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Duke runaway No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25

Duke is in a familiar place to open the college basketball season.

October 31, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rivera wants ways to protect Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he's involved in ongoing discussions with the NFL and the Players Association about ways to make sure league MVP Cam Newton is given the same protection in the pocket as other smaller quarterbacks.

October 31, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks' Mike Scott out 4 weeks; Kelly signed, Tavares waived

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks say backup forward Mike Scott will be out about four weeks because of a sore left knee. To deal with his absence, the team has requested waivers on Edy Tavares and signed forward Ryan Kelly.

October 31, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Justice Breyer, the fashion maven, makes a colleague swoon

WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court copyright dispute over cheerleading uniforms Monday brought out the fashion maven in Justice Stephen Breyer.

October 31, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gators chomp up Dogs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jordan Scarlett scored for the sixth consecutive game, Antonio Callaway had the first rushing touchdown of his career and No. 14 Florida used a dominant defensive effort to beat Georgia 24-10 on Saturday.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Thomas helps Georgia Tech edge Duke 38-35

ATLANTA - Justin Thomas ran and threw for a combined 459 yards with four touchdowns and Georgia Tech recovered after blowing a three-touchdown lead to beat Duke 38-35 on Saturday.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Millsap leads Hawks to rout of 76ers

PHILADELPHIA - Paul Millsap scored 17 points to lead five Hawks in double figures as Atlanta routed the Philadelphia 76ers 104-72 on Saturday afternoon.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons face Packers with fresh memories of 2015 meltdown

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have been through this before. A promising start to the season, only to get sidetracked by a deflating loss.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kluber, Indians beat Cubs 7-2, now lead World Series 3-1

CHICAGO - One more win and baseball fans everywhere might finally believe in these Cleveland Indians.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Matsuyama keeps 3-shot lead at HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI - Hideki Matsuyama left the highlights to everyone else Saturday at the HSBC Champions.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Logano wary of Martinsville mistakes

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Joey Logano was initially unrepentant, insistent he had done nothing wrong in a feud with Matt Kenseth that ultimately cost Logano a chance to win his first Cup championship.

October 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the 2016-17 college basketball season

The 2015-16 college basketball season ended in the most dramatic way possible, with Villanova's Kris Jenkins confidently pulling up for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Wildcats their second national championship.

October 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Autopsy: Marlins pitcher had cocaine, alcohol in his system

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty, according to toxicology reports released Saturday.

October 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Indians edge Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field for 2-1 Series lead

CHICAGO - Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and the Cleveland Indians' nasty bullpen shut down a Wrigley Field party 71 years in the making.

October 29, 2016 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dream day: World Series at Wrigley for 1st time since '45

CHICAGO - Dressed in dark, furry bear suits from head to toe, Lisa Burton and Brian Robinson stood on Waveland Avenue, waiting to walk up to the rooftop of Beyond the Ivy and watch the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 71 years.

October 29, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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A clean slate and a fresh start for Jordan Spieth

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Three victories around the world. A chance to win another major. A Ryder Cup victory. Jordan Spieth had every reason to celebrate his ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


USC, 'Bama and Clemson star on AP's All-Bowl Team

The college football bowl season featured so many thrilling individual performances that even a few 200-yard rushers failed to make the Associated Press 2016 All-Bowl ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tide-Tigers II: The matchups

Every defensive meeting at Clemson this week might as well have started with coordinator Brent Venables passing around a photo of Alabama's O.J ...

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Bowls could get a makeover

Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will sequel live up to the hype?

In movies, sequels aren't always as good.

January 03, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


First of Trump's 'conflicts of interest' could be golf course

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf ...

January 03, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: Five questions for upcoming golf season

The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.

January 03, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


To be blunt, the Sun Belt is so bad at scheduling

Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will ...

December 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


LeBron's block in The Finals is the play of 2016

They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the ...

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed ...

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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