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Statesboro's Nic Lanier is the go-to guy. That's saying something when the Blue Devils consistently hand the ball off to five or six running backs a game.

October 10, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Devils end drought

Statesboro broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the fourth, then held on for a 6-3 win over the Academy of Richmond County Tuesday at Mill Creek.

October 10, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Panthers shutout CHS

PORTAL - Ariel "Red" Lanier's bases-loaded, three-run double in the fourth inning gave the Portal Lady Panthers (5-4) a 5-0 lead and the Claxton Lady Tigers could not climb back as Kaylie Howell pitched a three-hit shutout and PHS got a 7-0 Region 3-A win Tuesday.

October 10, 2007 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Playoff hopes slim, but still possible

ATLANTA - Third baseman Chipper Jones would love for the Atlanta Braves to squeak into the postseason in the final week of the season.

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


Petrino to punish Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAngelo Hall faces ''substantial discipline'' that may include a suspension following his meltdown on the field and on the sideline against Carolina.

October 09, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves rally late

ATLANTA - After manager Ned Yost lost his cool, the Milwaukee Brewers lost more ground in the NL Central.

October 08, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Falcons come close again

ATLANTA - Joey Harrington earned plenty of cheers from all those Atlanta fans wearing Michael Vick jerseys. It wasn't enough to give the Falcons their first win without No. 7.

October 08, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia slips past Tide in overtime

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Mikey Henderson caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford in overtime to lift No. 22 Georgia to a 26-23 victory over No. 16 Alabama on Saturday night.

October 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wahoos wow Tech

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Jameel Sewell had just finished a forgettable series, completing two passes to receivers who got hammered for 1-yard gains and throwing another that bounced high off a receiver's hands and almost got intercepted.

October 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves beat Brewers in extras

ATLANTA - Francisco Cordero rarely gives up homers - especially with his Brewers one out from a win. Rickie Weeks rarely bobbles easy grounders.

October 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


BA rips Bethesda, 36-7

Bulloch Academy senior quarterback Jordan Walker ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Gators blasted Bethesda Day School 36-7 Friday night at Gator Alley.

October 07, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


Jenkins falls late to Schley, 14-7

MILLEN – The Jenkins County Eagles entered Friday night more than prepared for the visiting Wildcats from Schley County. However, the Eagles turned out to be their own worst enemy, as constant penalties and a very costly turnover lead to a 14-7 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats.

October 07, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Swainsboro stomps SEB, 48-7

SWAINSBORO - Rashad James completed 16 passes for 269 yards and 5 touchdowns as the Swainsboro Tigers stomped the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 48-7 Friday.

October 07, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Screven opens region with 34-7 win

Screven County broke open a close game with 20 points in the final six minutes to earn a 34-7 road win over Westside-Augusta in the Region 3-AA opener for the Gamecocks.

October 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Devils demolish Wayne County, 35-6

Statesboro had no problems Friday night with visiting Wayne County at Womack Field. The Blue Devils (3-0, 2-0) jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 35-6 victory to stay undefeated.

October 07, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Hawks down Blazers, winning streak now at 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect for rest of NFL

PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Newberry: Has Ferry been punished enough for comments?

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.

January 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man who former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

January 29, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick, Carroll have different angles

PHOENIX - Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information.

January 29, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger's year off to rough start with 2-over 73

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

January 29, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Contrast in styles makes QB matchup more intriguing

PHOENIX - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Nadal loses while Sharapova advances to semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Duct tape dynasty

I have admitted publicly that my skills at fixing stuff is about a two out of ten on the Home Depot Scale of Home and Farm Repair. Thus my tool box is not an extensive one. It has a hammer, a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a tape measure. That's all I need because I keep a goodly supply of duct tape on hand and as all good fix-it guys know, duct tape is the most versatile of all utensils in the cosmos. In fact I'd go so far as to say that duct tape is like ...

January 27, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


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