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Dogs bite off Eagles

Georgia Southern jumped out to an early lead against Georgia Friday night, but the bats quickly cooled off as the Bulldogs controlled the later portion of the game and notched a 4-3 win at J.I. Clements Stadium.

February 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Islands sweeps SEB in key region contest

Friday night wasn't a great home debut for Southeast Bulloch soccer - however there's an asterisk to be inserted there.

February 24, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


FANTASY PLAYS: Potential busts for 2017 fantasy season

In fantasy draft prep, you'll hear three terms more than any others: breakout, sleeper, and bust. Looking at the negative of the three, how do we define what a bust is? It really depends on whom you ask.

February 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan share lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Ryan Palmer has reason to believe that better days are ahead, with his golf game and at home.

February 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles fall to conference-leading Lady Trojans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Georgia Southern women's basketball team (11-13, 7-6 SBC) fell to the top-seeded Little Rock Trojans (20-7, 14-1 SBC) inside of the Jack Stephens Center on Thursday evening. The Eagles and Trojans kept the game close up until the fourth quarter when Little Rock went on a 15-1 run within the last eight minutes to close out the game.

February 23, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of view. No matter which description is used it can be said without hesitation that things quickly went south. That particularly inspirational brainstorm concerned cleaning out the carport and storage room and it lost traction because of the sheer magnitude of the task. Unfortunately my mind has continued to whirl and dance thus producing another outstanding plan. This one, I thought would be much more manageable and had the added benefit of being an outdoor project ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech in the teams' traditional early-season midweek matchup.

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

MIAMI - There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James.

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mavericks outlast Eagles

In a battle of Sun Belt heavyweights, Georgia Southern gave UT Arlington a good fight, but ran out of gas in the late rounds.

February 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey. Everyone smiles for the cameras.

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


GS men's hoops messes with Texas (St.)

The Georgia Southern men's basketball squad started hot and raced out to an early lead over Texas State Saturday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse. The Eagles led by as many as 17, but the Bobcats crept back into the game in the second half, forcing Georgia Southern to hang on for a 70-67 victory.

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Blue Devils leave Phoenix in ashes

Following an extended midseason losing streak, Statesboro did itself a favor Monday evening to take another step closer to salvaging the 2017 season.

April 10, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


At long last, Sergio shines

"Sergio's done."

April 10, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


US Soccer: Trump encouraging a World Cup with Mexico, Canada

Far from impeding a World Cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the United States and Mexico emboldened those country's soccer leaders to find common ...

April 10, 2017 | By ROBB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sunday showdown looms

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Justin Rose charged from behind on the back nine at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia received the kind of break that allowed him to ...

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


BA splits DH, ends seven game skid

Baseball struggles have plagued Bulloch County this spring, and the private school down Westside Road has not been exempt from the turmoil.

April 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Teeing off: Is Jordan Spieth the new Tiger Woods?

He's not as physically imposing, as brash or the least bit polarizing. He doesn't pound drives past the field, and his swing feels ...

April 08, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Quarterbacks struggle, offense shaky at Clemson spring game

CLEMSON, S.C. - A couple of things seem nearly certain about Clemson's offense next season: Kelly Bryant will be the No. 1 quarterback starting ...

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Transfer QB Jarrett Stidham shines in Auburn spring game

AUBURN, Ala. - Telltale signs that it was a good day for Jarrett Stidham: The Auburn quarterback only had to do pushups atoning for two errant ...

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Field tightens heading into weekend

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler finally got to the top of the leaderboard in a major and didn't have much of a view.

April 07, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Couples amongst leaders once again

Decades often converge at Augusta National Golf Club. In many ways the week is a throwback – a world without cell phones and with a great ...

April 07, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Hoffman takes charge

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Teeing off: With Gratitude from the Opening Round

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Statesboro's streak now at 12

If Thursday afternoon proved anything for Statesboro baseball, it's that 2017 simply isn't their year.

April 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

BOSTON - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez "took pleasure" in gunning down two men in 2012 because he felt disrespected after one of them accidentally spilled ...

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant cleared to resume full practice after knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. - Months ago when the season began, the Golden State Warriors focused all their energy on incorporating Kevin Durant.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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