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Outdoor Life: Fall activities abound

Even though the dog days of summer are still in front of us we yearn for cooler temperatures and it's a good time to start planning some outings for later in the year. The months of October and November offer beautiful, comfortable weather and it's a great time of year to get away from your desk and out of the house to enjoy what the outdoors has to offer. Today we'll give an overview of some of these activities and we'll take up some of these topics in detail. For now just think about these possibilities ...

August 02, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


It's that time of year: Georgia Southern is back in pads

When the sun rose over Statesboro Monday morning, it dawned on the official start of the Eagles' 2016 football season.

August 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Saints' defense aims to play fearsome football under Allen

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - The moment Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro saw a gap opening along the offensive line, he raced through it at full speed, slamming into the first offensive player who tried to block him.

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kirby Smart invites fans to practice

ATHENS - Kirby Smart is inviting fans to a practice at Sanford Stadium in part because he wants to see how his players respond to the extra attention.

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Buescher emerges at Pocono for 1st career win

LONG POND, Pa. - Chris Buescher emerged from the fog and foul weather to become a stunning winner in Monday's shortened Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Effingham native Reddick among those delt at deadline

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline.

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Walker delivers on coach Butch Harmon's belief of a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Jimmy Walker had champagne in his glass and the Wanamaker Trophy at his side. Still unopened is a bottle of Chateau Margaux that Butch Harmon has kept in his Las Vegas wine cellar for such a moment as this.

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tennessee says it's unfazed by high preseason expectations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee believes it won't be distracted by its unfamiliar status as a preseason division favorite.

July 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Storms interrupt PGA Championship at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Thunderstorms shut down the PGA Championship on Saturday before 10 players could even hit a shot, setting up what could be a long, wet and wild conclusion to the final major of the year - whenever it ends.

July 30, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The fun's at the top: what to expect in 2016

At the annual Sun Belt Conference football media day in New Orleans earlier in the week, new

July 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Streb shoots 63 to tie with Jimmy Walker for PGA Championship lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Robert Streb became the latest player to shoot 63 in a major, and hardly anyone noticed in a PGA Championship with endless action across Baltusrol on Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Sports


Falcons' Coleman to get bigger workload

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Quinn wanted to take an up-close look at Devonta Freeman as a receiver, so the Falcons coach tried to cover the running back on a deep pass route.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Lawler, Woodley fight for welterweight title at UFC 201

The UFC can hang an "under new management" sign on the octagon.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wade excited to join hometown Bulls

CHICAGO - When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Refugees run long, inspiring road to Rio's world stage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - They were used to running barefoot on baking ground. They were raw, untrained. All eager.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast - Sept. 17, 2016

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sun Belt still easing into '16 regular season

The early weeks of the season can be a confusing time when trying to figure out the future for G5 conferences.

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


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to ...

September 13, 2016 | By JONATHAN DREW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dove season opens with a thud and a bang

For the first time in forty years I missed the opening day of dove season. It was an accomplishment on par with Cal Ripken's ...

September 13, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Near miss for Georgia Southern women's golf

Just over a year ago, the Georgia Southern women's golf squad had never played a match. Fast-forward 12 months and the Eagles seem like ...

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


Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. - Ben Roethlisberger recovered his own fumble at a pivotal moment and didn't look back, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Pittsburgh ...

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Yeah, it's not sexy, but it's working well

Through two games, the Georgia Southern football squad is right where any team would want to be. The Eagles sit at 2-0 overall and 1-0 ...

September 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


We don't look at field position enough, so let's

They say football is a game of inches, and for the sake of this week's five factors lesson that cliche will ring somewhat true.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Gators close out Jags

Janna Beth Marsh pitched a full seven innings to outduel Thomas Jefferson's staff in a 3-2 win for Bulloch Academy.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bulloch County teams looking for answers

High School football in Bulloch County has been a lot like Tropical Storm Hermine this season: quick, idiosyncratic and a little disappointing.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 16 Georgia readies for another week of QB musical chairs

ATHENS, Ga. - Get ready for another week of quarterback musical chairs at Georgia.

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bend but don't break

MOBILE, Ala. - Nothing much came easy for Georgia Southern when they took on South Alabama at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday night.

September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Defense was good, penalties were bad

By MIKE ANTHONY

September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Two games tells us nothing about Georgia Southern, but...

I'm a guy for statistics and data, which means sample size is everything and conversely means two weeks is nothing.

September 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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