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Tight end the new 'it' position in NFL

From Gonzo to Gronk to Graham, tight ends are running past, around and through defenders at an unprecedented rate. Hey, the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski does all of those things on one play.

January 21, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Turnovers, or lack therof, important

Protect the ball or go home.

January 21, 2012 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Paterno clinging to life

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno's doctors say the former Penn State coach's condition has become "serious" after he experienced complications from lung cancer in recent days.

January 21, 2012 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks dominate, blow out Cleveland

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks, coming off a loss that prompted their coach to say they quit, responded with their highest scoring output of the season in a 121-94 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

January 21, 2012 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena steamrolls into fourth round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Just before she walked on court, Greta Arn said she was looking forward to the "privilege" of playing her first match against Serena Williams. Some privilege.

January 21, 2012 | By CAROLINE CHEESE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Iguodala rallies 76ers in 3rd quarter to beat Hawks

PHILADELPHIA - Jrue Holiday had 16 points and 11 assists, and Thaddeus Young scored 20 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 90-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

January 20, 2012 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks show toughness without Horford

ATLANTA - When Al Horford tumbled to the court, his hopes of playing again this season all but snuffed out, everyone figured he'd take the Atlanta Hawks down with him.

January 19, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ailing Roddick out of tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Roddick lunged for a shot by Lleyton Hewitt and felt a sharp pain in his right leg. He stayed down on his hands and one knee for a few seconds, wondering if his Australian Open was finished.

January 19, 2012 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manning, Brady return after missing practice

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Tough luck, Frisco fans. Eli Manning's tummy is just fine.

January 19, 2012 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks kick Blazers

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson bounced back from a sluggish start to score 24 points and came up with a key defensive play down the stretch, leading the Atlanta Hawks to their fourth straight victory since losing All-Star center Al Horford, 92-89, over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

January 18, 2012 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Memories of things that go bump in the night

As an 11-year-old boy, I was quite aware that the world was full of monsters, ghouls, hobgoblins and other creatures that roamed the earth.

January 17, 2012 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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


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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


Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the ...

January 19, 2018 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Pats quiet on injured hand

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.

January 19, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER | Sports


Kyrgios defeats Tsonga in four-set thriller

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for ...

January 19, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Olympic gold medalist Raisman speaks out about assault

LANSING, Mich. - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the ...

January 19, 2018 | By DAVE EGGERT The Associated Press | Sports


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