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Falcons WR White agrees to contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After holding out for the first week of training camp, receiver Roddy White agreed to a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.

August 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Expectations on the rise for Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says Georgia Tech players have expectations for 2009 that are no higher than last season.

August 08, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Harrington leads Tiger by 3 at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Padraig Harrington responded to a late charge by Tiger Woods with one of his own Saturday and shot a 3-under 67 at rain-softened Firestone to build a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

August 08, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

UGA looking at running back by committee

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt isn't ready to predict the winner of Georgia's tailback competition. He won't even predict that one winner will emerge in the effort to replace first-round draft pick Knowshon Moreno.

Georgia fans, brace for a tailback-by-committee approach.

August 08, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Harrington holds onto lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Padraig Harrington broke par for the second straight day, something he hasn't done in four months. Two more days like that and it could lead to something he hasn't done in a year.Without a victory since the PGA Championship, Harrington treaded carefully across Firestone on Friday for a 1-under 69 that gave him a one-shot lead over Tim Clark going into the weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational.Harrington didn't put much stock into his opening round of 64, and he wasn't ready to declare himself the favorite to win his first World Golf ...

August 07, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Johnson wins Watkins Glen pole

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson will never have a better view at Watkins Glen International. He just hopes he can keep it.Johnson captured the first road-course pole of his career in qualifying Friday, turning a lap at 123.633 mph in 71.34 seconds over the 11-turn, 2.45-mile circuit to edge Kurt Busch for the top spot for Sunday."It's going to be nice to have a good view from the front," said the three-time defending Cup champion, who has never won a Cup road race. "It's going to boil down to track position ...

August 07, 2009 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Harrington takes 2-shot lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - In Phil Mickelson's return to the links, Padraig Harrington feels good enough about his swing to concentrate on his results, and it finally paid off Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational with a 6-under 64 for a two-shot lead.Harrington has not won a sanctioned tournament since last year at the PGA Championship, when he became the first European in history to win successive majors in the same season.The Irishman was about the only one not terribly excited."There's no relevance at all," he said. "It's just a round of golf."It was a good ...

August 06, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Falcons' Douglas lost for season with knee injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons' depth chart at wide receiver doesn't look much like coach Mike Smith planned.Smith confirmed Thursday that Harry Douglas will miss the season with a knee injury. Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White is in a contract holdout, and so suddenly the Falcons' three-receiver formation includes Eric Weems, who has one career catch, and Brian Finneran, who hasn't started a game since 2005.Both Weems, who rooms with Douglas at the Falcons' training camp, and Finneran, who missed two seasons with knee injuries, said they felt pain for Douglas when he hurt his ...

August 06, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

The Eagles Nest: GSU missing key players as practice begins; WR preview

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August 06, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: Changes, new faces for SHS and SEB

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August 05, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff | Sports

Braves take series with 6-2 win

SAN DIEGO - Rookie Tommy Hanson shut down San Diego long enough for his teammates to get a comfortable lead against Chad Gaudin and the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 6-2 on Wednesday.

August 05, 2009 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcons' Peterson believes 11th year will be his best

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Peterson finally made peace with himself after last year's meltdown with Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio.It took Peterson a few restless nights to put the embarrassments and disappointments behind him, but a reunion with Falcons coach Mike Smith has given the 11th-year linebacker a new outlook on football."You're going to go through some phases in your life when you have to learn from it and move on," Peterson said Tuesday. "For some reason, and I might not understand it now, but this season, after we win the Super Bowl, I'll look back ...

August 04, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports

Hundreds remember Georgia boxer as soft-spoken champ

ATLANTA - Three-time boxing champion Vernon Forrest was remembered Monday by some 1,500 friends, family and fellow athletes as a soft-spoken, modest competitor defined more by his work helping others than his victories in the ring.The 38-year-old Forrest, a former two-division champion who gained notoriety when he became the first boxer to defeat "Sugar" Shane Mosley, was shot and killed July 25 in Atlanta. Police have said he exchanged gunfire with at least two robbery suspects before being shot several times in the back."I believe in God and the justice system," his brother Alfonso Forrest told about 1 ...

August 04, 2009 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM, Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports

Dogs' Richt grateful for quiet offseason

ATHENS - It has been a summer of healing for Georgia, and for that a grateful Mark Richt offered one word:"Amen."Georgia returned to the practice fields on Tuesday with improved health after 13 players missed spring practice with injuries. The team's public image also has recovered, thanks to players avoiding the police blotter during the offseason.The 2008 injury list was topped by Jeff Owens, Trenton Sturdivant and Vince Vance.Owens and Sturdivant were regarded as Georgia's top defensive and offensive linemen, respectively, before their season-ending knee injuries early in the season. Vance was Sturdivant's replacement ...

August 04, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

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SHS wins thriller at LNO

It was a close call Tuesday night for Day 2 of Statesboro's Ladies Night Out tournament, but when it was all said and done ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Sports

NCAA committee delays plan to fill bowls with losing teams

The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not ...

November 24, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports

Marshall brothers caught in middle of UGA-GT rivalry

ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry this year will feature a Thanksgiving feast that brings opposing players to the same dinner table.

November 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Rabbit season an opportunity to hear some 'Hound Music'

The season for hunting rabbits opens this month and runs through late February. Pursuing this wily critter of the outdoors has been a passion of ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

Heartbreak in overtime

ATHENS – The Georgia Southern Eagles have come a long way from their days of enduring double-digit losses to the Georgia Bulldogs. The Eagles pushed their ...

November 22, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Jackets set to tip off season

It's a new year and a new season for Southeast Bulloch baseketball. Both teams worked hard in the offseason and now it's time ...

November 21, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Sports

Millsap's 23 points help Hawks hold off Kings 103-97

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 23 points, including a running one-hander with 15.7 seconds remaining as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings 103-97 ...

November 18, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

FIFA rejects Blatter, Platini appeals against 90-day bans

GENEVA - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini lost their appeals Wednesday against interim 90-day bans for financial wrongdoing in the growing corruption scandal that has shaken ...

November 18, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Fish local ponds for fall crappie

Looking for some fall fishing fun? Check out the local ponds and you might run into some fast action and bring home a stringer full ...

November 17, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

U.S. plays Trinidad and Tobago to draw

Gyasi Zardes and Jermaine Jones were both thwarted by the crossbar and the United States played to 0-0 draw with Trinidad and Tobago in a ...

November 17, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports

Blatter remains in hospital after stress-related 'breakdown'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Sepp Blatter remains in a Swiss hospital after what his spokesman called a "small breakdown" related to stress.

November 11, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports

'Concussion' movie delivers hard hit to NFL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Concussion" delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to the heads of its players ...

November 11, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Clemson stays atop college football playoff rankings

Notre Dame moved into the top four in the second College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season Tuesday night.

November 10, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Missouri players didn't recognize how much power they had

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri receiver J'Mon Moore decided to visit the protesters who had built a tent city on Carnahan Quad, demanding that the ...

November 10, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports

Eagles enjoying rest before Troy matchup

As the regular season heads into its stretch run, the Georgia Southern Eagles are ready to take on their final four games with a bit ...

November 09, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

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