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Eagle's postseason picture becoming clear

With just three games remaining in the regular season, the picture is now clear for Georgia Southern.

November 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


If Harvick wins Phoenix, there is only 1 spot left in the Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Only an amateur would fill out a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship bracket and not mark Kevin Harvick down for a win at Phoenix.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign GM Dimitroff to a 3-year contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - General manager Thomas Dimitroff finally has the security he wanted from the Atlanta Falcons.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' Bryant, Lester, Hendricks, Maddon up for major awards

NEW YORK - Fresh off leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in more than a century, slugger Kris Bryant and several teammates could soon be hoisting more hardware.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia's Eason thriving in late-game pressure situations

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia freshman Jacob Eason is proving he can be trusted in the closing minutes.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No love in the Grove

Georgia Southern played one of its best offensive games of the season and made huge plays on special teams and defense to boot.

November 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hello Georgia Southern! Nice to finally meet you

It's about time y'all.

November 06, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Falcons have extra rest after impressive win over Buccaneers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A short work week couldn't slow the Atlanta Falcons' high-scoring offense.

November 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hood, Trubisky lead No. 18 UNC past Georgia Tech, 48-20

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Now that Elijah Hood is feeling his best, it was only a matter of time before he played like it.

November 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Late field goal pushes Georgia past Kentucky 27-24

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Rodrigo Blankenship's 25-yard field goal as time expired gave Georgia a 27-24 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night and ended the Bulldogs' two-game losing streak.

November 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Howard, Millsap lead Hawks to 112-97 win over Rockets

ATLANTA - Kent Bazemore shook off a scoring slump that included a scoreless game the night before to show why he earned a new $70 million contract with Atlanta.

November 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Joe Gibbs quartet still pushing for Sprint Cup title opprotunity

FORT WORTH, Texas - All four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers are still in contention for the three spots left to race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup season championship.

November 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles Claim First Sun Belt Conference Championship with 3-1 Win Over App State

STATESBORO – The Georgia Southern men's soccer team sent its three seniors out in fine fashion Saturday night as the Eagles defeated long-time rival Appalachian State 3-1 and claimed a share of the regular season Sun Belt Conference title. The game against the Mountaineers served as the Eagles' Senior Night with the Eagles recognizing three graduating players – Chris MacMurray, Aidan Reising and Jeremy Rector – prior to the game.

November 05, 2016 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Sports


Fifth-year transfers threaten low- and mid-majors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tennessee Tech is picked to finish second in its division of the Ohio Valley Conference, and coach Steve Payne is hopeful that a fifth-year transfer from Tulane will help put the Golden Eagles over the top.

November 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kwon holding down offensive line

Georgia Southern entered the season with high hopes, but now instead of fighting for a conference championship it is battling to earn a bowl berth.

November 05, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


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Penalty to be waived for accidental ball movement on green

Golf's governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson's penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the ...

December 08, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach

Willie Taggart has become known for rebuilding programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida. His next endeavor will be much more high profile, trying to ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rivera disciplined Newton to avoid 'chaos' setting in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he benched reigning league MVP Cam Newton on Sunday night because he didn't want "chaos" setting ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Winning is the only way up, no matter the method

No matter the level, Georgia Southern football doesn't seem to be interested in doing things the traditional way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles take down Troy

In a season where just about everything went wrong, Georgia Southern ended the right way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS - As Penn State's band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted "We Are Penn ...

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Southern sweeps Savannah

Georgia Southern weathered an early storm of red-hot Savannah State shooting and finished the night by showcasing its own offensive firepower.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hurts brings more big plays than freshman mistakes to Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Jim McElwain never had a quarterback at Alabama quite like Jalen Hurts.

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes stiffer ...

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta FC partners with European clubs

As if an inaugural season filled with success and popularity wasn't enough, South Georgia Tormenta FC is now making itself an international sensation.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bears sink teeth in Eagles

The Mercer Bears piled up a 23-6 lead after just one quarter of action and never looked back, defeating the Georgia Southern women's basketball ...

November 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Arena: US 'fighting for our lives' in World Cup qualifying

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena opened a binder to a page with 48 names, his depth chart for the U.S. soccer team.

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky enters December still awaiting a close game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Kentucky spent November romping its way to lopsided wins and leaving little doubt who should be the No. 1-ranked team in the ...

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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