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Funeral Mass held for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson

NEW ORLEANS - NFL and NBA executives joined Saints and Pelicans players and coaches and New Orleans city officials in a historic French Quarter cathedral Friday for the funeral of Tom Benson, the owner of the city's two major professional sports franchises who died last week at age 90.

March 20, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Winning makes McIlroy as good as he already was

AUSTIN, Texas - Rory McIlroy had his first Arnold Palmer moment before the tournament even started.

March 19, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NCAA Sweet 16 has unexpected field after favorites ousted

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - After little went according to plan in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the bracket has a wildly different look for the Sweet 16 than many expected.

March 19, 2018 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Eagles finish second at Schenkel

The Georgia Southern men's golf team shot the lowest round for the second straight day Sunday and finished second in the 39th annual Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club.

March 19, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Eagles go low at Schenkel Invitational

The Georgia Southern men's golf team was firing on all cylinders on Saturday and will once against be in contention to play for a win at the Schenkel Invitational.

March 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Column: QBs cashing in — except for the unwelcome Kaepernick

As free agency kicked off the start of a new football season, the NFL sent a clear message to anyone paying attention:

March 16, 2018 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Stenson, DeChambeau tied for Bay Hill lead

ORLANDO, Fla. - Henrik Stenson gave himself another chance to win at Bay Hill, and he made it a little bit tougher on Tiger Woods.

March 16, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles find win in Sun Belt opener

The Georgia Southern baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak and - more importantly - began Sun Belt Conference play on the right note, defeating UL Lafayette by a score of 6-3 Friday night at J.I. Clements Stadium.

March 16, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles solid in first round

After an up-and-down first round a Forest Heights Country Club, Georgia Southern is a ways off of the lead, but still likes its chances at the Schenkel Invitational.

March 16, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


39th annual Schenkel Invitational gets underway

For the 39th time, a gathering of some of the best men's collegiate golf teams have descended upon Statesboro as Georgia Southern prepares to host the Schenkel Invitational. For the next three days, teams from 14 schools will trek around Forest Heights Country Club in search of victory at one of the banner events on the NCAA calendar.

March 15, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tormenta in U.S. Open Cup field

South Georgia Tormenta FC must wait until 2019 to begin play as a professional franchise, but the team won't have to wait to play for one of American soccer's top prizes.

March 14, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tiger looks for another comeback at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - The future of Tiger Woods is filled with optimism because of the past.

March 14, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tiger looks closer than ever to regaining form

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - The red shirt didn't have a collar. His head doesn't have quite as much hair. His lower spine has been fused.

March 12, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta kicks off amatuer league

When it comes to growing excitement about soccer in and around Statesboro, South Georgia Tormenta FC really isn't leaving any stone unturned.

March 12, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles advance to Sun Belt semifinals

NEW ORLEANS – Mike Hughes collected 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal, and Georgia Southern held ULM to 30 percent shooting to earn a 63-55 victory in the Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Championship quarterfinals Friday night in Lakefront Arena.

March 10, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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Elegance and efficiency at Augusta National

When you hear the name Augusta National, several things immediately come to mind. There is the long, beautiful stretch down Magnolia Lane that leads to ...

April 03, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Monday roars sound like Sunday when Tiger arrives

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The roar sounded like Sunday at Augusta National.

April 02, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The Masters Life: Who will slip on green jacket in 2018?

Tiger's back, but Justin Thomas will rule at the Masters.

April 02, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles find loss in game two

Georgia Southern Baseball dropped game two of the weekend series to Coastal Carolina, 15-2 on Friday night. The Chanticleers hit three home runs and had ...

March 30, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Outdoor Living: New outdoor sport offers recreational opportunities

I have long been a participant in all the outdoor endeavors known to mankind. There's nothing I won't try at least once if ...

March 27, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Bubba breezes to match play victory

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bubba Watson sees golf differently from anyone else.

March 26, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles all over App State

At first pitch of Friday night's game in Statesboro, the temperature in Boone, N.C. was 45 degrees, with snow showers and highs in ...

March 23, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Usain Bolt delights fans by scoring in Dortmund training

DORTMUND, Germany - Usain Bolt trained again with German soccer club Borussia Dortmund on Friday and this time scored a header and a penalty in front ...

March 23, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


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