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Colorado flips first card in realignment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - College athletics are on the verge of a monumental shift, a realignment that could disintegrate one conference, turn others into 16-school goliaths and have huge financial implications on some of the biggest programs in the country.

June 10, 2010 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nebraska, Missouri might also leave

DENVER - The college sports landscape began a much-anticipated shift Thursday with the University of Colorado accepting an invitation to join the Pac-10.

June 10, 2010 | By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westwood opens with 7-under 63 for Memphis lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lee Westwood prefers competition the week before a major to tune up his play. The Englishman looks quite ready now for the U.S. Open based on his opening round at the St. Jude Classic.

June 10, 2010 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Carroll 'shocked' by USC sanctions

RENTON, Wash. - Pete Carroll said he's "absolutely shocked and disappointed" by the NCAA sanctions imposed on his former Southern California Trojans for improprieties surrounding running back Reggie Bush.

June 10, 2010 | By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


US vs England in soccer's moment in America

IRENE, South Africa - The bars are stocked across America, and the pubs are getting ready in England. A 70½-foot billboard of Clint Dempsey stands near Penn Station in Manhattan, and there's even a large poster of Landon Donovan in a store along Piccadilly Circus.

June 10, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


2 BCS schools could lose basketball scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's big boys have figured out how to beat up the little guys in the classroom, too.

June 09, 2010 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stras-mania: Rookie a hit after 14K debut

WASHINGTON - The baseball world rubbed its eyes Wednesday morning, shook its head and thought: "Did that really happen?"

June 09, 2010 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Video: Accuser feared Roethlisberger's temper

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A Georgia college student said she felt powerless to stop a short-tempered Ben Roethlisberger from having sex with her in a bar bathroom even though she told him to stop, telling investigators: "I'm a little girl, and he's a big boy."

June 09, 2010 | By KATE BRUMBACK and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writers | Sports


Going back to Boston

BOSTON - Chin resting in his hand, mouth barely moving as he spoke, Kobe Bryant had the look of someone who would have rather been anywhere but Staples Center.

June 07, 2010 | By BRIAN MOHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Fowler holds the Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio - Rickie Fowler knew rain-softened Muirfield Village was giving up birdies, even if there was none on his card as he approached the turn Saturday with his lead dwindling.

June 05, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nadal seeks redemption

PARIS - On the way to each of his four French Open championships, Rafael Nadal needed to beat Roger Federer - and did.

June 05, 2010 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Giddy Schiavone takes Open title

PARIS - Francesca Schiavone threw uppercuts, put her fists to her face and skipped about the court. And then, when she had won the French Open, she really let her emotions show.

June 05, 2010 | BY STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Drosselmeyer wins Belmont in upset

NEW YORK - Drosselmeyer pulled off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race.

June 05, 2010 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


USA tops Turkey in World Cup warmup

PHILADELPHIA - Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey scored second-half goals for the United States to beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday in the Americans' last game before leaving for the World Cup.

June 05, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech stings Mercer with 10-0 victory

ATLANTA - Mark Pope pitched a five-hitter and Tony Plagman homered twice in Georgia Tech's 10-0 victory over Mercer in the second game of the Atlanta regional on Friday night.

June 04, 2010 | GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


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Eagles in the chip

A night after one of the most thrilling comeback wins in Georgia Southern Baseball history, the Eagles had to erase a deficit once again.

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Timely first inning propels USA to SBC championship

In spite of the rain and the shortening of their baseball tournament, the Sun Belt certainly has delivered on their famous moniker for being "fun".

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles survive, advance in wild one

Heavy rain early in the week forced the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament to wipe out two days of play and turn the event into ...

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Upsets galore: Ark. State and Texas St. move on

In 2016 Coastal Carolina proved it didn't matter what the seed next to your name meant come tournament time.

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Stewart-Haas reaches agreement with former Patrick sponsor

Stewart-Haas Racing and snack company Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with ...

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jordan Spieth normally doesn't concern himself with the cut line in the middle of a round.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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