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Baseball looks to speed things up

PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 23, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


New playoff format could add excitement to league

MIAMI - The Brooklyn Nets are on pace to finish 34-48 this season.

February 23, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rodriguez gets early start at Yankees' camp

TAMPA, Fla. - Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.

February 23, 2015 | By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press | Sports


James Hahn wins a playoff at Riviera for 1st PGA Tour title

LOS ANGELES - James Hahn had reason to feel like a nobody at Riviera.

February 23, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Soaked in booze but drinking a Coke, Joey Logano fretted over how he and his new bride would celebrate his most significant victory.

February 22, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Goosen keeps lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Retief Goosen had gone so long without being in contention on the weekend that he wondered how his nerves would hold up. They were tested Saturday at Riviera, and the two-time U.S. Open champion earned a passing grade.

February 21, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Raiders, Chargers to share L.A.?

LOS ANGELES - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

February 20, 2015 | By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press | Sports


Mariota main attraction at combine

INDIANAPOLIS - Marcus Mariota looked awfully comfortable on center stage Thursday.

February 19, 2015 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goosen, Singh among early leaders at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh, among the top five players in the world a decade ago, were part of a six-way tie for the lead in the Northern Trust Open in what amounted to "throwback Thursday" at Riviera.

February 19, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Garnett returning to Minnesota in deadline deal

MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Garnett is coming back to the place it all began.

February 19, 2015 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reflections on 35th anniversary of 1980 U.S. Hockey gold

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - It's been more than three decades since his landmark goal became the centerpiece of the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice. For 60-year-old Mike Eruzione, it still seems like only yesterday.

February 18, 2015 | By JOHN KEKIS | Sports


Docs get first say at combine

INDIANAPOLIS - Prospective NFL draftees don't flinch at benching 225 pounds until exhaustion or trying to beat their personal best at the 40-yard dash. They do dread one sentence: "The doctor will see you now."

February 18, 2015 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


CBA could prove troublesome

NEW YORK - The NBA is soaring higher than ever.

February 18, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jackets power past Eagles

Georgia Southern seemed to be well on its way to a 4-0 start to the 2015 season, but Kel Johnson launched a seventh–inning grand slam to pave the way for a 7-4 Georgia Tech win over the Eagles Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium.

February 17, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky stays unbeaten

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kentucky understands that its brand name often brings out the best efforts from opponents.

February 17, 2015 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Early exit for Borland

You can still count on two hands how many players walked away from a pro football career with more good days likely ahead of them than behind.

March 17, 2015 | JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can anyone top Kentucky?

There's a way to beat Kentucky.

March 16, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern falls short in Sun Belt title game

NEW ORLEANS – The Georgia Southern Eagles went from a ninth-place preseason pick to within one shot of their first NCAA tournament berth since 1992.

March 15, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Joey Logano routs field to win Xfinity race at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Joey Logano led all but 24 laps Saturday as he routed the field to win the Xfinity Series at Phoenix International Raceway.

March 14, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ryan Moore takes lead

PALM HARBOR, Fla.. - Ryan Moore had no trouble explaining how, after 12 consecutive pars to start the third-round of the Valspar Championship, he birdied four of the final six holes Saturday.

March 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Wild opening week for NFL business season

Maybe everyone should have known from the way the Super Bowl ended that the beginning of the NFL's business season would be wild.

March 14, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


One step from the 'Dance'

NEW ORLEANS - Curtis Diamond hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1:49 left to give Georgia Southern a 44-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.

March 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Brewers ban hand-slapping high-fives because of pink eye

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A clubhouse outbreak of pink eye is forcing the Milwaukee Brewers to find a new way to celebrate top plays at spring training.

March 13, 2015 | JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Press | Sports


No. 19 North Carolina holds Virginia

Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.

March 13, 2015 | AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Look out for bracket-busters

There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed.

March 13, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Davis chips in to take lead at Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the Valspar Championship.

March 12, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oklahoma football team condemns racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist video threatened to divide the Oklahoma football team. The leaders on the squad weren't having it.

March 12, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles still winless in midweek

For the sixth time in as many tries this season, the Georgia Southern Eagles trudged away from a Tuesday or Wednesday game with a loss.

March 11, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: White bass spawning run underway in Oconee

One fishing trip you might want to consider this season is the white bass spawning run on the Oconee and Apalachee Rivers. It's currently going on and the action is hot. Actually whites and hybrids can be caught in significant numbers with the right approach and the scenery in both places is pretty rewarding as well. There are some things you need to know if you have never gone after these two game fish during this time of year but once you have had some success you will always look forward to the next spring-time run. Here's a ...

March 11, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Bubble teams eye scoreboards

LAS VEGAS - Sin City becomes the western epicenter of March Madness this week with four conference tournaments at various arenas around The Strip.

March 10, 2015 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


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