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Hats off to Russell Knox

Russell Knox packed a surprising amount of power when he won the Travelers Championship.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Veteran fullback Tolbert still has value to Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Ron Rivera can't imagine the Carolina Panthers without fullback like Mike Tolbert on the roster.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Spats over doping dominate Olympic swimming events

RIO DE JANEIRO - Lilly King has her sights set on winning Olympic gold and she's not about to let anyone get in her way, especially not world champion breaststroker Yulia Efimova of Russia.

August 08, 2016 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC trying to stay atop college football world

A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season.

August 08, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Study: 83% of NCAA violations involve football, basketball

Big-money sports football and men's basketball were involved in 83 percent of NCAA Division I major infractions cases from 1953 to 2014, according to the first study of its kind released Tuesday. Probation and public reprimand and censure were the most common penalties.

August 06, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


US men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

RIO DE JANEIRO - Kevin Durant looks ready to lead a new group of Americans to the gold-medal podium.

August 06, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Battleing back: Sixth year senior looks to make an impact

Georgia Southern defensive lineman Jonathan Battle just wrapped up the first week of fall camp of his senior season.

August 05, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Leishman tied for lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. - Marc Leishman birdied his final hole for a 2-under 68 and a share of the second-round lead Friday in the Travelers Championship.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC seeks to continue recent success in high-profile openers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - With so many high-profile intersectional matchups on neutral sites, the Southeastern Conference's opening-week schedule bears a striking resemblance to a bowl lineup.

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Rookie Chris Buescher shoots for the Chase

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Chris Buescher is a giant step closer to qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup after notching a victory at Pocono. Now, he has to take that small step - make it into the top 30 in points, the cutoff needed to become eligible for NASCAR's postseason.

August 05, 2016 | | Sports


Former Falcons receiver turned cornerback impresses Quinn

GRAYSON, Ga. - Falcons coach Dan Quinn likes what he has seen from C.J. Goodwin, a former receiver turned cornerback.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I want to race. I'm not ready to quit.'

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Say this about Dale Earnhardt Jr. - he follows doctor's orders.

August 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


QB battle, off-the-field matters hot topics for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama opened preseason camp in the wake of several summer arrests and departures and with a quarterback competition still going strong.

August 04, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hartford favorite Jerry Kelly shares Travelers lead

CROMWELL, Conn. - Jerry Kelly played off the emotion of what he considers a home crowd Thursday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 6-under 64 for a share of the first-round lead with Vaughn Taylor and Andrew Loupe.

August 04, 2016 | By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer | Sports


Two QB's? No problem: Ellison, Upshaw give Eagles an edge

New Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers had all spring and summer to get his players accustomed to any changes that are in store for the 2016 season. Now that fall camp is open, the intensity is ramped up and games are quickly approaching, Summers' first seven months of work are paying dividends in the form of an Eagle squad that has hit the practice field running.

August 03, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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Bulloch County teams looking for answers

High School football in Bulloch County has been a lot like Tropical Storm Hermine this season: quick, idiosyncratic and a little disappointing.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 16 Georgia readies for another week of QB musical chairs

ATHENS, Ga. - Get ready for another week of quarterback musical chairs at Georgia.

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bend but don't break

MOBILE, Ala. - Nothing much came easy for Georgia Southern when they took on South Alabama at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday night.

September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Defense was good, penalties were bad

By MIKE ANTHONY

September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Two games tells us nothing about Georgia Southern, but...

I'm a guy for statistics and data, which means sample size is everything and conversely means two weeks is nothing.

September 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Dustin Johnson seizes control in BMW Championship

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Dustin Johnson plays a different game than anyone else, and he wanted to keep it that way.

September 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves lose lead, fall to Mets 6-4 after Teheran exits game

ATLANTA (AP) - Julio Teheran is confident he avoided an injury when he was hit by a line drive on his pitching arm.

September 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 9 Georgia turns to freshman QB Eason against Nicholls

ATHENS, Ga. - The home debut of Kirby Smart as No. 9 Georgia's coach gained new significance when freshman Jacob Eason was announced as the ...

September 10, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro seeking win vs. Screven County

Statesboro High School gets to turn back the clock this week when they take a trip to Sylvania and play Screven County at 7:30.

September 09, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta keeps on growing

September 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


New year, same frustrating problems plague several SEC teams

The Southeastern Conference's disappointing opening week featured a bit of deja vu for several teams.

September 07, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dirty Birds back?

By CHARLES ODUM

September 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Do away with these early season rankings

Now that college football season is finally here, there is only one thing that can top watching dozens of games each weekend.

September 05, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


We can measure efficiency efficiently

Football coaches love to spit cliches like effort, compete, toughness and efficiency. But for the sake of this week's stat lesson, only one of ...

September 05, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Nick Chubb may soon have more help at tailback

ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb looked as strong and durable as ever.

September 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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