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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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Eagles pull out win late

Ike Smith was off the mark on his first four 3-point attempts during Georgia Southern's game against Texas State Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse ...

February 06, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex ...

February 05, 2016 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Like Elway, Manning has chance to tie things up with a title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The last time the world saw John Elway in a Broncos uniform, he was facing the stands, both hands aloft, holding his ...

February 03, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


'What If' moments that defined Super Bowl legacies

Imagine a world where the name Scott Norwood evokes awe in Buffalo, not "aww, dude."

February 03, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stabler to be linked to CTE

SAN FRANCISCO - For a guy who loved a good party, it's hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he'd be crashing one this ...

February 03, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Recruiting stunts help coaches stand out in social media age

In the wacky world of recruiting, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh sleeping over at a prospect's house somehow makes perfect sense.

February 02, 2016 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


GSU men's team salvages road trip with win over Arkansas State

JONESBORO, Ark. - Tookie Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute to play, and Mike Hughes iced the contest with a pair of ...

January 30, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Stars shine bright

In his first year as director of the Coastal Middle School Region, Marty Holder said he wanted to find a way to celebrate the region ...

January 30, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Local archer to compete overseas

The regulation phase of the competition was over. Cassy Pelton, the 21-year old Georgia Southern junior, stood tied for third at the World Indoor Archery ...

January 30, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Archie, Eli Manning proud of Peyton's evolution this season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Archie Manning speaks deliberately and carefully when addressing whether his 39-year-old son, Peyton, might be playing his final NFL game when he ...

January 30, 2016 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kerber beats Williams for her 1st Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia - After all the advice that Steffi Graf gave her, AngeliqueKerber was able to return a favor to the retired champion on Saturday.

January 30, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus

LONDON - The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of ...

January 29, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Murray beats Raonic in 5 to reach 5th Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray arrived at the Australian Open fully prepared to become a father before becoming champion.

January 29, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chairman says Chargers to stay in San Diego in 2016

SAN DIEGO - Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said Friday that the team will play in San Diego in 2016, and he'll work with politicians and ...

January 29, 2016 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peyton Manning to Belichick: 'This might be my last rodeo.'

DENVER - Peyton Manning isn't saying that Super Bowl 50 is his grand finale.

January 26, 2016 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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