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Game week is finally upon us

Football season never truly ends in Statesboro, but updates from spring practice, summer workouts and preseason camp can only quench some of the thirst.

August 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Group of five schools who can get to a New Year's six

The schools not from Power Five conferences are making the most of their inclusion in the New Year's Six bowl lineup.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons will challenge Panthers

For the first time since the NFL created its current divisional structure in 2002, there is talk of a potential dynasty in the NFC South.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eugenie Bouchard out at US Open

NEW YORK - Eugenie Bouchard wrung her hands at her post-match news conference. She rubbed her lower lip. She squeezed her left arm.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Defying the odds, RB Chubb ready to go for No. 18 Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Less than a year after a gruesome knee injury, Nick Chubb is ready to run again for the Georgia Bulldogs.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons' Ishmael 'not quite ready' to play against Jaguars

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons still expect Kemal Ishmael will open the season as the fill-in starter at strong safety even though he'll miss his third straight preseason game this week.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


My Take: An outsider's view of Nate

I have cheered for Georgia Southern since first setting foot on campus in the fall of 2003 and my Eagle fandom has only grown - neutral media coverage aside - since that first football season.

August 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Fowler leads by a stroke at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Rickie Fowler is playing so well that he can't stop looking behind instead of considering the opportunity that lies ahead at The Barclays.

August 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Serena eyes major title No. 23

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.

August 27, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

August 27, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.

August 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."

August 25, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS - Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies.

August 23, 2016 | By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Sports


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September 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Dwyane Wade bikes with police to promote unity in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade still plans to do plenty of talking about the need for societal change, a quest that became even more personal for ...

September 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jones wins Xfinity race; Sieg, Koch earn final Chase spots

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Erik Jones won the Truck Series title last year and is headed to Sprint Cup next year.

September 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


GT bracing for power runs from Vandy's Webb

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's relentless spread-option attack with its triple-option potential is known for causing sleepless nights for defensive coordinators.

September 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


Smart, Odom make their SEC coaching debuts

COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 16 Georgia's visit to Missouri features two first-year coaches making their Southeastern Conference debuts.

September 16, 2016 | By JADE WASHBURN Associated Press | Sports


Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast - Sept. 17, 2016

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


Sun Belt still easing into '16 regular season

The early weeks of the season can be a confusing time when trying to figure out the future for G5 conferences.

September 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to ...

September 13, 2016 | By JONATHAN DREW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dove season opens with a thud and a bang

For the first time in forty years I missed the opening day of dove season. It was an accomplishment on par with Cal Ripken's ...

September 13, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Near miss for Georgia Southern women's golf

Just over a year ago, the Georgia Southern women's golf squad had never played a match. Fast-forward 12 months and the Eagles seem like ...

September 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. - Ben Roethlisberger recovered his own fumble at a pivotal moment and didn't look back, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Pittsburgh ...

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Yeah, it's not sexy, but it's working well

Through two games, the Georgia Southern football squad is right where any team would want to be. The Eagles sit at 2-0 overall and 1-0 ...

September 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


We don't look at field position enough, so let's

They say football is a game of inches, and for the sake of this week's five factors lesson that cliche will ring somewhat true.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Gators close out Jags

Janna Beth Marsh pitched a full seven innings to outduel Thomas Jefferson's staff in a 3-2 win for Bulloch Academy.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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