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Bizzare in Brooklet

Hardly ever is a two hour delay worth waiting out for a high school softball game, but Wednesday's matchup between Southeast Bulloch and Jenkins was a exception.

August 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


UFC: Champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping test

LAS VEGAS - Jon Jones could face a lengthy suspension from mixed martial arts after the UFC light heavyweight champion was notified Tuesday of his second potential violation of the promotion's anti-doping policy.

August 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Supporters want Colin Kaepernick signed by NFL season start

NEW YORK - Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks, showed their solidarity with him and his cause at a rally outside National Football League headquarters on Wednesday, demanding that he be signed by the start of the regular season next month.

August 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GS Men's hoops to play in early season tournament

ESTERO, Fla. – The Georgia Southern men's basketball team will compete in the 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase, the annual men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments played each Thanksgiving at Germain Arena.

August 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


GS Men's Soccer picked second in Sun Belt

The Georgia Southern men's soccer team has been picked to finish second in the Sun Belt Conference for the upcoming 2017 season in a preseason poll of the league's coaches, released today.

August 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Tormenta seeking 'votes' for new stadium

Late in June, South Georgia Tormenta FC officially released tentative plans for a new, soccer-specific stadium to be build on what is currently the driving range at Hackers. Along with the released plans and artist's renderings came the announcement that the club is looking at a move up to the professional ranks when the United Soccer League begins its 'D3' league in 2019.

August 22, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Werts to start for Eagles

One of the biggest questions of Georgia Southern's preseason received an answer Monday afternoon as head coach Tyson Summers announced that Shai Werts will be the starting quarterback in the team's season opener at Auburn on Sept. 2.

August 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Minor league games hot spot for eclipse viewing

LINCOLN, Neb. - Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar eclipse at game-day viewing parties.

August 21, 2017 | By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast: Carter Collins

Mike sits down with Georgia Southern men's golf coach Carter Collins to talk about a promising 2017-18 season, summer tournaments and an upcoming trip to Hawaii

August 19, 2017 | | Sports


Will another unknown win Heisman?

Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy.

August 18, 2017 | By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Change and routine working together in Eagles camp

Every new football season brings about change of some sort.

August 16, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Davis makes up other half of BA wonder duo

Last week the Herald ran a story about Bulloch Academy trapshooter JT Osborne and his success on the national trapshooting circuit.

August 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

August 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

August 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast: Dustin Wood

Mike talks to Georgia Southern Volleyball coach Dustin Wood about the upcoming season.

August 16, 2017 | | Sports


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It's on: Triple G, Canelo ready for big middleweight bout

LAS VEGAS - It's the kind of fight Gennady Golovkin has been chasing from the moment he walked off an airplane six years ago to ...

September 15, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Indians set A.L. record with 21st consecutive win

CLEVELAND - For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths - short ones, long ones, double-digit ones.

September 13, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth taking aim at FedEx Cup championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Jordan Spieth already has won 14 times around the world, which already places him in unique territory. Over the last 75 years ...

September 13, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Awaiting Irma: Rays and Dolphins to be home on the road

MIAMI - Hurricane Irma will have the Miami Dolphins setting up a temporary home in California, and make the New York Yankees the road team in ...

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

NEW YORK - Sloane Stephens' remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the ...

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Magic city melancholy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After having its game against New Hampshire moved by a few hundred miles and one time zone, there was a legitimate question to ...

September 09, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Being burned by high expectations hurts Georgia Southern fans, I can relate

High expectations are fine to have, but you should know the consequences that come with them.

September 09, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles must make Birmingham home

The Georgia Southern football team woke up on Monday looking forward to a Saturday home game where it could shoot for its first win of ...

September 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US Open finalists Keys, Stephens commiserated over injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - When the Grand Slam season that ends this weekend began at the Australian Open back in January, neither Madison Keys nor Sloane ...

September 08, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Baseball's power surge raises some troubling issues

ATLANTA (AP) - We've been through this before.

September 08, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Eagles up against a consistent winner in FCS ranks

New Hampshire Coach Sean McDonnell will be looking for history to repeat itself when his Wildcats take on Georgia Southern at 4 p.m. on ...

September 08, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


GATAcast: 9.5.17 - Tyson Summers

Mike is joined by Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers as they recap the Auburn game and look ahead to the home opener against ...

September 05, 2017 | | Sports


Pride can be tricky thing

When used wisely, it can summon up the best in a person and push him farther than he thought he could ever go - almost like ...

September 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ladies and gentlemen, I've been compromised

When I go out to cover games here in Bulloch County or beyond, I conduct myself though a certain code of journalistic ethics.

September 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Ferguson column: Spieth, Thomas good friends, not yet rivals

NORTON, Mass. - Justin Thomas is three months older than Jordan Spieth and trying to catch up.

September 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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