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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


With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban team

HAVANA - When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays' first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for "safe."

March 22, 2016 | By PETER ORSI Associated Press | Sports


Glut of ACC teams in Sweet 16 is great, but so are underdogs

The NCAA Tournament has reached the Sweet 16, and many of the usual suspects made it. There also are a few surprise teams and matchups. Don't feel bad if you're having trouble keeping track of it all.

March 22, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


French authorities on high alert ahead of Euro 2016

PARIS - With Europe on high alert, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Tuesday that the deadly explosions in Brussels are a reminder that a "very high security level" will be required during this year's European Championship in France.

March 22, 2016 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


SHS standout Justin Houston could miss 2016 season with Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pro Bowl pass rusher Justin Houston could miss the upcoming season for the Kansas City Chiefs after having surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee that bothered him in the playoffs.

March 22, 2016 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


GSU finishes 10th at Schenkel

Will Gordon tied the tournament record with a 63, and Vanderbilt shot a 19-under-par 269 in the final round of the 37th Annual Schenkel Invitational to win the team title Sunday at Forest Heights Country Club.

March 21, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


My Take: Cinderellas get raw deal in bracket

Last night, the 'First Four' officially tipped of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

March 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Could admission on CTE affect $1 billion deal?

PHILADELPHIA - The NFL is standing behind a top executive's acknowledgement that the brain disease CTE can be linked to football.

March 15, 2016 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Sports


Plenty of story lines in this year's NCAA Tournament

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament hasn't made it out of the opening weekend the past two years, so you better believe the boys at Kansas feels as if they have something to prove.

March 14, 2016 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Spieth

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - This was always going to be a challenging year for JordanSpieth, and not just on the golf course.

March 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


In the Pits: IndyCar should re-examine concussion policy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - When Team Penske pulled Will Power out of the season-opening race hours before its start, questions immediately swirled about the health of one of IndyCar's top drivers.

March 14, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Eagles knocked out in first round

NEW ORLEANS – Georgia Southern came up short against South Alabama for the third time in as many tries this season, and this one is sending the Eagles back to Statesboro for good.

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


On the Fringe: When discussing golf's best, consider Branden Grace

Branden Grace held his arms about 3 feet apart to describe a relic he found during a recent trip home to South Africa.

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


Peyton Manning jokes, chokes up during retirement remarks

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning got through the weekend thanks to hundreds of texts and calls from men he played against or alongside over his unparalleled 18-year NFL career.

March 07, 2016 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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Warriors limping to finish as Game 7 looms ahead

CLEVELAND (AP) - The level of tension is growing rapidly for theGolden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of ...

June 17, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

ATLANTA (AP) - Right across the street from the spaceship-looking studio where teams of video gamers are competing in a frenetic shoot-'em-up known as Counter-Strike ...

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


Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ...

June 17, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta secures first ever victory

In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

June 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at ...

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


Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

CLEVELAND - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe and ...

June 15, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont returns US Open reputation as toughest test

OAKMONT, Pa. - Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

June 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NHL will go to Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.

June 14, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his ...

June 14, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont ready to show its teeth at U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth saw a different Oakmontthan the course he first played six weeks ago.

June 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just a year ago, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes was hailed by Olympic Committee executives as the driving force behind ...

June 13, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


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


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