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No new bowls for 3 years as NCAA approves moratorium

The NCAA is prohibiting the creation of new bowl games for the next three years after three teams with 5-7 records were needed to fill the record number of bowls last season.

April 11, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


LeBron, Cavs clinch top seed in East with win over Hawks

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 34 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving added 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

April 11, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth hangs on to Masters lead, but just barely

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted - Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners at four of the last six majors.

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


Superstar showdown set up at Augusta

Augusta National reminded us Friday that diamonds are made under pressure.

April 08, 2016 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages

HOUSTON - The NCAA Tournament started on March 15 with Florida Gulf Coast handing Fairleigh Dickinson a 96-65 beatdown.

April 05, 2016 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

NEW YORK - The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games.

April 05, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA title on cable for 1st time; ratings depend on matchups

NEW YORK - The NCAA Tournament's semifinals moved to cable for the first time in 2014, and viewership was down 11 percent from the season before.

March 30, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: The beginning of a golden age of golf

It's nearly April in Georgia which means that it's almost time for The Masters which - for my money - is easily a top-5 sporting event of any year.

March 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Teague free throws help Hawks hold off Bulls, 102-100

CHICAGO - Jeff Teague scored 26 points, including two free throws with just over six seconds to play, and the surging Atlanta Hawks fought off a furious Chicago rally for a 102-100 win Monday night.

March 26, 2016 | By DAVE ROYSE Associated Press | Sports


My Take: Tormenta clinics will be big help to youth... and coaches

As far as soccer coaches go, I'm bad. Like really bad. We're talking "Bad News Bears" bad. We're talking throwing the ball on second-and-goal in the Super Bowl instead of handing it off to "Beast Mode" bad.

March 26, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sooner stunner

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Buddy Hield was brilliant from start to finish for Oklahoma, scoring 37 points with a fluid jumper and an answer for everything Oregon tried against him defensively.

March 26, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: After a step forward on concussions, NFL steps back

Few things better sum up the NFL's self-serving past efforts on concussion research than a scene from the movie "Thank You for Smoking."

March 26, 2016 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Big announcement for FC

With 50 days still remaining before playing its first game in franchise history, Tormenta FC-Statesboro's affiliate in the Premier Development League - continues to make some impressive waves.

March 24, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hawks' 3's pave way to win

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh off the pain of losing by 15 at home to the Washington Wizards, the Atlanta Hawks couldn't afford another disappointment. With every other team in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff picture winning, the Hawks were plenty motivated to bounce back.

March 23, 2016 | By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty of statistical quirks in this year's NCAA Tournament

The short sample size of NCAA Tournament play can create some statistical oddities.

March 23, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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On cusp of history, Phil Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

July 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New SEC East coaches playing catch-up with SEC West powers

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The SEC East is relying heavily on three former Nick Saban assistants to restore balance to the league.

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta ties Peachtree City on the road

South Georgia Tormenta FC played the most exciting game in its young history Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard for a 3-3 draw against Peachtree ...

July 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


QB questions abound in SEC beyond Dobbs, Kelly, Knight

HOOVER, Ala. - Quarterback questions once again linger around the Southeastern Conference heading into preseason camps. For a league that seems to mass produce NFL-caliber talent ...

July 13, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Appeal denied, Brady back on bench

NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Tom Brady's last best chance to avoid serving a four-game "Deflategate" suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected ...

July 13, 2016 | By JIMMY GOLEN Associated Press | Sports


Paterno ignored complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told by a teenage boy in 1976 that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested him in a shower ...

July 12, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO | Sports


UFC sold for $4 billion

LOS ANGELES - In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment property ...

July 11, 2016 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC's Greg Sankey: 'We weep, we mourn' for shooting victims

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey scrapped much of his planned speech at the league's annual media days to decry the wave ...

July 11, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Day motivated by failure to get name on claret jug

TROON, Scotland - Jason Day is more motivated by failure than success, which helps explain how he reached No. 1 in the world.

July 11, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta falls 3-0 in final home match

South Georgia Tormenta FC entered its final home game of the season riding high on six wins in their last seven games, but finally ran ...

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Solo earns 100th shutout, leads US past South Africa 1-0

CHICAGO - Hope Solo got her 100th international shutout and Crystal Dunn scored in the 35th minute to lead the United States past South Africa 1-0 ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Prospect of smaller strike zone proves no hit with pitchers

NEW YORK - Wade Miley hears the talk about lifting the bottom of the strike zone in an effort to spark offense and insists there has ...

July 09, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


France gears up for huge security operation at Euro 2016

PARIS - French law enforcement authorities on Saturday pledged "extremely high" security in Paris for Sunday's European Championship final, with thousands of police patrolling as ...

July 09, 2016 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics due to Zika concerns

DALLAS - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of ...

July 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


22! Williams tops Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Graf's Slam mark

LONDON - Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

July 08, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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