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Triple crown, flubbed punt highlight best games of 2015

The games people play. There are around 300 in pro football, 2,500 in baseball, 1,500 in basketball and thousands in soccer every year - and that's just at the very highest levels. Most blend into each other. Only a few stand out.

December 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods turns 40 and heads into uncertain future

Ten days after Tiger Woods turned 24, he picked up his 16th career PGA Tour victory by beating Ernie Els in an epic battle at Kapalua.

December 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ode to sports in 2015

What do you say? It's not too late.

December 31, 2015 | By FRED LIEF Associated Press | Sports


In a year of odd moves, FIFA and Al Capone become neighbors

All across Europe and the Americas - as they plot legal strategy, await extradition hearings and consider the billable hours run up by their lawyers - FIFA officials can take comfort in this: They are serving the cause of art.

December 31, 2015 | By FRED LIEF Associated Press | Sports


College football taking over New Year's Eve

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Sometime around 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Rochelle Carrasco and Jeremy Jehnsen will be having their first dance as a newly married couple.

December 29, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Soccer's dark year: From bribery arrests to suicide attacks

LONDON - Dawn had just broken in Zurich when a man was spotted being dragged out of an opulent hotel's side entrance. Raising a single white sheet, hotel staff made an inadequate attempt to shield the guest being forced to check out early after being arrested in his bedroom.

December 28, 2015 | By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks surge to win over Knicks

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks didn't like their defensive performance in the first half, so they decided to double their efforts.

December 26, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sooners, Spartans overcome blemishes to reach CFP semifinals

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Only two years ago, Michigan State lost a close early season game to Notre Dame and was effectively out of the national championship chase right when that game ended.

December 26, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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Phillies draft California prep outfielder Moniak at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. - After all the uncertainty surrounding the No. 1 pick, the Philadelphia Phillies think they've got themselves a sure thing.

June 09, 2016 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Perfect locale for a bass fishing trip

You don't need an expensive bass boat and a lot of fancy equipment to be part of the modern day bass fishing set. You ...

June 07, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Goodell: no avenue right now to settle 'Deflategate' appeal

BATAVIA, N.Y. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took the air out of reaching a settlement with Tom Brady following the Patriots star quarterback's latest ...

June 06, 2016 | By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer | Sports


An extra rest day in NBA Finals seems timely for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - Under the long-used former NBA Finals format, Game 3 of this Golden State-Cleveland matchup would have been played Tuesday night.

June 06, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Semifinals contested at Georgia State Cup

The only battle more fierce than the ones waged between teams during Saturday's semifinal matchups of the Georgia State Cup was the one that ...

June 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jim Healy - Muhammad Ali: A boy's first sports hero

It was March 8, 1971, almost exactly two months before my 12th birthday, and the night Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier in the "Fight ...

June 04, 2016 | Jim Healy | Sports


SEC announces new league rule for transfers

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference anticipates continuing dialogue and maybe even broadening the scope of its "serious misconduct" rule.

June 04, 2016 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


In-state rival takes down Tormenta

June 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena, Djokovic into French Open semis

PARIS - Serena Williams' chest was heaving between points. Her footwork wasn't quite right. Miscue followed miscue, until she was a set and a break ...

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


Rio seeks to allay concerns with Olympics just 2 months away

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Seeking to allay political, economic and health concerns as the games approach, Brazilian organizers assured IOC leaders on Thursday that final preparations for ...

June 02, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Rivalry in the making?

June 02, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia State Cup returns to Statesboro

Beginning this morning and carrying on throughout the day, 52 of the best youth soccer teams in Georgia will make their way to Statesboro for ...

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


French Open washed out for 1st time in 16 years

PARIS - Not so much the French Open as the French closed.

May 30, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis 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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