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Falcon offense takes flight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith says Sunday's runaway win at San Francisco was the Falcons' most complete offensive game in his two seasons in Atlanta."I know statistically it most definitely was in terms of yards," he said.But he says the offense can be better than it showed in the 45-10 rout of the 49ers."I think we left some plays out there," Smith said Monday. "I think the offensive guys will tell you that."Quarterback Matt Ryan, who completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 329 yards, called the game "just a pretty good performance" for ...

October 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vols roll, pick up big win over Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday."(Kiffin) basically made a promise to us that we wouldn't lose to them anymore, forever or until he leaves," Volunteers safety Eric Berry said. "He's not going to let Georgia beat us."The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.Kiffin had emphasized the Georgia game to his players due to its importance in recruiting. Because the ...

October 10, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Writer | Sports


UGA searching for the next big back

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is one of those schools that likes to think of itself as Running Back U.

October 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: GSU takes shot at program's biggest win ever

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October 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Johnson feels FSU is ready to rally for struggling Bowden

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says the hubbub over Bobby Bowden's future at Florida State will have the Seminoles fired up for Saturday night's game against his Georgia Tech team.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Joe Johnson headed for free agency

ATLANTA - There's a new reason for the Atlanta Hawks to enter the 2009-10 season with a renewed sense of urgency.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Portal hosts Claxton; SHS, BA Friday Night Previews

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October 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Versatile Nesbitt becoming a bigger threat to defenses

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Josh Nesbitt is making it tough on defensive coordinators.The Georgia Tech quarterback did a little bit of everything the last two weeks, baffling defenses in wins over Mississippi State and North Carolina.Against the Tar Heels last week he rushed 32 times and scored two touchdowns. Against the Bulldogs on Saturday he passed for a career-high 266 yards and a score in a 42-31 win."Without a doubt, yes," Nesbitt said when asked if the game was the best passing performance of his career. "I think I took care of the ball very well, placed it where ...

October 06, 2009 | By Chris Talbott AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/6

I'm not a big "moral victory" kind of guy.

October 05, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' Norwood says concussions 'a serious deal'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Jerious Norwood is running out of locker space.

October 05, 2009 | By CHARLES OGUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Awful finish, high hopes for next Braves season

ATLANTA - The Braves packed up their lockers, exchanged phone numbers and started looking ahead to next season with a lot more hope than they had a year ago.

October 05, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves stumbling to the finish

October 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons take a look at running game during bye week

ATLANTA - Ovie Mughelli delivered a cut block, just as he's supposed to do. Michael Turner spotted the opening and headed toward the end zone.

October 02, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peterson still a factor now that he's in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Not long after they first met, Mike Peterson pulled Jonathan Babineaux aside.

October 01, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press 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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