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Sources: Lockout end looming

The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players' association summoned its leadership for a potential vote - the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.

July 18, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER and HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writers | Sports


Local Roundup: Michael Curry to host Curry Cup bowling benefit

Michael Curry, Georgia Southern Basketball Hall of Famer and current associate head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, will host a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.

July 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Loss may have been a good thing

Let's begin by not overstating the case.

July 18, 2011 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


U.S. women fall in final

FRANKFURT, Germany - Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.

July 17, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR Associated Press | Sports


2011 World Cup: US faces Japan for all the marbles

FRANKFURT, Germany - The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along.

July 16, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Clarke leads British Open with one round left

SANDWICH, England - A day that began with howling rain and wind ended in bright sunshine, a turn of meteorological fortune that helped sort out a bunched-up field at the British Open.

July 16, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


NCAA inducts 2011 Hall of Fame class

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Desmond Howard shook his head and smiled. It's been 20 years since he won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan as an electrifying pass catcher and kick returner.

July 16, 2011 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy in the mix at Open

SANDWICH, England - On a sunny day when the old-timers shined, the kid made sure he was right in the thick of things at the British Open.

July 15, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Former Eagle Adams shoots 62 at Viking Classic

MADISON, Miss. - Blake Adams had the day's best round, but the focus was on the weather. For nearly four hours, Troy Matteson tried to figure out ways to kill time in the clubhouse as thunderstorms rolled across Annandale Golf Club.

July 15, 2011 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hushovd takes stage, Voeckler keeps lead

LOURDES, France (AP) - Norway's Thor Hushovd won the 13th stage of the Tour de France and France's Thomas Voeckler kept the yellow jersey Friday on a ride through the Pyrenees that ended in the home of one of the most famous Catholic shrines.

July 15, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Records: Tressel's past no different

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was told by the school that he did a poor job of self-reporting NCAA violations years before he failed to tell his bosses that players were selling championship rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia, a cover-up that cost him his job.

July 15, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP College Football Writer | Sports


NFL and players say that they're making progress

Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the league's four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend.

July 15, 2011 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA investigation wrecks Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - The NCAA put Georgia Tech on four years of probation, fined the school $100,000 and stripped its ACC title game win from the 2009 football season on Thursday for violations that also included problems in the men's basketball program.

July 14, 2011 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Clemens case ruled mistrial

WASHINGTON - Almost as soon as it began, former baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial ended Thursday - in a mistrial the judge blamed on prosecutors and said a "first-year law student" would have known to avoid.

July 14, 2011 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | Sports


Amatuer shares first round lead at British Open

SANDWICH, England - Thomas Bjorn and Tom Lewis have nothing in common except for the unlikely position they shared Thursday atop the leaderboard at the British Open.

July 14, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Striking out Alzheimer's

At promptly 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, Chandler Dennard was out at the Georgia Southern softball complex nervously pacing around the grounds.

July 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

PHOENIX - Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of a Georgia ...

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes ...

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Benson: 'Future is now'

The Sun Belt Conference started sponsoring football in 2001. Since then the league has taken plenty of lumps in the hyper-competitive world of college football ...

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Summers, Eagles trying to turn it around in 2017

When it comes to Sun Belt media day, those interested in Georgia Southern never have to dig too far to find a big story.

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Spieth back on top

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth was happy enough to see his name on the claret jug without wondering where he fit in among the rest of ...

July 24, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth takes lead into final round

SOUTHPORT, England - Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that ...

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


Eagle Fan Fest set

The annual Meet the Eagles Fan Fest will be held on Friday, Aug. 4 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium. Gates will open at 5 p ...

July 22, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Hot, humid weather to play big part in PDL championship

South Georgia Tormenta FC and Statesboro are ready to host the Premier Development League's Eastern Conference playoffs. And while the semifinal matches don't ...

July 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

The man whom Hugh Freeze replaced as Mississippi's football coach was at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall.

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semi

ARLINGTON, Texas - Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team ...

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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