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5 contenders for FIFA presidency but appears a 2-man contest

ZURICH (AP) - Whether it's World Cup holder Germany or tiny island nations like Tonga, every country has the same power when it comes to choosing a FIFA president.

February 25, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles, Tech go the distance

In the first game of the season at J.I. Clements Stadium, nine innings wasn't enough.

February 25, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


#SouthernNotState

February 23, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Picking college basketball's best team tough in wild year

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Good luck sorting out who is college basketball's best team this season.

February 23, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Kokrak takes lead at Riviera; Spieth misses the cut

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason Kokrak sensed something special was about to happen, and he could point to his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Northern Trust Open.

February 19, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Zika should be 'way down' before start of Olympics

GENEVA - The head of the World Health Organization's Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a "fantastic Olympics" and that the mosquito-borne virus will be "way down" by the time the Summer Games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5.

February 19, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Spieth opens with 79; Villegas leads Riviera with 63

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Camilo Villegas hasn't make a cut all year and has only broken 70 one time in four previous trips to Riviera, so it was mildly surprising to see him with an 8-under 63 to build a three-shot lead Thursday in the Northern Trust Open.

February 18, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Baseball is back, pitchers and catchers hold first workouts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - David Price made his first big-money throws ofspring training as Boston's prized offseason acquisition, while new Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke began Day 1 with his new club by drilling on the basics of covering first base.

February 18, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball is back, pitchers and catchers hold first workouts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - David Price made his first big-money throws ofspring training as Boston's prized offseason acquisition, while new Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke began Day 1 with his new club by drilling on the basics of covering first base.

February 18, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty of questions about Hawks as deadline approaches

ATLANTA - After claiming top seed in the East a season ago, the Atlanta Hawks have been a bit of a disappointment this season.

February 17, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defending champs heat up

February 15, 2016 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson leaves Pebble with optimism and disappointment

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The 5-foot birdie putt to force a playoff at Pebble Beach spun out of the left edge of the cup, and Phil Mickelson couldn't believe it. He bent over and braced himself, the left hand on his knee and the right hand on top of the putter.

February 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pendleton in town

Georgia Southern Baseball's annual 'Evening With the All-Stars' has been a hit from its inception, and the long line of star power that has headlined the event continues to be a tribute to the popularity of a night that never fails to jump-start another spring on the diamond.

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


On the Fringe - Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to stop for pictures.

February 09, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl.

February 09, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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