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Big weekend for Portal sports: hoops sweeps, swimming places

The Portal Panther basketball teams capped off their seasons on a high note Saturday night, sweeping away ECI's squads by scores of 39-33 for the girls and 50-38 for the boys to end their regular season.

February 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles sweep through Warhawks

In the span of two days, Georgia Southern lost both its undefeated Sun Belt record and its two-game lead atop the conference standings.

February 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tomlinson, Warner, Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class

HOUSTON - The quarterback served as ringmaster for "The Greatest Show on Turf." The running backs were known simply by their initials: LT and TD. And the receiver also known by two letters - TO - was on the outside looking in again.

February 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ryan, Falcons, Cowboys big winners on NFL awards night

HOUSTON - Matt Ryan and the Dallas Cowboys were big winners Saturday night.

February 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tiger Woods drops out of Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday with back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 a day earlier, marking another frustrating start to his return to golf from a lengthy injury layoff.

February 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fan fatigue for Super Bowl?

HOUSTON - It may have been a blip, explained as much by the must-watch presidential debates as by some wholesale turn away from football. Or, decades from now, 2016 could be remembered as the season fans started falling out of love with the NFL.

February 03, 2017 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. wrestlers sidelined as Iran retaliates against Trump's ban

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs saw this month's tournament in Iran as a chance to redeem himself after a rough performance at the Rio Olympics.

February 03, 2017 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch Academy rolls to region wrestling title

There are many steps on the road to the third state title in a row for Bulloch Academy, and the next-to-last step was taking their region to task.

February 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles get big win over Cajuns

STATESBORO, Ga. -Alexis Sams scored a season-high 14 points, including the last eight of the game for Georgia Southern, to lift the Eagles to a 63-60 Sun Belt Conference women's basketball victory over Louisiana Thursday night in Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 02, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Heat push streak to 9, roll Hawks 116-93

MIAMI - Ask anyone in the Miami Heat locker room how this is happening, and the answers will all be largely the same.

February 02, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Eagles get big haul on signing day

Standing tall in the Ted Smith Family Football Center Wednesday afternoon, a large billboard proudly displayed the names of the 22 newest Eagles to join the Georgia Southern football team. Final evaluations from various recruiting services will continue to trickle in throughout the week, but the Eagles figure to have pulled down one of the top-3 recruiting classes in the Sun Belt for 2017.

February 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Federer, Nadal face off for Aussie title

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal took five sets and almost five hours to fend off "Baby Fed" and revive a classic Grand Slam final against the one-and-only Roger Federer.

January 26, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger struggles at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - The return of Tiger Woods felt more like a celebration Thursday at Torrey Pines.

January 26, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


GATA Cast - Jan. 25, 2017 - Mike Anthony and Chris Stanley discuss GSU basketball

Join Statesboro Herald sports editor and Georgia Southern beat writer Mike Anthony, along with Herald sportswriter Chris Stanley with analysis, opinion and discussion about sports in the Eagle Nation.

January 25, 2017 | | Sports


Tormenta, Battery form partnership

South Georgia Tormenta FC turned plenty of heads nationwide in its first season of competition in the Premier Development League. A solid team on the field and an immensely popular hit within the Statesboro community, Tormenta was named the PDL's 'New Franchise of the Year' at the league meetings in December.

January 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Jackets sting Eagles

In previous seasons, Georgia Southern has found some success in sending freshman pitcher straight into the fire to make their first start against Georgia Tech ...

February 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Deshaun Watson lands another award as NFL draft looms

FORT WORTH, Texas - Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle

MIAMI - There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron ...

February 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mavericks outlast Eagles

In a battle of Sun Belt heavyweights, Georgia Southern gave UT Arlington a good fight, but ran out of gas in the late rounds.

February 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes

BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


How often have athletes snubbed the White House?

The routine is familiar. The president makes a few bad jokes. The championship-winning team presents the leader of the free world with a personalized jersey ...

February 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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