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Wild pitch seals win for Eagles

It took a lot more drama - and one more inning - than Tuesday night's cozy 15-7 victory stroll, but Georgia Southern completed a home-and-home sweep of Mercer Wednesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium, claiming a 4-3 victory in 10 innings.

April 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Southeast Bulloch splits first round with Crisp

CORDELE - After just missing on several opportunities in the first half, the Southeast Bulloch Lady Jackets connected on three shots from outside the 18-yard penalty area and defeated Crisp County, 4-1, in the first round of the state Class AAA soccer playoffs.

April 26, 2017 | By JIM HEALY | Sports


Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death

BOSTON - Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star.

April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

STUTTGART, Germany - Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday.

April 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles come up short at Sun Belt championship

DESTIN, Fla. – Archer Price and Steven Fisk each won two matches, but the Georgia Southern men's golf team came up short, falling 3-2 to Georgia State in the Sun Belt Championship match Tuesday at the Raven Golf Club.

April 25, 2017 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Sports


Wren goes for eight RBI in big win for Eagles

Mercer entered its home game against Georgia Southern Tuesday night in Macon with a sterling 35-7 record and the national lead in wins.

April 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Falcons' 'Trader Tom' Dimitroff on hunt for more draft deals

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Thomas Dimitroff seemed surprised by the suggestion he might not try to make a bold move up from the Falcons' No. 31 spot in Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft.

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's never easy to be the son of a legend, especially when he is a tough-as-nails hero and the most feared man in his profession.

April 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks back in playoff series following win over Washington

ATLANTA - The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up.

April 23, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro slips in seventh

Even after all Statesboro has been through on the baseball diamond, at the end of their regular season they still had a chance to give their seniors one final good memory at Mill Creek Park.

April 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles rally falls short to Coastal Carolina

Georgia Southern put a scare into the defending national champions, but a ninth-inning rally fell short and Coastal Carolina walked away with a 6-5 victory Friday night in Conway, S.C.

April 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Draft Diary: Reddick ready to cap remarkable rise at draft

Draft Diary: Reddick ready to cap remarkable rise at draft

April 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Draft Diary: Reddick ready to cap remarkable rise at draft

Draft Diary: Reddick ready to cap remarkable rise at draft

April 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Three more region titles come to Bulloch County

Just two days after Southeast Bulloch swept their region championships in track and field, Bulloch Academy and Statesboro brought three more region titles to Bulloch County after both schools capped their region meets on Thursday.

April 20, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Hitting the gym

By MIKE ANTHONY

April 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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Los Angeles Olympic dreams might be delayed to 2028

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles could lose and win its Olympics gamble, ending up with the 2028 Games it never sought and the costly prospect of ...

May 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Try zip lines for outdoor adventure

There are lots of outdoor related activities for us to take part in that range from kayaking to canoeing to hiking, biking and camping. Additionally ...

May 09, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Day ready to start climb back to No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day used to think no one could beat him, and there wasn't much evidence to prove him wrong.

May 09, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Making sports journalism great is a team effort in today's world

No matter what the stigma was about the industry, I always knew my destiny was to be a sports journalist.

May 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia Southern ties series with UL-Lafayette in 6-5 win

A night after being shut out, Ryan Cleveland smashed his 12th home run of the season, the Eagles built two different three-run leads, and five ...

May 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tebow huge draw in the minors, fans packing small stadiums

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow is a big-league hit in the minor leagues.

May 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead

SALT LAKE CITY - Kevin Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday night to ...

May 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Late innings haunt Yellow Jackets

BROOKLET - Late innings have been the undoing of Southeast Bulloch in close games, and there were plenty of close contests for the Yellow Jackets this ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles stymied in series opener at UL-Lafayette

In last season's Sun Belt tournament championship game, UL Lafayette's Wyatt Marks pitched seven shutout innings in getting the Ragin' Cajuns past Georgia ...

May 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hawks' Wilcox out as GM, Budenholzer no longer president

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday which dismantled the two-tier management team of ...

May 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy boys soccer bounced in first round of GISA state playoffs

The Bulloch Academy boys soccer team went into the GISA state soccer playoffs as No. 3 seed, but Holy Spirit Prep wiped them out by ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Family delivers message on behalf of Andretti's cancer fight

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Political climate adds intensity to Mexican boxing showdown

LAS VEGAS - There's little subtlety in the TV commercial promoting Saturday night's fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smith, Blixt win damp Zurich in 4-hole playoff

AVONDALE, La. - Cameron Smith stood on the edge of the 18th green, wiping away tears at a ceremony complete with alligator skin championship belts and ...

May 01, 2017 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever

Bob Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice.

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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