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Pat Collins the new Athletic Director at Bulloch Academy, Dennard to retain basketball duties

On May 23 the Statesboro Herald ran a story regarding former Southeast Bulloch head coach Pat Collins' sudden resignation.

May 31, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


'He's with me': Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

PARIS - Steve Johnson held everything in, all of it, until he simply could not any longer.

May 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

OAKLAND, Calif. - After a summer highlighted by Kevin Durant's decision to leave Oklahoma City for the star-laden Golden State Warriors, a six-month regular season and three rounds of playoffs, the NBA Finals are right back where they ended last June.

May 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta takes on Bantams

Last summer, South Georgia Tormenta FC was one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League for a full month but missed out on the postseason due to a sluggish start.

May 30, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


South Alabama was the best Sun Belt Team, even if it's too soon to hear

It's a good thing Memorial Day came when it did, because my guess is fans of Sun Belt baseball teams needed some fine elixir to relax the nerves following their conference baseball tournament.

May 30, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Fair shake? Refusal to clasp hands creates French Open flap

PARIS - As anyone who ever has played or watched tennis - professional or recreational - knows, the post-match handshake at the net is as much a customary part of the sport as a racket, ball or serve. So when a player who lost at the French Open rebuffed his opponent's attempt at the ritual Tuesday, it became the talk of the tournament.

May 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Penguins wary, Predators confident as Game 2 looms

PITTSBURGH - The winning team went nearly two full periods without a shot. The hottest goaltender in the playoffs was only tested 11 times in 58 minutes - and lost.

May 30, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles come up short in Sun Belt title game

Georgia Southern had another ninth inning comeback for the ages, but the magic didn't last quite long enough.

May 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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


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Swinney not worried about replacing Clemson's missing pieces

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dabo Swinney isn't concerned about losing more than 77 percent of his team's offensive production from last season's ...

July 13, 2017 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta FC's Jad Arslan named to USPDL's team on the week

Week ten's USPDL team of the week featured Tormenta FC's Jas Aslan for his outstanding efforts against Peachtree City MOBA last week.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Reports | Sports


Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore headline John Deere Classic field

The often-overlooked John Deere Classic elevated its profile by helping Jordan Spieth become a star.

July 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GS syllabus: Can the Eagles make the grade on this courseload?

For college football fans, these truly are the dog days of summer.

July 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Statesboro, SEB hold 7-on-7 football scrimmages across campuses

Even though it wasn't supposed to be that way, the nine-team 7-on-7 scrimmage to be held at exclusively at Statesboro wound up being spread ...

July 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Kittel wins Tour stage 10, Froome keeps race lead

BERGERAC, France - Marcel Kittel has no serious challenger for the King of the Sprint title at this year's Tour de France.

July 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


IOC to pick Los Angeles, Paris for 2024 or 2028 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands.

July 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tim Tebow has an 8-game hitting streak going for St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - An attendance record. A hitting streak. And such as it was, even a winning streak.

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Only a handful of riders can challenge Froome for Tour title

CHAMBERY, Francen - Chris Froome probably hoped he had a bigger lead than his 18-second advantage over Fabio Aru on the Tour de France's first ...

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


The Statesboro Herald Top 25

The date is July 8, which means there's absolutely nothing going on in the world of high school sports.

July 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta FC shuts out Peachtree City to keep playoff hopes alive

Jad Arslan notched a hat trick against Peachtree City MOBA in Tormenta's win over its in-state rival last weekend.

July 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Sebastian Munoz has 68 to maintain Greenbrier Classic lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Davis Love believes his experience might give him an edge as he tries to become the PGA Tour's oldest ...

July 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kyle Busch hopes Kentucky Speedway mastery ends win drought

SPARTA, Ky. - Kyle Busch hopes his Kentucky Speedway magic has enough shelf life to put him back in victory lane.

July 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


World class technique and instruction coming to Statesboro

For most high school wrestling programs, the season runs from December to March and doesn't start again until the following winter.

July 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Metter's Mary Gen Williams making a splash in swimming scene

Most people take to the pool this time of year in an attempt to cool off and soak up the sun.

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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