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February 23, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Picking college basketball's best team tough in wild year

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Good luck sorting out who is college basketball's best team this season.

February 23, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Kokrak takes lead at Riviera; Spieth misses the cut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason Kokrak sensed something special was about to happen, and he could point to his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Northern Trust Open.

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


Zika should be 'way down' before start of Olympics

GENEVA - The head of the World Health Organization's Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a "fantastic Olympics" and that the mosquito-borne virus will be "way down" by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5.

February 19, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Spieth opens with 79; Villegas leads Riviera with 63

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Camilo Villegas hasn't make a cut all year and has only broken 70 one time in four previous trips to Riviera, so it was mildly surprising to see him with an 8-under 63 to build a three-shot lead Thursday in the Northern Trust Open.

February 18, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Baseball is back, pitchers and catchers hold first workouts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - David Price made his first big-money throws ofspring training as Boston's prized offseason acquisition, while new Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke began Day 1 with his new club by drilling on the basics of covering first base.

February 18, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball is back, pitchers and catchers hold first workouts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - David Price made his first big-money throws ofspring training as Boston's prized offseason acquisition, while new Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke began Day 1 with his new club by drilling on the basics of covering first base.

February 18, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty of questions about Hawks as deadline approaches

ATLANTA - After claiming top seed in the East a season ago, the Atlanta Hawks have been a bit of a disappointment this season.

February 17, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defending champs heat up

February 15, 2016 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson leaves Pebble with optimism and disappointment

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The 5-foot birdie putt to force a playoff at Pebble Beach spun out of the left edge of the cup, and Phil Mickelson couldn't believe it. He bent over and braced himself, the left hand on his knee and the right hand on top of the putter.

February 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pendleton in town

Georgia Southern Baseball's annual 'Evening With the All-Stars' has been a hit from its inception, and the long line of star power that has headlined the event continues to be a tribute to the popularity of a night that never fails to jump-start another spring on the diamond.

February 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


On the Fringe - Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to stop for pictures.

February 09, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl.

February 09, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


A day in the sun

DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans.

February 08, 2016 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press | Sports


Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled.

February 08, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | 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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