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Blair to take over GSU broadcasts

Five years ago, Chris Blair attained his lifelong dream of becoming a play-by-play voice.

July 05, 2011 | Matt Yogus | State, national sports

Ochocinco tops 150 at Atlanta track

HAMPTON - Chad Ochocinco has turned to NASCAR in his ongoing search for thrills away from the football field.

July 01, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports

Georgia contacts NCAA, SEC over eligibility of two athletes

ATLANTA - Georgia's athletic department has contacted the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference regarding the eligibility of football player Jarvis Jones and incoming basketball player Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

July 01, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports

Battle over Dodgers moves on in bankruptcy court

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.

June 29, 2011 | Randall Chase AP Business writer | State, national sports

Goodell, Smith fly to Florida to talk with rookies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The day began with the NFL commissioner and the players' association head starting another round of talks, this one set to run through Friday, aimed at ending a lockout that is now in its fourth month.

June 29, 2011 | Dave Campbell AP Sports writer | State, national sports

McCann keys Atlanta's rally past Seattle 5-4

SEATTLE (AP) - Tommy Hanson wasn't all that interested in talking about his return from the disabled list.

June 29, 2011 | Tim Booth AP Sports writer | State, national sports

Charles created one of NCAA’s enduring memories

RALEIGH, N.C. - Lorenzo Charles always knew how to deliver.

June 29, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports

Bulldogs land several on watch lists

Georgia football continued to garner more preseason honors as the College Football Performance Awards and the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook released their preseason teams and watch lists.

June 29, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports

Williams sisters, Wozniacki all lose at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Walking away from Centre Court, Oracene Price - mother and sometimes-coach to Serena and Venus Williams - shook her head after watching one daughter lose at Wimbledon, then the other.

June 28, 2011 | Howard Fendrich AP Tennis writer | State, national sports

Freeman's homer leads Braves over Mariners 3-1

SEATTLE (AP) - Freddie Freeman saw first-pitch fastballs in his first two at-bats Monday night.

June 28, 2011 | AP Sports writer | State, national sports

MLB objects to Dodgers bankruptcy financing

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Just hours after Major League Baseball objected to the bankruptcy filing by the Los Angeles Dodgers, accusing team owner Frank McCourt of siphoning off more than $100 million in club revenue and driving the Dodgers into a liquidity crisis, a Delaware judge on Tuesday granted several routine motions that will allow the team to continue operations.

June 28, 2011 | Randall Chase AP Business writer | State, national sports

GSU slugger hits another honor

The American Baseball Coaches Association recently selected Victor Roache as a first-team All-American and named Matt Murray to the All-Atlantic Region second team.

June 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | State, national sports

Despite lockout, Falcons bonding

BUFORD - The NFL lockout hasn't affected an emerging friendship between Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and rookie receiver Julio Jones.

June 24, 2011 | By George Henry Associated Press writer | State, national sports

Eagles look to soar

Lofty expectations are nothing new for the Georgia Southern Eagles. But after four seasons without a playoff appearance - and three head coaches since that loss to Texas State in 2005 - the Eagles' return to the Football Championship Subdivision postseason has some thinking big things in Jeff Monken's second year.

June 22, 2011 | Patrick Donahue | State, national sports

NFL owners, players mull straight split of revenue

ROSEMONT, Ill. - NFL owners and players are discussing a straight split of income in the next collective bargaining agreement that would net the players just under 50 percent of total revenues.

June 22, 2011 | Barry Wilner The Associated Press | State, national sports

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