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The pressure turns up a notch

The fat lady isn't yet singing on the Eagles' 2016 football season, but she's definitely in her makeup and costume already.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles have renewed confidence for new season

For a third consecutive season, the Georgia Southern men's basketball enters play with expectations that differ drastically from the previous season.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


RA Dickey agrees to $8M deal with Braves

ATLANTA - R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Hawks planning new D-League franchise

ATLANTA - With two stadiums already under construction and plans for a major arena renovation, the Atlanta metro area is getting yet another new sports facility.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons go young with 4 rookie starters on defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have made a commitment to rookie starters on defense that is especially rare for a first-place team.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Major Baylor donor McLane wants Briles' 'honor restored'

WACO, Texas - Billionaire businessman Drayton McLane, who name adorns the Baylor University football stadium, said Thursday he wants to see fired football coach Art Briles' honor "restored" and any evidence that led to his dismissal publicly released by the school's board of regents.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL HALFWAY: Rule change boosts strategy on kickoffs returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Each time Marc Mariani heads out to catch a kickoff, he huddles first with the Tennessee special teams coach for a quick strategy session. Once he reaches the end zone and the ball's in the air, the mental calculations begin.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


What is up with the schedule?

As the beat writer for Georgia Southern, I have a fairly large amount of access to the Eagles.

November 08, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Athletes rock the vote

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey grew up in Kentucky in the 1960s, a child during the civil rights movement who witnessed the efforts of those in power to disenfranchise people of color and slow their push for equality.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Heisman watch: Jackson leads; race for 2nd is crowded

Even if Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman Trophy in a landslide vote, there may still be a slew of finalists at the award presentation in New York on Dec. 10.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Washington takes over playoff position, A&M, LSU fall big

Washington moved into fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the four remaining unbeaten teams from the Power Five conferences at the top of the selection committee's second top 25.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Monahan brings a personal touch as PGA Tour commissioner

Not everyone in the golf world knew much about Jay Monahan except that he was anointed, and then appointed, the next PGA Tour commissioner.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson still believes in Tech's defensive coaches

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson still has confidence in his defensive coaches following one of the worst showings ever by the unit.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Overreactions: Raiders are team to beat in the AFC

The Oakland Raiders are the team to beat in the AFC.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL Halfway: Jags' Gus Bradley could be first coach to go

The Gus Bus might be first to hit the road.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Statesboro seperates themselves in region play

In baseball there's a period in late July, early August called the "dog days".

January 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them

Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US' World Cup hopes

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team. After all ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cowboys' Elliott tops college playoff vets in NFL postseason

FRISCO, Texas - Ezekiel Elliott was in the original group of college players to go through something resembling the NFL playoffs when Ohio State won the ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Best new franchise' keeps on growing

A Tuesday afternoon press conference at The Clubhouse brought about the word that Ben Freakley would no longer be the head coach of Tormenta FC.

January 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Milgarese named new Tormenta coach

It's so rare in the realm of sports that a brand new franchise can just pop up in year one and find success on ...

January 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Wild Card weekend kicks off NFL playoffs

NEW YORK - The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going.

January 06, 2017 | By SIMMI BUTTAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Eagles fall at home

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team hung around South Alabama for well over three quarters, only to see things turn sour in the closing ...

January 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey

NEW YORK (AP) - Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived.

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: Good, bad of each current NFL coaching vacancy

When Gary Kubiak resigned for health reasons less than a year removed from coaching the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl championship, he left behind ...

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sun Belt play makes or breaks GS

In the world of college basketball, there are - as in most sports - a group of perennial national powers. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of ...

January 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


A clean slate and a fresh start for Jordan Spieth

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Three victories around the world. A chance to win another major. A Ryder Cup victory. Jordan Spieth had every reason to celebrate his ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


USC, 'Bama and Clemson star on AP's All-Bowl Team

The college football bowl season featured so many thrilling individual performances that even a few 200-yard rushers failed to make the Associated Press 2016 All-Bowl ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tide-Tigers II: The matchups

Every defensive meeting at Clemson this week might as well have started with coordinator Brent Venables passing around a photo of Alabama's O.J ...

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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