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Braves can’t catch a break as the Nationals power to 7-4 win

ATLANTA - A loss to Washington left the Braves talking about the need to sweep the New York Mets in a series beginning Monday. But even that might not be enough to revive Atlanta's playoff hopes.

September 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rough start for Joey, Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Somewhere, Michael Vick must have been shaking his head.

September 24, 2007 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson County holds off Claxton

CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers began their first home game of the 2007 season with a bang. However, the Tigers could not maintain momentum throughout the night, falling to the Trojans of Johnson County by a 12-0 margin.

September 23, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Special to the Herald | Sports


Pinewood pulls away from BA

Pinewood senior Lane Miller galloped for two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Patriots put away a determined Bulloch Academy squad 19-0 at Gator Alley Friday night.

September 23, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


SEB pulverizes Panthers

PORTAL - Coach John Kenny got his first win at Southeast Bulloch as the Jackets (1-1) visited Portal (0-2) and topped the Panthers 34-7 Friday night at Panther Field.

September 23, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Prep Notebook: Screven, Claxton look to bounce back

Jenkins County has been in this position before.

September 21, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Gators take underdog role against PCA

Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan has been looking to Boone, N. C. for inspiration as his Gators prepare to take on powerful Class AAA rival Pinewood Christian Academy.

September 21, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Rivals prepare for showdown

In one of the most anticipated games of the Bulloch County prep football season, Southeast Bulloch (0-1) will hit Highway 80 and head just a few miles west to take on cross-county rival Portal (0-1) in the newly-renovated Panther Stadium tonight at 7:30 p.m.

September 21, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Amazing comeback gives Braves win

ATLANTA - The Braves will have a hard time making the playoffs, despite their most remarkable comeback of the season. So they went ahead and celebrated as though this one was for a championship.

September 20, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cox takes over new PHS offense

PORTAL - When the Portal Panthers decided to commit to running the triple-option offense after the 2006 season, they needed a quarterback to run it. All eyes on the PHS coaching staff immediately turned to junior DB/RB Steven Cox.

September 20, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Walker becomes leader for SEB

BROOKLET - You won't find the stat on an official stat sheet, no Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jacket will boast about how many they have and the SEB coaches aren't exactly thrilled to mark one down during review of last week's game film.

September 20, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Defense propels BA to win

Edmund Burke Academy's Lady Spartans let the bats do the talking Tuesday against GISA Region 2-AA foe Bulloch Academy.

September 19, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Jimmie Johnson takes California

FONTANA, Calif. - After going four months without a victory, Jimmie Johnson picked a great time to get back to Victory Circle.

The reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion came on strong at the end of Sunday night's 250-lap race, grabbing his series-leading fifth victory of the season, clinching a spot in the Chase for the championship and guaranteeing he will be no worse than a tie for the top seed in the 10-race playoff.

September 18, 2007 | By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Cormier keeps Phillies in check

ATLANTA - Maybe it was the heat. Perhaps it was carryover from a bad loss to the Marlins. Whatever it was, Ryan Howard and Aaron Rowand couldn't make contact, and the Philadelphia Phillies lost again.

September 18, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Devils start slow, then blast Screven

SYLVANIA - For a moment - just a moment - it looked as though Screven County was going to shock its visitors from Statesboro. But after the Gamecocks took a quick 6-0 lead, the No. 7 ranked team in Class AAAA Statesboro scored 34 straight points to run away from SCHS 34-13.

September 17, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru at US Open

NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.

August 27, 2014 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

CHICAGO - The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.

August 27, 2014 | By DON BABWIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Crossbows or compound bows?

A recent question among hunters who favor bow and arrow as their weapon of choice in the field is the debate concerning the differences between compound bows and crossbows.

August 26, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Tiger ditches swing coach

PARAMUS, N.J. - Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors.

August 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sun Belt prepares to kick off season

It's a new era for the Sun Belt Conference with first-year members Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho and New Mexico State, and it's a new world for the Mountaineers and Eagles, who are playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the first time this week.

August 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Murray battles through cramps

NEW YORK - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

August 25, 2014 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Freshman RBs often make immediate impact in SEC

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette's plans for this season don't include any false modesty.

August 25, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Legal questions for fantasy game

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

August 25, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards.

August 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

August 25, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rattlers win 3rd straight ArenaBowl title

CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eastern Washington outlasts Sam Houston St. 56-35

CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Day, Furyk tied for Barclays lead

PARAMUS, N.J. - Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win.

August 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Chicago to face South Korea in LLWS title game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - After his Chicago team had come back to beat Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. final on Saturday at the Little League World Series, manager Darold Butler admitted he wasn't sure what came next.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Scott, Tringale tied for lead

PARAMUS, N.J. - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

August 22, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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