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Adrian Peterson joins Georgia Southern football staff

College Football Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson and Georgia Southern alum has been named the director of student-athlete development for the Georgia Southern football program, as announced Tuesday by head coach Chad Lunsford. He takes over for Andrew Dodge, who moved to an on-field coaching assignment toward the end of the 2016 season.

February 13, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Olympics getting a bit too 'wintery'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The Winter Olympics are supposed to be cold, of course. Just maybe not THIS cold.

February 12, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR and HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writers | Sports


Ragin' Cajuns roll to win over Eagles

Four UL Lafeyette players cracked double-digit scoring, and the Ragin' Cajuns shot 51 percent from the field. That sent the Georgia Southern men's basketball team to a second consecutive home defeat as the league-leading Cajuns rolled to a 102-91 victory Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 10, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


UL Lafayette ladies top Georgia Southern

The Louisiana women's basketball team closed out the first half hitting 5-of-6 three-pointers to open up a double-digit halftime lead, then held on for a 58-48 Sun Belt Conference victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon at Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 10, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Michigan State plans to fire official over Nassar scandal

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University said Friday it plans to fire a high-ranking administrator who told police he never followed up after ordering sports doctor Larry Nassar to have a third person present during certain treatments.

February 09, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press | Sports


Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make

The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include several players who won't make the deadline.

February 09, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Storey defends title at individual tournament

Heading into the second playing of Georgia Southern's individual men's golf tournament, GS coach Carter Collins said that he thought his team had a good chance of making sure that the tournament title stayed in Statesboro for a second straight season.

February 05, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Power agent Scott Boras slams MLB

NEW YORK - Agent Scott Boras says the number of major league teams rebuilding with younger, lower-cost rosters has become a cancer to the sport, attributing behavior to the strengthened luxury tax combining with restraints on draft-pick salaries.

February 05, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Foles outduels Brady, Patriots to win Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Foles did his best Tom Brady impersonation, leading a late-game comeback to cap a season that began as a backup and ended as Super Bowl MVP.

February 05, 2018 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


BUBBLE WATCH: Big wins put NC State within reach of NCAA bid

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State wasn't supposed to even be in this position, entering February with several marquee wins and in the discussion for an NCAA Tournament bid. Yet first-year coach Kevin Keatts isn't talking about the possibility of his program getting back there after its two-year absence.

February 02, 2018 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110

BOSTON - Terry Rozier's second act as an NBA starter was just as impressive as his first.

February 02, 2018 | By GETHIN COOLBAUGH Associated Press | Sports


Foles sees religious life after football

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Nick Foles has a calling far greater than throwing touchdown passes.

February 02, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Fowler, DeChambeau share Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead into the weekend in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He knows from experience the party is just getting started.

February 02, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sepp Blatter wants FIFA case re-opened

GENEVA - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban.

February 02, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Eagles pull off upset?

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - America loves comeback stories, the last-to-first variety that features new stars, big plays and a monumental triumph at the end.

February 02, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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Elegance and efficiency at Augusta National

When you hear the name Augusta National, several things immediately come to mind. There is the long, beautiful stretch down Magnolia Lane that leads to ...

April 03, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Monday roars sound like Sunday when Tiger arrives

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The roar sounded like Sunday at Augusta National.

April 02, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The Masters Life: Who will slip on green jacket in 2018?

Tiger's back, but Justin Thomas will rule at the Masters.

April 02, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles find loss in game two

Georgia Southern Baseball dropped game two of the weekend series to Coastal Carolina, 15-2 on Friday night. The Chanticleers hit three home runs and had ...

March 30, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Outdoor Living: New outdoor sport offers recreational opportunities

I have long been a participant in all the outdoor endeavors known to mankind. There's nothing I won't try at least once if ...

March 27, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Bubba breezes to match play victory

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bubba Watson sees golf differently from anyone else.

March 26, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles all over App State

At first pitch of Friday night's game in Statesboro, the temperature in Boone, N.C. was 45 degrees, with snow showers and highs in ...

March 23, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Usain Bolt delights fans by scoring in Dortmund training

DORTMUND, Germany - Usain Bolt trained again with German soccer club Borussia Dortmund on Friday and this time scored a header and a penalty in front ...

March 23, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


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