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Tormenta FC partners with European clubs

As if an inaugural season filled with success and popularity wasn't enough, South Georgia Tormenta FC is now making itself an international sensation.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bears sink teeth in Eagles

The Mercer Bears piled up a 23-6 lead after just one quarter of action and never looked back, defeating the Georgia Southern women's basketball team by a score of 77-56 Tuesday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

November 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Arena: US 'fighting for our lives' in World Cup qualifying

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena opened a binder to a page with 48 names, his depth chart for the U.S. soccer team.

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky enters December still awaiting a close game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Kentucky spent November romping its way to lopsided wins and leaving little doubt who should be the No. 1-ranked team in the AP Top 25 .

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coach gained parents' trust with skills before abusing kids

LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks with the ball.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Irish face wrath while UNC goes free

In case you missed it during this week devoted to indigestion and brawling during Black Friday over that toy your child just has to have, the NCAA dropped the hammer on Notre Dame for academic shenanigans that occurred in its once-storied football program.

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Enjoy Thanksgiving, but choose your talking points wisely

From the week of Thanksgiving to the week leading up to Christmas Day is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

November 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL likely heading back to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican fans welcomed the NFL in raucous fashion, and it probably won't be the last time Azteca Stadium hosts American futbol.

November 23, 2016 | By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ AP Sports Writer | Sports


Auburn's Pettway will play in Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway is returning to Auburn's backfield just in time for the biggest challenge of the season.

November 23, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


If asked, Furyk would be honored to be Ryder Cup captain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.

November 23, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bye week brings no speculation, only gloom

In most seasons, a bye week for Georgia Southern is filled with talk of upcoming conference showdowns and postseason possibilities.

November 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Smart's first season at Georgia hardly a rousing success

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart's first year as Georgia's coach has hardly been a rousing success.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fraternizing with the enemy? Some NBA coaches even set it up

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristaps Porzingis came to the NBA from Europe as a 7-footer with 3-point range, so the comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki were inevitable.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR's busiest market

LAS VEGAS - The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation's gambling mecca is about to ...

March 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Osweiler deal a stunner; Cutler's release no surprise

Everyone expected a free agency flurry when the NFL's year began on Thursday. Predicting what happened with Brock Osweiler was beyond anyone's projections.

March 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles rally for 'hump day' win over Camels

For sevend innings, it appeared that Campbell would exact its revenge from the 8-2 loss it suffered Tuesday night, but Georgia Southern senior Ryan Cleveland ...

March 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Buyer beware in NFL free agency

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March 08, 2017 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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