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Eagle's postseason picture becoming clear

With just three games remaining in the regular season, the picture is now clear for Georgia Southern.

November 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


If Harvick wins Phoenix, there is only 1 spot left in the Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Only an amateur would fill out a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship bracket and not mark Kevin Harvick down for a win at Phoenix.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign GM Dimitroff to a 3-year contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - General manager Thomas Dimitroff finally has the security he wanted from the Atlanta Falcons.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' Bryant, Lester, Hendricks, Maddon up for major awards

NEW YORK - Fresh off leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in more than a century, slugger Kris Bryant and several teammates could soon be hoisting more hardware.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia's Eason thriving in late-game pressure situations

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia freshman Jacob Eason is proving he can be trusted in the closing minutes.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No love in the Grove

Georgia Southern played one of its best offensive games of the season and made huge plays on special teams and defense to boot.

November 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hello Georgia Southern! Nice to finally meet you

It's about time y'all.

November 06, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Falcons have extra rest after impressive win over Buccaneers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A short work week couldn't slow the Atlanta Falcons' high-scoring offense.

November 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hood, Trubisky lead No. 18 UNC past Georgia Tech, 48-20

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Now that Elijah Hood is feeling his best, it was only a matter of time before he played like it.

November 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Late field goal pushes Georgia past Kentucky 27-24

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Rodrigo Blankenship's 25-yard field goal as time expired gave Georgia a 27-24 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night and ended the Bulldogs' two-game losing streak.

November 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Howard, Millsap lead Hawks to 112-97 win over Rockets

ATLANTA - Kent Bazemore shook off a scoring slump that included a scoreless game the night before to show why he earned a new $70 million contract with Atlanta.

November 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Joe Gibbs quartet still pushing for Sprint Cup title opprotunity

FORT WORTH, Texas - All four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers are still in contention for the three spots left to race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup season championship.

November 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles Claim First Sun Belt Conference Championship with 3-1 Win Over App State

STATESBORO – The Georgia Southern men's soccer team sent its three seniors out in fine fashion Saturday night as the Eagles defeated long-time rival Appalachian State 3-1 and claimed a share of the regular season Sun Belt Conference title. The game against the Mountaineers served as the Eagles' Senior Night with the Eagles recognizing three graduating players – Chris MacMurray, Aidan Reising and Jeremy Rector – prior to the game.

November 05, 2016 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Sports


Fifth-year transfers threaten low- and mid-majors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tennessee Tech is picked to finish second in its division of the Ohio Valley Conference, and coach Steve Payne is hopeful that a fifth-year transfer from Tulane will help put the Golden Eagles over the top.

November 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kwon holding down offensive line

Georgia Southern entered the season with high hopes, but now instead of fighting for a conference championship it is battling to earn a bowl berth.

November 05, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


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Johnson, Logano, Edwards, Busch aim for NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson attempts a drive into NASCAR history.

November 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes up by 2 shots at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Five tournaments into his rookie season on the PGA Tour, Mackenzie Hughes has the 36-hole lead at Sea Island and expects ...

November 19, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge

BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 19, 2016 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Sports


Smoke, Out: 3-time champ Stewart ready for final NASCAR race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - His race team built him a car fitting for the baddest man on wheels. Tony Stewart will take his final NASCAR ride in ...

November 19, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech not content with merely being bowl eligible

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has already locked up its spot in a bowl game.

November 19, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia looking to remain focused against Ragin' Cajuns

ATHENS, Ga. - There has been a lot of talk about an early season scare from Nicholls as Georgia has prepared for this week's visit ...

November 19, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles secondary look to shut down Panther passing game

Georgia Southern, unlike any season in recent memory, has struggled to run the football in the second half of the season.

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles look to take revenge in Atlanta

There are a lot of factors that go into making a rivalry. There's the passion of the fans, the proximity of the teams to ...

November 18, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Outdoor Life: Divorce is a painful experience

Sadly I must report that I'm getting a divorce. It is an agonizing experience and one that I never imagined would happen. Unfortunately there ...

November 15, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Eagles dominate in home opener

Playing for the first time in front of their home crowd at Hanner Fieldhouse this season, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team put on ...

November 14, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Auburn win gives Smart highlight for debut season despite disappointments

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's upset of then-No. 8 Auburn gave fans and recruits a much-needed glimpse of where first-year coach Kirby Smart hopes to take ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Chase isn't always fair, that doesn't make it a bad postseason model

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When William Byron's engine exploded less than 10 laps away from his seventh win of the season, his chance to race ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


LA bid to address Trump election at Olympic meeting

DOHA, Qatar - Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election looms over the race for the 2024 Summer Games as the three bid ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


After Mexico loss, US heads to Costa Rica and avoid 0-2 start

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The United States is in danger of becoming the fourth team to start 0-2 in the final round of CONCACAF's ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Seager, Fulmer take Rookie of the Year honors

Corey Seager won the NL Rookie of the Year award unanimously.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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