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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


A day in the sun

DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans.

February 08, 2016 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press | Sports


Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled.

February 08, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles pull out win late

Ike Smith was off the mark on his first four 3-point attempts during Georgia Southern's game against Texas State Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse. But with just over 30 seconds to play in a tie game, Smith had the poise of a guy who hadn't missed all night.

February 06, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino.

February 05, 2016 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Tormenta FC hits the field

Taking advantage of a picture-perfect day at the practice fields located behind The Clubhouse, Tormenta FC - the Premier Development League franchise starting up in Statesboro ...

May 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


LeBron, Cavs hold off Hawks 104-93 in Game 1

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a strong comeback by Atlanta to maintain their chokehold on ...

May 02, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: If they build a golf course, will they come to Olympics?

Building the new golf course in Rio de Janeiro in time for the Olympics once was considered the biggest obstacle.

April 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Court decision on Brady's case affirms Goodell's power

Reinstatement of Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension affirmed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's power - a major point of contention for the NFL players' union.

April 26, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

DALLAS - An attorney for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manzielcalls the indictment against him "incredible" and said Tuesday that the way it's been handled ...

April 26, 2016 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press | Sports


NCAA adds charge, removes another from UNC academic case

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - After waiting eight months to find out how the NCAA would revise its list of charges tied to the North Carolina ...

April 25, 2016 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

OAKLAND, Calif. - If the Golden State Warriors want to cap a record-setting season with a second straight NBA title, they will need to survive the ...

April 25, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

NEW YORK (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday ...

April 25, 2016 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | 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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