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Panthers gamble on Cam

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers selected Auburn quarterback Cam Newton with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, gambling the Heisman Trophy winner will overcome questions about his character and work ethic to become the team's first franchise quarterback.

April 28, 2011 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Magic is gone

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson provided his usual offensive spark. His biggest play, though, was getting a hand on a missed shot.

April 28, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks still in control of series

ATLANTA - There's a sign on the wall leading into the Atlanta Hawks' locker room that says: "We Control Our Own Destiny."

April 27, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Magic is back

ORLANDO, Fla. - Jason Richardson scored 17 points and J.J. Redick added 14 to help the Orlando Magic stay alive in the playoffs with a 101-76 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

April 26, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Catfish — sometimes a forgotten fishing target

We fishermen often get obsessed with the marquee species. Largemouth bass, striped bass, and hybrids are all worthy opponents and admirable targets for our attentions. There are however, other fish of significance and they can be found all over Georgia. There are three major types of catfish that can be caught throughout the state in trophy proportions, in great numbers, and with relative ease. Channel cats, blue cats and flathead cats are prevalent all over our state and with a little preparation and effort you can put them in your frying pan or hang them on your wall.

April 26, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


NFL in 'lockout limbo'

Lockout has turned into limbo for NFL players and owners, and everyone is stuck there for the time being.

April 26, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uncle Mo picking up speed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Uncle Mo looks good to go. The Factor is good to go home.

April 26, 2011 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Zaza returns for Game 5 in Atlanta

ATLANTA - When Zaza Pachulia showed up for practice Monday, one guy was really glad to see him.

April 25, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No free agency making things tough

NEW YORK - Strange. Unique. Weird.

April 25, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Dialed In slight favorite on AP list

A combination of major upsets and minor injuries have turned what appeared to be a strong Kentucky Derby field into a wide-open affair.

April 25, 2011 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


OSU facing 'major' charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a sharply worded rebuke of Ohio State's Jim Tressel, the NCAA on Monday accused the 10-year coach of withholding information and lying to keep Buckeyes players on the field who had accepted improper benefits from the owner of a tattoo parlor.

April 25, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Judge ends lockout, NFL to appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A federal judge on Monday ordered an end to the NFL lockout, giving the players an early victory in their fight with the owners over how to divide the $9 billion business.

April 25, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donald within reach of world No. 1

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Luke Donald was more concerned about who was behind him at The Heritage than what's ahead should he win Sunday.

April 23, 2011 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Two suspended for Game 4 between Hawks and Magic

ATLANTA - Stan Van Gundy says he's getting tired of all the flopping by Atlanta's big men. The Hawks accuse Orlando star Dwight Howard of being a little too loose with his elbows. And Jason Richardson sums up his feelings about Zaza Pachulia this way: "I don't like him."

April 23, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Crawford's big 3 gives Hawks win over Magic, 88-84

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford banked in a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to cap a brilliant second half, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 88-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night and a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

April 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


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Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever

Bob Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice.

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks focus on re-signing Millsap following first-round exit

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to ...

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Challenger back in form

For the last two seasons, Evan Challenger has been the rock of Georgia Southern's weekend rotation.

April 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Brant, Ellis repeat as GISA state champions for BA

To say Saturday was a big day for high school track in field in Georgia would be a understatement.

April 29, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Wild pitch seals win for Eagles

It took a lot more drama - and one more inning - than Tuesday night's cozy 15-7 victory stroll, but Georgia Southern completed a home-and-home sweep ...

April 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Southeast Bulloch splits first round with Crisp

CORDELE - After just missing on several opportunities in the first half, the Southeast Bulloch Lady Jackets connected on three shots from outside the 18-yard penalty ...

April 26, 2017 | By JIM HEALY | Sports


Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death

BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who ...

April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

STUTTGART, Germany - Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on ...

April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles come up short at Sun Belt championship

DESTIN, Fla. – Archer Price and Steven Fisk each won two matches, but the Georgia Southern men's golf team came up short, falling 3-2 to ...

April 25, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Sports


Wren goes for eight RBI in big win for Eagles

Mercer entered its home game against Georgia Southern Tuesday night in Macon with a sterling 35-7 record and the national lead in wins.

April 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Falcons' 'Trader Tom' Dimitroff on hunt for more draft deals

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Thomas Dimitroff seemed surprised by the suggestion he might not try to make a bold move up from the Falcons' No. 31 ...

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most feared ...

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks back in playoff series following win over Washington

ATLANTA - The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up.

April 23, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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