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Hawks' Wilcox out as GM, Budenholzer no longer president

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday which dismantled the two-tier management team of Mike Budenholzer and Wes Wilcox.

May 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy boys soccer bounced in first round of GISA state playoffs

The Bulloch Academy boys soccer team went into the GISA state soccer playoffs as No. 3 seed, but Holy Spirit Prep wiped them out by a 5-0 score Friday night to end the Gators season. BA (7-5-1, 5-3) finished third place in their region and made their ninth straight trip to the playoffs this season.

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Family delivers message on behalf of Andretti's cancer fight

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Political climate adds intensity to Mexican boxing showdown

LAS VEGAS - There's little subtlety in the TV commercial promoting Saturday night's fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smith, Blixt win damp Zurich in 4-hole playoff

AVONDALE, La. - Cameron Smith stood on the edge of the 18th green, wiping away tears at a ceremony complete with alligator skin championship belts and a silver chalice.

May 01, 2017 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever

Bob Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice.

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks focus on re-signing Millsap following first-round exit

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to plot their future following a painful first-round exit from the playoffs.

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Challenger back in form

For the last two seasons, Evan Challenger has been the rock of Georgia Southern's weekend rotation.

April 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Brant, Ellis repeat as GISA state champions for BA

To say Saturday was a big day for high school track in field in Georgia would be a understatement.

April 29, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Wild pitch seals win for Eagles

It took a lot more drama - and one more inning - than Tuesday night's cozy 15-7 victory stroll, but Georgia Southern completed a home-and-home sweep of Mercer Wednesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium, claiming a 4-3 victory in 10 innings.

April 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Southeast Bulloch splits first round with Crisp

CORDELE - After just missing on several opportunities in the first half, the Southeast Bulloch Lady Jackets connected on three shots from outside the 18-yard penalty area and defeated Crisp County, 4-1, in the first round of the state Class AAA soccer playoffs.

April 26, 2017 | By JIM HEALY | Sports


Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death

BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star.

April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

STUTTGART, Germany - Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday.

April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles come up short at Sun Belt championship

DESTIN, Fla. – Archer Price and Steven Fisk each won two matches, but the Georgia Southern men's golf team came up short, falling 3-2 to Georgia State in the Sun Belt Championship match Tuesday at the Raven Golf Club.

April 25, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Sports


Wren goes for eight RBI in big win for Eagles

Mercer entered its home game against Georgia Southern Tuesday night in Macon with a sterling 35-7 record and the national lead in wins.

April 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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Justin Houston heads back to Statesboro for charity event

From a small town comes a professional athlete - you already know where this is headed.

June 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Southeast Bulloch football star Jontrell Wells headed to Blue-Grey combine

Under Armour All-American Game, U.S. Army All-American Game, Blue-Grey All-American Game.

June 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


All-4-One track club looks to service Statesboro

The All-4-One Track Club is a non-profit youth program designed to train and motivate young athletes here in Statesboro. They provide a positive atmosphere for ...

June 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES - Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS.

June 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks draft Wake Forest F Collins at No. 19 in NBA draft

ATLANTA - After dumping Dwight Howard and facing the possible loss of Paul Millsap, the Atlanta Hawks needed to bulk up the front court.

June 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tigers eliminate Florida State from CWS

OMAHA, Neb. - Jared Poche' became LSU's career wins leader, Jake Slaughter hit a three-run homer, and the Tigers eliminated Florida State from the College ...

June 22, 2017 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: A Father's Day rite of passage

I've been a father for nearly a year. My wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world on June 27, 2016. So while ...

June 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Thomas' 63 sets record at US Open

ERIN, Wis. - Justin Thomas managed to stand out in a U.S. Open where par is going out of style.

June 18, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta surges late for win

By MIKE ANTHONY

June 18, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


It's anyone's game

ERIN, Wis. - The biggest surprise at this U.S. Open was not who was leading, but who was leaving.

June 16, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


McGregor camp insists it's 'Game On'

SINGAPORE - Conor McGregor's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 has been described by critics as a novelty and a sideshow, among other ...

June 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta stymied to another draw on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC put forth another solid effort as it travelled to take on the Myrtle Beach Mutiny Thursday evening. But - in what has ...

June 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


1st 2 claims in NFL concussion settlement total $9 million

The first two claims in the NFL's billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced Thursday, a total of $9 million in benefits.

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Russia making progress on racism before World Cup - report

MOSCOW - Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year's World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new ...

June 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Three more Eagles go pro

After being selected in the 21st round by the San Francisco Giants, Georgia Southern's Logan Baldwin will be leaving town to join the professional ...

June 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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