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Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA; Johnson stumbles

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

July 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta's Ericson named to All-Eastern Conference team

Members of the inaugural South Georgia Tormenta FC squad have made their way back to their respective collegiate and club teams, but Thursday brought one final accolade for the up-and-coming franchise.

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


Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host.

July 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Clemson o-line coming on strong with four returnees

CLEMSON, S.C. - It's a problem Robbie Caldwell hasn't dealt with much during his five years at Clemson - people expecting big things from the offensive line.

July 26, 2016 | | Sports


Bolt says 'sport needs me to win'

LONDON - Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence.

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Last chance for 2016 major for McIlroy, Spieth

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He believes the PGA Championship will be his best chance this year to win a major.

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - If you thought two weeks was enough time for PhilMickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess again.

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


State of the Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS – In previous Sun Belt Conference media day events, conference commissioner Karl Benson – as well as many Sun Belt programs – always seemed to have one eye looking over their shoulders.

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


New job carries big hopes for Young Summers

NEW ORLEANS – Three new head coaches will be making their first impressions in the Sun Belt this season, but while Everett Withers at Texas State and Matt Viator at UL Monroe have rebuilding jobs and low expectations for the immediate future, new Georgia Southern front man Tyson Summers is tasked with continuing the Eagles' immediate success since joining the FBS two years ago.

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity

OMAHA, Neb. - An evening he spent at a high school basketball game over the holidays revealed the best of Sam Foltz, the star Nebraska punter who died in a car accident in Wisconsin over the weekend.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at Baltusrol.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.

July 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


What to expect from Sun Belt in 2016 season

Monday marks the unofficial beginning of the 2016 Sun Belt Conference football season as players and coaches for all 11 teams – plus a cameo from 2017 newcomer Coastal Carolina – will descend on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for the league's annual media day.

July 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 03, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Phelps to carry US flag during opening ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO - Michael Phelps has a lot of memorable moments at the Olympics.

August 03, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sun Belt to air games on American Sports Network

NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference will air football and basketball games throughout the 2016-17 season on the American Sports Network. The announcement was made ...

August 03, 2016 | Sun Belt Press Release | Sports


Chan Metts Named Men’s Golf Graduate Assistant Coach

Georgia Southern men's golf coach Carter Collins announced today that he has named Chan Metts a graduate assistant coach.

August 03, 2016 | Georgia Southern Media Press Release | Sports


Falcons looking forward to pass-rush boost from Freeney

Pass-rush help for the Atlanta Falcons is on the way.

August 03, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


McElwain expects Florida offense to be 'much better'

Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio walked by a large media contingent waiting around an empty chair Wednesday and thought "sucks to be that guy."

August 03, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Demaryius Thomas says grandmother's sentence commuted

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Demaryius Thomas used the Denver Broncos' celebratory White House visit in June to deliver a handwritten note to President Barack Obama thanking ...

August 03, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tony Stewart to drive 'throwback' car at Southern 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart is hoping that going old school will change his luck at Darlington Raceway for his final Southern 500.

August 02, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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