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Bulldogs getting by despite turnovers

ATHENS - Georgia is defying conventional football wisdom, which goes like this: The team that turns the ball over the most usually loses the game.The No. 18 Bulldogs have a total of 12 fumbles and interceptions through their first four games, but they've managed to win three times heading into Saturday's crucial Southeastern Conference game against No. 4 LSU.Only five teams in the NCAA's top division have a worst turnover ratio than Georgia, which has recovered one fumble and made two interceptions for a whopping minus-9.The cumulative record of those other five teams - a dismal ...

September 30, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS travels to rival Effingham; LIVE from BA

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




Braves lose ground, fall to Marlins 5-4

ATLANTA - Jorge Cantu hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh and the Florida Marlins damaged Atlanta's playoff hopes, winning 5-4 Tuesday night to snap the Braves' seven-game winning streak.

September 29, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Sports


Bulldogs not the only cardiac kids in Top 25

ATLANTA - Georgia came from 11 points down to win a game - and that was the easy one. Another was decided on a hands-up defensive play at the goal line in the final minute, another on a field goal as time ran out.

September 29, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 9/29

I can't believe we're only four weeks into the football season and I have to write this column, but based on the phone calls and text messages I got on Saturday night and throughout Sunday from the people I've always talked Georgia Southern football with, it seems like it's about that time.

September 28, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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


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On the Fringe - Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropes

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach ...

February 09, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton isn't apologizing for acting like a "sore loser" after the Super Bowl.

February 09, 2016 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


A day in the sun

DENVER - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos ...

February 08, 2016 | By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press | Sports


Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled.

February 08, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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