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Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes stiffer penalties for high-spending teams and a hard cap on signing bonuses for international amateurs.

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta FC partners with European clubs

As if an inaugural season filled with success and popularity wasn't enough, South Georgia Tormenta FC is now making itself an international sensation.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bears sink teeth in Eagles

The Mercer Bears piled up a 23-6 lead after just one quarter of action and never looked back, defeating the Georgia Southern women's basketball team by a score of 77-56 Tuesday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

November 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Arena: US 'fighting for our lives' in World Cup qualifying

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena opened a binder to a page with 48 names, his depth chart for the U.S. soccer team.

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky enters December still awaiting a close game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Kentucky spent November romping its way to lopsided wins and leaving little doubt who should be the No. 1-ranked team in the AP Top 25 .

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coach gained parents' trust with skills before abusing kids

LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks with the ball.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Irish face wrath while UNC goes free

In case you missed it during this week devoted to indigestion and brawling during Black Friday over that toy your child just has to have, the NCAA dropped the hammer on Notre Dame for academic shenanigans that occurred in its once-storied football program.

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Enjoy Thanksgiving, but choose your talking points wisely

From the week of Thanksgiving to the week leading up to Christmas Day is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

November 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL likely heading back to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican fans welcomed the NFL in raucous fashion, and it probably won't be the last time Azteca Stadium hosts American futbol.

November 23, 2016 | By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ AP Sports Writer | Sports


Auburn's Pettway will play in Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway is returning to Auburn's backfield just in time for the biggest challenge of the season.

November 23, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


If asked, Furyk would be honored to be Ryder Cup captain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.

November 23, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bye week brings no speculation, only gloom

In most seasons, a bye week for Georgia Southern is filled with talk of upcoming conference showdowns and postseason possibilities.

November 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Smart's first season at Georgia hardly a rousing success

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart's first year as Georgia's coach has hardly been a rousing success.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Bowls could get a makeover

Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will sequel live up to the hype?

In movies, sequels aren't always as good.

January 03, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


First of Trump's 'conflicts of interest' could be golf course

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf ...

January 03, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: Five questions for upcoming golf season

The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.

January 03, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


To be blunt, the Sun Belt is so bad at scheduling

Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will ...

December 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


LeBron's block in The Finals is the play of 2016

They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the ...

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed ...

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


N.C. State all over Vandy in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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