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Eagle hoops back hitting the gym hard

All eyes are turning to fall football camps over the next few weeks, but the guys on the gridiron are far from the only Georgia Southern student athletes already at work.

July 31, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Jon "Bones" Jones victory came after long road back

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jon "Bones" Jones reclaimed his UFC light heavyweight title by stopping Daniel Cormier on Saturday.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS - There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


5 ready to enter MLB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind.

July 28, 2017 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like "a winner" to himself and others.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Strengths and weaknesses for all Sun Belt teams

This is the second installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun Belt team will go under the microscope in respect to questions for the 2017 season, strengths and weaknesses, predicted records and more.

July 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Striking out Alzheimer's

At promptly 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, Chandler Dennard was out at the Georgia Southern softball complex nervously pacing around the grounds.

July 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

PHOENIX - Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a regular player and admitted he wished he was doing better than his .220 average.

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of a Georgia lake.

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Benson: 'Future is now'

The Sun Belt Conference started sponsoring football in 2001. Since then the league has taken plenty of lumps in the hyper-competitive world of college football. Sun Belt teams routinely struggled against competition from other conferences and the enrollment of the league has been volatile as several waves of realignment have forced the league to regroup and re-brand itself over the years.

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Pablo Carreno Busta reaches 1st major semifinal at US Open

NEW YORK - Pablo Carreno Busta reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 29 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 at the U ...

September 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch County swept with some tough losses

In last week's prep roundup the title read "Optimism is Abound" in regards to silver linings despite losses by all four county schools.

September 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles still shaking off some rust in Auburn loss

Just a little less than 48 hours removed from a rough welcome into the 2017 season, Georgia Southern players and coaches were still shaking out ...

September 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Heat and pressure: US at Honduras in World Cup qualifier

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Wiping sweat from his forehead under a broiling sun even before warming up, Tim Howard said he understands the difficult position ...

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


'09 US Open champ del Potro saves match points; Federer next

NEW YORK - Juan Martin del Potro's stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was.

September 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern fans and media need to tone down expectations

I'm all here for college football fans having optimism, but at some point you've got to hold off on the Kool-Aid.

September 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Not many positives to talk about for Georgia Southern

Early in the week, Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers made it clear that a win - and not any moral victories - is what the Eagles ...

September 03, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern offense suffocated as Auburn rolls 41-7

AUBURN, Ala. - The good news for Georgia Southern in its season opener is that its defense looked great against one of the more potent attacks ...

September 03, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Earnhardt hoping for Darlington breakthrough in final season

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is preparing for the end of his NASCAR career and understands it likely won't finish the way he ...

September 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer looks back at best in straight-sets win at US Open

NEW YORK - This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best, a performance so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the ...

September 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Enough talk; time for some action

For more than eight months, the Georgia Southern Eagles - and especially their fans - have been itching to get back on the field.

September 01, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


National Football Foundation to honor Peterson

AP is coming home.

September 01, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Auburn makes for tough opening test for young Eagles

By MIKE BROWN

August 31, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


NFL 2017: Falcons NFC South Rivals to challenge for division

Before the Atlanta Falcons can think about Super Bowl redemption, they'll have to contend with an NFC South Division that could be dangerous to ...

August 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sharapova wins another 3-setter to reach US Open's 3rd round

NEW YORK - No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S ...

August 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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