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On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX - NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules changes.

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the Portugal star in his hometown.

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of outddor activities

This public service message is brought to you today in part by your friendly local columnist and comes as a result of long and painful experience. Here it is: Participation in such pastimes as hunting, fishing, and camping, can be hazardous to your health and well-being. Heck, in my case I'm not even safe doing farm work, yard chores or just driving around. My outdoor career has been sprinkled liberally with more than a few accidents, mishaps, minor disasters and full blown catastrophes. Some were self-inflicted wounds and others were kind of like second hand smoke – Just happened to ...

March 28, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


The path of college basketball — from good to great

Throughout my life, I've had a back-and-forth relationship with college basketball.

March 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to deal with the spotlight during Final Four week.

March 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Tech opens spring practice looking to find a new QB

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech ended last season with quite a flourish.

March 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Samuels claims title in international jiu-jitsu tournament

Bulloch Academy junior Kyra Samuels might not seem imposing at first sight as she just barely scrapes the five-foot mark.

March 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Johnson, Rahm into semifinals

AUSTIN, Texas - Dustin Johnson had reason to be rattled.

March 24, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Former Tormenta player signs with Charleston Battery

South Georgia Tormenta FC makes a point of consistently stating its mantra that 'Pros Start Here'.

March 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


My Take: WBC is what baseball should be

It is often said that baseball - and its fans - are the most reluctant to embrace any sort of change. As a former player and lifelong fan of the game, I'd contest that this notion is due to the fact that baseball got so many of its rules right on the first try and doesn't need to change much.

March 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEB girls lighting up the links

There is no shortage of great golf to be found in the coastal Georgia area, especially in the spring.

March 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Frederica rocks BA

Region play hasn't been kind to Bulloch Academy this baseball season, and Thursday afternoon the Gators did themselves no favors trying to get off the schnide.

March 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US rebound

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games. Nearly half the projected starters are sidelined.

March 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Memphis' not-so-favorite son Calipari returns for Sweet 16

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - John Calipari knows people in Memphis are still pretty upset with how he abandoned their Tigers to take the Kentucky coaching job and that nothing will ever soothe the hurt feelings.

March 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


SE Bulloch claims state title

For the second year in a row, Southeast Bulloch can claim to be the strongest school in class 3A.

March 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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Eagles take series opener over Appalachian State

Georgia Southern won its fifth conference game in seven tries and got a series against rival Appalachian State off to a great start Thursday night ...

April 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Hybrid bass: an underused target on Lake Oconee

Most of the boats you see buzzing around Lake Oconee are occupied by largemouth bass fishermen, crappie fishermen and the catfish crowd. Few are out ...

April 13, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Scratching and clawing for support

While the exact origin of the phrase isn't known, the first known use of "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" was coined in James ...

April 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Portal wins cross-divisonal series

Portal has run into now nine wins this season, but none of them could have been as sweet as the one Wednesday night.

April 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


League Landscape: 2 winless, 3 undefeated for MLS Week 6

A handful of games into the season, two teams remain winless in Major League Soccer while three others are undefeated.

April 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Inciarte hits 2 HRs, Braves end 5-game skid, top Marlins 5-4

MIAMI - Ender Inciarte hit two home runs and Tyler Flowers had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Wednesday night to help the Atlanta Braves ...

April 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gators split FPCA

For the first time this season, the Bulloch Academy boys soccer team has put two wins together and may be peaking during a crucial time ...

April 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


SEB looks for better playoff seeds at region tournament

April showers have ceased just in time to cool the air around the coastal Georgia area and dry up the pitch for postseason soccer.

April 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


GS tops Kennesaw St. in battle of the birds

Kennesaw State's pitching staff spent most of the night trying in vain to find the strike zone and Georgia Southern cashed in at some ...

April 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Atlanta United still planning stadium debut on July 30

ATLANTA - Atlanta United President Darren Eales said Tuesday construction on Mercedes Benz Stadium remains on schedule for the MLS team to play the first game ...

April 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Final day of NBA season will decide some seeds, matchups

There will be final-night intrigue in the NBA.

April 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Trump backs joint North American bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States launched its bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup with Mexico and Canada on Monday after gaining the support of President Donald ...

April 10, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils leave Phoenix in ashes

Following an extended midseason losing streak, Statesboro did itself a favor Monday evening to take another step closer to salvaging the 2017 season.

April 10, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


At long last, Sergio shines

"Sergio's done."

April 10, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


US Soccer: Trump encouraging a World Cup with Mexico, Canada

Far from impeding a World Cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico emboldened those country's soccer leaders to find common ...

April 10, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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