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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


Longtime friends Ryan, Smith square off again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Rex Ryan felt confident about his chances of getting the Atlanta Falcons' head coaching job two years ago.

December 20, 2009 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulls get revenge against Hawks in overtime

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 32 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a season-high 40 points from Joe Johnson to beat Atlanta 101-98 in overtime Saturday night and snap the Hawks' six-game win streak.

December 20, 2009 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with OT thriller

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Wyoming trailed by 11 points in the fourth quarter. Its offense was led by a freshman quarterback, its defense was facing the nation's leading rusher.

December 19, 2009 | By TIM KORTE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Bob Knight right on the money about NCAA hoops

My guess is Kentucky coach John Calipari probably won't earn the $50,000 bonus in his contract for graduating 75 percent of his players. Surely, star freshman John Wall won't be sticking around four years just to help his coach out.

December 19, 2009 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Chris Henry killed in domestic dispute

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died Thursday, a day after falling out of the back of a pickup truck during what police said was a domestic dispute with his fiancee.

December 17, 2009 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Grizzlies, Wildcats square off for title

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Villanova coach Andy Talley sometimes wears his national championship ring while on recruiting trips - his basketball national championship ring, that is.

December 17, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Christmas gifts for CY, Monken; Lady Eagles scorching

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December 17, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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French Open washed out for 1st time in 16 years

PARIS - Not so much the French Open as the French closed.

May 30, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NFL's take on 3-card monte: Super Bowl stadium scam

The NFL has its own version of three-card monte.

May 28, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports


Everyone wants to win 100th Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track.

May 28, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf

Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.

May 24, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Skin cancer not so bad - Take my word for it

Today I'm addressing all my friends and readers who fall into categories that include fishing geeks, camping fanatics, boating enthusiasts, yard workers, gardeners or ...

May 24, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Summer camp season kicks off

May 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


History in the making for Tormenta, Statesboro

During the first home game in Tormenta FC franchise history, just about everything went perfectly.

May 22, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US drops Puerto Rico swim training over Zika

ATLANTA - USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp out of Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.

May 20, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Crane leads, Spieth trails by a stroke at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas - For Jordan Spieth, it only seems as if it has been a while since he topped a leaderboard. For Ben Crane, it actually ...

May 20, 2016 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta FC hosts Dynamo in first home contest

May 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Former Braves manager Gonzalez laughs off firing

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Fredi Gonzalez brought two bottles of wine and knocked on the hotel room door of Atlanta general manager John Coppolella for a late-night ...

May 18, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jason Day starting to draw comparisons with Tiger Woods

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Nothing is good enough for Jason Day.

May 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Day sets 36-hole record, then hangs on at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day saw The Players Championship at its easiest and toughest, all in the span of nine hours Saturday on what ...

May 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


First game ever

At 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson City, Tenn. Tormenta FC will kick off for the first time in club history.

May 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Day ties course record at Sawgrass with 63 for the lead

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - One birdie led to two more before Jason Day even hit his stride, and his round kept getting better until ...

May 12, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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