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Baseball looks to speed things up

PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 23, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


New playoff format could add excitement to league

MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 23, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.

February 23, 2015 | By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press | Sports


James Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

LOS ANGELES - James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera.

February 23, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.

February 22, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Goosen keeps lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Retief Goosen had gone so long without being in contention on the weekend that he wondered how his nerves would hold up. They were tested Saturday at Riviera, and the two-time U.S. Open champion earned a passing grade.

February 21, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Raiders, Chargers to share L.A.?

LOS ANGELES - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

February 20, 2015 | By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press | Sports


Mariota main attraction at combine

INDIANAPOLIS - Marcus Mariota looked awfully comfortable on center stage Thursday.

February 19, 2015 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goosen, Singh among early leaders at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh, among the top five players in the world a decade ago, were part of a six-way tie for the lead in the Northern Trust Open in what amounted to "throwback Thursday" at Riviera.

February 19, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Garnett returning to Minnesota in deadline deal

MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Garnett is coming back to the place it all began.

February 19, 2015 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reflections on 35th anniversary of 1980 U.S. Hockey gold

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday.

February 18, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS | Sports


Docs get first say at combine

INDIANAPOLIS - Prospective NFL draftees don't flinch at benching 225 pounds until exhaustion or trying to beat their personal best at the 40-yard dash. They do dread one sentence: "The doctor will see you now."

February 18, 2015 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


CBA could prove troublesome

NEW YORK - The NBA is soaring higher than ever.

February 18, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jackets power past Eagles

Georgia Southern seemed to be well on its way to a 4-0 start to the 2015 season, but Kel Johnson launched a seventh–inning grand slam to pave the way for a 7-4 Georgia Tech win over the Eagles Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium.

February 17, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky stays unbeaten

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kentucky understands that its brand name often brings out the best efforts from opponents.

February 17, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Merritt shoots 61 to tie record

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

April 17, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Winston's lawyer calls sexual assault suit a stunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."

April 17, 2015 | By GARY FINEOUT | Sports


Top seeds have plenty of doubters heading to playoffs

ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.

April 17, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jordan Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par.

April 16, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


On The Fringe: Spieth not keen on new 'Golden Child' moniker

The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion.

April 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bowl payouts still on the rise

By RALPH D. RUSSO

April 14, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Galloway goes big as Knicks pull upset

ATLANTA - Rookie Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the New York Knicks stunned the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks 112-108 Monday night.

April 13, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local CrossFit making it into national spotlight

Former Georgia Southern University athlete Laura Brannen and current GSU student Jacob Anderson have a few things in common. They are both highly competitive, workout at CrossFit Boro and both have qualified for the 2015 CrossFit Regional competition in Atlanta.

April 13, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Exciting Masters shows that golf is in good hands

Jordan Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.

April 13, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Runs hard to come by early in season

Batters stayed stuck in the deep freeze in the sport's offensive ice age during the first week of the new major league season, with scoring remaining near its lowest level in more than two decades.

April 13, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Still no verdict after 5 days of deliberation

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed their fifth day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict.

April 13, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


New Masters champion feels right

History will remember the 2015 Masters as Jordan Spieth's Masters Tournament, and that's a good thing.

April 12, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Jordan Spieth holds 4-shot lead at Masters

Every eye in the world is on you, Jordan Spieth.

April 11, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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