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Thomas' 63 sets record at US Open

ERIN, Wis. - Justin Thomas managed to stand out in a U.S. Open where par is going out of style.

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


Tormenta surges late for win

By MIKE ANTHONY

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


It's anyone's game

ERIN, Wis. - The biggest surprise at this U.S. Open was not who was leading, but who was leaving.

June 16, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McGregor camp insists it's 'Game On'

SINGAPORE - Conor McGregor's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow, among other things.

June 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta stymied to another draw on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC put forth another solid effort as it travelled to take on the Myrtle Beach Mutiny Thursday evening. But - in what has become a trend this season - a solid effort didn't result in the optimal outcome.

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


1st 2 claims in NFL concussion settlement total $9 million

The first two claims in the NFL's billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced Thursday, a total of $9 million in benefits.

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Russia making progress on racism before World Cup - report

MOSCOW - Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year's World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new report says.

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Three more Eagles go pro

After being selected in the 21st round by the San Francisco Giants, Georgia Southern's Logan Baldwin will be leaving town to join the professional ranks instead of returning to Statesboro for his senior season.

June 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


ECI stud Durden taken by Red Sox in 20th round

While the Georgia Southern baseball team is receiving plenty of recognition for their success on draft day, one local high school senior has fallen through the cracks for being taken relatively high on day three of the MLB Draft.

June 14, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


AP Analysis: Rio de Janeiro Olympics cost $13.1 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO - An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money.

June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US steps up security for U19 basketball tournament in Egypt

John Calipari would prefer to focus on the players he wants and the offense he'll run.

June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Major League Eagles

Beginning late in the 2016 season and running through the 2017 campaign, Georgia Southern's baseball team felt safe turning any late lead over to the powerful right arm of Landon Hughes.

June 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.

June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy's complaint: It's the US Open, leave rough alone

ERIN, Wis. - Rory McIlroy couldn't hold back on his complaints about the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, with an unusual twist: He was discouraged to hear the USGA is making it too easy.

June 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Storm can't sweep

By MIKE ANTHONY

June 10, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes ...

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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