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To Iowa, Tech's option is fun until you have to stop it

MIAMI - It was breakfast time, and Iowa Hawkeyes defensive coordinator Norm Parker sat at a table trying to explain the challenge of stopping Georgia Tech's triple option.

January 04, 2010 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Questions loom for UGA in offseason

ATLANTA - Mark Richt's pursuit of a defensive coordinator is still on while the search for Georgia's next starting quarterback is on standby until spring practice.Richt's Bulldogs capped an 8-5 season with a 44-20 win over Texas A&M in Monday night's Independence Bowl. The win followed a 30-24 victory over then-No. 7 Georgia Tech to close the regular season.Georgia's streak of 13 consecutive season with eight or more wins is the longest in the nation, but that wasn't a point Richt celebrated on Thursday as he reviewed the season."People have a ...

January 01, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Lady Eagles bounce back, teams' look to 2010

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December 31, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 1/1

In this special New Year's edition of the Weekly Whatup (and the last installment – we're working on coming up with a better title… no offense, Chad) I thought it would be nice to take a look at the year that was and maybe even speculate a little about the fresh new set of 365 that is in front of the Eagle Nation.

December 31, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cavs slip past Hawks again

CLEVELAND - Anderson Varejao made his first career 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds left - a 25th birthday present to teammate LeBron James - to give Cleveland a 106-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' 11th victory in 12 games.

December 30, 2009 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, Metter compete in Gentlemen's Classic

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December 30, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Falcons set to take on Bills

ATLANTA – Although they won't get a chance to make a playoff run this season, the Atlanta Falcons still have something to play for in their final two games.

December 26, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks power past Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS - Atlanta coach Mike Woodson wanted to see more consistency from his team Saturday night.He'll settle for another road victory.The Hawks relied on their rugged inside tandem of Al Horford and Josh Smith to overwhelm sluggish Indiana, 110-98. Horford finished with 25 points and a season-high 19 rebounds. Smith had 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, and Joe Johnson added 24 points.Atlanta (21-8) won for the second time on a roller-coaster, four-game road trip. The Hawks blew out Minnesota and won easily at Indiana, but lost in overtime at Chicago and were routed ...

December 26, 2009 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Florida's Meyer steps down amid health concerns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Urban Meyer resigned Saturday as Florida's football coach after five seasons and two national titles because of health concerns that came to light when he suffered chest pains following the SEC championship game earlier this month.The 45-year-old Meyer will coach his final game at the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati on New Year's Day.He leaves No. 5 Florida with a 56-10 record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record 22-game winning streak that was snapped by Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game Dec. 5."I have given my heart and ...

December 26, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA offense to get boost with Green's return

SHREVEPORT, La. - Georgia's offense showed down the stretch it could still make plays even with its biggest playmaker sidelined, especially in its upset of top-10 Georgia Tech.Now Georgia is blending receiver A.J. Green back into its mix for Monday's Independence Bowl. He's rejoining an offense that averaged a robust 235 rushing yards in its last three games."We're glad he's back because even if he doesn't get eight balls for 160 yards, he's one of those guys where his presence kind of makes people gameplan towards him," quarterback Joe Cox said ...

December 25, 2009 | By MARC WEISZER Athens Banner-Herald | Sports


Colts have difficult personnel decisions to make

INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning and his teammates won't even lobby Colts coach Jim Caldwell to play the final two regular-season games.If Caldwell tells them go for the perfect season, they will bring the same approach that helped them become the NFL's third 14-0 team. If they're told to sit out or play sparingly, even if it means risking an undefeated record, they won't question it.That's how it works in the Indianapolis locker room, where players abide by a simple rule: Follow the leader."It's what we believe in," defensive captain Gary Brackett said ...

December 25, 2009 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick still a devisive topic

PHILADELPHIA - The road back will never be completely clear for Michael Vick.There's plenty of justice in that.Little more than two years have elapsed since he plead guilty to being the ringleader of a dogfighting operation where extreme cruelty was the stock in trade. There's no defending what he did then and there's no chance it will ever be forgotten.That chapter of his life remains part of nearly every story involving his name and it will be somewhere in the opening paragraph of his obit. What remains to be seen is whether it will take ...

December 25, 2009 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports




Falcons look to notch winning record

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith is grateful the Atlanta Falcons have one major goal in reach.Eliminated from playoff contention before Sunday's road win over the New York Jets, Atlanta hopes to have consecutive winning records for the first time in its 44-year history.The Falcons (7-7) must beat Buffalo (5-9) this weekend and win Jan. 3 in Tampa Bay to stop one of professional sports' most inglorious streaks."We're disappointed in terms of not having an opportunity to play past 16 regular-season games," Smith said Monday. "We still have a lot of internal goals that can ...

December 21, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate'

NEW YORK - Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the ...

September 03, 2015 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press | Sports


Stewart claims he didn't see man on track before fatal crash

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - IndyCar drivers got back to work Friday, climbing into their cars as a distraction - albeit a temporary one - from their grief over ...

August 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Watson takes 1-shot lead at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays.

August 28, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.

August 27, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: Life lessons more valuable than trophies

NFL linebacker James Harrison caused a frenzy in the social media universe recently with his instagram post about his children's participation trophies.

August 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Time to figure out who's No. 1 in your fantasy draft

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you're stoked because you've got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player ...

August 26, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Dove season approaching — have the right strategy

The opening day of dove season is just a couple of weeks away and having a go at these gray rockets is an overwhelming favorite ...

August 25, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Woods 2 strokes behind Gore after 3rd round at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods couldn't have asked for much more at his first Wyndham Championship.

August 22, 2015 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Legal showdown looms over the NCAA's ban on paying athletes

ATLANTA (AP) - Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can't form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct ...

August 22, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Sports


Some NFL coaches speak out to curb training camp fights

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera offered this edict to his players before the start of this week's joint practices with the ...

August 20, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods opens Wyndham with his best round in 2 years

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods kept saying his game was getting better, even though his results didn't show it.

August 20, 2015 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods hopes to push for unlikely playoff spot at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - It's now or never for many players at the Wyndham Championship - the last chance to qualify for golf's postseason.

August 19, 2015 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Deflategate' judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

NEW YORK - A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL's four game suspension of Tom Brady over "Deflategate" is in jeopardy as the ...

August 19, 2015 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sailors try to limit contact with polluted Rio Olympic venue

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mexico sailing coach Agustin Bellocchio offered a tip to sailors and windsurfers at this week's Olympic test event in Rio de ...

August 17, 2015 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Football's future? QBs training with virtual reality

OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan straps on a headset that covers his eyes, and instantly, he sees a scene that looks like a video ...

August 17, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


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