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Portal boys win big

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers took on the Jenkins County Eagles in a double-header on Friday, and while the Lady Panthers could not soar with the Eagles, the boys cruised to an easy 76-53 win to cap off the night.

January 21, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS Special to the Herald | Sports


Area hoops action heats up as region schedules get underway

This weekend marks the beginning of the heart of high school basketball's region schedule. While many teams have played a few scattered region contests, the schedule from here on out will be predominantly region contests. With a slew of games scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, here's a breakdown of how each team feels headed into the region season.

January 19, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Choi leads crowd at Mercedes Championship

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Every player walked off the 18th green Thursday and deposited an autographed golf ball into the new FedExCup trophy that will be awarded at the end of the season.

January 19, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No doubt: L.T. named MVP

ASSOCIATED PRESS

January 19, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Saban splits for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban landed to chants of ''Roll Tide,'' then stepped off the airplane and made the long trek across the tarmac to greet throngs of screaming Alabama fans.

January 18, 2007 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mercedes starts off another PGA season

KAPALUA, Hawaii - The start of another PGA Tour season looks like any other.

January 18, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tech starts strong, ends weak

ATLANTA - Once again, Georgia Tech found a way to start the season strong, then come to a disappointing finish.

January 18, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Strong finish has Richt hopeful

Georgia got a chance to see how the other half lives. Now, after knocking off three straight ranked teams to end the season, coach Mark Richt believes the Bulldogs are positioned to make another championship run in 2007.

January 18, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Athlete of the Week

Eric Ferguson

January 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


The one that got away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Patrick White was bruised and determined with the Gator Bowl hanging in the balance.

January 16, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press | Sports


Falcons’ owner has had enough, says ‘no Mora’

FLOWERY BRANCH - Not long after Atlanta owner Arthur Blank fired him as the Falcons' third-year coach, Jim Mora went to great lengths to list his accomplishments.

January 16, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


The year that was - sports surprised in ’06

Joey Cheek grabbed a seat at the head table after the greatest race of his athletic career, very much aware that all those folks in front of him, with their cameras and microphones and notepads, would be hanging on his every word.

January 15, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Never say die - UGA prevails, 31-24

ATLANTA - Tony Taylor set up two fourth-quarter touchdowns with interceptions and Georgia rallied from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 14 Virginia Tech 31-24 on Saturday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

January 15, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


It was a forgettable year in Georgia sports

At the end of their 162nd game, the Atlanta Braves found themselves in an unfamiliar position.

January 15, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech quarterback Taylor Bennett gets second-career start

Taylor Bennett threw a 42-yard touchdown pass on the first down of his first start for Georgia Tech. That was last season, and he has barely played since.

January 15, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | 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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