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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 kick off until tonight, the competition is already underway.

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 that is one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

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 Belt team will go under the microscope in respect to questions for the 2017 season, strengths and weaknesses, predicted records and more.

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 the Premier Development League's Eastern Conference playoffs on Saturday and Sunday.

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 hardiest organisms survive. A few pine trees, tough old grasses, some stubborn flowers and, now joining that rare breed, Chris Froome.

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 on Northside Drive across from University Tire.

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


GATAcast: Tyson Summers

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


FIFA turmoil far from over

More than a year since FIFA declared the end of its corruption turmoil, the optimism has proved misguided. The latest arrest, of a man one heartbeat from the presidency of world soccer, demonstrated that on Tuesday.

July 18, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth looks for another major

SOUTHPORT, England - With a chance to close out the match, Jordan Spieth fired his second shot into the par-5 15th at Royal Birkdale and it never left the flag, bounding onto the green about 20 feet behind the hole.

July 18, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Preseason letter from Tom Kleinlein

Dear Eagle Nation,

July 18, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Sergio eyes Open, then wedding

SOUTHPORT, England - Sergio Garcia won't be wearing his green jacket from Augusta National at his wedding.

July 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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GATAcast: Carter Collins

Mike sits down with Georgia Southern men's golf coach Carter Collins to talk about a promising 2017-18 season, summer tournaments and an upcoming trip ...

August 19, 2017 | | Sports


Will another unknown win Heisman?

Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy.

August 18, 2017 | By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Change and routine working together in Eagles camp

Every new football season brings about change of some sort.

August 16, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Davis makes up other half of BA wonder duo

Last week the Herald ran a story about Bulloch Academy trapshooter JT Osborne and his success on the national trapshooting circuit.

August 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

August 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

August 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast: Dustin Wood

Mike talks to Georgia Southern Volleyball coach Dustin Wood about the upcoming season.

August 16, 2017 | | Sports


Something missing from football season

Across the country, football teams at all levels of the game are in high gear in preparation for the upcoming season.

August 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Mark down the dates: NBA unveils full 2017-18 schedule

NEW YORK - DeMarcus Cousins will make an early season trip back to Sacramento, while Gordon Hayward will wait almost all season to see Utah again.

August 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


WWE: Pro wrestler Ric Flair out of surgery and resting

ATLANTA - World Wrestling Entertainment says pro wrestling legend Ric Flair is out of surgery and resting after being hospitalized.

August 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Red Wings denounce use of logo at white nationalist rally

The Detroit Red Wings are considering legal action to stop white nationalists from using their logo as part of a "disturbing" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

August 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sun Belt has hope for a team to play on New Year's Day

NEW ORLEANS - Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield understood the implication when Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson asserted that the league could have a team ...

August 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Seniors 'baptized' in Eagle Creek

The Georgia Southern football team capped its Friday practice with a dip in Beautiful Eagle Creek , continuing the tradition of "baptizing" seniors of the program.

August 11, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Kisner shoots another 67

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the Japanese ...

August 11, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ezekiel Elliott suspended

DALLAS - The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league rushing leader ...

August 11, 2017 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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