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NASCAR tries to avoid another Talladega disaster

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Michael Waltrip pulled up to the back of Jimmie Johnson's car, settled in on his bumper and shoved him all the way around Talladega Superspeedway as the two drivers worked on a strategy for NASCAR's fastest race track.

October 31, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Hawks block Wizards, win 100-89

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 20 points and reached a blocked shots milestone, and the Atlanta Hawks held off Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards 100-89 on Friday night.

October 30, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Busch crew chief Addington confused by firing

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Kyle Busch celebrated 12 wins with crew chief Steve Addington, including a comeback victory last year at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 30, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Party fouls heat up at the 'Cocktail Party'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Between Georgia's end-zone celebration and Florida's last-minute timeouts, the game formerly known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" has been taken up a notch.

October 30, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports




Burnett, Texeira, Matsui help Yankees tie Series

NEW YORK - The Yankees waited six long years for this.

October 30, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Bulldogs trying to keep pace in SEC

ATHENS, Ga. - When Aron White was being recruited by Georgia, he had a perception of the program that was shared by many."I viewed Georgia as one of those top teams," said White, a third-year sophomore who plays tight end for the Bulldogs. "They were always in the chase if not right there winning it."Over the past few seasons, that impression has changed a bit. The Southeastern Conference is ruled by defending national champion Florida, Alabama and LSU. Georgia has slipped to that next tier of teams, and there seems to be more concern between the hedges about being ...

October 29, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Jackets looking to run wild on Vandy

ATLANTA - Bobby Johnson may know more about Paul Johnson's spread option offense than any other head coach in the nation.That could be bad news for Paul Johnson and No. 11 Georgia Tech - but only if Bobby Johnson has enough time to pass his knowledge to his Vanderbilt players.The former Southern Conference coaching rivals will meet for the ninth time when Georgia Tech plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Georgia Tech (7-1) brings a five-game winning streak into Nashville, while Vanderbilt (2-6) has lost four straight.An equalizer could be Bobby Johnson's familiarity with the Georgia Tech ...

October 29, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tebow poised to break Walker's SEC TD record against Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Hall of Famer Herschel Walker and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow first met at the 2007 Heisman Trophy presentation.

October 28, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith considering changes as Falcons chase Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are facing their biggest test of the season as they hope to get back in the NFC South race.

October 28, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'I hate tennis': Agassi's book adds to his tale

So much of Andre Agassi's life has been spent in the public eye - the various highs and lows, on and off the court, during his transformation from tennis brat to elder statesman - that it was possible to wonder how much more there was to be said about it all.

October 28, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: BA takes aim at region title Friday

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October 28, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jackets using big drives to beat opponents

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is making a run at the ACC championship by holding the ball longer than any team in the nation.Coach Paul Johnson's spread option attack has quick-strike potential with five scoring plays longer than 50 yards this season. But lately the No. 11 Yellow Jackets have been wearing down defenses with long, clock-draining possessions.Georgia Tech's knockout punch in its 34-9 win at Virginia last week was its 18-play, 82-yard TD drive in the third quarter. The drive lasted almost 11 minutes.Tech held the ball more than 42 minutes against both Virginia and North ...

October 27, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No love lost between Bulldogs and Gators

ATHENS, Ga. - The picture hangs all over Georgia's training facility. The Bulldogs get to see it when they're changing into their uniforms, when they're lifting weights, when they're heading off to meetings.Urban Meyer, his hands raised in a T.Timeout, Florida."It definitely motivates you," said Georgia quarterback Joe Cox, looking ahead to Saturday's game against the top-ranked Gators. "No one likes to be embarrassed like that."The Bulldogs are still a bit miffed at the Florida coach for calling two timeouts in the final minute of last year's 49-10 blowout, a ploy ...

October 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Two days before the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson went back 12 years to drive home a point that the Americans are prepared to ...

September 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Playoffs?! Yes, Playoffs!

By CHRIS STANLEY

September 26, 2016 | | Sports


The promise I'll keep if you promise to do the same

On Sunday morning, I nearly broke a promise that I have kept for almost five years.

September 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SEB, Statesboro take a gut punch in losses

Even in weeks where no Bulloch County teams won a game, those didn't compare to the heartbreak suffered by some of the local teams ...

September 26, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Orgeron: Coaching LSU 'a dream,' offense will be 'tweaked'

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As much as Ed Orgeron might have preferred a different route to the top coaching job at LSU, the Louisiana native ...

September 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


LeBron will stand for anthem, says 'scary' to be parent now

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has been horrified at the videos of police shootings and violence he's seen over the past few months. Like ...

September 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles get 'rowed'

KALAMAZOO, MI - Georgia Southern ran all over Western Michigan at Paulson Stadium last season.

September 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern lost to a better team, and that's okay

Sure wish you had Justin Thomas in that game last night, huh Twitter trolls?

September 25, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Vin Scully reflects on 67 years of baseball memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The three-ring binder chock full of tidbits Vin Scully wants to talk about on the air will soon be flipped shut for ...

September 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

NEW YORK (AP) - Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff ...

September 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tigers trample Tech

ATLANTA - Deshaun Watson and No. 5 Clemson finally turned in the performance everyone was expecting, totally dominating Georgia Tech in the first half on the ...

September 22, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson keeps right on rolling at East Lake

ATLANTA - Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open champion ...

September 22, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Week five Prep Capsules

Statesboro (0-4) @ Appling County (2-1) - 7:30, Womack Field, SHS leads series 6-0, Last meeting SHS won 29-28, 1989

September 21, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tech looks to wreck Tigers

ATLANTA - With an ACC showdown looming, Clemson is still lacking the sort of performance that would show it's capable of making another run at ...

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


ACC faces hurdles in picking title game site

RALEIGH, N.C. - There's a lot for the Atlantic Coast Conference to sort out between now and December - on and off the field.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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