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Weekly Whatup, 8/25

A couple of weeks ago I promised everybody I wouldn't make any bold predictions this year because they usually turn into seals of death.

August 24, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Busch duels Martin, hangs on for win

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Mark Martin has never been a dirty racer.With trophies on the line, or points, or a spot in the season-defining Chase for the championship, he's prided himself on being a clean driver though 1,000 NASCAR races. So as a sold-out crowd watched to see if Martin would lay a bumper to Kyle Busch in the closing laps at Bristol Motor Speedway, it never even crossed his mind."We're racing, going for it, you know?" Martin said. "I expect Kyle to race me hard. I expect him to race me clean. And he has. He ...

August 24, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Police Report - August 25

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Statesboro Police Arrests.

August 24, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Little Eagles Day at GSU; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, August 24, 2009

August 24, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Grice announces mayoral candidacy on Mornings UnPHILtered

As expected, DeWayne Grice announced Monday morning his intention to run for Statesboro mayor. Grice, who co-owns Lori Grice Photography in downtown Statesboro, made the announcement on the "Mornings unPHILtered" simulcast radio program.

August 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hurricane wave sweeps Maine spectators out to sea

EDGARTOWN, Mass. - The Coast Guard says a 7-year-old girl has died after a large wave stirred up by Hurricane Bill swept her and two others off a rocky ledge at Acadia National Park in Maine.

Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says the girl's name isn't being released but that she was from New York state. The girl was one of three people plucked from the water by rescuers. The other two were a man and a 12-year-old girl who were hospitalized.

August 23, 2009 | By JASON BRONIS Associated Press Writer | World


Braves reel in Marlins to even series

ATLANTA - Rookie Tommy Hanson won his fourth straight start in August, combining with two relievers on a four-hitter, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 4-3 on Saturday night.The Braves, powered by home runs by Yunel Escobar and Omar Infante, took a 4-0 lead in the first inning.Hanson (9-2) gave up four hits and three runs in seven innings. He walked three and struck out seven to improve to 4-0 in August. The right-hander has not allowed more than seven hits or three runs in any of the four starts this month.Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano ...

August 22, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Riley, Garcia share lead at rain-soaked Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Sergio Garcia and Chris Riley were both 13 under par through 10 holes to share the clubhouse lead Saturday night when play was stopped midway through the third round of the rain-plagued Wyndham Championship.Steve Marino, Fred Couples, Kevin Stadler and Justin Rose were 12 under and Brandt Snedeker and Bill Haas were 11 under through varying stages of their rounds when play was suspended due to darkness.Tournament officials said the round was scheduled to resume Sunday at 7:30 a.m., with a second cut and the final round to begin at roughly 11 a ...

August 22, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons defeat Rams to notch first win in preseason play

ST. LOUIS - Atlanta Falcons starters were flawless. St. Louis Rams starters had no answer, even against the second-stringers.Michael Turner accounted for all but 12 yards on the opening 77-yard drive and Matt Ryan was 7 for 8 for 81 yards with a touchdown pass in two series before he, too, called it a day in a 20-13 preseason victory Friday night. The Falcons had a 14-point cushion before the end of the first quarter."We wanted to come out and execute," Turner said. "They were preaching that all week and we wanted to show that on game day. We ...

August 22, 2009 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Florida is No. 1 AP preseason Top 25

NEW YORK - As Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators prepare to make a run at their third national title in the last four seasons, the defending champions have already made some history.Florida is No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason Top 25 released Saturday, followed by Texas, Oklahoma, Southern California and Alabama. But the Gators are in a class by themselves, the most overwhelming preseason No. 1 in the history of the media poll.Florida received 58 of the 60 first-place votes, or 96.7 percent. Texas got the other first-place votes.The previous highest percentage of first-place votes ...

August 22, 2009 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


In Remembrance of Brock

Prior to Thursday night's scrimmage between Portal and Southeast Bulloch, a ceremony was held in remembrance of Sgt. Brock H. Chavers Sr.

August 22, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Life


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Honoring Portal Sergeant Brock Chavers

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, August 21, 2009

August 21, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - August 22

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. Statesboro Police Arrests.

August 21, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Braves take series with 3-2 win

NEW YORK - Kenshin Kawakami outpitched Johan Santana, Brian McCann hit a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves clawed just a bit further into playoff contention with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday night.

August 20, 2009 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Learn to ride the Flowrider at Splash; Mary-Kate's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


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GATAcast: Dustin Wood

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Across the country, football teams at all levels of the game are in high gear in preparation for the upcoming season.

August 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Mark down the dates: NBA unveils full 2017-18 schedule

NEW YORK - DeMarcus Cousins will make an early season trip back to Sacramento, while Gordon Hayward will wait almost all season to see Utah again.

August 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


WWE: Pro wrestler Ric Flair out of surgery and resting

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August 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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