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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

Dwyer and Tech ready for Clemson

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer wishes he was a little more agile, like Clemson's C.J. Spiller."When he has the ball in his hands, you better keep your eyes open because he might be down the field if you make one blink," Dwyer said. "Any time he touches the ball, it's going to be a show."Not that Dwyer is any slouch himself.Georgia Tech's junior running back is the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, and he broke off a 74-yard touchdown run the first time he touched the ball this season.Both Dwyer and ...

September 09, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Montoya closing in on the Chase

HAMPTON, Ga. - Juan Pablo Montoya climbed out of his car after his third-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night and immediately began his search.He was in a rush to find an updated list of the Sprint Cup points leaders heading into the race in Richmond on Saturday night.Montoya quickly found the standings, and the news was good: He had moved up one spot from ninth to eighth.But one look wasn't enough.Back in the media interview room, Montoya walked straight to a computer for another look at the standings. When his interview session was ...

September 09, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, SEB, PHS, and BA face tough tests Friday

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Meet the Eagles: Sophomore LB Dion Dubose - Presented by The University Store

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Georgia finds itself in very unusual position

ATHENS, Ga. - No matter how many times they called it just one game, the Georgia Bulldogs can't deny that something feels a little strange.

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

Passing on the prom - Oudin's got better things to do

NEW YORK - Melanie Oudin missed the junior prom.

September 08, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

Georgia Tech: Let's make it 2 on Thursday night

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer noticed the quirk in the Georgia Tech schedule as soon as it came out.

September 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Stricker birdies last 2 holes to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Steve Stricker can build a strong case for the Deutsche Bank Championship as the biggest victory of his career.

September 07, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Weekly Whatup, 9/8

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

September 07, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Down but not out, Oudin rallies again at US Open

NEW YORK - Forget about forehands and backhands. Melanie Oudin's biggest weapon is her heart.

September 07, 2009 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports

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Statesboro seeks first win against Phoenix

Barely four days removed from being shutout by Ware County, Statesboro now faces their second region opponent in New Hampstead - who hasn't played a ...

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Statesboro to host state playoffs

For the second time in the young program's history, Statesboro High School volleyball will host a state playoff game.

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Georgia Southern: The good and the bad t

Georgia Southern hasn't yet hit the panic button on its 2016 season, but at this point, you have to figure that everyone at least ...

October 17, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Sherman gets away with one as flags mar Sunday's football

Unlike most of last season, officials hadn't been the focal point of NFL games until Sunday. Then, Jeff Triplette's crew got in the ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion this year

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools.

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Harvick advances in Chase as others struggle at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After departing the celebration in victory lane at Kansas on Sunday, Kevin Harvick reflected on how his Stewart-Haas Racing team always seems ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tyson Gay, thousands in vigil for sprinter's slain daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay's ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Penn State lawyer: Ex-coach 'walked away' from child abuse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A Penn State lawyer on Monday turned claims in a civil lawsuit against a former coach who offered key testimony against Jerry Sandusky ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Falling short at the flats

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech needed just 11 plays to score its first three touchdowns Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Small steps, but no moral victories

ATLANTA - Two years ago, Georgia Southern rolled into Bobby Dodd Stadium, erased a huge first-half deficit and took a late lead before Georgia Tech wrestled ...

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

The five factors box score says big plays won

Let's be honest, did anyone really think Georgia Southern was going to beat Georgia Tech?

October 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Dan Quinn returns with high-flying Falcons to face Seahawks

SEATTLE - When Dan Quinn left Seattle for his opportunity to be an NFL head coach in Atlanta, he wanted to create an identity unique to ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Stunner between the hedges: Vandy upsets Georgia 17-16

ATHENS, Ga. - Derek Mason finally picked up the sort of victory that should ease some of the heat on the Vanderbilt coach.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Indians edge Blue Jays 2-1, take 2-0 lead in ALCS

CLEVELAND - Josh Tomlin baffled Blue Jays batters for nearly six innings and Andrew Miller blew them away as the Cleveland Indians edged Toronto 2-1 on ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Carl Edwards feels pressure for first win at home track

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Carl Edwards generally loves the two races a year at Kansas Speedway.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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