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Duke looking for 3rd straight win over Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Duke coach David Cutcliffe points to the Blue Devils' two straight wins over Georgia Tech as evidence the program is on the rise.

October 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Southern smothered

Halloween is still a few days away, but Georgia Southern fans will be hard-pressed to find anything scarier than what they witnessed at Paulson Stadium Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles falling apart midseason

That 3-0 start for Georgia Southern this season seems like a blip from the distant past.

October 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern's offense is not worth the money

Sports are an unorthodox system if economics - they defy all logical rules we know as the consumer.

October 28, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Millsap, Hardaway lead Hawks past Wizards 114-99

ATLANTA - Dwight Howard dominated the boards in his Atlanta debut, Paul Millsap scored 28 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. ignited the new-look Hawks to a 114-99 victory over the Washington Wizards in their season opener Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Series returns to Wrigley for first time in 71 years

CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber was followed by cameras and cellphones. A couple of pitchers from the Cleveland Indians played hacky sack in the outfield. The giant videoboard in left field flashed "World Series."

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Titans end home woes, roll to 36-22 victory over Jaguars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marcus Mariota threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns to end his home struggles and the Tennessee Titans had their highest point total of the season in a 36-22 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 25 Virginia Tech holds off Pitt in 39-36 win

PITTSBURGH - One of the nation's worst secondaries kept daring Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans to throw. So he did. Over. And over. And over.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jones won't use no-calls to make a statement

ATLANTA - Julio Jones knows his Falcons teammates are watching to see how he responds in every situation on the field.

October 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


All eyes on Cristiano Ronaldo as scoring slump continues

MADRID - The Spanish league is off to a tight race atop the standings, with five teams separated by only three points. Yet, most of the talk entering the weekend is about whether Cristiano Ronaldo will end his scoring slump.

October 27, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fowler rides Ryder Cup confidence to strong start in HSBC

SHANGHAI - Rickie Fowler dropped by PGA of America headquarters in Florida with the Ryder Cup trophy last week as a way to let the employees share in the U.S. celebration. The trophy stayed behind. Fowler brought memories of Hazeltine all the way to China.

October 27, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jeff Gordon unsure if Martinsville is his final race

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jeff Gordon celebrated the last win of his NASCAR career as if it was his first trip to victory lane.

October 26, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Koo putting his best foot forward

Georgia Southern has a long history of having outstanding kickers beginning with Tim Foley who is considered to be the Godfather of Eagle kickers.

October 26, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles back at home, but nothing gets easier

If Georgia Southern is to remain a player in the Sun Belt Conference race it is going to have to take care of business when it meets Appalachian State at 7:30 p.m., Thursday night at Paulson Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

October 26, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


"It's App State hate week"

By MIKE ANTHONY

October 24, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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USC, 'Bama and Clemson star on AP's All-Bowl Team

The college football bowl season featured so many thrilling individual performances that even a few 200-yard rushers failed to make the Associated Press 2016 All-Bowl ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tide-Tigers II: The matchups

Every defensive meeting at Clemson this week might as well have started with coordinator Brent Venables passing around a photo of Alabama's O.J ...

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Bowls could get a makeover

Meaningless bowls. Too many bowls. Made-for-TV bowls. Shrinking bowl attendance.

January 03, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Will sequel live up to the hype?

In movies, sequels aren't always as good.

January 03, 2017 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


First of Trump's 'conflicts of interest' could be golf course

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf ...

January 03, 2017 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


On the Fringe: Five questions for upcoming golf season

The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.

January 03, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


To be blunt, the Sun Belt is so bad at scheduling

Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will ...

December 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


LeBron's block in The Finals is the play of 2016

They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the ...

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed ...

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


N.C. State all over Vandy in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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