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Tormenta FC on track to be something special

About two and-a-half years ago, I was sweating out another brutal Statesboro summer day. With Georgia Southern and local high schools out of action and most rec leagues avoiding the heat, the life of a Statesboro Herald sports writer can enter vacation mode while waiting out the worst of the tropical conditions.

January 24, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Southern remember's Fran Florian's record night

He came out of the game with 1:12 to go because legendary head coach J.B. Scearce thought he already had scored 60 points.

January 23, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Darnold, Rosen, Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the last five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early.

January 20, 2018 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Andrew Landry tops crowded CareerBuilder leaderboard

LA QUINTA, Calif. - CareerBuilder Challenge leader Andrew Landry was quick to point out the windy forecast.

January 20, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate.

January 19, 2018 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Pats quiet on injured hand

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.

January 19, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER | Sports


Kyrgios defeats Tsonga in four-set thriller

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for a night at the Australian Open.

January 19, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Olympic gold medalist Raisman speaks out about assault

LANSING, Mich. - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison.

January 19, 2018 | By DAVE EGGERT The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fishing's winter wonderland

Sadly, deer season is over but outdoorsmen can take heart. Of course there are still some small game possibilities but if you love fishing and have been yearning for the feel of a largemouth bass on the end of your reel, listen up. One thing I've learned over the years is that there are plenty of bass to be caught in these cold weather months at your favorite local farm ponds if you pick the right times and lures. Obviously there are days when it's just no fun fighting the extreme cold and most of us don't ...

January 16, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles win a thriller in Boone

BOONE, N.C. – Tookie Brown scored a game-high 21 points, including the last four of the contest for the Eagles, and Georgia Southern overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to top Appalachian State, 60-59, in Sun Belt Conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon in the Holmes Center.

January 13, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


NFL Playoffs - Divisional round kicks off

What America saw last weekend from the Atlanta Falcons was similar to what the team showed for 2½ quarters of last year's Super Bowl.

January 12, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Harman extends good play in Hawaii and takes Sony Open lead

HONOLULU - Different islands, vastly different golf courses, same good play from Brian Harman.

January 12, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test

MELBOURNE, Australia - With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open.

January 12, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donaldson, Bryant set records ahead of arbitration swap

NEW YORK - Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records Friday when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year contracts rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams.

January 12, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Eagles fly by Arkansas State

January 04, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 27, 2018 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michigan State athletic director resigns

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University's athletic director retired Friday, two days after the university president resigned over the school's handling of sexual ...

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and LARRY LAGE | Sports


Georgia Southern Baseball hosts annual "Evening with the All-Stars"

For years, Georgia Southern Baseball's annual 'Evening with the All-Stars' has been held in January as a sort of two-minute warning for a rapidly ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Palmer leads in Farmers Insurance Open

SAN DIEGO - Ryan Palmer is the 36-hole leader in the Farmers Insurance Open. Jon Rahm is right behind, poised to reach No. 1 in the ...

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


Federer cruises into men's final

MELBOURNE - It took just over an hour for Roger Federer to fix one anomalous statistic in his extraordinary career.

January 26, 2018 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Premier offers new kind of baseball experience

For kids who hope to play a professional sport someday, it's common to say that the sport of their choosing is a lifestyle. Thanks ...

January 26, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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