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Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to Zika concerns

DALLAS - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world's top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


22! Williams tops Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Graf's Slam mark

LONDON - Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Cardiff comes to standstill to welcome home Wales

CARDIFF, Wales - The Welsh capital of Cardiff came to a standstill on Friday as Wales' national team returned home to a rapturous welcome by an estimated 200,000 people after its historic run to the European Championship semifinals in France.

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Euro 2016 final pits Ronaldo vs Griezmann again for a trophy

PARIS - Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal faces France in the European Championship final on Sunday, just six weeks after they contested the Champions League final.

July 08, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Fulmer, Seager and Story among top rookies so far in 2016

Detroit manager Brad Ausmus wondered aloud Friday about Michael Fulmer's case for the All-Star game. Fulmer didn't make it, but his 9-2 record and 2.11 ERA certainly deserve mentioning.

July 08, 2016 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Hope Solo eyes 100th shutout as US meets South Africa

CHICAGO - As if her list of accomplishments wasn't long enough already, Hope Solo has a chance to add another one on Saturday.

July 08, 2016 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fall, double-faults hurt Federer in Wimbledon loss to Raonic

LONDON - There was Roger Federer, so famous for his flawless footwork, flat on his stomach, face down and motionless on the Centre Court grass after jamming the toe of his left shoe and stumbling during what turned out to be the fifth set's pivotal game in his Wimbledon semifinal.

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tormenta explodes in big home win

Locked at 1-1 after one half of action at Eagle Field Thursday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC and the Tri-Cities Otters seemed to be headed to a similar result that saw the teams play to a draw in their season opener.

July 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Splash! Kevin Durant finalizes two-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether they truly wanted him as a teammate.

July 07, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No all-Williams final at Wimbledon after Kerber stops Venus

LONDON - Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title at Wimbledon.

July 07, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


France blows by Germany, heading to Euro 2016 final

MARSEILLE, France - France is heading back to soccer's elite, and Antoine Griezmann is the man leading the way.

July 06, 2016 | By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta returns home for playoff push

With just two weeks remaining in the Premier Development League's regular season, South Georgia Tormenta FC isn't ready to say goodbye to its inaugural season.

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


Federer erases 2-set hole, 3 match points at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The match, and Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledonchampionship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1½ hours Wednesday.

July 06, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Venus rising: Williams back in Grand Slam semi 6 years later

LONDON (AP) - In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams.

July 05, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town

RIO DE JANEIRO - Copacabana Beach is an Olympic construction site. The beach volleyball venue is going up, broadcast studios rise on scaffolding above the sand and a mammoth tent is jammed with thousands of pricey souvenirs.

July 05, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Former Georgia Southern star McKinnon to see larger role in '16 Vikings this season

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Jerick McKinnon took the handoff left and hit heavy traffic in his own end zone, bouncing off a Minnesota blocker to find ...

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pick Six: Games that will determine the CFB playoff

If you can only watch six games this college football season, well, you should probably consider changing jobs or something because that is no way ...

August 15, 2016 | | Sports


Robinson makes early splash in Falcons' deep WR competition

FLOWERY BRANCH - A big preseason debut with the Falcons allowed Aldrick Robinson to stand out in a deep competition at wide receiver, if only for ...

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern alum Gene Sauers wins US Senior Open

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - A decade after battling a rare illness that nearly killed him and kept him off the golf course for seven years, Gene ...

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Golden anniversary: Kiffin enters 50th year of coaching

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Monte Kiffin didn't handle retirement very well.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast.

August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fan Fest a big hit with Georgia Southern crowd

Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers is buckling up for a grueling season on the football field, but some other members of his household were thinking ...

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles hold first scrimmage

Many Georgia Southern fans got their first look at the 2016 version of the Eagles as the football team held an open scrimmage Saturday at ...

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Biles soars to all-around gymnastics title

RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable coronation.

August 11, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rule change has coaches debating how often to retweet

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A new NCAA rule change is catching some recruits by surprise while causing coaches to debate how much time they should spend on ...

August 11, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eyeing a second chance

Seeing as how the starting middle linebacker for Georgia Southern has found his way to an NFL training camp in each of the last two ...

August 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Blue Devils eye state playoffs in 2016

Even though there are children with smart phones older than Statesboro High School's Volleyball program, the team is ready to make the next step ...

August 10, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


4 QB's expected to play in Falcons preseason opener

FLOWERY BRANCH - All four of Atlanta's quarterbacks are expected to play in Thursday night's preseason opener against Washington, setting a pattern of frequent ...

August 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia

RIO DE JANEIRO - Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving had the answers in the first test for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 10, 2016 | | Sports


Heisman dark horses: There's no shortage of contenders for 2016

The pool of candidates for the Heisman Trophy is a deep one. Derrick Henry, the winner from Alabama last year, has moved on to the ...

August 10, 2016 | | Sports


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