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Oregon takes wild Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. - Oregon's incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks' first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years.

January 02, 2012 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


UF dominates in Gator Bowl win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida's Jaye Howard timed the snap perfectly, blew through two defenders and violently slammed Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to the ground.

January 02, 2012 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Orton vs. Tebowmania

DENVER - Kyle Orton won't come out and say it, calling his much-anticipated return to Denver on Sunday just another chance to take the field and play a football game.

December 31, 2011 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Versus becomes NBC Sports Network on Monday

NEW YORK - The cable channel with three names in 5½ years is getting its new identity from one of the most recognizable brands in sports broadcasting.

December 31, 2011 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oklahoma runs to win over Iowa

TEMPE, Ariz. - Blake Bell ran for three touchdowns to help No. 19 Oklahoma survive a late rally and a crashing camera to beat Iowa 31-14 in the Insight Bowl Friday night.

December 31, 2011 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer | Sports


Brock Lesnar retires after 1st-round loss at UFC 141

LAS VEGAS - Brock Lesnar took one last kick to his stomach and crumpled at the side of the cage, unable to fight back when Alistair Overeem pounced.

December 31, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scandal, labor woes make 2011 pretty tough year

Even after all the turmoil 2011 brought to sports, what with the NBA and NFL players and owners huddling with lawyers and accountants, more unsettling reports of brains ravaged by hard hits, and college players being given cash, tattoos, access to strip clubs and pretty much anything else you can imagine, the games still mattered.

December 30, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP Columnist | Sports


FSU rallies to beat Notre Dame

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and used a pair of touchdown passes by E.J. Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins to slip past Notre Dame, 18-14, in the Champs Sports Bowl on Thursday night.

December 29, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press | Sports


Mizzou, A&M begin SEC play at home in 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Missouri and Texas A&M will play their first Southeastern Conference games at home Sept. 8, and Alabama will visit LSU in a rematch of the Bowl Championship Series national championship Nov. 3.

December 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks victorious in home opener

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards, 101-83, on Wednesday night.

December 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Red Sox trade South Effingham grad Reddick to Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. - Bobby Valentine has found his new man for the back end of the Boston bullpen.

December 28, 2011 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Ex-UGA star Green surprised to make Pro Bowl

CINCINNATI - A.J. Green didn't think he'd make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. His incredible catches were too much to ignore.

December 28, 2011 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks win their season opener

NEWARK, N.J. - Marvin Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks opened a double-digit lead early and cruised to a 106-70 victory over the sluggish Nets on Tuesday night in their final home opener in New Jersey.

December 27, 2011 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Time to plan your 2012 outdoor excursions

A new year is fast approaching and there are plenty of sporting adventures for every month of the year. What follows are my top suggestions for keeping your outdoor calendar full of cool things to do throughout the year. Of course, some of these can be done at different times of the year but what I'm giving you is a schedule that will help you get to all of them at the peak times. Some also require advance planning and there's no time like the present to pencil in the dates and make sure your arrangements are in ...

December 27, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


A topsy-turvy season

With one week to go in the post-lockout season, it's not too early to look at the success stories and utter failures of the NFL.

December 26, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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Security as tight as ever for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state ...

January 27, 2018 | AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Sports


Noren takes one-stroke lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Alex Noren of Sweden has all the credentials to be on the fringe of the elite in golf. He is a nine-time winner ...

January 27, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Wozniacki claims first career major championship

MELBOURNE, Australia - For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question ...

January 27, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wozniacki, Halep both hoping 3rd time is lucky in final

MELBOURNE, Australia - For both Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, the Australian Open women's final on Saturday is a chance to put the demons of ...

January 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN BERGMAN Associated Press | Sports


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


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