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Sam Lofts 87' goal puts Tormenta ahead

South Georgia Tormenta FC can be described in many ways.

June 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Statesboro may not know how good they have it with Justin Houston

For those of you who've been to a Southeast Bulloch softball or Portal baseball game, you know I like to dabble in being a public address announcer.

June 24, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez scores in 67th, Atlanta United beats Rapids 1-0

ATLANTA - Josef Martinez scored in the 67th minute to help expansion Atlanta United beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday night in front of 44,938 fans at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

June 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - Chip Ganassi likes winners, and his drivers have him in prime position to celebrate another victory.

June 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Justin Houstin brings the stars out

From the outset of this weekend's activities, NFL All-Pro and Statesboro High Alum Justin Houston made it clear why he holds a celebrity basketball event and football camp in his hometown.

June 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Justin Houston’s weekend all about Statesboro and the youth

Summertime is usually pretty quiet around Statesboro High School, but for the last three years, Blue Devil alum and current NFL star Justin Houston has brought plenty of life to one hot and lazy weekend.

June 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Bellator set for PPV splash with biggest card at the Garden

Wanderlei Silva skipped a pair of Bellator press conferences set to promote his fight at Madison Square Garden. By the time he showed up for the third, he had to be separated on the stage from Chael Sonnen.

June 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ice Cube has big expectations for his Big3 3-on-3 league

NEW YORK - Ice Cube is not planning an old timer's tour. He isn't interested in All-Star Game intensity.

June 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Justin Houston heads back to Statesboro for charity event

From a small town comes a professional athlete - you already know where this is headed.

June 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Southeast Bulloch football star Jontrell Wells headed to Blue-Grey combine

Under Armour All-American Game, U.S. Army All-American Game, Blue-Grey All-American Game.

June 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


All-4-One track club looks to service Statesboro

The All-4-One Track Club is a non-profit youth program designed to train and motivate young athletes here in Statesboro. They provide a positive atmosphere for youth who want to get in shape for other sports as well as providing a serious outlet for track and field athletes to practice and compete through AAU.

June 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES - Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS.

June 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks draft Wake Forest F Collins at No. 19 in NBA draft

ATLANTA - After dumping Dwight Howard and facing the possible loss of Paul Millsap, the Atlanta Hawks needed to bulk up the front court.

June 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tigers eliminate Florida State from CWS

OMAHA, Neb. - Jared Poche' became LSU's career wins leader, Jake Slaughter hit a three-run homer, and the Tigers eliminated Florida State from the College World Series with a 7-4 win Wednesday night.

June 22, 2017 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: A Father's Day rite of passage

I've been a father for nearly a year. My wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world on June 27, 2016. So while we were most of the way to the finish line during Father's Day 2016, this is the first one in which I can fully participate.

June 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Benson: 'Future is now'

The Sun Belt Conference started sponsoring football in 2001. Since then the league has taken plenty of lumps in the hyper-competitive world of college football ...

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Summers, Eagles trying to turn it around in 2017

When it comes to Sun Belt media day, those interested in Georgia Southern never have to dig too far to find a big story.

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Spieth back on top

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth was happy enough to see his name on the claret jug without wondering where he fit in among the rest of ...

July 24, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth takes lead into final round

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that ...

July 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagle Fan Fest set

The annual Meet the Eagles Fan Fest will be held on Friday, Aug. 4 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Gates will open at 5 p ...

July 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Hot, humid weather to play big part in PDL championship

South Georgia Tormenta FC and Statesboro are ready to host the Premier Development League's Eastern Conference playoffs. And while the semifinal matches don't ...

July 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

The man whom Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall.

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semi

ARLINGTON, Texas - Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team ...

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Countdown to kickoff: Burning questions for every SBC team

This is the first installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

July 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Top teams in Eastern Conference square off in the Boro

Some of the best amatuer soccer in the country will make its way to Erk Russell Athletic Park this weekend as Statesboro plays host to ...

July 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


The Alps behind him, Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

COL D'IZOARD, France - On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only the ...

July 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

July 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Statesboro STEAM getting serious about sports

Residents of Bulloch County are well aware of the Statesboro STEAM Academy, even if they have no idea what actually goes on inside the building ...

July 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia Tech's Dedrick Mills named to preseason All-ACC football team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Defending national champion Clemson leads all schools with five selections to the 2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced on Wednesday.

July 19, 2017 | ACC Media Relations | Sports


Earnhardt Jr.'s wife says competing in Clash not worth risk

Anyone hoping to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. race in the Clash at Daytona next February got their answer from his wife.

July 19, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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