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No new bowls for 3 years as NCAA approves moratorium

The NCAA is prohibiting the creation of new bowl games for the next three years after three teams with 5-7 records were needed to fill the record number of bowls last season.

April 11, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


LeBron, Cavs clinch top seed in East with win over Hawks

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 34 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving added 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

April 11, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth hangs on to Masters lead, but just barely

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted - Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners at four of the last six majors.

April 08, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Superstar showdown set up at Augusta

Augusta National reminded us Friday that diamonds are made under pressure.

April 08, 2016 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages

HOUSTON - The NCAA Tournament started on March 15 with Florida Gulf Coast handing Fairleigh Dickinson a 96-65 beatdown.

April 05, 2016 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

NEW YORK - The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games.

April 05, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA title on cable for 1st time; ratings depend on matchups

NEW YORK - The NCAA Tournament's semifinals moved to cable for the first time in 2014, and viewership was down 11 percent from the season before.

March 30, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: The beginning of a golden age of golf

It's nearly April in Georgia which means that it's almost time for The Masters which - for my money - is easily a top-5 sporting event of any year.

March 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Teague free throws help Hawks hold off Bulls, 102-100

CHICAGO - Jeff Teague scored 26 points, including two free throws with just over six seconds to play, and the surging Atlanta Hawks fought off a furious Chicago rally for a 102-100 win Monday night.

March 26, 2016 | By DAVE ROYSE Associated Press | Sports


My Take: Tormenta clinics will be big help to youth... and coaches

As far as soccer coaches go, I'm bad. Like really bad. We're talking "Bad News Bears" bad. We're talking throwing the ball on second-and-goal in the Super Bowl instead of handing it off to "Beast Mode" bad.

March 26, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sooner stunner

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Buddy Hield was brilliant from start to finish for Oklahoma, scoring 37 points with a fluid jumper and an answer for everything Oregon tried against him defensively.

March 26, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: After a step forward on concussions, NFL steps back

Few things better sum up the NFL's self-serving past efforts on concussion research than a scene from the movie "Thank You for Smoking."

March 26, 2016 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Big announcement for FC

With 50 days still remaining before playing its first game in franchise history, Tormenta FC-Statesboro's affiliate in the Premier Development League - continues to make some impressive waves.

March 24, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hawks' 3's pave way to win

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh off the pain of losing by 15 at home to the Washington Wizards, the Atlanta Hawks couldn't afford another disappointment. With every other team in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff picture winning, the Hawks were plenty motivated to bounce back.

March 23, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty of statistical quirks in this year's NCAA Tournament

The short sample size of NCAA Tournament play can create some statistical oddities.

March 23, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Cavalier coronation

CLEVELAND - More tears. Only this time, tears of joy.

June 20, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta triumphs again

A month's worth of close calls has finally given way to a full-blown party.

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


High stakes for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 7 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and memorable moments that highlighted Golden State's special season will only be ...

June 18, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Warriors limping to finish as Game 7 looms ahead

CLEVELAND (AP) - The level of tension is growing rapidly for theGolden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of ...

June 17, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

ATLANTA (AP) - Right across the street from the spaceship-looking studio where teams of video gamers are competing in a frenetic shoot-'em-up known as Counter-Strike ...

June 17, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ...

June 17, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta secures first ever victory

In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

June 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at ...

June 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

CLEVELAND - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe and ...

June 15, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont returns US Open reputation as toughest test

OAKMONT, Pa. - Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

June 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NHL will go to Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.

June 14, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his ...

June 14, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont ready to show its teeth at U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth saw a different Oakmontthan the course he first played six weeks ago.

June 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just a year ago, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes was hailed by Olympic Committee executives as the driving force behind ...

June 13, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


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