With Georgia Southern and local high schools out of action and ...

January 24, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Southern remember's Fran Florian's record night

He came out of the game with 1:12 to go because legendary head coach J.B. Scearce thought he already had scored 60 points.

January 23, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of ...

January 20, 2018 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Andrew Landry tops crowded CareerBuilder leaderboard

LA QUINTA, Calif. - CareerBuilder Challenge leader Andrew Landry was quick to point out the windy forecast.

January 20, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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