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Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

Serena Williams spent a good portion of 2015 deflecting questions about whether she could complete the Grand Slam. After coming oh-so-close, she can acknowledge how much she cared about the rare feat.

December 25, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern makes history

MOBILE, Ala. – When the rain wasn't pouring down on the Bowling Green Falcons, it was the Eagles of Georgia Southern opening the floodgates.

December 24, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


App walks off with bowl game victory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Appalachian State and Ohio swapped huge defensive plays, gigantic momentum swings and even clutch kicks. The Mountaineers simply struck last.

December 19, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Arizona, Utah rack up bowl wins for Pac-12

By GLEN ROSALES

December 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks stage late rally to top Celtics

BOSTON - Paul Millsap scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Al Horford finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks rallied to a 109-101 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

December 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Panthers stayed the course during rise to respectability

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thomas Davis heard the rumblings late last season about how the NFL needed to consider changing its playoff rules to prevent teams with a losing record from playing in the postseason.

December 17, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Concussion' movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

BOSTON - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says: "I found a disease that no one has ever seen."

December 17, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta takes next step

Smiles, handshakes and scarves with team logos were in abundance Wednesday afternoon as team officials for the South Georgia Tormenta FC announced the hire of head coach Borja Perez during a press conference held at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

December 17, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Alabama's Henry wins Heisman

NEW YORK - Derrick Henry bulldozed defenses while carrying Alabama's offense this season, and then walked away with a Heisman Trophy.

December 12, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: His back ailing, Woods is merely an onlooker for now

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Jordan Spieth is used to having an audience on the golf course.

December 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Platini pledges to tell 'only the truth' at FIFA ban appeal

GENEVA - Michel Platini arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday pledging to "tell the truth, only the truth" at his appeal against a 90-day FIFA ban.

December 08, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


US indicts 16 more in probe of world soccer corruption

WASHINGTON - As members of FIFA's executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer's scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second wave of arrests on corruption charges in the wake of another sweeping indictment by U.S. prosecutors.

December 03, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Sports


Top 4 teams unchanged

Oklahoma is No. 3 in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, putting the Sooners safely in position to be in the final four with their season completed.

November 26, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


SHS wins thriller at LNO

It was a close call Tuesday night for Day 2 of Statesboro's Ladies Night Out tournament, but when it was all said and done the Lady Blue Devils pulled off the come-from-behind 54-53 victory over New Hampstead.

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Sports


NCAA committee delays plan to fill bowls with losing teams

The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not enough bowl-eligible squads to fill 40 games.

November 24, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a strong comeback by Atlanta to maintain their chokehold on ...

May 02, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: If they build a golf course, will they come to Olympics?

Building the new golf course in Rio de Janeiro in time for the Olympics once was considered the biggest obstacle.

April 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Court decision on Brady's case affirms Goodell's power

Reinstatement of Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension affirmed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's power - a major point of contention for the NFL players' union.

April 26, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

DALLAS - An attorney for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manzielcalls the indictment against him "incredible" and said Tuesday that the way it's been handled ...

April 26, 2016 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Sports


NCAA adds charge, removes another from UNC academic case

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - After waiting eight months to find out how the NCAA would revise its list of charges tied to the North Carolina ...

April 25, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

OAKLAND, Calif. - If the Golden State Warriors want to cap a record-setting season with a second straight NBA title, they will need to survive the ...

April 25, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

NEW YORK (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday ...

April 25, 2016 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta FC unveils uniforms

April 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles acquire No. 2 overall draft pick from Browns

PHILADELPHIA - Desperate for a franchise quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles can get their man. Soon.

April 20, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks stifle Boston in 1st quarter, lead 2-0 after 89-72 win

ATLANTA - The Hawks held the Boston Celtics to the lowest-scoring first quarter in the playoffs since the NBA went to the shot clock, building a ...

April 19, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sports federations concerned about venues for Rio Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - International sports federations expressed concern Tuesday over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics ...

April 19, 2016 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Need help with game? Nicklaus mentors the next generation

Justin Thomas could sense his expectations getting higher and his game going nowhere.

April 19, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Column: Players should get the same moving luxuries as coaches

Hey NCAA, why don't you make Chris Beard sit out a year?

April 15, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Former SHS player Jenkins hopes for WNBA

Like any typical 22-year-old, Alisia Jenkins may check her phone several times a day. However, today, is not like any other day. Today, Jenkins is ...

April 13, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


No new bowls for 3 years as NCAA approves moratorium

The NCAA is prohibiting the creation of new bowl games for the next three years after three teams with 5-7 records were needed to fill ...

April 11, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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