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Vick’s water bottle raises suspicion at Miami airport

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick's bruised public image has taken another blow, and this one could send the Atlanta Falcons' star quarterback to an NFL-mandated substance abuse program.

February 02, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves trade LaRoche for closer Gonzalez

PITTSBURGH - After two months of trying, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally landed a deal for Atlanta power hitter Adam LaRoche on Wednesday when they agreed to acquire the first baseman for left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez.

February 01, 2007 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Girls athlete of the week: Eason sparking Panthers

When the Lady Panthers of Portal get in some trouble and need a spark off the bench, they turn to sophomore guard Kanesha Eason.

February 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Bulloch Academy boys, girls both win

Senior guard Kacie Lanier poured in 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Bulloch Academy pummel Edmund Burke 47-17 in GISA Region 2-AA action Tuesday night.

January 31, 2007 | By Rahn Hutcheson Special to the Herald | Sports


Fastbreak: Statesboro's boys even record with win

Statesboro's boys basketball team got back to .500 with a 67-42 road win over Lakeside-Evans Tuesday night.

January 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


NASCAR legend Benny Parsons dies at age 65

Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.

January 31, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta gets much needed Holday win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks set a bunch of season bests, but it nearly wasn't enough to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first month of the season.

January 30, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators chomp down on Thomas Jefferson

Great defense and a high-octane transition offense helped Bulloch Academy to a 31-point victory over Thomas Jefferson Academy Monday night.

January 30, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bears win on overtime field goal

CHICAGO - Robbie Gould won it after Rex Grossman didn't lose it and the Chicago Bears are back in the NFC championship game for the first time in 18 years.

January 29, 2007 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Dogs held to lowest point total since ’74

ATHENS - No. 4 Tennessee knocked off another ranked team, this time with a stifling defensive performance.

January 29, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patriots, Brady come from behind for 24-21 win

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers gave Tom Brady one chance too many, and that's exactly what the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback needed.

January 29, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs?? Playoffs?!?!? Saints win!

NEW ORLEANS - Deuce McAllister delivered on the promise his more-celebrated running mate made before this season, carrying the New Orleans Saints where they've never been before - one game from the Super Bowl.

January 28, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Lady Devils cruise to 55-31 victory

The Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro had no problems with the visiting Lady Panthers of Portal Saturday night. Monnette Bennett finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, helping SHS (9-8) cruise to a 55-31 win to break a three-game losing streak.

January 28, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Vinatieri kicks Colts past Ravens, into AFC title game

BALTIMORE - They got him precisely for this reason.

January 28, 2007 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Gamecocks can’t hold on, fall to Laney 48-44

Two teams ranked in the state's top 10 clashed in a region matchup Saturday as the Lady Gamecocks (14-3) hosted Laney.

January 28, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


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Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


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