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March Madness gets new format

INDIANAPOLIS - March Madness is about to get a little bit bigger and perhaps it will be better, too.

July 12, 2010 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spain proves the gold standard for world soccer

JOHANNESBURG - Now, about creating that soccer dynasty.

July 12, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap

MORZINE, France - The Tour de France is shaping up as a three-way race among leader Cadel Evans of Australia, defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain and Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

July 12, 2010 | Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tattnall County to host pro hoops exhibition

Professional basketball will be coming to Tattnall County for the first time today as the Georgia Knights host the Tru Hope Trailblazers from Norfolk, Va. at the Reidsville Middle School gym at 4 p.m.

July 10, 2010 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Dutch, Spanish fight for the world

JOHANNESBURG - Spain and the Netherlands have all the talent necessary to provide one of the most thrilling World Cup finals in the tournament's 80-year history.

July 10, 2010 | By STUART CONDIE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker takes commanding lead

SILVIS, Ill. - Steve Stricker is making it look easy.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two and done at US Open for Wie

OAKMONT, Pa. - It wouldn't have been difficult envisioning Michelle Wie, Eun-Hee Ji and Se Ri Pak being grouped together near the top of the U.S. Women's Open leaderboard not that long ago.

July 10, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Shakeout looming in Alps at Tour

LES ROUSSES, France - Lance Armstrong is predicting a shakeout among the top Tour de France contenders with the race heading to the Alps for its first serious climbing.

July 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Germany wins consolation

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - In pouring rain on a ragged field, Germany and Uruguay staged a match entertaining enough to be for the World Cup title.

July 10, 2010 | By NESHA STARCEVIC AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker leads Deere Classic by one

SILVIS, Ill. - As he chatted about his day at the John Deere Classic, Steve Stricker was reminded that he now held the tournament's 36-hole record.

July 09, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rain halts play at US Women's Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Cristie Kerr didn't need to sink a long putt to gain a potentially significant advantage in the U.S. Women's Open, or whip a 290-yard drive down one of Oakmont Country Club's slender fairways.

July 09, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lebron’s breakup with Cleveland is personal

CLEVELAND - The elimination ceremony boiled down to a single sentence, uttered by the most coveted bachelor of them all.

July 09, 2010 | By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press Writer | Sports


Armstrong looking up as mountains loom in Tour

GUEUGNON, France - Lance Armstrong has his mind on the mountains.

July 09, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Turning up the Heat: LeBron James going to Miami

See ya, Cleveland.

July 08, 2010 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goydos shoots 59 in John Deere's opening round

SILVIS, Ill. - Paul Goydos has become just the fourth golfer in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59.

July 08, 2010 | Associated Press | Sports


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Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the ...

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Strengths and weaknesses for all Sun Belt teams

This is the second installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

July 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Striking out Alzheimer's

At promptly 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, Chandler Dennard was out at the Georgia Southern softball complex nervously pacing around the grounds.

July 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

PHOENIX - Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of a Georgia ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes ...

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Benson: 'Future is now'

The Sun Belt Conference started sponsoring football in 2001. Since then the league has taken plenty of lumps in the hyper-competitive world of college football ...

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Summers, Eagles trying to turn it around in 2017

When it comes to Sun Belt media day, those interested in Georgia Southern never have to dig too far to find a big story.

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Spieth back on top

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth was happy enough to see his name on the claret jug without wondering where he fit in among the rest of ...

July 24, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth takes lead into final round

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that ...

July 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagle Fan Fest set

The annual Meet the Eagles Fan Fest will be held on Friday, Aug. 4 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Gates will open at 5 p ...

July 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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