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Jackets looking to run wild on Vandy

ATLANTA - Bobby Johnson may know more about Paul Johnson's spread option offense than any other head coach in the nation.That could be bad news for Paul Johnson and No. 11 Georgia Tech - but only if Bobby Johnson has enough time to pass his knowledge to his Vanderbilt players.The former Southern Conference coaching rivals will meet for the ninth time when Georgia Tech plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Georgia Tech (7-1) brings a five-game winning streak into Nashville, while Vanderbilt (2-6) has lost four straight.An equalizer could be Bobby Johnson's familiarity with the Georgia Tech ...

October 29, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tebow poised to break Walker's SEC TD record against Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Hall of Famer Herschel Walker and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow first met at the 2007 Heisman Trophy presentation.

October 28, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith considering changes as Falcons chase Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are facing their biggest test of the season as they hope to get back in the NFC South race.

October 28, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'I hate tennis': Agassi's book adds to his tale

So much of Andre Agassi's life has been spent in the public eye - the various highs and lows, on and off the court, during his transformation from tennis brat to elder statesman - that it was possible to wonder how much more there was to be said about it all.

October 28, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: BA takes aim at region title Friday

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October 28, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jackets using big drives to beat opponents

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is making a run at the ACC championship by holding the ball longer than any team in the nation.Coach Paul Johnson's spread option attack has quick-strike potential with five scoring plays longer than 50 yards this season. But lately the No. 11 Yellow Jackets have been wearing down defenses with long, clock-draining possessions.Georgia Tech's knockout punch in its 34-9 win at Virginia last week was its 18-play, 82-yard TD drive in the third quarter. The drive lasted almost 11 minutes.Tech held the ball more than 42 minutes against both Virginia and North ...

October 27, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No love lost between Bulldogs and Gators

ATHENS, Ga. - The picture hangs all over Georgia's training facility. The Bulldogs get to see it when they're changing into their uniforms, when they're lifting weights, when they're heading off to meetings.Urban Meyer, his hands raised in a T.Timeout, Florida."It definitely motivates you," said Georgia quarterback Joe Cox, looking ahead to Saturday's game against the top-ranked Gators. "No one likes to be embarrassed like that."The Bulldogs are still a bit miffed at the Florida coach for calling two timeouts in the final minute of last year's 49-10 blowout, a ploy ...

October 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


A state stuck in the middle

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - When the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees meet in the World Series on Wednesday, New Jersey will be a state of divided loyalties.Somewhere around Exit 7A of the New Jersey Turnpike, the concrete ribbon connecting the New York suburbs of north Jersey to the outskirts of Philadelphia in south Jersey, is the line of demarcation separating Phillies and Yankees fans.At the turnpike's Richard Stockton rest area, about halfway between New York and Philadelphia, fans are bleeding Phillies Red or Yankees blue in a baseball version of the Crips and Bloods, as ...

October 27, 2009 | By WAYNE PARRY AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/27

Fearless.

October 26, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Is Tebow cracking under pressure?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tim Tebow's pursuit of perfection might be causing him to play a little tight.

October 26, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heavy hitters set to face off in World Series

NEW YORK - They boast All-Stars all over the diamond, high-priced players decorated with coveted awards. They come loaded with October experience and shiny rings, expecting to win another World Series.

October 26, 2009 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Jackets end UVA woes, get big road win

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - It was a drive that took forever, or at least it felt like it. Eighteen plays. Eighty-two yards. A game-sapping 10:47 off the clock, the longest in the 21 years that Georgia Tech has been regularly keeping such a stat.

October 24, 2009 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP SPORTS WRITER | Sports


The Eagles Nest: GSU plans to crack 'The Rock' one more time

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October 22, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Smiley bringing belts back to the 'Boro

Nick Smiley is all set to defend his ISKA Southeastern U.S. kickboxing title this Friday. At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds of muscle, it's not entirely clear why anyone would want to take his belt away in the first place.

October 22, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Game week is finally upon us

Football season never truly ends in Statesboro, but updates from spring practice, summer workouts and preseason camp can only quench some of the thirst.

August 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Group of five schools who can get to a New Year's six

The schools not from Power Five conferences are making the most of their inclusion in the New Year's Six bowl lineup.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons will challenge Panthers

For the first time since the NFL created its current divisional structure in 2002, there is talk of a potential dynasty in the NFC South.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eugenie Bouchard out at US Open

NEW YORK - Eugenie Bouchard wrung her hands at her post-match news conference. She rubbed her lower lip. She squeezed her left arm.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Defying the odds, RB Chubb ready to go for No. 18 Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Less than a year after a gruesome knee injury, Nick Chubb is ready to run again for the Georgia Bulldogs.

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons' Ishmael 'not quite ready' to play against Jaguars

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons still expect Kemal Ishmael will open the season as the fill-in starter at strong safety even though he ...

August 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


My Take: An outsider's view of Nate

I have cheered for Georgia Southern since first setting foot on campus in the fall of 2003 and my Eagle fandom has only grown - neutral ...

August 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Fowler leads by a stroke at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Rickie Fowler is playing so well that he can't stop looking behind instead of considering the opportunity that lies ahead at ...

August 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Serena eyes major title No. 23

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.

August 27, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United ...

August 27, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at The Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects ...

August 26, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."

August 25, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

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


Recent history shows QBs vulnerable to early season injuries

Some of the biggest losses in college football's opening week likely won't be reflected on the scoreboard.

August 24, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS - Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of ...

August 23, 2016 | By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Sports


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