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Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

Serena Williams spent a good portion of 2015 deflecting questions about whether she could complete the Grand Slam. After coming oh-so-close, she can acknowledge how much she cared about the rare feat.

December 25, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern makes history

MOBILE, Ala. – When the rain wasn't pouring down on the Bowling Green Falcons, it was the Eagles of Georgia Southern opening the floodgates.

December 24, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


App walks off with bowl game victory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Appalachian State and Ohio swapped huge defensive plays, gigantic momentum swings and even clutch kicks. The Mountaineers simply struck last.

December 19, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Arizona, Utah rack up bowl wins for Pac-12

By GLEN ROSALES

December 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks stage late rally to top Celtics

BOSTON - Paul Millsap scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Al Horford finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks rallied to a 109-101 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

December 18, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Panthers stayed the course during rise to respectability

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thomas Davis heard the rumblings late last season about how the NFL needed to consider changing its playoff rules to prevent teams with a losing record from playing in the postseason.

December 17, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Concussion' movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

BOSTON - In the trailer for the movie "Concussion," star Will Smith says: "I found a disease that no one has ever seen."

December 17, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta takes next step

Smiles, handshakes and scarves with team logos were in abundance Wednesday afternoon as team officials for the South Georgia Tormenta FC announced the hire of head coach Borja Perez during a press conference held at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

December 17, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Alabama's Henry wins Heisman

NEW YORK - Derrick Henry bulldozed defenses while carrying Alabama's offense this season, and then walked away with a Heisman Trophy.

December 12, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: His back ailing, Woods is merely an onlooker for now

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Jordan Spieth is used to having an audience on the golf course.

December 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Platini pledges to tell 'only the truth' at FIFA ban appeal

GENEVA - Michel Platini arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday pledging to "tell the truth, only the truth" at his appeal against a 90-day FIFA ban.

December 08, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


US indicts 16 more in probe of world soccer corruption

WASHINGTON - As members of FIFA's executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer's scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second wave of arrests on corruption charges in the wake of another sweeping indictment by U.S. prosecutors.

December 03, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Sports


Top 4 teams unchanged

Oklahoma is No. 3 in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, putting the Sooners safely in position to be in the final four with their season completed.

November 26, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


SHS wins thriller at LNO

It was a close call Tuesday night for Day 2 of Statesboro's Ladies Night Out tournament, but when it was all said and done the Lady Blue Devils pulled off the come-from-behind 54-53 victory over New Hampstead.

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Sports


NCAA committee delays plan to fill bowls with losing teams

The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not enough bowl-eligible squads to fill 40 games.

November 24, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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Spieth hangs on to Masters lead, but just barely

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted - Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners at four of the ...

April 08, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Superstar showdown set up at Augusta

Augusta National reminded us Friday that diamonds are made under pressure.

April 08, 2016 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


A look at the NCAA Tournament, ending with shot for the ages

HOUSTON - The NCAA Tournament started on March 15 with Florida Gulf Coast handing Fairleigh Dickinson a 96-65 beatdown.

April 05, 2016 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

NEW YORK - The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games.

April 05, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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