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Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Why watch?

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:

December 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hawks out to prove they're the real deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.

December 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Messes of the masses

After some reflection I've concluded that a goodly portion of my life has been consumed with picking up stuff.

December 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Harbaugh's future will overshadow final two weeks for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh welcomes a sit-down with 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future - his future - after a season that will end in two weeks without a playoff berth for the first time during his four-year tenure.

December 15, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manziel flops in first start

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police once again offended by NFL player

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles' Ferguson returns from suspension

Georgia Southern men's basketball star Eric Ferguson's suspension was lifted Monday, effective immediately, according to GSU athletic director Tom Kleinlein.

December 15, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons still in playoff mix despite another loss

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.

December 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


A scandal-free Heisman Trophy ceremony, for once

NEW YORK - It was just two guys talking football and posing for pictures with a big bronze trophy.

December 12, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Navy enters rivalry with 12 straight wins

BALTIMORE - Navy's unprecedented 12-game winning streak against Army has increased the pressure on both teams Saturday.

December 12, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bad December? No problem in NFL

Discussing his Green Bay Packers' victory over the Atlanta Falcons on a snowy night at Lambeau Field this week, coach Mike McCarthy uttered the sort of platitude that certainly sounds true.

December 12, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Peterson's appeal denied, suspension upheld

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL's hard line on Adrian Peterson held up.

December 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Harbaugh gets big reception as he returns to Michigan

December 30, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons fire Mike Smith after 2nd straight losing season

ATLANTA - Mike Smith was fired as the Atlanta Falcons' coach Monday, one day after the end of his second straight losing season and a 34-3 rout by the Carolina Panthers before booing fans at the Georgia Dome.

December 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM 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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