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The Tide rolls on

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The five-star recruits keep rolling into Alabama, replenishing the roster every time the NFL prospects funnel out.

January 08, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


Tormenta to hold open tryouts

With Tormenta FC's inaugural season quickly approaching, the team has scheduled open tryouts for Saturday.

January 05, 2016 | From Staff and Wire Reports | Sports


Griffey likely into Hall of Fame, others should get boost in voting

NEW YORK - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame balloting, but not enough to enter Cooperstown this year.

January 05, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


A good year to be a wild card in NFL playoffs

It looks like it's a good year to be a wild card in the NFL playoffs.

January 04, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Triple crown, flubbed punt highlight best games of 2015

The games people play. There are around 300 in pro football, 2,500 in baseball, 1,500 in basketball and thousands in soccer every year - and that's just at the very highest levels. Most blend into each other. Only a few stand out.

December 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods turns 40 and heads into uncertain future

Ten days after Tiger Woods turned 24, he picked up his 16th career PGA Tour victory by beating Ernie Els in an epic battle at Kapalua.

December 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ode to sports in 2015

What do you say? It's not too late.

December 31, 2015 | By FRED LIEF Associated Press | Sports


In a year of odd moves, FIFA and Al Capone become neighbors

All across Europe and the Americas - as they plot legal strategy, await extradition hearings and consider the billable hours run up by their lawyers - FIFA officials can take comfort in this: They are serving the cause of art.

December 31, 2015 | By FRED LIEF Associated Press | Sports


College football taking over New Year's Eve

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Sometime around 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Rochelle Carrasco and Jeremy Jehnsen will be having their first dance as a newly married couple.

December 29, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Soccer's dark year: From bribery arrests to suicide attacks

LONDON - Dawn had just broken in Zurich when a man was spotted being dragged out of an opulent hotel's side entrance. Raising a single white sheet, hotel staff made an inadequate attempt to shield the guest being forced to check out early after being arrested in his bedroom.

December 28, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks surge to win over Knicks

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks didn't like their defensive performance in the first half, so they decided to double their efforts.

December 26, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sooners, Spartans overcome blemishes to reach CFP semifinals

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Only two years ago, Michigan State lost a close early season game to Notre Dame and was effectively out of the national championship chase right when that game ended.

December 26, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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Panthers not content being in Super Bowl, want to win it all

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina coach Ron Rivera remembers turning to Dave Gettleman following a training camp practice this summer, and asking the Panthers general ...

January 26, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer vs Djokovic in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic has a larger than life presence at theAustralian Open.

January 26, 2016 | By JOCELYN GECKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clippers' Blake Griffin out 4-to-6 weeks after breaking hand

INDIANAPOLIS - Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken shooting hand after punching a Los Angeles Clippers staff member during ...

January 26, 2016 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech one of college hoops' biggest mysteries

ATLANTA - By all rights, Georgia Tech should be a powerhouse.

January 23, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Snowstorm postpones 2 NHL games, strands 2 college teams

NEW YORK - A blizzard socking the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Saturday for a second day, forcing the postponement of two more NHL ...

January 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Murray advances, Ivanovic loses amid medical distraction

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A medical emergency overshadowed matches on adjoining courts at the Australian Open when Nigel Sears, who is Ana Ivanovic's coach and ...

January 22, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer notches 300th win at Grand Slam tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The countless records and accolades accumulated over a long and illustrious career don't in any way diminish Roger Federer's satisfaction ...

January 22, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFC championship game features 2 of NFL's best cornerbacks

TEMPE, Ariz. - Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL.

January 22, 2016 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elway builds a team that will go down kicking and screaming

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway's mind was still racing and he was trying to figure out what, exactly, was missing after another rough ending ...

January 22, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Homeland Security head addresses baseball owners

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - With worries about terrorism heightened following attacks in France and California, baseball owners began their two-day meeting Wednesday by discussing threat protection ...

January 20, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL's final 4 has no overwhelming favorite

The NFL has its final four, and the oddsmakers are forecasting tight games.

January 20, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Djokovic wins, faces questions on match-fixing

MELBOURNE, Australia - For the second time in three days, Novak Djokovic won a match at the Australian Open and was confronted by questions about match-fixing ...

January 18, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks make Magic disappear

ATLANTA - Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer likes the production he's been getting recently from his bench.

January 18, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Southern vs. State

Just a little less than two months ago, Georgia Southern took a swift kick to the pride as Georgia State pulled off an unlikely upset ...

January 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Column: (Excessive) parental discretion not advised

A few months ago, I wrote a column on how "participation" trophies were a hindrance to a young athlete's mental develop and ultimately, a ...

January 18, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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