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Mavericks outlast Eagles

In a battle of Sun Belt heavyweights, Georgia Southern gave UT Arlington a good fight, but ran out of gas in the late rounds.

February 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras.

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GS men's hoops messes with Texas (St.)

The Georgia Southern men's basketball squad started hot and raced out to an early lead over Texas State Saturday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse. The Eagles led by as many as 17, but the Bobcats crept back into the game in the second half, forcing Georgia Southern to hang on for a 70-67 victory.

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GS ladies notch big win over Bobcats

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team spent the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Texas State firing - mostly unsuccessfully - from behind the arc. But fortunes changed over the final 10 minutes as the Eagles caught fire, erasing a 13-point second half deficit and holding off a late Bobcat rally to claim a 71-69 victory at Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Baseball Eagles rally, walk off with first win of 2017

Eagle Baseball was held to three hits in an opening night loss and trailed Middle Tennessee State 6-0 with just two hits to its name Saturday afternoon.

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles fall in extras

After waiting all winter to see the Georgia Southern baseball team back in action, Eagle fans had to wait through 10 innings to get a result.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta to hold tryouts

The second season of South Georgia Tormenta FC soccer is still a few months away, but that hasn't stopped the club from building momentum in 2017.

February 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble

The Atlantic Coast Conference had more teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee's top 16 with four. The Big 12 had more teams near the top and could be right behind the ACC when the actual selections are made.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can pitching hurl Eagles to Omaha?

The Georgia Southern baseball squad was one of a handful of Eagle teams to see a bump in production in their second season competing in the Sun Belt last spring. Head coach Rodney Hennon's team turned in a 36-24 performance and - after taking a few lumps during a 16-14 mark in league play - caught fire in the Sun Belt tournament, making it all the way to the championship game.

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other sports leagues by calling for the legalization of sports betting.

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns

LONDON - The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia.

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


15 MLB clubs open up shop for spring training

LAKELAND, Fla. - Even for an accomplished veteran like Justin Verlander, the start of spring training can be special.

February 14, 2017 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


No Tiger? - No more problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tiger Woods skipped his hometown tournament for the first time in 2002 to recover from remnants of a virus. That prompted a Los Angeles Times columnist to ask an annoying question to players at Riviera.

February 14, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Statesboro comeback falls short in spite of seven errors

Statesboro had a shot to record their first series sweep of the young baseball season Friday night, but their gloves had other things in mind.

March 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Americans rally past Colombia in 10 innings in WBC, 3-2

MIAMI - Retired manager Jim Leyland was back at his familiar perch on the dugout steps Friday night, looking tense as he watched his U.S ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws

Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR's busiest market

LAS VEGAS - The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation's gambling mecca is about to ...

March 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Osweiler deal a stunner; Cutler's release no surprise

Everyone expected a free agency flurry when the NFL's year began on Thursday. Predicting what happened with Brock Osweiler was beyond anyone's projections.

March 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles rally for 'hump day' win over Camels

For sevend innings, it appeared that Campbell would exact its revenge from the 8-2 loss it suffered Tuesday night, but Georgia Southern senior Ryan Cleveland ...

March 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Buyer beware in NFL free agency

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March 08, 2017 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anthem an issue once again

Colin Kaepernick is looking for work, after a season more memorable for what he did before the games than anything he did while in them.

March 08, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Eagle ladies tip off postseason

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March 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles swept by Panthers in regular season finale

For all the success that the Georgia Southern men's basketball team has had this season, missed free throws and rebounding deficits have been black ...

March 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Washington receiver John Ross breaks NFL combine's 40 record

INDIANAPOLIS - Washington receiver John Ross III has run the 40-yard dash in a record-setting 4.22 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.

March 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com The Statesboro baseball team befell a peculiar situ

MEXICO CITY - Justin Thomas hit a 6-iron that one-hopped into the bottom of the cup. Dustin Johnson hit a wedge that never came down from ...

March 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


No mercy in Brooklet

Fans who showed up to Southeast Bulloch Friday night didn't quite get the 2-1 thriller they saw against Screven County on Wednesday.

March 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Cavs make NBA regular-season record 25 3s, top Hawks 135-130

ATLANTA - Kyrie Irving scored 43 points, LeBron James had 38 and the Cleveland Cavaliers set the NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers as they turned ...

March 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


No surgery for Price; Strasburg sticks with stretch

After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the star pitcher will not need surgery or an injection in ...

March 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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