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Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart to retire in June 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the men's and women's athletic departments, improvements in fundraising and facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit.

August 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

US routs Argentina 105-78, moves into men's basketball semis

RIO DE JANEIRO - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 17, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports

NFL demands that players interview in investigation

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker James Harrison doesn't want to face a suspension. He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives, either.

August 16, 2016 | By DAN SCIFO Associated Press | Sports

Biles notches fourth gold medal of games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Simone Biles starts each year by pulling out a notebook to write down her goals for the next 12 months. When 2016 dawned, for once she didn't get too specific.

August 16, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of weed aversion

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has recently released a study on a new illness that has been dubbed Weed Height Aversion and Control or WHAC for short. The study noted a number of dysfunctional behaviors associated with weed height aversion that included an obsessive compulsive need to whack down any piece of grass or weed growing more than two inches above its intended height, manic depressive tendencies when the individual cannot release their disturbed emotions by cutting down the offending weeds, and severe dehydration due to constantly running weed-eaters, lawnmowers and other grass cutting apparatus. The study ...

August 16, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

New soccer coach Murphy has work cut out for him

Any new coach will always have his work cut out as he prepares a team full of unfamiliar players for a competitive season. For new Georgia Southern men's soccer coach John Murphy, the pressure of stepping into a new gig is magnified by a miniscule timeframe in which to prepare his new team.

August 15, 2016 | | Sports

BA falls to Robert Toombs 4-1

Bulloch Academy racked up a season-high eight hits on Monday night, but could only translate it into one run as the Gators fell to Robert Toombs Academy 4-1.

August 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Former Georgia Southern star McKinnon to see larger role in '16 Vikings this season

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Jerick McKinnon took the handoff left and hit heavy traffic in his own end zone, bouncing off a Minnesota blocker to find a different route out of the end zone.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pick Six: Games that will determine the CFB playoff

If you can only watch six games this college football season, well, you should probably consider changing jobs or something because that is no way to live. If that truly is your plight, though, we're here to help.

August 15, 2016 | | Sports

Robinson makes early splash in Falcons' deep WR competition

FLOWERY BRANCH - A big preseason debut with the Falcons allowed Aldrick Robinson to stand out in a deep competition at wide receiver, if only for the day.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Georgia Southern alum Gene Sauers wins US Senior Open

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - A decade after battling a rare illness that nearly killed him and kept him off the golf course for seven years, Gene Sauers celebrated his first victory on the senior tour.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Golden anniversary: Kiffin enters 50th year of coaching

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Monte Kiffin didn't handle retirement very well.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast.

August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Fan Fest a big hit with Georgia Southern crowd

Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers is buckling up for a grueling season on the football field, but some other members of his household were thinking more in the present Saturday afternoon.

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Eagles hold first scrimmage

Many Georgia Southern fans got their first look at the 2016 version of the Eagles as the football team held an open scrimmage Saturday at Paulson Stadium.

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

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A week in, star-studded Warriors still finding chemistry

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - At Warriors team headquarters, Zaza Pachulia sits alongside Kevin Durant in the locker room as they dress for practice or ice down ...

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pope Francis implores sports leaders to curtail corruption

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tiger back in the swing of things

Two weeks after the PGA Tour season ended, the next one starts Thursday and for some fans it can't get here soon enough: Tiger ...

October 04, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Braves damage Tigers' playoff hopes with 5-3 win

ATLANTA (AP) - Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers no longer control their own playoff destiny.

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Fail Mary

ATHENS, Ga. - Jauan Jennings hauled in a 43-yard Hail Mary from Joshua Dobbs on the final play, giving No. 11 Tennessee a stunning 34-31 victory ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

No. 14 Miami beat Yellow Jackets 35-21

ATLANTA - Shaquille Quarterman and Joe Jackson each returned fumbles by Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas for touchdowns in a span of less than a minute ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Farewell to the Ted

ATLANTA - Turner Field has aged well. It's got all the expected amenities of a modern big league ballpark, from luxury boxes to a mammoth ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Imperfect Panthers looking to regroup against upstart Falcons

ATLANTA - When Carolina made its most recent visit to Atlanta, all the talk was about the 14-0 Panthers' try for a perfect season.

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Americans take 3-point lead at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - Patrick Reed took over his match with putting and passion, and the rest of the Americans followed suit Saturday afternoon in a ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

American sweep and European rally at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Even with the first opening-session sweep in four decades, the Americans were reminded anew Friday that no lead is safe in the Ryder ...

October 01, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

No. 14 Miami visits Georgia Tech in Richt's ACC debut

ATLANTA - Mark Richt will be looking for offensive balance in his first Atlantic Coast Conference game as Miami's coach.

October 01, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Tennessee faces Georgia looking to take control of SEC East

ATHENS, Ga. - Tennessee has a chance to take control of the SEC East on the first Saturday of October.

October 01, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports

Latest anthem controversy centered on Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. - If Nebraska's Michael Rose-Ivey and teammates want to kneel during the national anthem again, their next opportunity will be the Nov. 5 ...

September 29, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

ACC moving football title game to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - The ACC is moving its 2016 football championship to Orlando'sCamping World Stadium.

September 29, 2016 | By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Sports

Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Two days before the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson went back 12 years to drive home a point that the Americans are prepared to ...

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

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