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Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early.

January 20, 2018 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Andrew Landry tops crowded CareerBuilder leaderboard

LA QUINTA, Calif. - CareerBuilder Challenge leader Andrew Landry was quick to point out the windy forecast.

January 20, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate.

January 19, 2018 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Pats quiet on injured hand

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.

January 19, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER | Sports


Kyrgios defeats Tsonga in four-set thriller

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for a night at the Australian Open.

January 19, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Olympic gold medalist Raisman speaks out about assault

LANSING, Mich. - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison.

January 19, 2018 | By DAVE EGGERT The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fishing's winter wonderland

Sadly, deer season is over but outdoorsmen can take heart. Of course there are still some small game possibilities but if you love fishing and have been yearning for the feel of a largemouth bass on the end of your reel, listen up. One thing I've learned over the years is that there are plenty of bass to be caught in these cold weather months at your favorite local farm ponds if you pick the right times and lures. Obviously there are days when it's just no fun fighting the extreme cold and most of us don't ...

January 16, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles win a thriller in Boone

BOONE, N.C. – Tookie Brown scored a game-high 21 points, including the last four of the contest for the Eagles, and Georgia Southern overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to top Appalachian State, 60-59, in Sun Belt Conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon in the Holmes Center.

January 13, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


NFL Playoffs - Divisional round kicks off

What America saw last weekend from the Atlanta Falcons was similar to what the team showed for 2½ quarters of last year's Super Bowl.

January 12, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Harman extends good play in Hawaii and takes Sony Open lead

HONOLULU - Different islands, vastly different golf courses, same good play from Brian Harman.

January 12, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open.

January 12, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donaldson, Bryant set records ahead of arbitration swap

NEW YORK - Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records Friday when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year contracts rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams.

January 12, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Eagles fly by Arkansas State

January 04, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Living: Raccoon hunting fever at Winter Peak

(Authors note: Thanks to all who sent comments and opinions concerning last week's article on the Second Amendment. That turned out to be a great discussion with many valid points offered. I tried to reply to everyone but if I did not get yours answered just send an e-mail to me and I'll respond.)

January 02, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Tormenta FC picks up more awards

South Georgia Tormenta FC walked away from the 2016 Premier Development League awards last season with the title of 'Best New Franchise'. A second year of competition has only served to brighten Tormenta's shining star as the organization picked up multiple additional honors earlier this month at the 2017 awards, held in Tampa, Fla.

December 28, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Foles sees religious life after football

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Nick Foles has a calling far greater than throwing touchdown passes.

February 02, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Fowler, DeChambeau share Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead into the weekend in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He knows from experience the party ...

February 02, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sepp Blatter wants FIFA case re-opened

GENEVA - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban.

February 02, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Eagles pull off upset?

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - America loves comeback stories, the last-to-first variety that features new stars, big plays and a monumental triumph at the end.

February 02, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Liukin latest to step down amidst USA Gymnastics scandal

The coordinator of the women's national team for USA Gymnastics has stepped down, the latest departure to rock the embattled organization in the wake ...

February 02, 2018 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB players upet as top free agents remain unsigned

NEW YORK - A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training.

February 02, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


North Korean athletes cross border for Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month's Winter Olympics, which ...

February 01, 2018 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press | Sports


GS ladies stuck between Little Rock and a hard place

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - First-place Little Rock women's basketball remained unbeaten in the league with a 92-52 Sun Belt Conference win over visiting Georgia Southern ...

February 01, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Wentz serving as Philadelphia's biggest cheerleader

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Carson Wentz made the rounds along Radio Row at last year's Super Bowl and promised himself he'd be back for this ...

January 30, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: A real duck dynasty

With apologies to Phil Robertson and his funky band of bearded miscreants, there has arisen a mighty band of ducks on the Richardson farm down ...

January 29, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles maul Mavericks

Georgia Southern overcame a big deficit early on Thursday, only to lose its grip on a win late in the game. The Eagles faced a ...

January 27, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Southern ladies finally snap losing streak

The Georgia Southern women's basketball squad shot a season-best 51.9 percent from the floor in picking up its first Sun Belt Conference win ...

January 27, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Security as tight as ever for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state ...

January 27, 2018 | AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Sports


Noren takes one-stroke lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Alex Noren of Sweden has all the credentials to be on the fringe of the elite in golf. He is a nine-time winner ...

January 27, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Wozniacki claims first career major championship

MELBOURNE, Australia - For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question ...

January 27, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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