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State of the Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS – In previous Sun Belt Conference media day events, conference commissioner Karl Benson – as well as many Sun Belt programs – always seemed to have one eye looking over their shoulders.

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


New job carries big hopes for Young Summers

NEW ORLEANS – Three new head coaches will be making their first impressions in the Sun Belt this season, but while Everett Withers at Texas State and Matt Viator at UL Monroe have rebuilding jobs and low expectations for the immediate future, new Georgia Southern front man Tyson Summers is tasked with continuing the Eagles' immediate success since joining the FBS two years ago.

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity

OMAHA, Neb. - An evening he spent at a high school basketball game over the holidays revealed the best of Sam Foltz, the star Nebraska punter who died in a car accident in Wisconsin over the weekend.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at Baltusrol.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


What to expect from Sun Belt in 2016 season

Monday marks the unofficial beginning of the 2016 Sun Belt Conference football season as players and coaches for all 11 teams – plus a cameo from 2017 newcomer Coastal Carolina – will descend on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for the league's annual media day.

July 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


With a 3rd Tour title coming up, Froome turns focus to Rio

MORZINE, France (AP) - Don't expect Chris Froome to indulge in big celebrations on the Champs Elysees. After effectively securing a third Tour de France title on Saturday, the Kenyan-born British rider has already turned his focus to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Holly Holm set to return in UFC Chicago

Holly Holm was the unforgettable champ for four months.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Smoke' preps for Brickyard farewell

INDIANAPOLIS - When Tony Stewart dreamed about winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he never contemplated saying goodbye.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Snedeker jumps over Johnson to lead in Canadian Open

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July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


N.C. governor fires at NBA

The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.

July 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fifth annual Erk Russell Classic growing to eight teams

As July comes to a close, the new high school football season begins to take shape right here in Statesboro with the Erk Russell Classic on August 19 and 20.

July 22, 2016 | Chris Stanley | Sports


All locked up: Johnson, List still tied at Candian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario - Dustin Johnson started and finished the day tied with Luke List for the Canadian Open lead. The U.S. Open champion had to make up a lot of ground to do it.

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gordon preps for Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis and Pocono may not be the only stops on Jeff Gordon's comeback tour.

July 22, 2016 | | Sports


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NFLPA says fields much better, still can be improved

CINCINNATI - NFL fields have come a long way from the days of lumpy artificial surfaces, but there's still a lot of room for improvement ...

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The captain's quandary for Knox in Ryder Cup selections

Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III keeps a separate points list for Americans to consider performances that might not show up in the standings, whether ...

August 09, 2016 | | Sports


Missy Franklin's Rio debut is nothing like she had planned

RIO DE JANEIRO - Missy Franklin finally got in the pool at the Rio Olympics only to endure another disappointment in the most unsettling year of ...

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hats off to Russell Knox

Russell Knox packed a surprising amount of power when he won the Travelers Championship.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Veteran fullback Tolbert still has value to Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Ron Rivera can't imagine the Carolina Panthers without fullback like Mike Tolbert on the roster.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spats over doping dominate Olympic swimming events

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and she's not about to let anyone get in her way ...

August 08, 2016 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC trying to stay atop college football world

A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season.

August 08, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Study: 83% of NCAA violations involve football, basketball

Big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014, according to ...

August 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

RIO DE JANEIRO - Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium.

August 06, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Battleing back: Sixth year senior looks to make an impact

Georgia Southern defensive lineman Jonathan Battle just wrapped up the first week of fall camp of his senior season.

August 05, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Leishman tied for lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. - Marc Leishman birdied his final hole for a 2-under 68 and a share of the second-round lead Friday in the Travelers Championship.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC seeks to continue recent success in high-profile openers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - With so many high-profile intersectional matchups on neutral sites, the Southeastern Conference's opening-week schedule bears a striking resemblance to a bowl lineup.

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Rookie Chris Buescher shoots for the Chase

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Chris Buescher is a giant step closer to qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup after notching a victory at ...

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Former Falcons receiver turned cornerback impresses Quinn

GRAYSON, Ga. - Falcons coach Dan Quinn likes what he has seen from C.J. Goodwin, a former receiver turned cornerback.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I want to race. I'm not ready to quit.'

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Say this about Dale Earnhardt Jr. - he follows doctor's orders.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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