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The ‘Iron Man’ returns to help Yates Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ricky Rudd might end up being exactly what Robert Yates needed to save his struggling race team.

January 24, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week

It's hard to get SEB's James Scott out of position.

January 24, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Ripken, Gwynn elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Mark McGwire fell far short in his first try for the Hall of Fame, picking by 23.5 percent of voters while Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. easily gained baseball's highest honor.

January 24, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: BA dominates second half

The boys basketball team of Bulloch Academy used aggressive defense and unselfish play on the offensive end to outscore Trinity Christian School by 25 points in the second half on the way to a 61-32 victory Tuesday night in Dublin.

January 24, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Petrino hired to bring balance to Vick, Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino's introduction as the Atlanta Falcons coach Monday also served to introduce the new coach to the problems he'll be asked to solve in the Michael Vick-led offense.

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


Fastbreak: Lady Eagles fall to red-hot UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C - UNC Greensboro made nine 3-pointers on the way to shooting 64.3 percent from behind the arc as the Spartans defeated Georgia Southern 80-55 at Fleming Gymnasium Monday night.

January 24, 2007 | | Sports


New Falcons coach faces big challenges on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino turned basketball-crazy Louisville into a national college football power in four years, so perhaps his next challenge with the Atlanta Falcons may not seem so imposing.

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


Boys athlete of the week: James Scott

It's hard to get SEB's James Scott out of position.

January 24, 2007 | | Sports


The SEC bites back as Gators win crown

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Not even close.

January 24, 2007 | By BEN WALKER AP National Writer | Sports


Gailey interviews with Dolphins

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Monday that he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins and was waiting to hear if he was still a candidate to replace Nick Saban.

January 23, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech's Calvin Johnson enters NFL draft

ATLANTA - For Calvin Johnson, this was a no-brainer.

January 23, 2007 | The ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Too big to call it a bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A new era of college football begins tonight with No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Florida playing a game that's grown too big to be called a bowl.

January 22, 2007 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Petrino headed to ATL

ATLANTA - Louisville coach Bobby Petrino agreed Sunday to become the new coach of the Atlanta Falcons, moving to the NFL less than a week after Jim Mora's firing.

January 22, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA postpones games due to slippery floor

Bulloch Academy's parquet basketball court is a sight to behold, but extremely high humidity Friday night turned sections of it as slick as glass.

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


SC sweeps SEB

BROOKLET - The Screven County Gamecocks survived a fight Friday night in Brooklet. In the end, it would come down to turnovers, and Southeast Bulloch had just too many of them.

January 21, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP cbishop@statesboroherald.net | Sports


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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


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


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