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Local Roundup: BA girls win second straight

The Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy built an 11 point lead midway through the second quarter, then held on for a 42-36 win over Edmund Burke Friday night in Waynesboro.

February 10, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Calvary clubs Portal

PORTAL – After surviving their opponent's 15-3 run at the close of the second quarter, Portal looked like it might jump right back in this thing.

February 10, 2007 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


BA splits with Robert Toombs

Over a month ago, the Bulloch Academy girls suffered an embarrassing 49-23 defeat at the hands of the Robert Toombs Christian Academy Lady Crusaders.

February 09, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Diggs chooses Navy

Claxton's Delvin Diggs has made his decision - he's going to the Navy. The senior fullback rushed for 1582 yards on 273 carries this past season for the Tigers. Now he's headed to the Naval Academy to play for former Georgia Southern coach Paul Johnson.

February 09, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Manning stays mum on thumb

INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning thumbed his way through questions about his injured throwing hand Wednesday.

February 08, 2007 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA rallys to upset Kentucky in OT, 78-69

ATHENS - Takais Brown scored 20 points, Sundiata Gaines had 19 and Georgia overcame a 17-point deficit to hand Kentucky its second straight Southeastern Conference loss, beating the Wildcats 78-69 in overtime Wednesday night.

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


Portal Middle advances, 48-26

The boys basketball team of Portal Middle School advanced to the semi-finals of the regional tournament Wednesday with a 48-26 win over Claxton Middle.

February 08, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Boys athlete of the week: Justin Houston

Few players mean more to their team than Justin Houston does to the Statesboro Blue Devils.

February 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Fastbreak: GSU women drop sixth straight

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Georgia Southern women's basketball team produced a late second-half rally to close the gap to 10 points, but Chattanooga held off the Lady Eagle effort, winning its third consecutive game, 78-63, Monday night at Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena.

February 06, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Parcells leaves Cowboys, rides off into sunset

IRVING, Texas - Bill Parcells could have returned to the Dallas Cowboys for one more shot at becoming the first coach to lead three teams into the Super Bowl.

February 06, 2007 | By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NASCAR to place emphasis on winning, widen Chase field

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne won a series-high five races during NASCAR's regular season, yet barely qualified for the championship chase because of a points system that has long rewarded consistency over winning.

February 06, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Langston Chapel Middle splits in title games

EFFINGHAM - Langston Chapel Middle School brought its boys and girls basketball teams to the Coastal Empire Middle School Regional Championship in Effingham on Monday night, and while the boys brought the trophy back to Statesboro after a heart pounder, the Lady Blue Devils fell short.

February 06, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS Special to the Herald | Sports


Jackson doesn't pass on chance to run point

Portal head football coach Justin Chester remembers it well. During the week leading up to his team's regular season finale with Jenkins County, the Panthers and the Portal athletic program were dealt a blow they never saw coming.

February 06, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Colts win shootout after trailing by 18

INDIANAPOLIS - A comeback, a drive, a legacy. And, yes - finally - Peyton Manning gets his Super Bowl trip. So does Tony Dungy.

February 05, 2007 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Chicago throttles New Orleans 39-14, silences doubters

CHICAGO - Relax, Chicago. Rex Grossman and Da Bears are indeed good enough for this Super Bowl, and they've already made it a historic one.

February 05, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


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CEO: Rivers to quit if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Michael Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

July 22, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


ACC settles into new stable era

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.

July 22, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Boating adventure on the high seas

My best fishing buddy is Coach Steve Cisson. He's a machine when it comes to finding and landing all kinds of creatures from the deep. Most of the things I know about the sport, I learned from him including the fact that you should never go out in a small boat on a big lake when there is a storm brewing. I wish to convey that message to you today so that you will not blunder into the trap he led me into one day on Clarks Hill Lake.

July 22, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Sterling needs to sell Clippers to pay his debts

LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | Sports


FSU, Miami picked to win ACC divisions

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.

July 21, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Return of Rory

HOYLAKE, England - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

July 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.

July 20, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy looking unbeatable

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

July 19, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Underclassmen evaluations restricted

NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

July 18, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dozens of players join lawsuit against NFL

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.

July 18, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rory rolling at Hoylake

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC players leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers | Sports


Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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