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With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban team

HAVANA - When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays' first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for "safe."

March 22, 2016 | By PETER ORSI Associated Press | Sports


Glut of ACC teams in Sweet 16 is great, but so are underdogs

The NCAA Tournament has reached the Sweet 16, and many of the usual suspects made it. There also are a few surprise teams and matchups. Don't feel bad if you're having trouble keeping track of it all.

March 22, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


French authorities on high alert ahead of Euro 2016

PARIS - With Europe on high alert, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Tuesday that the deadly explosions in Brussels are a reminder that a "very high security level" will be required during this year's European Championship in France.

March 22, 2016 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


SHS standout Justin Houston could miss 2016 season with Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pro Bowl pass rusher Justin Houston could miss the upcoming season for the Kansas City Chiefs after having surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee that bothered him in the playoffs.

March 22, 2016 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


GSU finishes 10th at Schenkel

Will Gordon tied the tournament record with a 63, and Vanderbilt shot a 19-under-par 269 in the final round of the 37th Annual Schenkel Invitational to win the team title Sunday at Forest Heights Country Club.

March 21, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


My Take: Cinderellas get raw deal in bracket

Last night, the 'First Four' officially tipped of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

March 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Could admission on CTE affect $1 billion deal?

PHILADELPHIA - The NFL is standing behind a top executive's acknowledgement that the brain disease CTE can be linked to football.

March 15, 2016 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | Sports


Plenty of story lines in this year's NCAA Tournament

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament hasn't made it out of the opening weekend the past two years, so you better believe the boys at Kansas feels as if they have something to prove.

March 14, 2016 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Spieth

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - This was always going to be a challenging year for JordanSpieth, and not just on the golf course.

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


In the Pits: IndyCar should re-examine concussion policy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - When Team Penske pulled Will Power out of the season-opening race hours before its start, questions immediately swirled about the health of one of IndyCar's top drivers.

March 14, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Eagles knocked out in first round

NEW ORLEANS – Georgia Southern came up short against South Alabama for the third time in as many tries this season, and this one is sending the Eagles back to Statesboro for good.

March 10, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


On the Fringe: When discussing golf's best, consider Branden Grace

Branden Grace held his arms about 3 feet apart to describe a relic he found during a recent trip home to South Africa.

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


Peyton Manning jokes, chokes up during retirement remarks

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning got through the weekend thanks to hundreds of texts and calls from men he played against or alongside over his unparalleled 18-year NFL career.

March 07, 2016 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Sharapova says she failed drug test; penalty unknown

LOS ANGELES - Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.

March 07, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos could be headed for split

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning is inching toward a historic repeat.

March 03, 2016 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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Cardiff comes to standstill to welcome home Wales

CARDIFF, Wales - The Welsh capital of Cardiff came to a standstill on Friday as Wales' national team returned home to a rapturous welcome by an ...

July 08, 2016 | | Sports


Euro 2016 final pits Ronaldo vs Griezmann again for a trophy

PARIS - Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann will meet for another title showdown when Portugal faces France in the European Championship final on Sunday, just six ...

July 08, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Fulmer, Seager and Story among top rookies so far in 2016

Detroit manager Brad Ausmus wondered aloud Friday about Michael Fulmer's case for the All-Star game. Fulmer didn't make it, but his 9-2 record ...

July 08, 2016 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Hope Solo eyes 100th shutout as US meets South Africa

CHICAGO - As if her list of accomplishments wasn't long enough already, Hope Solo has a chance to add another one on Saturday.

July 08, 2016 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fall, double-faults hurt Federer in Wimbledon loss to Raonic

LONDON - There was Roger Federer, so famous for his flawless footwork, flat on his stomach, face down and motionless on the Centre Court grass after ...

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


Tormenta explodes in big home win

Locked at 1-1 after one half of action at Eagle Field Thursday night, South Georgia Tormenta FC and the Tri-Cities Otters seemed to be headed ...

July 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Splash! Kevin Durant finalizes two-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant wanted to look MVP Stephen Curry in the eye, meet Klay Thompson face to face, and find out for himself whether ...

July 07, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No all-Williams final at Wimbledon after Kerber stops Venus

LONDON - Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title at ...

July 07, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


France blows by Germany, heading to Euro 2016 final

MARSEILLE, France - France is heading back to soccer's elite, and Antoine Griezmann is the man leading the way.

July 06, 2016 | By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta returns home for playoff push

With just two weeks remaining in the Premier Development League's regular season, South Georgia Tormenta FC isn't ready to say goodbye to its ...

July 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Federer erases 2-set hole, 3 match points at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The match, and Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledonchampionship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1 ...

July 06, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Venus rising: Williams back in Grand Slam semi 6 years later

LONDON (AP) - In some ways, making it to a Grand Slam semifinal is rather been-there, done-that for Venus Williams.

July 05, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town

RIO DE JANEIRO - Copacabana Beach is an Olympic construction site. The beach volleyball venue is going up, broadcast studios rise on scaffolding above the sand ...

July 05, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant leaves Thunder, giving Warriors look of super team

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant decided his best chance for "growth" means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to join ...

July 04, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta's streak comes to an end in West Virginia

After five consecutive victories, one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League finally cooled off a bit.

July 02, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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