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SEC discusses recruiting changes

DESTIN, Fla. - The hottest topic at the Southeastern Conference's annual meetings has nothing to do with national championships or NCAA violations.

June 01, 2011 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heat D, Dirk's hand cause concern

MIAMI - Brian Cardinal took one look at Dirk Nowitzki's injured finger, turned to the Dallas Mavericks' trainer and recommended his treatment plan.

June 01, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Maria back in semis

PARIS - Everything came so quickly for Maria Sharapova at the start of her tennis career. Wimbledon champion at age 17. Ranked No. 1 at 18. Second major title at 19, third at 20.

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


Thrashers moving to Canada

ATLANTA - First, the Flames. Now, the Thrashers.

May 31, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tressel should serve as warning to others

In a profession that provides little in the way of job security, Jim Tressel was about as comfortable as a college football coach could get.

May 31, 2011 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Salt water fishing hot off the Georgia coast

Summer is here and there are lots of salt water options along the Georgia coast in the coming month. Whether you want to fish inshore or offshore there are plenty of charters going out every day from Savannah to St. Mary's. Got your own boat and some skills of your own? Got the itch to go it alone? June is a great time to see what you are made of. There will be a variety of willing fish showing up in the next thirty days and there is something out there to suit every style and taste. Before you ...

May 31, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Tressel says bye-bye to Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.

May 30, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


UGA ousted from title contention

HOOVER, Ala. - Nolan Fontana drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout in the top of the ninth inning to lift Florida into the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game with a 3-2 win over Georgia on Saturday.

May 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


FSU takes Tech out of tourney

DURHAM, N.C. - James Ramsey drove in a run and kept his 48-game on base streak alive as Florida State bat Georgia Tech 4-2 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

May 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic extends perfect start

PARIS - Novak Djokovic extended his perfect start to the season at the French Open on Saturday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his 40th straight victory this year.

May 28, 2011 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi leads Barcelona to Champions League crown

WEMBLEY, England - Over 25 years Alex Ferguson has turned Manchester United into English football's most successful side, but an all-powerful Barcelona side is thwarting his quest for European domination.

May 28, 2011 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indy 500 celebrates 100th anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS - When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he'll be tugging along a century's worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.

May 28, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wozniacki upset in 3rd round

PARIS - If Caroline Wozniacki truly was torn up inside about her latest loss at a Grand Slam tournament, she certainly hid it well.

May 28, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Garcia, Palmer share lead at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - While Ryan Palmer is doing everything his caddie tells him, Sergio Garcia is playing just fine without a practice round at the Byron Nelson Championship.

May 27, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clijsters stunned in second round

PARIS - There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.

May 26, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


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South Alabama was the best Sun Belt Team, even if it's too soon to hear

It's a good thing Memorial Day came when it did, because my guess is fans of Sun Belt baseball teams needed some fine elixir ...

May 30, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Fair shake? Refusal to clasp hands creates French Open flap

PARIS - As anyone who ever has played or watched tennis - professional or recreational - knows, the post-match handshake at the net is as much a customary ...

May 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Penguins wary, Predators confident as Game 2 looms

PITTSBURGH - The winning team went nearly two full periods without a shot. The hottest goaltender in the playoffs was only tested 11 times in 58 ...

May 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles come up short in Sun Belt title game

Georgia Southern had another ninth inning comeback for the ages, but the magic didn't last quite long enough.

May 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles in the chip

A night after one of the most thrilling comeback wins in Georgia Southern Baseball history, the Eagles had to erase a deficit once again.

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Timely first inning propels USA to SBC championship

In spite of the rain and the shortening of their baseball tournament, the Sun Belt certainly has delivered on their famous moniker for being "fun".

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles survive, advance in wild one

Heavy rain early in the week forced the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament to wipe out two days of play and turn the event into ...

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Upsets galore: Ark. State and Texas St. move on

In 2016 Coastal Carolina proved it didn't matter what the seed next to your name meant come tournament time.

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Stewart-Haas reaches agreement with former Patrick sponsor

Stewart-Haas Racing and snack company Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jordan Spieth normally doesn't concern himself with the cut line in the middle of a round.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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