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Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the long term" in assessing his tennis future.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed they had learned how to hold on for a victory.

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


N.C. State all over Vandy in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat Vanderbilt 41-17 on Monday night in the Independence Bowl.

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT | Sports


BA to unveil inaugural hall-of-fame class

In 44 years of existence Bulloch Academy has had numerous athletic accomplishments but no where to officially shrine them.

December 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Colorado's Mike MacIntyre wins AP Coach of the Year

BOULDER, Colo. - Mike MacIntyre has the reputation as a turnaround artist. Give him a program, any program, and he will transform it.

December 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Louisville AD: Ex-Wake analyst shared plays with assistant

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich confirmed that a former Wake Forest assistant coach-turned-broadcaster did share "a few plays" with a Cardinals assistant before the teams played last month.

December 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Army beats Navy for first time since 2001

BALTIMORE - The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.

December 10, 2016 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lamar Jackson wins 2016 Heisman

NEW YORK - Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him.

December 10, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Penalty to be waived for accidental ball movement on green

Golf's governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson's penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the one-shot penalty if a ball moves on the putting green by accident.

December 08, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach

Willie Taggart has become known for rebuilding programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida. His next endeavor will be much more high profile, trying to turn around the struggling Oregon Ducks.

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rivera disciplined Newton to avoid 'chaos' setting in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he benched reigning league MVP Cam Newton on Sunday night because he didn't want "chaos" setting in with his football team.

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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Anthem an issue once again

Colin Kaepernick is looking for work, after a season more memorable for what he did before the games than anything he did while in them.

March 08, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Eagle ladies tip off postseason

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March 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles swept by Panthers in regular season finale

For all the success that the Georgia Southern men's basketball team has had this season, missed free throws and rebounding deficits have been black ...

March 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Washington receiver John Ross breaks NFL combine's 40 record

INDIANAPOLIS - Washington receiver John Ross III has run the 40-yard dash in a record-setting 4.22 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.

March 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com The Statesboro baseball team befell a peculiar situ

MEXICO CITY - Justin Thomas hit a 6-iron that one-hopped into the bottom of the cup. Dustin Johnson hit a wedge that never came down from ...

March 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


No mercy in Brooklet

Fans who showed up to Southeast Bulloch Friday night didn't quite get the 2-1 thriller they saw against Screven County on Wednesday.

March 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Cavs make NBA regular-season record 25 3s, top Hawks 135-130

ATLANTA - Kyrie Irving scored 43 points, LeBron James had 38 and the Cleveland Cavaliers set the NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers as they turned ...

March 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


No surgery for Price; Strasburg sticks with stretch

After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the star pitcher will not need surgery or an injection in ...

March 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Optimism abound for Ga. Southern postseason basketball

Both the Georgia Southern men's and women's basketball teams are scheduled to wrap up their respective regular seasons Saturwday afternoon. And for the ...

March 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Curry: Warriors maintain focus while Durant recovers

CHICAGO - As tough as it was to lose Kevin Durant to a leg injury, the Golden State Warriors were breathing a little easier. After all ...

March 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Baseball Classic growing slowly, but far from mature

NEW YORK - The World Baseball Classic returns Monday for its fourth edition, growing slowly yet still far from rising to the prominence of soccer's ...

March 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Southeast Bulloch tops Screven County 2-1

Through a small sample size this season, it's become clear SEB baseball is here for the thrills.

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagle offense breaks out for convincing win

The Georgia Southern bats spent the first two weekends of the season seemingly still in winter hibernation. Facing an old rival Tuesday night, that offensive ...

March 01, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

MEXICO CITY - Golf's two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules on Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a ...

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Warriors: Durant out indefinitely with left knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant is down for the immediate future with a knee injury, and that's a huge blow on both ends of the ...

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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