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Verizon to give away 250 backpacks to area children

A local business is "giving back to the community" by offering free back-to-school backpacks for area children in need.

July 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




WNBA fines 3 teams, players for shirts in wake of shootings

NEW YORK - Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

July 21, 2016 | | Sports


NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference finally is getting its own TV channel.

July 21, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson, Luke List share Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke List.

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brazil nabs 10 Islamic State backers in Olympics anti-terror swoop

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as "amateurs" who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month's Olympics.

July 21, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


Lawyer: Green case could be resolved before Olympics

EAST LANSING, Mich.- An attorney for Golden State Warriors starDraymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could be resolved before the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

July 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump: 'Safety will be restored"

CLEVELAND - In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that "safety will be restored" if he is elected president, using his Republican convention address to denounce Democrat Hillary Clinton as part of a political class causing the nation's troubles.

July 21, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW | Associated Press


Trump's VP pick taking the stage

CLEVELAND - Straining to shore up Republican unity, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will urge conservatives to shed their unease about Donald Trump Wednesday night as he makes his national convention debut as the businessman's running mate.

July 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN | Associated Press


Earnhardt Jr. to miss 2 more races, replaced by Jeff Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks.

July 20, 2016 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


QB questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning or Cam Newton behind center.

July 20, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Braves drop series in match of NL-worst teams

CINCINNATI - Anthony DeSclafani is giving the Reds what they've missed most of the season.

July 20, 2016 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Trump triumphs as GOP nominee

CLEVELAND - United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman's stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

July 19, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Local


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Trump touring Louisiana flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. - Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. Donald Trump's campaign turnaround plan on Friday featured the unorthodox candidate ...

August 19, 2016 | By MELINDA DESLATTE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Hundreds mourn slain Georgia police officer

EASTMAN - Hundreds of people - including law officers from around Georgia and the nation - mourned a slain Georgia police officer whose funeral was moved to a ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local




SEB splits meet, falls to Islands in three sets

SEB split their volleyball games Thursday night, dropping their first game to Islands High School 25-22, 19-25, 21-25 and coming back to win the second ...

August 18, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Looking beyond the home team in Olympic basketball coverage

NEW YORK (AP) - In Rio and any other Olympics, broadcasters are frequently criticized for a concentration on a home nation's athletes that causes it ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bello, Na share Wyndham lead at -7

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Rested after the Rio Olympics, Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday in the Wyndham Championship for a share of ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US beats France 86-67 to advance to finals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart to retire in June 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women ...

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brazilian police: Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and ...

August 18, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE, PETER PRENGAMAN and LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press | Associated Press


Volunteers sought in Zika battle

WASHINGTON - Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.

August 18, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Mascolo leads Portal Elementary for 2016-17

Dr. Laurie B. Mascolo is set to lead Portal Elementary School through the 2016-17 school year as interim principal, after an Aug. 11 vote by ...

August 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Twins pour it on late to rout Braves

ATLANTA - Kyle Gibson pitched his first nine-inning complete game and the Minnesota Twins overcame two hits from hyped prospect Dansby Swanson in his big league ...

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Swanson makes big league debut for hometown Braves

ATLANTA - Shortstop Dansby Swanson, born and raised in the north Atlanta suburbs, is making no promises to help turn around his hometown Braves.

August 17, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Lady Jackets look for big things in new season

August 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


US routs Argentina 105-78, moves into men's basketball semis

RIO DE JANEIRO - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 17, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


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