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Healthy Azarenka coasts into third round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Unseeded and floating dangerously in the draw, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka took out No. 8-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the third round at the first major of 2015.

January 22, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Belichick issue flat denials

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

January 22, 2015 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharpshooting Korver leading red-hot Hawks

ATLANTA - Kyle Korver spent most of his career running around behind the 3-point stripe, a guy whose singular quest was to get open for a long-range shot at the basket.

January 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


So close: Nadal, Sharapova survive

MELBOURNE, Australia - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.

January 21, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Time to take Jimmy Walker seriously

HONOLULU - Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed.

January 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No worries for Djokovic, Williams in 1st round

MELBOURNE, Australia - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.

January 20, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: So long, everyone, and thanks for the memories

From the Portal Panthers in the 2008 GHSA basketball final four, to the unforgettable GSU win over the Florida Gators on the gridiron in 2013 and the program's first Sun Belt title the following year, I've covered a lot of great moments in the pages of the Statesboro Herald.

January 19, 2015 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Seahawks savor comeback win

RENTON, Wash. - A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.

January 19, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rooney Rule good, even if teams violate 'spirit'

Tony Dungy was an up-and-coming NFL assistant in his early 30s when he met with the Green Bay Packers about their opening for a head coach in 1988.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Litke: First question of Super Bowl: 'You mad, bro?'

The final "Jeopardy!" category is Super Bowl XLIX, and the clue is: "You mad, bro?"

January 19, 2015 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


New controversy surrounds Patriots

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks get 13th straight win

ATLANTA - The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.

January 19, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Super matchup: Seahawks face Patriots for NFL championship

For Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they'll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady's New England Patriots.

January 19, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press | Sports


Walker shoots 62, takes lead

HONOLULU - Defending champion Jimmy Walker one-putted his last 11 holes Saturday on his way to an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead in the Sony Open.

January 17, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kuchar, Simpson tied for lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar made enough birdies on the back nine Friday to build a little separation and share the lead in the Sony Open.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Eagles' Fritz receives $100,000 raise

In his first season as Georgia Southern head coach, Willie Fritz guided the Eagles to a Sun Belt Championship in their inaugural season at the FBS level. Georgia Southern finished the season with a 9-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 run through Sun Belt competition.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Sports


Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.

February 26, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

February 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: No country for older men

Nope, this isn't about Cormac McCarthy's novel. This is more along the lines of the aging process. I have listed some of the aggravations concerning this topic in the past. Namely stuff like the lessening of hand-eye coordination, lack of stamina, having to take numerous pills, and the inability to keep up with young boys on the basketball court to name a few. This issue reared its ugly head again recently battering me in a most merciless manner.

February 25, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Hawks crush short-handed Mavs

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.

February 25, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

February 25, 2015 | By ROBERT JABLON | Sports


Chemist involved in baseball steroids case gets 18 months

MIAMI - A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

February 25, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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