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Column: In BCS, players often pursue same major

When Jay Finch arrived at Georgia Tech, he wasn't just interested in being a lineman for the Yellow Jackets football team. He wanted to study architecture, too.

September 05, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Columnist | Sports


Serena crushes Azarenka in straight sets

NEW YORK - If anyone still harbored any doubts about whether Serena Williams is back at her best, she put on a pretty persuasive performance during the first 17 minutes of her third-round match Saturday at the U.S. Open.

September 04, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Sharapova ousted; 1st 3-set loss of 2011

NEW YORK - That Maria Sharapova's shaky serving contributed to her early exit at the U.S. Open - to the tune of a dozen double-faults - came as no surprise. She's faced that problem for quite some time.

September 02, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Metter, Portal fight to stay unbeaten

PORTAL - Sometimes it is as simple as getting the ball from the center to the quarterback.

September 01, 2011 | By SCOTT GARNER Herald Correspondent | Sports


Boise State heads into SEC territory

College football's most debated team has another referendum game.

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


Outdoor Life: Dove hunting a fall ritual

Author's note: It has been a year since I've been making my weekly visit with you in the Statesboro Herald. In celebration I offer up a story that many South Georgia hunters can relate to - the opening day of dove season. For most of my adult life we have had a dove shoot on the first day of hunting season. It is a time when family and friends have gathered to share fellowship, food and a day of outdoor life. This is a story about one of our exploits.

August 30, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Fish going swimmingly

By EDDIE PELLS

August 29, 2011 | By EDDIE PITTS AP National Writer | Sports


Johnson beats the rain and the field at The Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - The way Dustin Johnson began the final round of The Barclays, he figured the only thing that could keep him from winning was the rain.

August 27, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kuchar in front and facing a sprint at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - What once looked to be a long week at The Barclays suddenly has turned into a sprint.

August 26, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Capuano leads Mets to 6-0 win

NEW YORK - Chris Capuano pitched the game of his life, tossing a two-hitter and striking out a career-high 13 as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 Friday night in their final matchup before taking a break because of Hurricane Irene.

August 26, 2011 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Leonard leads at Forest Heights

Bill Leonard of Kennesaw is the leader after two rounds of the 25th Georgia Senior Championship at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. Leonard's 1-under-par 143 (74-69) is the only score under par through the first 36 holes.

August 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Sports


Three-way tie after Round 1 at Forest Heights

A trio of players, Jackson Moore of Marietta, Vidalia's Wally Adams and Jimmy Jackson of Macon, each carded a 2-under-par 70 in the opening round to lead the 25th Georgia Senior Championship, taking place at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Wednesday.

August 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Sports


Athlete of the Week: SEB's Wilkes K's Laney

As Taylor Wilkes entered her freshman year at Southeast Bulloch last season, she was thrown right into the fire.

August 24, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sappington aims to defend title

Spencer Sappington says his game is not in its best form, but don't try telling the other 143 golfers in the field for the 25th Annual Georgia Senior Championship that the Milton golfer should not be favored to win the event.

August 23, 2011 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Bow fishing as a new twist

In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.

August 23, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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Countdown to kickoff: Burning questions for every SBC team

This is the first installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

July 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Top teams in Eastern Conference square off in the Boro

Some of the best amatuer soccer in the country will make its way to Erk Russell Athletic Park this weekend as Statesboro plays host to ...

July 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


The Alps behind him, Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

COL D'IZOARD, France - On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only the ...

July 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

July 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Statesboro STEAM getting serious about sports

Residents of Bulloch County are well aware of the Statesboro STEAM Academy, even if they have no idea what actually goes on inside the building ...

July 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia Tech's Dedrick Mills named to preseason All-ACC football team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Defending national champion Clemson leads all schools with five selections to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced on Wednesday.

July 19, 2017 | ACC Media Relations | Sports


Earnhardt Jr.'s wife says competing in Clash not worth risk

Anyone hoping to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. race in the Clash at Daytona next February got their answer from his wife.

July 19, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast: Tyson Summers

July 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


FIFA turmoil far from over

More than a year since FIFA declared the end of its corruption turmoil, the optimism has proved misguided. The latest arrest, of a man one ...

July 18, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth looks for another major

SOUTHPORT, England - With a chance to close out the match, Jordan Spieth fired his second shot into the par-5 15th at Royal Birkdale and it ...

July 18, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Preseason letter from Tom Kleinlein

Dear Eagle Nation,

July 18, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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