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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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Germany beats Italy 6-5 in shootout, into Euro 2016 semis

BORDEAUX, France - Germany ended 54 years of misery against Italy at major tournaments by taking a familiar route to victory: The penalty shootout.

July 02, 2016 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Day, Piercy tied for lead at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio - Jason Day had no indication that Saturday at the Bridgestone Invitational would be such hard work until one swing.

July 02, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Stunner! Djokovic's 30-match Slam streak ends at Wimbledon

LONDON - Facing yet another critical point during a match he never controlled, Novak Djokovic stretched for a half-volley drop winner, held up his right index ...

July 02, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Jason Day takes the lead at Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio - Jason Day's plan for the Bridgestone Invitational was to get in the lead as quickly as possible and expand it from there.

July 01, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Chanticleers' title brings closure after 2010 disappointment

OMAHA, Neb. - Until this week, Gary Gilmore didn't know if he would ever have as good a Coastal Carolina team as he did in ...

July 01, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena survives at Wimbledon, racket doesn't; Djokovic down

LONDON - Dismayed at dropping the first set after being a single point from taking it, Serena Williams sat in her Centre Court sideline chair and ...

July 01, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tormenta keeps the streak going with 5th straight win

Trekking far away from the friendly confines of Eagle Field, South Georgia Tormenta FC remained one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Rain gone at Wimbledon, but so are Muguruza, 17 other seeds

LONDON - After two days filled with rain, the sun actually made an appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday, allowing for plenty of play all around the ...

June 30, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Earnhardt hopes new Chevrolet gets him a Daytona victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Amelia is in the graveyard located in the woods of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s property in North Carolina, where he collects ruined ...

June 30, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Champion Chanticleers: Coastal Carolina wins CWS vs. Arizona

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore often said he just wanted his team to reach the College World Series.

June 30, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer

LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?

June 29, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

CLEVELAND - LeBron James is about to hit the free-agency market and stay right at home.

June 29, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson equipped with a major and confidence

AKRON, Ohio - The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson's home in South Florida. That was by design.

June 29, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on ...

June 28, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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