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USC, 'Bama and Clemson star on AP's All-Bowl Team

The college football bowl season featured so many thrilling individual performances that even a few 200-yard rushers failed to make the Associated Press 2016 All-Bowl Team.

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tide-Tigers II: The matchups

Every defensive meeting at Clemson this week might as well have started with coordinator Brent Venables passing around a photo of Alabama's O.J. Howard with the caption "Know where 88 is at all times."

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Bowls could get a makeover

Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will sequel live up to the hype?

In movies, sequels aren't always as good.

January 03, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


First of Trump's 'conflicts of interest' could be golf course

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, but the developers behind the project already are counting the money they've made.

January 03, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: Five questions for upcoming golf season

The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.

January 03, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


To be blunt, the Sun Belt is so bad at scheduling

Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will not feature game stories from Georgia Southern's men's and women's first Sun Belt basketball games of the season that were played Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

December 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


LeBron's block in The Finals is the play of 2016

They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the long term" in assessing his tennis future.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed they had learned how to hold on for a victory.

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


N.C. State all over Vandy in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat Vanderbilt 41-17 on Monday night in the Independence Bowl.

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT | Sports


BA to unveil inaugural hall-of-fame class

In 44 years of existence Bulloch Academy has had numerous athletic accomplishments but no where to officially shrine them.

December 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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NFC champ Falcons sign Dontari Poe to bolster defensive line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms with two-time Pro Bowler Dontari Poe.

March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia's pro day attracts big turnout from Falcons

ATHENS, Ga. - The decisions by running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to return for their senior seasons left a thin class of Georgia prospects ...

March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles end season with dud

Georgia Southern extended its basketball season by taking part in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational Wednesday evening. Unfortunately for the Eagles, this ...

March 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SEB one-hit in one-run loss to South Effingham

Since dropping their first two games of the season, Southeast Bulloch's been the hottest teams in the county.

March 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


A look at the best to come in the NCAA Tournament

This year's NCAA Tournament has a chance to be just as good as 2016, when Kris Jenkins capped March Madness the most dramatic way ...

March 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Players from one-bid leagues ready for NCAA spotlight

The NCAA Tournament gives top players from one-bid leagues the opportunity to share the spotlight with the major-conference performers who have garnered more attention all ...

March 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Memories of Palmer are all around Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. - The photo was never published out of respect for Arnold Palmer.

March 14, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Eagles' season not done yet

For the first time since 2006, Georgia Southern will be playing postseason, national tournament basketball.

March 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Redick joins push to put civility back in college basketball

INDIANAPOLIS - J.J. Redick vividly recalls how it began, with some hecklers at his first road game for Duke. Over time, Redick remembers the chants ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge out with heart arrhythmia

SAN ANTONIO - Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to a minor heart arrhythmia, the latest occurrence of heart issues for the five-time ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Troy dismantles Eagles

Entering the postseason, it was clear that Georgia Southern had caught a bit of a break.

March 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Statesboro comeback falls short in spite of seven errors

Statesboro had a shot to record their first series sweep of the young baseball season Friday night, but their gloves had other things in mind.

March 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Americans rally past Colombia in 10 innings in WBC, 3-2

MIAMI - Retired manager Jim Leyland was back at his familiar perch on the dugout steps Friday night, looking tense as he watched his U.S ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws

Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR's busiest market

LAS VEGAS - The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation's gambling mecca is about to ...

March 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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