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Mets bobble one away, Braves win 6th straight

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves took advantage of Daniel Murphy's error to score two runs in the ninth inning off Francisco Rodriguez and beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Wednesday night for their season-best sixth straight win.

September 17, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tony Gonzalez take a Zen approach to tight end

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez is the Zen master of tight ends, a guy with Hall of Fame credentials still seeking ultimate perfection.

September 16, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP SPorts Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: County teams hit the road; BA's stars shine

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September 16, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves shut down Mets

ATLANTA- Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in three runs, rookie Tommy Hanson pitched seven innings and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight, beating the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.

September 15, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Give Georgia Tech's A-backs an "A" for production

ATLANTA - Roddy Jones is used to the question - what position do you play? - and the inevitable follow-up when he tells someone that he's an A-back.

September 15, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Joe Cox endures rocky start for Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga. - Joe Cox's health has been such a popular topic this month that Georgia coach Mark Richt thought Tuesday might be a good time for the quarterback to have some fun with the situation.

September 15, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Sophomore DB Laron Scott - Presented by The University Store

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September 15, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Weekly whatup: 9.14.09

I was afraid of that.

September 14, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons off to good start

ATLANTA - For one week at least, the Falcons answered all those questions about their defense.There were never any doubts about Tony Gonzalez.Atlanta's new tight end hauled in a touchdown pass and became the 21st player in NFL history with 11,000 yards receiving, helping the Falcons beat the mistake-prone Miami Dolphins 19-7 Sunday.Gonzalez caught five passes for a team-high 73 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown that was set up by Mike Peterson's interception. He made the catch in the flats, cut to the inside while shoving away Yeremiah Bell with his left hand, picked up ...

September 14, 2009 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons ready to kick things off

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons traded experience for youth when they rebuilt their defense.And the young squad will be tested early.The Falcons play the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's season opener. The Dolphins, led by running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, ranked 11th in the NFL in rushing last season. The Falcons, on the other hand, were 25th against the run."We are a very young defense," said coach Mike Smith. "We got significantly younger this year and we are going to be playing a lot of players that have three years or less in terms ...

September 13, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger out in front heading to final round

LEMONT, Ill. - Tiger Woods started with a bogey. His best shot led to a par.It turned out to be his best round of the year.Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill and blew away the field Saturday in the BMW Championship with a 9-under 62 that gave him a seven-shot lead."After I got past the first hole I was doing all right," Woods said. "It was one of those days that kind of built upon itself."Brandt Snedeker finished with four straight birdies for a 66 and will play with Woods ...

September 13, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Georgia squeaks past Gamecocks

ATHENS, Ga. - Rennie Curran broke up a fourth-down pass at the goal line with 22 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Georgia held off South Carolina 41-37 in a wild game Saturday night.The nearly four-hour contest wasn't decided until Curran, a linebacker, batted down Stephen Garcia's final throw on fourth-and-4 at the Georgia 7.The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) avoided their first 0-2 start since 1996. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1) was hurt by a blocked extra point after its final touchdown, which prevented the Gamecocks from going for a tying field goal at the end.The goal-line ...

September 13, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Evil Genius? Spurrier just another coach for Dogs

ATHENS, Ga. - There was a time when Georgia fans would've been looking forward to this game like no other, largely because of the coach on the other sideline.

September 10, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Ryan looking to avoid sophomore slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez knows something about sophomore slumps and says second-yard Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is doing all the right things to avoid a letdown."I know my second year I didn't play well at all," Gonzalez said Wednesday. "It was actually the worst year of my NFL career. That was because of the way I approached it. I just didn't approach it the right way."Gonzalez, the 13-year tight end entering his first season with the Falcons, expects Ryan to avoid his mistakes.Ryan, the 2008 NFL offensive rookie of the year, will have a ...

September 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


SEC rookie QBs enjoying wins, early success

ATHENS, Ga. - Three precocious passers are trying to prove it's now possible for true freshmen quarterbacks to win big in the Southeastern Conference.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Peterson injury opens starting role for McKinnon

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus, putting his season and perhaps his 10-year run ...

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Vegas feels like $10 million even if he likely won't win it

ATLANTA - Jhonattan Vegas doesn't have a realistic chance of claiming the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus even if he wins the Tour Championship.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brady-less Patriots an underdog at home to Texans

OUCH!

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Dreams' Elizabeth Williams wins WNBA's most improved player award

NEW YORK - Nneka Ogwumike put up career numbers this season for Los Angeles and was arguably the most consistent impact player in the league.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles aim for fewer flags, better execution

Just like any team in the country, Georgia Southern is looking to improve as the college football season moves into its fourth week of play.

September 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL already feeling the hurt

From the top of the NFL to the bottom of the heap, teams are already feeling the pain.

September 19, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Luck = perspiration + preparation!... I don't think so

For those of you reading who believe you can control every little thing in your life, this isn't for you.

September 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


A note of caution to the offense: stay in your lane

"If it ain't broke don't fix it" is a grossly overused cliche in today's world of sports, which is why it pains ...

September 18, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Southern breaks attendance record

By MIKE ANTHONY

September 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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