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Eagle hoops back hitting the gym hard

All eyes are turning to fall football camps over the next few weeks, but the guys on the gridiron are far from the only Georgia Southern student athletes already at work.

July 31, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Jon "Bones" Jones victory came after long road back

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jon "Bones" Jones reclaimed his UFC light heavyweight title by stopping Daniel Cormier on Saturday.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS - There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


5 ready to enter MLB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind.

July 28, 2017 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like "a winner" to himself and others.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Strengths and weaknesses for all Sun Belt teams

This is the second installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that will run over the next month. In the series, each Sun Belt team will go under the microscope in respect to questions for the 2017 season, strengths and weaknesses, predicted records and more.

July 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Striking out Alzheimer's

At promptly 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, Chandler Dennard was out at the Georgia Southern softball complex nervously pacing around the grounds.

July 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout

PHOENIX - Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn't a regular player and admitted he wished he was doing better than his .220 average.

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - An NFL star's diamond earring valued at more than $100,000 is now presumed lost on the murky bottom of a Georgia lake.

July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Young Eagles look to GATA

Georgia Southern will field a young football team this season, but youth often brings about excitement and Tuesday morning looked like Christmas in July.

July 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Standout Screven County WR Tyquan Johnson commits to South Carolina

The hype on Screven County wide receiver Tyquan Johnson came to an unexpected conclusion Saturday evening when South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp tweeted #SpursUp!

July 25, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

CHICAGO - Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

July 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Benson: 'Future is now'

The Sun Belt Conference started sponsoring football in 2001. Since then the league has taken plenty of lumps in the hyper-competitive world of college football. Sun Belt teams routinely struggled against competition from other conferences and the enrollment of the league has been volatile as several waves of realignment have forced the league to regroup and re-brand itself over the years.

July 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out

NEW YORK - Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking - even though she had no idea that she has a shot ...

August 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smarter stats: Statesboro's offense awakens

Moral victories aren't for everyone, but in the case of Statesboro High School you'd like to think you'll take any morsel of ...

August 26, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


How will the SBC shake out?

This is the fifth and final installment in a series of 'Countdown to kickoff' columns that are leading up to Georgia Southern's season opener ...

August 26, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Bach says no immediate concerns for Pyeongchang Winter Games

BEIJING- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday he sees "no reason for any immediate concern" about tensions on the Korean Peninsula affecting next ...

August 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Snagged: AP sources say Cavs reviewing Irving-Thomas trade

CLEVELAND - Just when it appeared the Cavaliers' chaotic summer had calmed, there's a flare-up.

August 26, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Players Weekend means Yankees break with uniform tradition

NEW YORK (AP) - Batting cleanup and playing right field: All Rise.

August 25, 2017 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Sports


GS volleyball splits first two matches of season

FT. MYERS, Fla. – Lauren Reichard tallied 30 kills and 11 blocks as Georgia Southern split a pair of volleyball matches at the FGCU Hilton Garden ...

August 25, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Bizzare in Brooklet

Hardly ever is a two hour delay worth waiting out for a high school softball game, but Wednesday's matchup between Southeast Bulloch and Jenkins ...

August 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


UFC: Champ Jon Jones flagged for another failed doping test

LAS VEGAS - Jon Jones could face a lengthy suspension from mixed martial arts after the UFC light heavyweight champion was notified Tuesday of his second ...

August 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Supporters want Colin Kaepernick signed by NFL season start

NEW YORK - Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against blacks ...

August 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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