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Jurrjens dominant, Braves creep closer to Rockies

ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens pitched seven outstanding innings, Chipper Jones homered and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 4-0 Monday night for their 15th win in 17 games, a stretch that has lifted them into playoff contention with less than a week to go in the regular season.

September 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson wins the title, Tiger takes the cup

ATLANTA - No matter how much they tinker with the FedEx Cup, there's never going to be a system that pleases everyone.

September 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In The Pits: Johnson assailing NASCAR record books

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Oh boy, another easy victory for Jimmie Johnson.

September 28, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Braves crush Nats, win fifth straight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tommy Hanson is a major reason why the Atlanta Braves are closing the season with a flourish. They're going to need more than Hanson's help to get into the playoffs.The rookie pitched seven innings Saturday for his 11th win, Yunel Escobar drove in three runs and the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.Atlanta pulled within three games of NL wild card-leading Colorado, which was scheduled to play St. Louis later in the day. The Braves (84-70) have won 13 of 15 and are 50-30 since June 27 ...

September 27, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Tech runs over #22 Tar Heels

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets didn't like falling out of the Top 25 with their first loss, so they made a point with a lopsided victory against another ranked opponent.Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and Georgia Tech held the ball for 42 minutes, its highest total in 13 years, to beat No. 22 North Carolina 24-7 on Saturday.Georgia Tech was ranked No. 14 before its 33-17 loss at Miami last week."I think a lot of people had written us off," said Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who made sure his players heard the ...

September 27, 2009 | CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


#21 Bulldogs slide by Arizona State

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Blair Walsh kicked a 37-yard field goal on the final play and No. 21 Georgia escaped an upset, beating Arizona State 20-17 Saturday on another big night for A.J. Green.Green caught eight passes for 153 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown in the first quarter that sparked Georgia to an early 14-3 lead. After the Sun Devils rallied, the sophomore receiver played a little defense - getting his left elbow on Bobby Wenzig's 38-yard field goal attempt that could have put the Sun Devils ahead with 4:21 remaining.Green, who had a career-best 159 yards ...

September 27, 2009 | PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


O'Hair takes 1-shot lead over Woods, others

ATLANTA - Sean O'Hair knew he would need some help from Tiger Woods to win the FedEx Cup. He got more than he expected.

September 24, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP GOLF WRITER | Sports


College Football Hall of Fame has new home in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Plagued by low attendance in South Bend, the College Football Hall of Fame hopes to get a boost in visitors after it moves to new $50 million facility next to Centennial Olympic Park.

September 24, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Chapple, GSU prep for Riddle & the high-powered Elon offense

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September 24, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Ryan looking forward to homecoming

FLOWERY BRANCH - There's no question Boston is Tom Brady's town, but another favorite son is returning for what he hopes will be a successful homecoming.Former Boston College standout Matt Ryan returns to Foxborough on Sunday as a rising star for the Atlanta Falcons, who will face Brady's New England Patriots.Ryan, the 2008 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, has enjoyed a strong start for the 2-0 Falcons and is coming off his first career game with three touchdown passes.Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli predicted on Wednesday that Ryan's No. 2 jersey "will be everywhere ...

September 23, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports




Meet the Eagles: Sophomore Safety Derek Heyden

'Meet the Eagles' is part of our summer lineup at statesboroherald.com. Each week, we'll get to know a different Eagle.

September 23, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves slip past Mets 3-1

NEW YORK - Jair Jurrjens dominated a feeble New York Mets lineup again and Yunel Escobar hit a two-run single, sending the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.

September 22, 2009 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech looks to bounce back this weekend

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson insists he doesn't care that Georgia Tech's first loss of the season knocked the Yellow Jackets out of the Top 25."This time of year the poll doesn't mean anything," Johnson said Tuesday.The coach is much more concerned about his team's poor play at the end of its stretch of three games in 12 days, including games on back-to-back Thursday nights - a narrow win over Clemson, followed by last week's 33-17 loss at Miami.Johnson said the loss revealed problems that must be fixed as Georgia Tech prepares to face No ...

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




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USA-Germany features clash of world's top goalkeepers

MONTREAL - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

June 29, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena gets through opener at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

June 29, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


In the Pits: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous

NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.

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


Cardinals adding to MLB's best record

ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition.

June 29, 2015 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harman takes lead at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. - Brian Harman has always looked up to Bubba Watson, who preceded him as a standout left-hander for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

June 27, 2015 | By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer | Sports


Justin Houston hosts youth football camp

June 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Women's team confident as Germany looms

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators' seats at the Women's World Cup.

June 27, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena halfway to Grand Slam

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.

June 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


U.S. advances to semifinals

OTTAWA, Ontario - Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women'sWorld Cup.

June 26, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

LONDON - Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis' "Big Four" were all placed on the opposite side.

June 26, 2015 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: 'I'm just moving forward'

BEREA, Ohio - Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him - watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake.

June 26, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

OTTAWA, Ontario - The last time the United States played China in the Women's World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

June 25, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

June 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. - Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

June 25, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking ofconcussions.

June 25, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


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