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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


Blue Devils top Portal in county clash

The Statesboro Blue Devils had heard all the talk about how good the Portal Panther basketball team was. Saturday night SHS showed it wasn't quite ready to give up the crown as Bulloch County's top squad.

January 28, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Payton and Johnson match wits again as Saints host Eagles

NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton grew up rooting for the sports teams in Philadelphia, and got his first NFL coaching job with the Eagles.

January 27, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ravens plan is to try to keep Manning on sideline

BALTIMORE - Just like every other team that faces the Indianapolis Colts, the Baltimore Ravens' top priority is containing Peyton Manning.

January 27, 2007 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westside Augusta sweeps SEB

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets were right in the thick of things Friday night against visiting Westside. With a two-point lead to start the second half, SEB looked like it was on its way to a region 3-AA win.

January 27, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


13 teams to compete in swim meet today at Splash

Twenty-four swimmers from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch will take to the pool today at Splash in the 'Boro for the Statesboro High Swimming Invitational. The Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets will compete in 11 different events against 13 teams in their first meet since Dec. 16, 2006.

January 26, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Soccer star Beckham to join LA Galaxy of the MLS

LOS ANGELES - The most recognized player on the planet - fashion icon, tabloid fixture, marketing giant - agreed to a deal Thursday to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

January 26, 2007 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wie struggling at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Luke Donald didn't have much of a following Thursday, so he barely heard any applause even as he made birdies on half his holes for a 7-under 63 and the early lead at the Sony Open.

January 26, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

April 23, 2014 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

April 23, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

April 22, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.

April 22, 2014 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: The wonderful world of golf

We are currently in a period of the year I like to refer to as golf heaven. The Masters tourney is over, the weather is beautiful, the courses aren't overrun with strangers from the northern tier of the country and green fees have returned to normalcy. It's time to get out there and embarrass myself once more.

April 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON - "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.

April 21, 2014 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press | Sports


GSU alum, USGA director talks US Open

PINEHURST, N.C. - Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.

April 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Marathon makes room for runners affected by bombs

BOSTON - "I need to run."

April 19, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks fire first shot in playoff series

INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

April 19, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donald fires 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.

April 19, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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