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Eagles in the chip

A night after one of the most thrilling comeback wins in Georgia Southern Baseball history, the Eagles had to erase a deficit once again.

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Timely first inning propels USA to SBC championship

In spite of the rain and the shortening of their baseball tournament, the Sun Belt certainly has delivered on their famous moniker for being "fun".

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

CONCORD, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles survive, advance in wild one

Heavy rain early in the week forced the Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament to wipe out two days of play and turn the event into a single elimination tournament.

May 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Upsets galore: Ark. State and Texas St. move on

In 2016 Coastal Carolina proved it didn't matter what the seed next to your name meant come tournament time.

May 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Stewart-Haas reaches agreement with former Patrick sponsor

Stewart-Haas Racing and snack company Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with Danica Patrick's former sponsor.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title

FORT WORTH, Texas - Jordan Spieth normally doesn't concern himself with the cut line in the middle of a round.

May 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


First day of Sun Belt tournament a washout

To quote the classic baseball movie Bull Durham, "Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes it rains."

May 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


The chip on their shoulder

Entering the 2017 season, the Georgia Southern baseball team was surrounded by some optimism, but even more question marks. The Eagles returned a bevy of position players and almost every major pitching piece from a 2016 team that came within a win of making a regional.

May 22, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Baseball in the boro

While fans of Georgia Southern baseball will have to wait until Wednesday to see their team play, baseball purists will get their first taste of championship action this afternoon.

May 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Rain can't wash away solid rounds from county schools

Rain scoured the state of Georgia on Monday, but in spite of the muggy weather all the high school golf teams eventually wrapped up the first day of competition at the GHSA golf championships.

May 22, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

May 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a U.S. citizen.

May 22, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta drops heartbreaker

Following a pair of 1-1 draws at home to begin its season, South Georgia Tormenta FC led twice and erased a deficit once, only to drop a tough 4-3 decision at Nashville SC Saturday night.

May 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Storm can't sweep

By MIKE ANTHONY

June 10, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Solignac, Nikolic score in Fire's 2-0 win

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Luis Solignac and Nemanja Nikolic scored goals and the Chicago Fire beat Atlanta United 2-0 on Saturday.

June 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rain King: Buescher hopes he can reign again at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Rain, rain, go away. And maybe come back late Sunday with Chris Buescher in the lead.

June 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Preds: Shutting down Pens' stars not possible every game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators have shut down the likes of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Getzlaf this postseason.

June 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tebow says he's loving the minor league grind to get better

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow gets weary of the long bus rides and laughs at his teammates' incessant superstitions. The grind to get better? That ...

June 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


US Open at a new place and looking for fresh start

Going somewhere new for the U.S. Open is starting to get old.

June 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pulisic scores twice, US beats Trinidad 2-0 in qualifying

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Christian Pulisic rescued the United States with a pair of second-half goals, and the Americans beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on Thursday ...

June 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta youth team wins state championship

For most teams at any level, a core group of key players can only last for so long.

June 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tormenta gets back in the win column after toppling Nashville

South Georgia Tormenta FC logged its first win of the season Thursday, taking down Nashville SC by a count of 2-0 at the Erk Russell ...

June 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Armstrong's McCaffrey to take over Women's Tennis at Georgia Southern

Sean McCaffrey has been named the head women's tennis coach at Georgia Southern University, as announced Monday by athletic director Tom Kleinlein. McCaffrey joins ...

June 05, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


A wing and a prayer

At 26 years old, bright eyed and bushy tailed Ashley Wingers had a little of the pep knocked out of her step when her teaching ...

June 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Real Madrid first team to defend Champions League title

CARDIFF, Wales - After another potent demonstration of his enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo now.

June 02, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Mr. Met, the latest mischievous mascot

All it took was a lapse in judgment for Mr. Met to gain a big dose of notoriety.

June 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth share Memorial lead

DUBLIN, Ohio - Jason Dufner putted for birdie on every hole until the last one and shared the lead at 7-under 65 with David Lingmerth at ...

June 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta falls to SC United Bantams 4-2

With over a week to rest since its last game, South Georgia Tormenta FC hoped to notch its first victory of the season Wednesday night ...

May 31, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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