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Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

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Hawks rally in 4th

Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla.  — Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

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Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

  In a tightly contested pitcher’s duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team’s winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

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Sharper guilty rape, drugging counts

Sharper guilty rape, drugging counts

 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.

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Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

Oklahoma State falls to Oregon, 79-73

   OMAHA, Neb. — Le'Bryan Nash stared at his feet, unable to speak. His teammate, Anthony Hickey, patted him gently on the back. Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave him an encouraging nod.

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Durant likely to miss remainder of season

Durant likely to miss remainder of season

OKLAHOMA CITY — Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

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Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

Gomes, Johnson lift Atlanta Braves over Florida Marlins 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla.— Even though he won 10 games for the marlins last season, Tom Koehler isn't considering himself a lock for Miami's rotation.

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Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

Bracket Busters eliminate top-seeded teams in tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — The UAB Blazers may not have a football program anymore. They do have the first big upset of the NCAA Tournament and hope they can give their university something to rally around.

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Syracuse's Boeheim to retire in three years

Syracuse's Boeheim to retire in three years



    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach — revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But the coda to his decorated career has become tinged with undeniable blemishes, laid out in harsh penalties for violations the NCAA says show Boeheim and the university lost control of athletics.

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Butler back in

Butler back in

DeleteINDIANAPOLIS— Butler is heading back to the NCAA Tournament with a new resume and an old mantra.

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Early exit for Borland

Early exit for Borland

You can still count on two hands how many players walked away from a pro football career with more good days likely ahead of them than behind.

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Can anyone top Kentucky?

Can anyone top Kentucky?



    There's a way to beat Kentucky.

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Georgia Southern falls short in Sun Belt title game

Georgia Southern falls short in Sun Belt title game

 

NEW ORLEANS – The Georgia Southern Eagles went from a ninth-place preseason pick to within one shot of their first NCAA tournament berth since 1992.

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Updated: mar. 15, 2015 8:53 p.m.
Joey Logano routs field to win Xfinity race at Phoenix

Joey Logano routs field to win Xfinity race at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano led all but 24 laps Saturday as he routed the field to win the Xfinity Series at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Ryan Moore takes lead

Ryan Moore takes lead

 PALM HARBOR, Fla.. — Ryan Moore had no trouble explaining how, after 12 consecutive pars to start the third-round of the Valspar Championship, he birdied four of the final six holes Saturday.

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Wild opening week for NFL business season

Wild opening week for NFL business season

Maybe everyone should have known from the way the Super Bowl ended that the beginning of the NFL's business season would be wild.

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One step from the 'Dance'

NEW ORLEANS - Curtis Diamond hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1:49 left to give Georgia Southern a 44-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.

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Brewers ban hand-slapping high-fives because of pink eye

Brewers ban hand-slapping high-fives because of pink eye

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A clubhouse outbreak of pink eye is forcing the Milwaukee Brewers to find a new way to celebrate top plays at spring training.

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No. 19 North Carolina holds Virginia

No. 19 North Carolina holds Virginia

Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.

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Look out for bracket-busters

Look out for bracket-busters

  There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed.

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Davis chips in to take lead at Valspar Championship

Davis chips in to take lead at Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the Valspar Championship.

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Oklahoma football team condemns racist video

Oklahoma football team condemns racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A racist video threatened to divide the Oklahoma football team. The leaders on the squad weren't having it.

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Eagles still winless in midweek

Eagles still winless in midweek


   For the sixth time in as many tries this season, the Georgia Southern Eagles trudged away from a Tuesday or Wednesday game with a loss.

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Outdoor Life: White bass spawning run underway in Oconee

One fishing trip you might want to consider this season is the white bass spawning run on the Oconee and Apalachee Rivers.  It’s currently going on and the action is hot. Actually whites and hybrids can be caught in significant numbers with the right approach and the scenery in both places is pretty rewarding as well.  There are some things you need to know if you have never gone after these two game fish during this time of year but once you have had some success you will always look forward to the next spring-time run.  Here’s a ...

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Bubble teams eye scoreboards

Bubble teams eye scoreboards

  LAS VEGAS — Sin City becomes the western epicenter of March Madness this week with four conference tournaments at various arenas around The Strip.

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Tech pummels Eagles

Tech pummels Eagles

 ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets used two seven-run innings to defeat the Georgia Southern Eagles 22-6 at Russ Chandler Stadium and sweep the two-game season series.

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Free-for-all in NFL free agency

Free-for-all in NFL free agency

NEW YORK  — Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.

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NFL teams dive into free agency

NFL teams dive into free agency


     

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McIlroy has rough day

McIlroy has rough day



   
    DORAL, Fla.— Rory McIlroy rotated his hips, transferred his weight and delivered another moment that golf fans won't soon forget.

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Hawks take down Cavs

Hawks take down Cavs


   
    ATLANTA— Al Horford scored 19 points and Kyle Korver hit two big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter after struggling much of the night, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 106-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in a game could be a preview of what's to come in the playoffs.

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Payne pays visit to Forest Heights

Payne pays visit to Forest Heights



    Golfers from around the area converged on Forest Heights Country Club Thursday afternoon for a fundraiser that netted a donation of $31,750 to the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch.

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Procecutors can't bring up Florida shooting

Procecutors can't bring up Florida shooting



    FALL RIVER, Mass. — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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Updated: mar. 04, 2015 11:32 p.m.
Manning to return in 2015

Manning to return in 2015



    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.

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Vikings pay visit to Adrian Peterson

Vikings pay visit to Adrian Peterson



    The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.

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Georgia Tech topped by Heels

Georgia Tech topped by Heels



    ATLANTA — North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February.

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Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in rented car

Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in rented car



    FALL RIVER, Mass. — A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

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Hawks soar higher than Rockets in win

Hawks soar higher than Rockets in win



    ATLANTA — Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

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Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

BOSTON — There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.

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'Franchise tag' time for NFL

'Franchise tag' time for NFL



    NFL games have begun for 2015.

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Harrington wins in playoff

Harrington wins in playoff



    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.

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Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Ian Poulter didn't realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament.

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Spartans ready to hit field

Spartans ready to hit field



    Whether it’s games, recruiting, practicing or just general discussion, football season never really ends in Statesboro.

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Updated: feb. 28, 2015 11:23 p.m.
Hawks rest players, still get by Miami

Hawks rest players, still get by Miami



    MIAMI — Even without four players, the Atlanta Hawks had more than enough.

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Harrington leads at rain-soaked Honda

Harrington leads at rain-soaked Honda



    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.

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Updated: feb. 28, 2015 11:15 p.m.
Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season

Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.

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Eagles' Fritz receives $100,000 raise

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.

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Updated: feb. 27, 2015 11:17 a.m.
Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

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.

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 4:44 p.m.
Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

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.

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Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

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.

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 11:03 p.m.

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