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Outdoor Life - Tips for hunting the elusive mallard duck

Duck hunters will mostly tell you that their gold standard is the mallard. This wily and elusive trophy is one of the most sought after prizes of waterfowl hunters all over the country. The male (drake) makes an impressive mount and is a worthy adversary especially as the season wears on and they have been hounded and shot at a few times. The mallard is typically 20-26 inches long with an average wingspan between 32-39 inches and a body weight between 1.5 and 3.5 pounds. The drake is easily identifiable by his bright green head and the female ...

November 29, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Urban Meyer picks up the reins, takes Ohio St. job

COLUMBUS, Ohio - If Ohio State did not come calling, Urban Meyer says he was planning to stay away from coaching for at least another year.

November 28, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Syracuse fires Bernie Fine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims' advocates questioned whether he should still coach following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men.

November 28, 2011 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Alabama crushes Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. - Trent Richardson and No. 2 Alabama turned the Iron Bowl into a statement game. Now, they'll wait and see what happens in the national title and Heisman Trophy races.

November 26, 2011 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


VT headed to ACC title game

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Logan Thomas threw for two touchdowns and ran for one and David Wilson scored on two long runs in the second half as No. 6 Virginia Tech shut out No. 24 Virginia 38-0 on Saturday.

November 26, 2011 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Players, owners reach tentative deal

NEW YORK - After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.

November 26, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


LSU powers past Arkansas

BATON ROUGE, La. - Tyrann Mathieu channeled his best Billy Cannon and No. 1 LSU was on its way to another run-away victory in the biggest game at Tiger Stadium in half a century.

November 25, 2011 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic eliminated from ATP finals

LONDON - All that success finally caught up to Novak Djokovic.

November 25, 2011 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ireland team joins Australia in World Cup lead

HAINAN, China - Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell shot a 4-under 68 in the second round Friday to give Ireland a share of the lead with Australia at the World Cup.

November 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


Game of the Century II

BATON ROUGE, La. - As huge and heavy as the trophy known as "The Boot" may be, Arkansas and LSU both have much bigger things to play for when their annual Thanksgiving week rivalry is renewed today.

November 24, 2011 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Packers beat Lions, remain undefeated

DETROIT - The Green Bay Packers are working on a perfect season. The Detroit Lions have plenty to work on following a slew of physical and mental mistakes.

November 24, 2011 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Romo rallies Cowboys to victory over Dolphins

ARLINGTON, Texas - Tony Romo doesn't care about winning in style. He's leading the Dallas Cowboys to victories, and that's all that matters.

November 24, 2011 | By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Lions pumped for Packers

DETROIT - The last time Aaron Rodgers and the Packers came to Detroit, they looked like anything but Super Bowl contenders.

November 23, 2011 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take 11/24 - The BCS is still a big ol' mess

The Bowl Championship Series initiated its national championship game in the 1998-99 season. The concept was hailed as a great step forward from the seemingly archaic bowl system and promised a combination of rankings and evaluations that would produce the two best teams in a national championship game each January.

November 23, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


4-game win streak for Cowboys-Dolphins winner

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Cowboys and Dolphins playing on Thanksgiving will forever conjure memories of the 1993 game. Dallas defensive lineman Leon Lett adding to his blunderful reputation by sliding across ice and snow to bring alive a dead ball, setting up Miami for the winning kick as time ran out.

November 23, 2011 | By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. - President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day ...

September 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

September 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

CHICAGO - Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily ...

September 22, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Sports


Struggling Eagles face Indiana

Indiana University historically has been one of the worst football programs in the Big Ten.

September 22, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Thomas tied at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship.

September 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statement win

Following their 8-0 loss to Ware County Tuesday, Statesboro's softball team needed a bounceback win to keep their hopes of claiming the No.1 ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road favorites all over the board in Week 3

Texans coach Bill O'Brien says "you can't hide in the NFL."

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its new star

SONOMA, Calif. - It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

NEW YORK - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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