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Harrington looks good but Falcons lose big in preseason opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Joey Harrington looked comfortable running the Atlanta Falcons' offense. He's not Michael Vick, but he showed he can scramble a little bit, too.

Thrust into the starting quarterback job while Vick is away from the team and facing federal dogfighting charges, Harrington led one scoring drive in his three series Friday night in a 31-16 loss to the New York Jets in the preseason opener for both teams.

August 26, 2007 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mets top Braves in close game two

NEW YORK - Bases loaded, nobody out, one-run game. Billy Wagner never lost his cool on a sweltering night at Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets hung on for a big victory against Atlanta.

Wagner escaped a major jam in the ninth inning and Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth to help New York edge the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Willie saves the day

NEW YORK - Bobby Cox heard the crack of the bat and figured Carlos Delgado had tied the game with a dramatic ninth-inning home run.

August 24, 2007 | By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer | Sports


A giant surprise

TULSA, Okla. - Fat is in. Practice is out.

August 24, 2007 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Bonds is the new home run king

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds hit No. 756 over the right-center field wall Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball's new home run king.

Bonds broke Hank Aaron's storied record in the fifth inning, connecting on a 3-2 pitch from Washington's Mike Bacsik. Three days earlier, Bonds tied the Hammer with a shot to left-center in San Diego.

August 24, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Revamped Metter Tigers set for second year under Hill

METTER - When coach Clay Hill arrived in Metter before the start of the 2006 season, it wasn't a matter of rebuilding - it was more like starting from scratch.

August 24, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Atlanta closes the gap on the Mets

NEW YORK - The way the Atlanta Braves ganged up on Oliver Perez in the first three innings Tuesday night, it seemed they had finally solved the New York Mets left-hander, who had beaten them three times this season.

"Nah," said Atlanta manager Bobby Cox.

August 22, 2007 | By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds goes 0-for-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds cooperated with Cy Philbrick and Will McGuire.

August 22, 2007 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Are you ready for Pigskin Pick’em?

It's about due time to let all our wonderful and faithful readers in on a quaint little secret: for I am a genius.

August 22, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Falcons’ Norwood has a chance to be more than a backup

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ovie Mughelli earned a reputation as one of the NFL's top blocking fullbacks when he cleared running room for Jamal Lewis in Baltimore the last four seasons.

August 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tigers hit the practice field more experienced in 2007

CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers are a year older and a year wiser.

August 21, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Blue Devils cope with heat, hits

Statesboro didn't catch any breaks from the weather on Monday. Temperatures were scorching during the Blue Devils' fourth practice of the fall and first in full pads.

August 21, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


BA Gators ‘weigh in’ at football camp

Tote bags packed tightly with everything from towels and socks to underwear and t-shirts, mattresses, pillows and coolers filled with sports drinks and snacks sat in not-so-neat piles on the floor of Bulloch Academy's gymnasium Sunday afternoon.

August 20, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bonds ties record

SAN DIEGO - With a short swing, a half stare and an emphatic clap of his hands, Barry Bonds rounded the bases. After so many days and so many tries, he had finally caught Hammerin' Hank.

August 20, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


After hitting 755, Bonds gets a day off

SAN DIEGO - Barry Bonds isn't ready to call his next history-making shot.

August 20, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haas heads up first round

AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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