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Sepp Blatter wants FIFA case re-opened

GENEVA - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban.

February 02, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Can Eagles pull off upset?

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - America loves comeback stories, the last-to-first variety that features new stars, big plays and a monumental triumph at the end.

February 02, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports

Liukin latest to step down amidst USA Gymnastics scandal

The coordinator of the women's national team for USA Gymnastics has stepped down, the latest departure to rock the embattled organization in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal centered on former team doctor Larry Nassar.

February 02, 2018 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports

MLB players upet as top free agents remain unsigned

NEW YORK - A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training.

February 02, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports

North Korean athletes cross border for Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month's Winter Olympics, which has brought a temporary lull in tensions over the North's nuclear weapons program.

February 01, 2018 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press | Sports

GS ladies stuck between Little Rock and a hard place

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - First-place Little Rock women's basketball remained unbeaten in the league with a 92-52 Sun Belt Conference win over visiting Georgia Southern on Thursday afternoon at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, Ark.

February 01, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Wentz serving as Philadelphia's biggest cheerleader

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Carson Wentz made the rounds along Radio Row at last year's Super Bowl and promised himself he'd be back for this one.

January 30, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: A real duck dynasty

With apologies to Phil Robertson and his funky band of bearded miscreants, there has arisen a mighty band of ducks on the Richardson farm down in the Real Buckhead. They are currently in total control of the property, conduct full-scale marching drills, sashay bravely wherever they please, hiss orders to anyone who dares to set foot on their domain, and wag their tails with the audacity total authority.

January 29, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

Eagles maul Mavericks

Georgia Southern overcame a big deficit early on Thursday, only to lose its grip on a win late in the game. The Eagles faced a similar situation with UT Arlington in town on Saturday, but were determined not to let history repeat itself

January 27, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Georgia Southern ladies finally snap losing streak

The Georgia Southern women's basketball squad shot a season-best 51.9 percent from the floor in picking up its first Sun Belt Conference win of the season, defeating UT Arlington 73-68 on Saturday afternoon at Hanner Fieldhouse.

January 27, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Security as tight as ever for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state and national agencies is working to ensure that the game and dozens of related events are safe.

January 27, 2018 | AMY FORLITI Associated Press | Sports

Noren takes one-stroke lead at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Alex Noren of Sweden has all the credentials to be on the fringe of the elite in golf. He is a nine-time winner on the European Tour, including the flagship BMW PGA Championship, and he cracked the top 10 in the world when he won four times in 2016.

January 27, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Wozniacki claims first career major championship

MELBOURNE, Australia - For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question had plagued Caroline Wozniacki's career.

January 27, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports

Wozniacki, Halep both hoping 3rd time is lucky in final

MELBOURNE, Australia - For both Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep, the Australian Open women's final on Saturday is a chance to put the demons of past Grand Slam near-misses behind them.

January 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN BERGMAN Associated Press | Sports

Walker scores 29, Hornets win over Hawks 121-110

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 29 points and made two key 3-pointers down the stretch that helped the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 121-110 on Friday night.

January 27, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports

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Tiger Woods casting a shadow larger than ever

MEXICO CITY - Tiger Woods is bigger than ever in golf, and he already was plenty big when he was winning at a rate never seen.

February 28, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Teams back at combine searching for 2018 success

INDIANAPOLIS - Lured out of the broadcast booth with a $100 million contract that makes him the highest-paid football coach ever, Jon Gruden sauntered up to ...

February 28, 2018 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports

U.S. Open abandons 18-hole playoff

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The U.S. Open is changing to a two-hole aggregate playoff, the last of the four majors to do away with ...

February 26, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other ...

February 26, 2018 | By TED ANTHONY Associated Press | Sports

UTA rolls past Georgia Southern

ARLINGTON, Texas - Kevin Hervey scored 21 points and hit all five of his 3-pointers in the second half to lead UTA to an 83-63 Sun ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

GS Ladies no match for UT Arlington

ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington women's basketball team avenged an earlier season Sun Belt Conference loss to Georgia Southern, picking up a 70-49 victory ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Georgia Southern walk-on tryouts to be named for Edwin Jackson

Georgia Southern head football coach Chad Lunsford announced Thursday that the walk-on tryouts for the program moving forward will be named in honor of Edwin ...

February 22, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Bubba Watson takes lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie ...

February 17, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Southern, not State

With Georgia Southern mired in a three-game slide and trying to hang on to a top-four spot in the Sun Belt Conference standings - which will ...

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

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