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Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early.

January 20, 2018 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Andrew Landry tops crowded CareerBuilder leaderboard

LA QUINTA, Calif. - CareerBuilder Challenge leader Andrew Landry was quick to point out the windy forecast.

January 20, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate.

January 19, 2018 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Pats quiet on injured hand

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.

January 19, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER | Sports


Kyrgios defeats Tsonga in four-set thriller

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for a night at the Australian Open.

January 19, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Olympic gold medalist Raisman speaks out about assault

LANSING, Mich. - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison.

January 19, 2018 | By DAVE EGGERT The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fishing's winter wonderland

Sadly, deer season is over but outdoorsmen can take heart. Of course there are still some small game possibilities but if you love fishing and have been yearning for the feel of a largemouth bass on the end of your reel, listen up. One thing I've learned over the years is that there are plenty of bass to be caught in these cold weather months at your favorite local farm ponds if you pick the right times and lures. Obviously there are days when it's just no fun fighting the extreme cold and most of us don't ...

January 16, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles win a thriller in Boone

BOONE, N.C. – Tookie Brown scored a game-high 21 points, including the last four of the contest for the Eagles, and Georgia Southern overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to top Appalachian State, 60-59, in Sun Belt Conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon in the Holmes Center.

January 13, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


NFL Playoffs - Divisional round kicks off

What America saw last weekend from the Atlanta Falcons was similar to what the team showed for 2½ quarters of last year's Super Bowl.

January 12, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Harman extends good play in Hawaii and takes Sony Open lead

HONOLULU - Different islands, vastly different golf courses, same good play from Brian Harman.

January 12, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open.

January 12, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donaldson, Bryant set records ahead of arbitration swap

NEW YORK - Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records Friday when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year contracts rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams.

January 12, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Eagles fly by Arkansas State

January 04, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Living: Raccoon hunting fever at Winter Peak

(Authors note: Thanks to all who sent comments and opinions concerning last week's article on the Second Amendment. That turned out to be a great discussion with many valid points offered. I tried to reply to everyone but if I did not get yours answered just send an e-mail to me and I'll respond.)

January 02, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Tormenta FC picks up more awards

South Georgia Tormenta FC walked away from the 2016 Premier Development League awards last season with the title of 'Best New Franchise'. A second year of competition has only served to brighten Tormenta's shining star as the organization picked up multiple additional honors earlier this month at the 2017 awards, held in Tampa, Fla.

December 28, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Bubba Watson takes lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie ...

February 17, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Southern, not State

With Georgia Southern mired in a three-game slide and trying to hang on to a top-four spot in the Sun Belt Conference standings - which will ...

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Living: Turkey season straight ahead

Georgia's turkey hunting season is only about six weeks out. It opens on March 24th and runs through May 15th. The bag limit is ...

February 14, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Spring Training begins across MLB

Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for ...

February 14, 2018 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Adrian Peterson joins Georgia Southern football staff

College Football Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson and Georgia Southern alum has been named the director of student-athlete development for the Georgia Southern football program ...

February 13, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Olympics getting a bit too 'wintery'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The Winter Olympics are supposed to be cold, of course. Just maybe not THIS cold.

February 12, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR and HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writers | Sports


Ragin' Cajuns roll to win over Eagles

Four UL Lafeyette players cracked double-digit scoring, and the Ragin' Cajuns shot 51 percent from the field. That sent the Georgia Southern men's basketball ...

February 10, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


UL Lafayette ladies top Georgia Southern

The Louisiana women's basketball team closed out the first half hitting 5-of-6 three-pointers to open up a double-digit halftime lead, then held on for ...

February 10, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Michigan State plans to fire official over Nassar scandal

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University said Friday it plans to fire a high-ranking administrator who told police he never followed up after ordering sports doctor ...

February 09, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press | Sports


Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make

The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include ...

February 09, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Storey defends title at individual tournament

Heading into the second playing of Georgia Southern's individual men's golf tournament, GS coach Carter Collins said that he thought his team had ...

February 05, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Power agent Scott Boras slams MLB

NEW YORK - Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing ...

February 05, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Foles outduels Brady, Patriots to win Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Foles did his best Tom Brady impersonation, leading a late-game comeback to cap a season that began as a backup and ended as ...

February 05, 2018 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


BUBBLE WATCH: Big wins put NC State within reach of NCAA bid

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State wasn't supposed to even be in this position, entering February with several marquee wins and in the discussion ...

February 02, 2018 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110

BOSTON - Terry Rozier's second act as an NBA starter was just as impressive as his first.

February 02, 2018 | By GETHIN COOLBAUGH Associated Press | Sports


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