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ACC, ESPN reach 12-year TV rights deal

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have agreed to a 12-year deal that would give the network exclusive rights to conference football and men's basketball games.

July 08, 2010 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mark Cavendish wins 5th stage at Tour de France

MONTARGIS, France - Cycling's "bad boy" just made good.

July 08, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Is James ready to move on?

AKRON, Ohio - More than two years of hype, drama, conjecture and expectation have dwindled to a few more hours.

July 07, 2010 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spain beats Germany 1-0 in World Cup semifinal

DURBAN, South Africa - They pressured Germany the entire match and peppered its goalkeeper so many times a score seemed inevitable.

July 07, 2010 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Armstrong: Blame to share for Tour 'bad luck'

REIMS, France - Lance Armstrong's flat tire has done more than just deflate some of his hopes for another Tour de France victory. It's also caused a bit of second-guessing within his RadioShack team.

July 07, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Healthy Stricker eager to defend Deere title

SILVIS, Ill. - Hanging out at home sits well with Steve Stricker - for a while, anyway.

July 07, 2010 | Associated Press | Sports


Americans no longer dominating US Women's Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Maybe it's the growth of the game internationally, or the lack of star-quality golfers being groomed on American courses. Whatever the reason, there's something missing from the U.S. Women's Open.

July 07, 2010 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dutch top Uruguay 3-2 in semifinals

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The Netherlands finally turned on the style at the World Cup in South Africa to reach its third final - and first in 32 years - with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay on Tuesday.

July 06, 2010 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Sports


Golf season has been surreal during first half

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. - Tiger Woods is assured at least one trophy this year.

July 06, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Columnist | Sports


Armstrong loses time in bumpy 3rd stage of Tour

ARENBERG, France - Just four days into the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong is off to a rough start.

July 06, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Uruguay looks to continue Cinderella run

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The World Cup turned sour for South America in the quarterfinals. Only one team from the continent advanced - Uruguay, the least likely of all to make the final four.

July 05, 2010 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Armstrong crashes, holds 5th place

SPA, Belgium - Lance Armstrong bloodied his thigh in a tumble to the asphalt Monday, one of dozens of Tour de France riders ensnared in widespread nerve-racking crashes Monday during a rainy second stage won by new race leader Sylvain Chavanel of France .

July 05, 2010 | By JAMEY KEATEN AP Writer | Sports


Serena repeats at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England - For the ninth time in 11 years, the name "Williams" was etched on the green board inside the All England Club that lists the champions of the world's most famous tennis tournament.

July 03, 2010 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cavs selling LeBron on staying in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers used their home-court advantage to convince LeBron James to give them a few more years to win an NBA title.

July 03, 2010 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Netherlands and Uruguay advance

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - The Netherlands came from behind to stun five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday and become the first semifinalist of the World Cup.

July 02, 2010 | The Associated Press | Sports


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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


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


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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