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ACC wants share of spotlight

ATLANTA - The season's first BCS standings left the ACC again wondering just how the conference can become relevant in national championship discussions.

October 20, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Sports


Donald shares lead at Disney, leads Webb by 2

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Luke Donald figured he might have to win at Disney to have his best shot at capturing the PGA Tour money title. He took a good step Thursday in the Children's Miracle Network Classic with a 6-under 66 for a seven-way share of the lead.

October 20, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Teams bailed as Big East worked on TV

NEW YORK - The Big East was working on a plan for members to hand over their most lucrative television rights to the league before Syracuse and Pittsburgh decided

October 19, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tough lineup at Disney

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Kevin Chappell was on the Magnolia Course practice range at Disney, his only concern getting in nine holes of practice under gathering clouds and trying to remember which golf cart was his.

October 19, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press | Sports


World Series — Must see TV?

ST. LOUIS - A big star who's overcome personal adversity. A popular band that everyone counted out. A crazy critter with a cute nickname.

October 18, 2011 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


NBA sides meet with a mediator

NEW YORK - NBA players and owners are meeting with a federal mediator, and Commissioner David Stern believes more games could be canceled if there isn't movement toward a new labor deal.

October 18, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Firearms season for deer opens Saturday

One of the most anticipated days in Georgia for sportsmen is the opening of gun season for white tailed deer. Georgia is one of the premier destinations in the United States for this wily animal of the woods and hunters from inside and outside the state eagerly look forward to its arrival. The reasons behind this alluring sport are many. The thrill of the chase, the beauty of fall in the woods, the companionship of fellow hunters and the excellent opportunity for a quality buck are just a few of these. It is a matter of record that Georgia far ...

October 18, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


A dark day for racing

By JOHN MARSHALL

October 17, 2011 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA keeps rolling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Georgia Bulldogs know how much a win means to be too choosy about notching any victory.

October 16, 2011 | By TERESA M. WALKER | Sports


Cards within win of pennant, beating Brew Crew 7-1

ST. LOUIS - The bumbling Brewers made four errors that led to three unearned runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived a short start by Jaime Garcia to beat Milwaukee 7-1 Friday night and take a 3-2 lead in the NL championship series.

October 15, 2011 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Simpson stays near lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Webb Simpson kept his name near the top of the leaderboard Friday at Sea Island and his eyes on a showdown with Luke Donald next week at Disney.

October 14, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Union fighting off doubts from NBA players

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - JaVale McGee only acknowledged the inevitable Friday when the Washington Wizards center said a few NBA players are "ready to fold" in their contentious labor negotiations with the league.

October 14, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


With Cruz's boomstick, Texas win from 2nd AL flag

ARLINGTON, Texas - Nelson Cruz is again swinging his big boomstick in October for the Texas Rangers, who are one win from their second consecutive trip to the World Series.

October 14, 2011 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Webb Simpson takes big step toward PGA money title

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Webb Simpson signed up for the McGladrey Classic because it gave him a shot at winning the PGA Tour money title. He played Thursday as though he was intent on doing just that.

October 13, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander walks in the dugout after being relieved in the eig

DETROIT - One moment, Justin Verlander and the Tigers were on the verge of watching their season slip away.

October 13, 2011 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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South Alabama was the best Sun Belt Team, even if it's too soon to hear

It's a good thing Memorial Day came when it did, because my guess is fans of Sun Belt baseball teams needed some fine elixir ...

May 30, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Fair shake? Refusal to clasp hands creates French Open flap

PARIS - As anyone who ever has played or watched tennis - professional or recreational - knows, the post-match handshake at the net is as much a customary ...

May 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Penguins wary, Predators confident as Game 2 looms

PITTSBURGH - The winning team went nearly two full periods without a shot. The hottest goaltender in the playoffs was only tested 11 times in 58 ...

May 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles come up short in Sun Belt title game

Georgia Southern had another ninth inning comeback for the ages, but the magic didn't last quite long enough.

May 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles in the chip

A night after one of the most thrilling comeback wins in Georgia Southern Baseball history, the Eagles had to erase a deficit once again.

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Timely first inning propels USA to SBC championship

In spite of the rain and the shortening of their baseball tournament, the Sun Belt certainly has delivered on their famous moniker for being "fun".

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles survive, advance in wild one

Heavy rain early in the week forced the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament to wipe out two days of play and turn the event into ...

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Upsets galore: Ark. State and Texas St. move on

In 2016 Coastal Carolina proved it didn't matter what the seed next to your name meant come tournament time.

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Stewart-Haas reaches agreement with former Patrick sponsor

Stewart-Haas Racing and snack company Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jordan Spieth normally doesn't concern himself with the cut line in the middle of a round.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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