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Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just a year ago, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes was hailed by Olympic Committee executives as the driving force behind the Summer Games that are set to kick off in August in samba city.

June 13, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


Hooligans running wild at Euro 2016

PARIS - Don't be fooled by the wacky names like "Music Hall," ''Happy Guys" or "Aliens", highly-trained Russian hooligan groups are as nasty as they come and tune up for ultra-violence on a regular diet of pre-arranged fights throughout their domestic season and - whenever they can - in Europe.

June 13, 2016 | By JEROME PUGMIRE Associated Press | Sports


US reaches Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

PHILADELPHIA - The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin's early second-half ejection to beat Paraguay 1-0 on Saturday night.

June 11, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Close, but not quite for Tormenta

June 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Creator pulls upset win in Belmont

NEW YORK - The finish was dramatic, even without a Triple Crown on the line.

June 11, 2016 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


Berger shoots 1-under 69 to keep lead at St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Daniel Berger has yet to win on the PGA Tour. He's confident enough to believe that's just a matter of time, and he has put himself in position to make the FedEx St. Jude Classic his first title.

June 11, 2016 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


A repeat NBA title now just 1 win away for Golden State

CLEVELAND - Golden State has now won 88 games this season, when factoring in the regular season and the playoffs. That's another NBA record to add to its collection, one more than the Chicago Bulls totaled in their 1995-96 season.

June 11, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Tormenta in search of first win

It's been less than a month since Tomrenta FC - Statesboro's brand new minor league soccer franchise - has played its first match. In that short time, the club has left no doubt that it can play top-notch soccer while drawing a loud, numerous and supportive crowd.

June 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Gordie Howe, the gritty and mighty 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

DETROIT - Gordie Howe worked all his remarkable life to earn the respect and awe that came with being "Mr. Hockey."

June 10, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Ohio St., Michigan lead Big Ten battle into New Jersey

PARAMUS, N.J. - Hours before Jim Harbaugh led yet another satellite camp, some Rutgers fans let the Michigan coach know that not everyone was welcoming him to the Garden State: A bunch of red block R car magnets were left on the field at Paramus Catholic High School, along with a teddy bear and a letter telling Harbaugh to "go home."

June 09, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Ali remembered in prayer as an icon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the faithful chanted a Muslim prayer in unison, dignitaries and fans stood shoulder to shoulder to honor a man who used his celebrity to push for peace among races, religions and cultures.

June 09, 2016 | By BRUCE SCHREINER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phillies draft California prep outfielder Moniak at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. - After all the uncertainty surrounding the No. 1 pick, the Philadelphia Phillies think they've got themselves a sure thing.

June 09, 2016 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Perfect locale for a bass fishing trip

You don't need an expensive bass boat and a lot of fancy equipment to be part of the modern day bass fishing set. You don't have to put up with the ripping and roaring of 150 horsepower motors that send out wakes measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale. All you need is a john boat, trolling motor and a few basic lures to catch your share of the highly prized largemouth bass. If fishing from the comfort of a chair on the bank is your idea of heaven that is available also. As a bonus, you can ...

June 07, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Goodell: no avenue right now to settle 'Deflategate' appeal

BATAVIA, N.Y. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took the air out of reaching a settlement with Tom Brady following the Patriots star quarterback's latest appeal of the league's four-game "Deflategate" suspension.

June 06, 2016 | By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer | Sports


An extra rest day in NBA Finals seems timely for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - Under the long-used former NBA Finals format, Game 3 of this Golden State-Cleveland matchup would have been played Tuesday night.

June 06, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


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On cusp of history, Phil Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

July 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New SEC East coaches playing catch-up with SEC West powers

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The SEC East is relying heavily on three former Nick Saban assistants to restore balance to the league.

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta ties Peachtree City on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC played the most exciting game in its young history Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard for a 3-3 draw against Peachtree ...

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


QB questions abound in SEC beyond Dobbs, Kelly, Knight

HOOVER, Ala. - Quarterback questions once again linger around the Southeastern Conference heading into preseason camps. For a league that seems to mass produce NFL-caliber talent ...

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeal denied, Brady back on bench

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Tom Brady's last best chance to avoid serving a four-game "Deflategate" suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected ...

July 13, 2016 | By JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press | Sports


Paterno ignored complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told by a teenage boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a shower ...

July 12, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO | Sports


UFC sold for $4 billion

LOS ANGELES - In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment property ...

July 11, 2016 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC's Greg Sankey: 'We weep, we mourn' for shooting victims

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey scrapped much of his planned speech at the league's annual media days to decry the wave ...

July 11, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Day motivated by failure to get name on claret jug

TROON, Scotland - Jason Day is more motivated by failure than success, which helps explain how he reached No. 1 in the world.

July 11, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta falls 3-0 in final home match

South Georgia Tormenta FC entered its final home game of the season riding high on six wins in their last seven games, but finally ran ...

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Solo earns 100th shutout, leads US past South Africa 1-0

CHICAGO - Hope Solo got her 100th international shutout and Crystal Dunn scored in the 35th minute to lead the United States past South Africa 1-0 ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Prospect of smaller strike zone proves no hit with pitchers

NEW YORK - Wade Miley hears the talk about lifting the bottom of the strike zone in an effort to spark offense and insists there has ...

July 09, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


France gears up for huge security operation at Euro 2016

PARIS - French law enforcement authorities on Saturday pledged "extremely high" security in Paris for Sunday's European Championship final, with thousands of police patrolling as ...

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to Zika concerns

DALLAS - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


22! Williams tops Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Graf's Slam mark

LONDON - Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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