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Chicago offers Midwesterners chance to return

The year that helped Justin Allgaier break into NASCAR's national level was 2008, when he won six races in his family-owned ARCA car and was propelled into a full-time Nationwide Series ride for the next season. In the process, the native of Riverton, Ill., was heeding words of wisdom offered by another prominent driver from the Midwest.

June 03, 2011 | By David Caraviello NASCAR.COM | State, national sports


South Carolina can’t overlook Georgia Southern in regional

The South Carolina Gamecocks are the No. 4 overall seed in the 64-team NCAA baseball tournament. They're the only Southeastern Conference team that has been to the regionals each year since 2000. They've been to Omaha for the College World Series four times in the past 11 years. They're the defending national champions. And Georgia Southern's got to play them today.

June 03, 2011 | By Matt Yogus myogus@statesboroherald.com | State, national sports


Thrashers will relocate to Winnipeg

ATLANTA - First, the Flames. Now, the Thrashers.

June 01, 2011 | Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | State, national sports


For NASCAR’s Keselowski, leadership stems from life lessons

For Brad Keselowski, learning to lead on the race track was easy: step on the gas and turn the wheel. Learning to lead off the track?

May 27, 2011 | By Mark Aumann | State, national sports


NFL owners tackle player safety rules

NFL owners got their major on-field business out of the way quickly Tuesday, leaving them plenty of time to discuss labor strategy.

May 25, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Allegations swirl around Armstrong

For years, George Hincapie not only was a key cog on Lance Armstrong's cycling team, but he also was one of Armstrong's closest friends.

May 24, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


New car will mean bigger learning curve

After finally seeing some light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, last weekend's 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway was almost a microcosm of Rusty Wallace Racing's season to date.

May 20, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Thrashers fans trying to save team

ATLANTA - Atlanta Thrashers fans are planning to take advantage of possibly their last opportunity to demonstrate support for the NHL to remain in Atlanta.

May 20, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


NFL lockout still on after court ruling

MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL's lockout remains in place, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. That means the league likely won't get back to business until at least next month - and maybe much longer than that.

May 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Falcons QB acting as a player-coach

BUFORD - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan says he doesn't mind working as a player and a coach during the NFL lockout.

May 13, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


LB leads Falcons’ workouts

CUMMING - During the brief lifting of the NFL lockout, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Coy Wire got plenty of encouragement from coach Mike Smith.

May 11, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Smith, Teague lead Hawks past Bulls 100-88

ATLANTA (AP) - There's a tape that Josh Smith's coach wants him to see.

May 09, 2011 | Paul Newberry The Associated Press | State, national sports


Braves power their way past Phillies 5-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Decked in plenty of pink, Freddie Freeman had a career night.

May 09, 2011 | Rob Maaddi AP Sports writer | State, national sports


Locked out, Falcons build playground

ATLANTA - As NFL labor woes keep his players away from football, Falcons owner Arthur Blank and his employees worked Thursday to build a place for kids to play.

May 06, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Georgia Southern greats Peterson, Foster back on pro rosters

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Georgia Southern All-American and Walter Payton Award winner Adrian Peterson was selected by the Virginia Destroyers in the third round, 14th pick overall, of the United Football League (UFL) draft May 2. Peterson, who played eight seasons with the NFL's Chicago Bears from 2002-09, helped Georgia Southern win back-to-back national championships in 1999 and 2000. Head coach and general manager Marty Shottenheimer leads the Destroyers into their inaugural season, which begins in August.

May 06, 2011 | Statesboro Herald | State, national sports


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