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Awaiting Irma: Rays and Dolphins to be home on the road

MIAMI - Hurricane Irma will have the Miami Dolphins setting up a temporary home in California, and make the New York Yankees the road team in their own city.

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Stephens tops Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

NEW YORK - Sloane Stephens' remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the slow work of coming back from surgery on her left foot.

September 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Magic city melancholy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After having its game against New Hampshire moved by a few hundred miles and one time zone, there was a legitimate question to be asked as to whether Georgia Southern showed up.

September 09, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Being burned by high expectations hurts Georgia Southern fans, I can relate

High expectations are fine to have, but you should know the consequences that come with them.

September 09, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles must make Birmingham home

The Georgia Southern football team woke up on Monday looking forward to a Saturday home game where it could shoot for its first win of the season.

September 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US Open finalists Keys, Stephens commiserated over injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - When the Grand Slam season that ends this weekend began at the Australian Open back in January, neither Madison Keys nor Sloane Stephens was anywhere near being ready to play a tennis match.

September 08, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Baseball's power surge raises some troubling issues

ATLANTA (AP) - We've been through this before.

September 08, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Eagles up against a consistent winner in FCS ranks

New Hampshire Coach Sean McDonnell will be looking for history to repeat itself when his Wildcats take on Georgia Southern at 4 p.m. on Saturday in a game that - due to the oncoming Hurrican Irma - has shifted to Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.

September 08, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


GATAcast: 9.5.17 - Tyson Summers

Mike is joined by Georgia Southern head football coach Tyson Summers as they recap the Auburn game and look ahead to the home opener against New Hampshire

September 05, 2017 | | Sports


Pride can be tricky thing

When used wisely, it can summon up the best in a person and push him farther than he thought he could ever go - almost like a secretive superpower. But, like most superpowers, there is a dark side to pride that can make it just as destructive as it is awesome.

September 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ladies and gentlemen, I've been compromised

When I go out to cover games here in Bulloch County or beyond, I conduct myself though a certain code of journalistic ethics.

September 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Ferguson column: Spieth, Thomas good friends, not yet rivals

NORTON, Mass. - Justin Thomas is three months older than Jordan Spieth and trying to catch up.

September 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pablo Carreno Busta reaches 1st major semifinal at US Open

NEW YORK - Pablo Carreno Busta reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 29 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

September 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch County swept with some tough losses

In last week's prep roundup the title read "Optimism is Abound" in regards to silver linings despite losses by all four county schools.

September 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles still shaking off some rust in Auburn loss

Just a little less than 48 hours removed from a rough welcome into the 2017 season, Georgia Southern players and coaches were still shaking out some cobwebs.

September 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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When GS football is down, the community goes too

College football has television outnumbered, which can be annoying to us fans who have to hunt for our favorite games.

September 24, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Where has my winning culture gone?

Way back when I was playing for youth baseball, soccer and football teams, I never had much luck.

September 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Southern gets smothered

Given a bye week and -- after dodging Hurricane Irma - about 10 days to prepare for Indiana, the Georgia Southern Eagles fell flat, to say the ...

September 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. - President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day ...

September 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

September 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

CHICAGO - Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily ...

September 22, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Sports


Struggling Eagles face Indiana

Indiana University historically has been one of the worst football programs in the Big Ten.

September 22, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Thomas tied at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship.

September 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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