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Tim Tebow has an 8-game hitting streak going for St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - An attendance record. A hitting streak. And such as it was, even a winning streak.

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Only a handful of riders can challenge Froome for Tour title

CHAMBERY, Francen - Chris Froome probably hoped he had a bigger lead than his 18-second advantage over Fabio Aru on the Tour de France's first rest day.

July 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


The Statesboro Herald Top 25

The date is July 8, which means there's absolutely nothing going on in the world of high school sports.

July 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta FC shuts out Peachtree City to keep playoff hopes alive

Jad Arslan notched a hat trick against Peachtree City MOBA in Tormenta's win over its in-state rival last weekend.

July 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Sebastian Munoz has 68 to maintain Greenbrier Classic lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Davis Love believes his experience might give him an edge as he tries to become the PGA Tour's oldest winner at age 53. First, he must surpass several others, including a rookie trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner in The Greenbrier Classic.

July 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kyle Busch hopes Kentucky Speedway mastery ends win drought

SPARTA, Ky. - Kyle Busch hopes his Kentucky Speedway magic has enough shelf life to put him back in victory lane.

July 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


World class technique and instruction coming to Statesboro

For most high school wrestling programs, the season runs from December to March and doesn't start again until the following winter.

July 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Metter's Mary Gen Williams making a splash in swimming scene

Most people take to the pool this time of year in an attempt to cool off and soak up the sun.

July 07, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Clippers acquire Gallinari in deal involving Nuggets, Hawks

DENVER - The Los Angeles Clippers acquired sharp-shooting forward Danilo Gallinari from Denver as part of a three-team trade that also involved Atlanta on Thursday.

July 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kyle Busch hopes Kentucky Speedway mastery ends win drought

SPARTA, Ky. - Kyle Busch hopes his Kentucky Speedway magic has enough shelf life to put him back in victory lane.

July 07, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Former Georgia Southern OCs suing

Georgia Southern's co-offensive coordinators last season, who were fired in the wake of a 5-7 record, have filed separate lawsuits against the school's athletic association, head coach Tyson Summers and multiple administrators including athletics director Tom Kleinlein. The lawsuits allege breach of contract, fraud and tortious interference after the school failed to execute the 18-month contracts the coaches signed initially, then pressured them to sign shorter deals two days before their dismissal.

July 05, 2017 | By DAN WOLKEN USA Today Sports | Sports


Mickelson has brother on the bag at Greenbrier

Phil Mickelson heads into the next phase of his career with a new caddie on a course marking its comeback from devastating floods in West Virginia.

July 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


American Madison Brengle upsets Petra Kvitova

LONDON - Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again this year.

July 05, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Spieth set to become 'closer' at end of tournaments

July 04, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Deals happening this summer, but amid perhaps more caution

ORLANDO, Fla. - Pat Riley saw this coming.

July 04, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


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Jon "Bones" Jones victory came after long road back

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jon "Bones" Jones reclaimed his UFC light heavyweight title by stopping Daniel Cormier on Saturday.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS - There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


5 ready to enter MLB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind.

July 28, 2017 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the ...

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Strengths and weaknesses for all Sun Belt teams

This is the second installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun ...

July 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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


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