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Autopsy: Marlins pitcher had cocaine, alcohol in his system

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty, according to toxicology reports released Saturday.

October 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Indians edge Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field for 2-1 Series lead

CHICAGO - Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and the Cleveland Indians' nasty bullpen shut down a Wrigley Field party 71 years in the making.

October 29, 2016 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dream day: World Series at Wrigley for 1st time since '45

CHICAGO - Dressed in dark, furry bear suits from head to toe, Lisa Burton and Brian Robinson stood on Waveland Avenue, waiting to walk up to the rooftop of Beyond the Ivy and watch the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 71 years.

October 29, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Can UGA top Florida in latest 'Cocktail Party?'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It's been nearly three decades since Georgia really stunned Florida in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."

October 28, 2016 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Duke looking for 3rd straight win over Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Duke coach David Cutcliffe points to the Blue Devils' two straight wins over Georgia Tech as evidence the program is on the rise.

October 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Southern smothered

Halloween is still a few days away, but Georgia Southern fans will be hard-pressed to find anything scarier than what they witnessed at Paulson Stadium Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles falling apart midseason

That 3-0 start for Georgia Southern this season seems like a blip from the distant past.

October 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern's offense is not worth the money

Sports are an unorthodox system if economics - they defy all logical rules we know as the consumer.

October 28, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Millsap, Hardaway lead Hawks past Wizards 114-99

ATLANTA - Dwight Howard dominated the boards in his Atlanta debut, Paul Millsap scored 28 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. ignited the new-look Hawks to a 114-99 victory over the Washington Wizards in their season opener Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Series returns to Wrigley for first time in 71 years

CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was followed by cameras and cellphones. A couple of pitchers from the Cleveland Indians played hacky sack in the outfield. The giant videoboard in left field flashed "World Series."

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Titans end home woes, roll to 36-22 victory over Jaguars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marcus Mariota threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns to end his home struggles and the Tennessee Titans had their highest point total of the season in a 36-22 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 25 Virginia Tech holds off Pitt in 39-36 win

PITTSBURGH - One of the nation's worst secondaries kept daring Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans to throw. So he did. Over. And over. And over.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jones won't use no-calls to make a statement

ATLANTA - Julio Jones knows his Falcons teammates are watching to see how he responds in every situation on the field.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


All eyes on Cristiano Ronaldo as scoring slump continues

MADRID - The Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend is about whether Cristiano Ronaldo will end his scoring slump.

October 27, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fowler rides Ryder Cup confidence to strong start in HSBC

SHANGHAI - Rickie Fowler dropped by PGA of America headquarters in Florida with the Ryder Cup trophy last week as a way to let the employees share in the U.S. celebration. The trophy stayed behind. Fowler brought memories of Hazeltine all the way to China.

October 27, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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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


Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coach gained parents' trust with skills before abusing kids

LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks ...

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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