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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 pdonahue@effinghamherald.net | 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


Nadal, Venus Williams win opening-round matches

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Rafael Nadal opened his Wimbledon title defense with a convincing victory Monday, beating Michael Russell 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on a "fantastic" day while his parents watched from the Royal Box.

June 20, 2011 | Stephen Wilson AP Sports Writer | State, national sports


Hawks GM ready for waiting game

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks general manager Rick Sund doesn't have much leverage entering the NBA draft next week.

June 20, 2011 | By George Henry The Associated Press | State, national sports


Earnhardt Jr. upbeat despite winless streak

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. tries not to worry too much about his winless stretch, which reached three years earlier this week.

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


Big dreams back for GSU football

It's been a long time since the expectations were this high for the Georgia Southern Eagles.

June 17, 2011 | Matt Yogus myogus@statesboroherald.com | State, national sports


Wimmer taking his career one race at a time

Rather than chuckle at the irony of Richard Childress Racing being his racing savior in 2011, Wisconsin veteran Scott Wimmer chooses to cherish the relationships.

June 17, 2011 | By Dave Rodman NASCAR.com | State, national sports


Better than advertised

ESPN's AFC East reporter Tim Graham recently included Gary Guyton among his list of underrated players in the conference.

June 15, 2011 | Patty Leon | State, national sports


NFL player hailed as hero for saving child

AMERICUS - Kansas City Chiefs player Leonard Pope is being hailed as a hero by a South Georgia mother, who credits him with saving her son from drowning.

June 15, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Johnson will have Jackets back on top

The regular season doesn't get under way for a few months, but there's never a bad time to discuss college football in the South.

June 15, 2011 | Jeff Whitten | State, national sports


Vick tells graduates of redemption

PHILADELPHIA - In the minutes before giving his first commencement speech, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick professed to be more nervous than before a football game.

June 13, 2011 | Kathy Matheson The Associated Press | State, national sports


Heat won't look back, Mavs don't feel defeated

DALLAS (AP) - A chance for another championship ahead of him, Dwyane Wade refused to look back.

June 07, 2011 | Brian Mahoney AP Basketball writer | State, national sports


Braves take another LHP with first-round pick

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have drafted left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin from Florida State with their first pick in the amateur draft.

June 07, 2011 | The Associated Press | State, national sports


Southern falls to USC, trails NC State

Georgia Southern was eliminated from the NCAA Division I baseball regional Saturday in Columbia, S.C., losing 5-2 to North Carolina State

June 06, 2011 | Staff and wire report | State, national sports


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