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Blue Devils leave Phoenix in ashes

Following an extended midseason losing streak, Statesboro did itself a favor Monday evening to take another step closer to salvaging the 2017 season.

April 10, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


At long last, Sergio shines

"Sergio's done."

April 10, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


US Soccer: Trump encouraging a World Cup with Mexico, Canada

Far from impeding a World Cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico emboldened those country's soccer leaders to find common ground through pursuing one of the biggest events in sports.

April 10, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sunday showdown looms

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Justin Rose charged from behind on the back nine at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia received the kind of break that allowed him to wonder if maybe the golfing gods are finally on his side after all these years.

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


BA splits DH, ends seven game skid

Baseball struggles have plagued Bulloch County this spring, and the private school down Westside Road has not been exempt from the turmoil.

April 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Teeing off: Is Jordan Spieth the new Tiger Woods?

He's not as physically imposing, as brash or the least bit polarizing. He doesn't pound drives past the field, and his swing feels less than effortlessly fluid.

April 08, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Quarterbacks struggle, offense shaky at Clemson spring game

CLEMSON, S.C. - A couple of things seem nearly certain about Clemson's offense next season: Kelly Bryant will be the No. 1 quarterback starting fall practice and that 504 yards a game average from last season will likely be tough to match.

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Transfer QB Jarrett Stidham shines in Auburn spring game

AUBURN, Ala. - Telltale signs that it was a good day for Jarrett Stidham: The Auburn quarterback only had to do pushups atoning for two errant throws, and a tailback's fumble near the goal line bounced into his arms for a touchdown.

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Field tightens heading into weekend

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler finally got to the top of the leaderboard in a major and didn't have much of a view.

April 07, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Couples amongst leaders once again

Decades often converge at Augusta National Golf Club. In many ways the week is a throwback – a world without cell phones and with a great deal of personal interaction.

April 07, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Hoffman takes charge

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Teeing off: With Gratitude from the Opening Round

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Statesboro's streak now at 12

If Thursday afternoon proved anything for Statesboro baseball, it's that 2017 simply isn't their year.

April 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

BOSTON - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez "took pleasure" in gunning down two men in 2012 because he felt disrespected after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a nightclub, a prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments at Hernandez's double-murder trial.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant cleared to resume full practice after knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. - Months ago when the season began, the Golden State Warriors focused all their energy on incorporating Kevin Durant.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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First day of Sun Belt tournament a washout

To quote the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, "Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes it rains."

May 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


The chip on their shoulder

Entering the 2017 season, the Georgia Southern baseball team was surrounded by some optimism, but even more question marks. The Eagles returned a bevy of ...

May 22, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Baseball in the boro

While fans of Georgia Southern baseball will have to wait until Wednesday to see their team play, baseball purists will get their first taste of ...

May 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Rain can't wash away solid rounds from county schools

Rain scoured the state of Georgia on Monday, but in spite of the muggy weather all the high school golf teams eventually wrapped up the ...

May 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

May 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an ...

May 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta drops heartbreaker

Following a pair of 1-1 draws at home to begin its season, South Georgia Tormenta FC led twice and erased a deficit once, only to ...

May 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles take regular season finale over Panthers

DECATUR - Georgia Southern Baseball closed out the 2017 regular season on Saturday with a 13-3 rout of Georgia State. The Eagles did not trail on ...

May 20, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Draw's the word

South Georgia Tormenta FC has played three very different games, only to end up with three identical results.

May 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Claxton wins spring game behind Taylor under center

It wasn't pretty, it wasn't clean and it certainly wasn't the conventional spring game played between Claxton and Long County - but at ...

May 18, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Paging LaMarcus: Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge

In the summer of 2015, the San Antonio Spurs went shopping like they never have before.

May 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

BOSTON - LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference ...

May 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta looks for first win against Peachtree City

South Georgia Tormenta FC was thrown into the fire to begin its 2017 season. The squad had only a couple of team practices under its ...

May 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

BOSTON - Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen ...

May 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

BALTIMORE - The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There's no avoiding each other ...

May 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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