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Blue Devils top ECI on hardwood

Statesboro head coach Lee Hill said he wanted his Blue Devils to play an up-tempo game Wednesday on Day 1 of the Emanuel County Institute. Hill got his wish

January 11, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Ochoa wins AP Female Athlete award in a landslide

Lorena Ochoa learned at an early age to aim high and not be afraid to fail.

January 10, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons' Mora under fire

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was a hot coach the last time Atlanta played at Philadelphia - the NFC championship game after the Falcons won the NFC South in 2004.

January 10, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


ECI Christmas Tournament tips-off today

Five area teams will begin play in the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament today. The boys of Statesboro and both the girls and boys of Metter and Portal will tip-off a three-day competition in a round-robin format looking to work out all the extra kinks before the heart of region play begins in January.

January 10, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Woods named Athlete of the Year

Tiger Woods had an answer for everything.

January 09, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NFL could have playoff team with losing record

When the Giants fell behind New Orleans 27-7 early in the fourth quarter Sunday, fans at Giants Stadium started flocking for the parking lot. Those who remained took up the chant that had started at halftime: ''Fire Coughlin!''

January 09, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Running out of options

ATLANTA - So much for leading the NFL in rushing the last three years.

January 09, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


The stoic and the stand out

Portal's two big men couldn't be more different. One has an eye for the three-pointer, playing with evident emotion and cockiness to the delight of the crowd. The other quietly works hard for his points, scoring via posting-up, crashing for the tough rebound, then dropping his head and running back down the court to play defense, rarely flashing a shy smile.

January 09, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


A look back at 2006

Another year, another Holiday and another 365 days of sports gone by.

January 08, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Bowls and more bowls

Those poor folks in Montana.

January 07, 2007 | Nancy Armour AP Sports Coulmnist | Sports


Knight ties Smith; Gators win showdown with OSU

LUBBOCK, Texas - Add this to the list of things you can say about Bob Knight: Nobody has ever won more Division I men's basketball games.

January 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pistons push past Hawks

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons knew they had a chance at an easy win Saturday night.

January 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Lady Devils claim Third Place at Gamecock Invitational

SYLVANIA - Monnette Bennett had a game-high 21 points and the Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro used an 11-2 run to open the fourth quarter, putting away Jenkins County 52-35 Friday night in the consolation game of the Gamecock Holiday Invitational Classic.

January 06, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Williams to make start at CB

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Finally, after 15 games, rookie Jimmy Williams has become the Atlanta Falcons' starting right cornerback.

January 05, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vick says sore groin has improved

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick says his sore groin has improved but added he didn't try to test the injury as he took a reduced role in Wednesday's practice.

January 04, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haas heads up first round

AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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