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Could admission on CTE affect $1 billion deal?

PHILADELPHIA - The NFL is standing behind a top executive's acknowledgement that the brain disease CTE can be linked to football.

March 15, 2016 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Sports


Plenty of story lines in this year's NCAA Tournament

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament hasn't made it out of the opening weekend the past two years, so you better believe the boys at Kansas feels as if they have something to prove.

March 14, 2016 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Spieth

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - This was always going to be a challenging year for JordanSpieth, and not just on the golf course.

March 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


In the Pits: IndyCar should re-examine concussion policy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - When Team Penske pulled Will Power out of the season-opening race hours before its start, questions immediately swirled about the health of one of IndyCar's top drivers.

March 14, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Eagles knocked out in first round

NEW ORLEANS – Georgia Southern came up short against South Alabama for the third time in as many tries this season, and this one is sending the Eagles back to Statesboro for good.

March 10, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


On the Fringe: When discussing golf's best, consider Branden Grace

Branden Grace held his arms about 3 feet apart to describe a relic he found during a recent trip home to South Africa.

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


Peyton Manning jokes, chokes up during retirement remarks

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning got through the weekend thanks to hundreds of texts and calls from men he played against or alongside over his unparalleled 18-year NFL career.

March 07, 2016 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Sharapova says she failed drug test; penalty unknown

LOS ANGELES - Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.

March 07, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos could be headed for split

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning is inching toward a historic repeat.

March 03, 2016 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Sun Belt to drop Idaho, NMSU following 2017 season

During a Tuesday afternoon teleconference, Sun Belt Conference commissioner Karl Benson and Texas State University president Dr. Denise Trauth announced that the Sun Belt will be a 10-team football conference beginning with the 2018 season.

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


Unconcerned with critics, Harbaugh and Michigan bask in sun

BRADENTON, Fla. - Jim Harbaugh basked in the sun Monday, spending six hours on the practice field with his Michigan Wolverines.

February 29, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rio's challenges, doping in Russia top IOC agenda

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - With five months to go until the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the challenges keep piling up.

February 29, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles crush App State in home finale

February 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


5 contenders for FIFA presidency but appears a 2-man contest

ZURICH (AP) - Whether it's World Cup holder Germany or tiny island nations like Tonga, every country has the same power when it comes to choosing a FIFA president.

February 25, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles, Tech go the distance

In the first game of the season at J.I. Clements Stadium, nine innings wasn't enough.

February 25, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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On the Fringe: If they build a golf course, will they come to Olympics?

Building the new golf course in Rio de Janeiro in time for the Olympics once was considered the biggest obstacle.

April 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Court decision on Brady's case affirms Goodell's power

Reinstatement of Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension affirmed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's power - a major point of contention for the NFL players' union.

April 26, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

DALLAS - An attorney for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manzielcalls the indictment against him "incredible" and said Tuesday that the way it's been handled ...

April 26, 2016 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Sports


NCAA adds charge, removes another from UNC academic case

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - After waiting eight months to find out how the NCAA would revise its list of charges tied to the North Carolina ...

April 25, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

OAKLAND, Calif. - If the Golden State Warriors want to cap a record-setting season with a second straight NBA title, they will need to survive the ...

April 25, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

NEW YORK (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday ...

April 25, 2016 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta FC unveils uniforms

April 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles acquire No. 2 overall draft pick from Browns

PHILADELPHIA - Desperate for a franchise quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles can get their man. Soon.

April 20, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks stifle Boston in 1st quarter, lead 2-0 after 89-72 win

ATLANTA - The Hawks held the Boston Celtics to the lowest-scoring first quarter in the playoffs since the NBA went to the shot clock, building a ...

April 19, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sports federations concerned about venues for Rio Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - International sports federations expressed concern Tuesday over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics ...

April 19, 2016 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Need help with game? Nicklaus mentors the next generation

Justin Thomas could sense his expectations getting higher and his game going nowhere.

April 19, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Players should get the same moving luxuries as coaches

Hey NCAA, why don't you make Chris Beard sit out a year?

April 15, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former SHS player Jenkins hopes for WNBA

Like any typical 22-year-old, Alisia Jenkins may check her phone several times a day. However, today, is not like any other day. Today, Jenkins is ...

April 13, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


No new bowls for 3 years as NCAA approves moratorium

The NCAA is prohibiting the creation of new bowl games for the next three years after three teams with 5-7 records were needed to fill ...

April 11, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


LeBron, Cavs clinch top seed in East with win over Hawks

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 34 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving added 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference ...

April 11, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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