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Hall takes call from Owens, says feud is over

FLOWERY BRANCH - After Terrell Owens spit in DeAngelo Hall's face in Saturday night's game, Hall insisted he'd have nothing to do with the Dallas receiver.

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


Choice looks forward to RB showdown with Slaton

ATLANTA - When asked to list the nation's top running backs before the season, Tashard Choice made West Virginia's Steve Slaton one of his top picks.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week

Swimming competitively takes plenty of dedication and work ethic, especially when practices are held five days a week.

January 03, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Girls athlete of the week

LaCreasha Brewton does the shooting herself, but she's the first to credit her teammates for the opportunity.

January 03, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Caray, Van Wieren moving out of TBS TV booth

ATLANTA - The 2007 Atlanta Braves TBS TV crew will include a limited presence by Skip Caray and none by Pete Van Wieren, a TBS official confirmed Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Richt names Bobo offensive coordinator

ATLANTA - Georgia coach Mark Richt moved quickly to replace Neil Callaway as offensive coordinator, promoting quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo to the position on Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick in treatment; Abraham has thumb surgery

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora believes quarterback Michael Vick and defensive end John Abraham will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers even though both players have significant injuries.

January 02, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech hopes for better ending in repeat trip to Jacksonville

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's 9-6 loss to Wake Forest in the Dec. 2 ACC championship game in Jacksonville was so disappointing tailback Tashard Choice can hardly talk about it, much less bring himself to look at the game film.

January 02, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles looking to bounce back against undefeated Clemson team

CLEMSON, S.C. - If the Georgia Southern men's basketball team can find any solace in Saturday's defeat at Appalachian State, it's the fact they played terribly and still had a chance to win.

January 02, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Dunn, Brooking worried over dismal home record

ATLANTA - Warrick Dunn and Keith Brooking need nobody to remind them of Atlanta's poor record at the Georgia Dome over the final two months of 2005-06.

January 01, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Prep Championship Recap

Class AAAAA and AA have one thing in common: They both have two teams that share one title.

January 01, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Peterson making big plays for Bears

The world of Division I-AA football knows what it's like to be awed by Adrian Peterson.

December 31, 2006 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Evans hits game-winner for SCHS

SPRINGFIELD - The Screven County girls were in danger of losing their first game of the season Friday night to the home-standing Lady Rebels of Effingham County. With 10 seconds to play and trailing 33-31, the Lady Gamecocks inbounded the ball and pushed it up court finding strong forward Kadedra Evans wide open at the three-point line.

December 31, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Falcons face Dallas in pivotal game

ATLANTA - Maybe this is the good time to be facing the Dallas Cowboys. Maybe not.

December 31, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Portal suffers first loss, 78-75, in OT

Portal's boys basketball team (7-1) fell in overtime to Calvary Day Friday, 78-75.

December 31, 2006 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


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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


Couples continues to find fountain of youth at Augusta

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized - then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.

April 10, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


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