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State of the Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS – In previous Sun Belt Conference media day events, conference commissioner Karl Benson – as well as many Sun Belt programs – always seemed to have one eye looking over their shoulders.

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


New job carries big hopes for Young Summers

NEW ORLEANS – Three new head coaches will be making their first impressions in the Sun Belt this season, but while Everett Withers at Texas State and Matt Viator at UL Monroe have rebuilding jobs and low expectations for the immediate future, new Georgia Southern front man Tyson Summers is tasked with continuing the Eagles' immediate success since joining the FBS two years ago.

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity

OMAHA, Neb. - An evening he spent at a high school basketball game over the holidays revealed the best of Sam Foltz, the star Nebraska punter who died in a car accident in Wisconsin over the weekend.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at Baltusrol.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


What to expect from Sun Belt in 2016 season

Monday marks the unofficial beginning of the 2016 Sun Belt Conference football season as players and coaches for all 11 teams – plus a cameo from 2017 newcomer Coastal Carolina – will descend on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for the league's annual media day.

July 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


With a 3rd Tour title coming up, Froome turns focus to Rio

MORZINE, France (AP) - Don't expect Chris Froome to indulge in big celebrations on the Champs Elysees. After effectively securing a third Tour de France title on Saturday, the Kenyan-born British rider has already turned his focus to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Holly Holm set to return in UFC Chicago

Holly Holm was the unforgettable champ for four months.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Smoke' preps for Brickyard farewell

INDIANAPOLIS - When Tony Stewart dreamed about winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he never contemplated saying goodbye.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Snedeker jumps over Johnson to lead in Canadian Open

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July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


N.C. governor fires at NBA

The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fifth annual Erk Russell Classic growing to eight teams

As July comes to a close, the new high school football season begins to take shape right here in Statesboro with the Erk Russell Classic on August 19 and 20.

July 22, 2016 | Chris Stanley | Sports


All locked up: Johnson, List still tied at Candian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it.

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gordon preps for Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis and Pocono may not be the only stops on Jeff Gordon's comeback tour.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


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Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS - Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of ...

August 23, 2016 | By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Sports


Prosecutor doubts Sandusky accuser's claim

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor testified Tuesday he does not believe a man who reached a settlement with Penn State over a molestation ...

August 23, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO AP Sports Writer | Sports


High school football is dumb, so make let's it smart

It's about time we got smarter about high school football.

August 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Playoff predictions: It's that time

Before we start this, you should know something - if you already do not. I suspect you might.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


PK Graham returns to Falcons to contend for job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The simple fix for golf that isn't so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Shooting for three: US reach gold medal game for third straight Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team is still a little better than Spain.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kim jumps to big lead at Wyndham championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rams' Todd Gurley set for preseason debut

IRVINE, Calif. - Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thought he saw New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia on Thursday, only for teammates to convince ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia star Chubb gains confidence in comeback

ATHENS, Ga. - It was not just another scrimmage for Nick Chubb.

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Steelers' Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL's deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with theNFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


MLB may consider limits on pitching changes, shifts

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider ...

August 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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