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Jones won't use no-calls to make a statement

ATLANTA - Julio Jones knows his Falcons teammates are watching to see how he responds in every situation on the field.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


All eyes on Cristiano Ronaldo as scoring slump continues

MADRID - The Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend is about whether Cristiano Ronaldo will end his scoring slump.

October 27, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fowler rides Ryder Cup confidence to strong start in HSBC

SHANGHAI - Rickie Fowler dropped by PGA of America headquarters in Florida with the Ryder Cup trophy last week as a way to let the employees share in the U.S. celebration. The trophy stayed behind. Fowler brought memories of Hazeltine all the way to China.

October 27, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jeff Gordon unsure if Martinsville is his final race

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jeff Gordon celebrated the last win of his NASCAR career as if it was his first trip to victory lane.

October 26, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Koo putting his best foot forward

Georgia Southern has a long history of having outstanding kickers beginning with Tim Foley who is considered to be the Godfather of Eagle kickers.

October 26, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles back at home, but nothing gets easier

If Georgia Southern is to remain a player in the Sun Belt Conference race it is going to have to take care of business when it meets Appalachian State at 7:30 p.m., Thursday night at Paulson Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

October 26, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


"It's App State hate week"

By MIKE ANTHONY

October 24, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


NBA poised for season unlike any it has ever had

The story lines are as long as a Stephen Curry 3-pointer.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Next year here: Lovable losers Cubs, Indians meet in Series

CLEVELAND - The last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series, Dewey led Truman in the polls. The Chicago Cubs' last title was 13 days after the first Ford Model T car was completed.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia says 2 players cleared in marijuana investigation

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's two leading tacklers will be able to play against No. 14 Florida after being cleared in a marijuana investigation.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pastner looks to reshape basketball team

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is starting over.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


JGR's Talladega strategy was perfect for the Chase Race

TALLADEGA, Ala. - When Sweden beat the U.S. women's soccer team during the Olympics by using a conservative strategy, goalie Hope Solo was lambasted for calling the winners "a bunch of cowards."

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Quinn stands by fourth-down call in Falcons' OT loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn didn't hesitate to keep his offense on the field for a fourth-downcall in overtime against San Diego on Sunday. One day later, the Atlanta coach was just as quick to say he'd do it again.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


PGA Tour to play official event in South Korea next year

SEOUL, South Korea - The PGA Tour expanded its Asia swing to three tournaments Monday by adding a new event in South Korea with a limited field and a $9.25 million purse.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern fans: It's time to face reality

It's time for a reality check Eagle fans.

October 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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Bartolo Colon, 43, and Braves agree on deal pending physical

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are getting older in their starting rotation next season.

November 12, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mexico wins 1st World Cup qualifier in US since 1972

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A pro-American crowd of 24,650 chanted "Dos a cero!" at the start.

November 12, 2016 | By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gibbs drivers walk fine line on teamwork and title hopes

AVONDALE, Ariz. - It's tense at Joe Gibbs Racing, regardless of what the drivers want you to believe as they head into a showdown with ...

November 12, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Virginia Tech takes on Georgia Tech looking for title shot

Virginia Tech's path to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game is now clear.

November 12, 2016 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 8 Auburn hoping to have RB Pettway ready for Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn is hoping to have its best running back healthy when the No. 8 Tigers visit Georgia on Saturday hoping to continue their ...

November 12, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cajuns rage in Paulson

Decimated by injuries and playing their seventh game in less than seven weeks, the Georgia Southern Eagles took another big hit Thursday night.

November 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Welcome to Rock Bottom, enjoy your stay this year

Greetings Eagle fans!

November 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


The pressure turns up a notch

The fat lady isn't yet singing on the Eagles' 2016 football season, but she's definitely in her makeup and costume already.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles have renewed confidence for new season

For a third consecutive season, the Georgia Southern men's basketball enters play with expectations that differ drastically from the previous season.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


RA Dickey agrees to $8M deal with Braves

ATLANTA - R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Hawks planning new D-League franchise

ATLANTA - With two stadiums already under construction and plans for a major arena renovation, the Atlanta metro area is getting yet another new sports facility.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons go young with 4 rookie starters on defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have made a commitment to rookie starters on defense that is especially rare for a first-place team.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Major Baylor donor McLane wants Briles' 'honor restored'

WACO, Texas - Billionaire businessman Drayton McLane, who name adorns the Baylor University football stadium, said Thursday he wants to see fired football coach Art Briles ...

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL HALFWAY: Rule change boosts strategy on kickoffs returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Each time Marc Mariani heads out to catch a kickoff, he huddles first with the Tennessee special teams coach for a quick strategy ...

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


What is up with the schedule?

As the beat writer for Georgia Southern, I have a fairly large amount of access to the Eagles.

November 08, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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