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No new bowls for 3 years as NCAA approves moratorium

The NCAA is prohibiting the creation of new bowl games for the next three years after three teams with 5-7 records were needed to fill the record number of bowls last season.

April 11, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


LeBron, Cavs clinch top seed in East with win over Hawks

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 34 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving added 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

April 11, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth hangs on to Masters lead, but just barely

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted - Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners at four of the last six majors.

April 08, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Superstar showdown set up at Augusta

Augusta National reminded us Friday that diamonds are made under pressure.

April 08, 2016 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages

HOUSTON - The NCAA Tournament started on March 15 with Florida Gulf Coast handing Fairleigh Dickinson a 96-65 beatdown.

April 05, 2016 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

NEW YORK - The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games.

April 05, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA title on cable for 1st time; ratings depend on matchups

NEW YORK - The NCAA Tournament's semifinals moved to cable for the first time in 2014, and viewership was down 11 percent from the season before.

March 30, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: The beginning of a golden age of golf

It's nearly April in Georgia which means that it's almost time for The Masters which - for my money - is easily a top-5 sporting event of any year.

March 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Teague free throws help Hawks hold off Bulls, 102-100

CHICAGO - Jeff Teague scored 26 points, including two free throws with just over six seconds to play, and the surging Atlanta Hawks fought off a furious Chicago rally for a 102-100 win Monday night.

March 26, 2016 | By DAVE ROYSE Associated Press | Sports


My Take: Tormenta clinics will be big help to youth... and coaches

As far as soccer coaches go, I'm bad. Like really bad. We're talking "Bad News Bears" bad. We're talking throwing the ball on second-and-goal in the Super Bowl instead of handing it off to "Beast Mode" bad.

March 26, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sooner stunner

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Buddy Hield was brilliant from start to finish for Oklahoma, scoring 37 points with a fluid jumper and an answer for everything Oregon tried against him defensively.

March 26, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: After a step forward on concussions, NFL steps back

Few things better sum up the NFL's self-serving past efforts on concussion research than a scene from the movie "Thank You for Smoking."

March 26, 2016 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Big announcement for FC

With 50 days still remaining before playing its first game in franchise history, Tormenta FC-Statesboro's affiliate in the Premier Development League - continues to make some impressive waves.

March 24, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hawks' 3's pave way to win

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh off the pain of losing by 15 at home to the Washington Wizards, the Atlanta Hawks couldn't afford another disappointment. With every other team in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff picture winning, the Hawks were plenty motivated to bounce back.

March 23, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty of statistical quirks in this year's NCAA Tournament

The short sample size of NCAA Tournament play can create some statistical oddities.

March 23, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Hooligans running wild at Euro 2016

PARIS - Don't be fooled by the wacky names like "Music Hall," ''Happy Guys" or "Aliens", highly-trained Russian hooligan groups are as nasty as they ...

June 13, 2016 | By JEROME PUGMIRE Associated Press | Sports


US reaches Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

PHILADELPHIA - The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin's early ...

June 11, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Close, but not quite for Tormenta

June 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Creator pulls upset win in Belmont

NEW YORK - The finish was dramatic, even without a Triple Crown on the line.

June 11, 2016 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


Berger shoots 1-under 69 to keep lead at St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Daniel Berger has yet to win on the PGA Tour. He's confident enough to believe that's just a matter of time ...

June 11, 2016 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


A repeat NBA title now just 1 win away for Golden State

CLEVELAND - Golden State has now won 88 games this season, when factoring in the regular season and the playoffs. That's another NBA record to ...

June 11, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Tormenta in search of first win

It's been less than a month since Tomrenta FC - Statesboro's brand new minor league soccer franchise - has played its first match. In that ...

June 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Gordie Howe, the gritty and mighty 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

DETROIT - Gordie Howe worked all his remarkable life to earn the respect and awe that came with being "Mr. Hockey."

June 10, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Ohio St., Michigan lead Big Ten battle into New Jersey

PARAMUS, N.J. - Hours before Jim Harbaugh led yet another satellite camp, some Rutgers fans let the Michigan coach know that not everyone was welcoming ...

June 09, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Ali remembered in prayer as an icon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his ...

June 09, 2016 | By BRUCE SCHREINER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phillies draft California prep outfielder Moniak at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. - After all the uncertainty surrounding the No. 1 pick, the Philadelphia Phillies think they've got themselves a sure thing.

June 09, 2016 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Perfect locale for a bass fishing trip

You don't need an expensive bass boat and a lot of fancy equipment to be part of the modern day bass fishing set. You ...

June 07, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Goodell: no avenue right now to settle 'Deflategate' appeal

BATAVIA, N.Y. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took the air out of reaching a settlement with Tom Brady following the Patriots star quarterback's latest ...

June 06, 2016 | By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer | Sports


An extra rest day in NBA Finals seems timely for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - Under the long-used former NBA Finals format, Game 3 of this Golden State-Cleveland matchup would have been played Tuesday night.

June 06, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Semifinals contested at Georgia State Cup

The only battle more fierce than the ones waged between teams during Saturday's semifinal matchups of the Georgia State Cup was the one that ...

June 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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