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Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure'

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that theOlympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.

June 27, 2016 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press | Sports


Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK - Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

June 27, 2016 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.

June 27, 2016 | By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon; Federer next

LONDON - Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in central England.

June 25, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tormenta wins fourth straight

June 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


With 1-0 loss to Colombia, US finishes 4th in Copa America

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the United States finished fourth in theCopa America with a 1-0 defeat against Colombia on Saturday night.

June 25, 2016 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK - Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

June 25, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


World doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratory

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting tests.

June 25, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Euro '16 reacts to Brexit

PARIS - Britain's momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer's European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player even warning about an undermining "domino effect" across Europe.

June 24, 2016 | By ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Sports


Tormenta comes through in the clutch

June 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tormenta try to stay hot

Long before South Georgia Tormenta FC ever played its first match, the newly-formed Premier Development League franchise was out and about in Statesboro, promoting itself and doing everything possible to recruit a fan base.

June 22, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


McIlroy says no to Rio over Zika concerns

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am unwilling to take."

June 22, 2016 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cavaliers host victory parade

CLEVELAND - Cheered by a sea of fans spilling off sidewalks and choking the streets, LeBron James and the Cavaliers paraded and rallied as NBA champs in a once in a generation party for Cleveland.

June 22, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


4-0 loss shows gap between US and soccer's elite

HOUSTON - Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked to assess the size of the gap between his team and soccer's elite and how long it will take to close it.

June 22, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Top seed ousted from College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech, a familiar thought crossed Red Raiders coach Tim Tadlock's mind.

June 21, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Tony Stewart to drive 'throwback' car at Southern 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart is hoping that going old school will change his luck at Darlington Raceway for his final Southern 500.

August 02, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fall activities abound

Even though the dog days of summer are still in front of us we yearn for cooler temperatures and it's a good time to ...

August 02, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


It's that time of year: Georgia Southern is back in pads

When the sun rose over Statesboro Monday morning, it dawned on the official start of the Eagles' 2016 football season.

August 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Saints' defense aims to play fearsome football under Allen

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - The moment Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro saw a gap opening along the offensive line, he raced through it at ...

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kirby Smart invites fans to practice

ATHENS - Kirby Smart is inviting fans to a practice at Sanford Stadium in part because he wants to see how his players respond to the ...

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Buescher emerges at Pocono for 1st career win

LONG POND, Pa. - Chris Buescher emerged from the fog and foul weather to become a stunning winner in Monday's shortened Sprint Cup race at ...

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Effingham native Reddick among those delt at deadline

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap ...

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Walker delivers on coach Butch Harmon's belief of a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Jimmy Walker had champagne in his glass and the Wanamaker Trophy at his side. Still unopened is a bottle of Chateau ...

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tennessee says it's unfazed by high preseason expectations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee believes it won't be distracted by its unfamiliar status as a preseason division favorite.

July 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Storms interrupt PGA Championship at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Thunderstorms shut down the PGA Championship on Saturday before 10 players could even hit a shot, setting up what could be a ...

July 30, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf 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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