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Braves won’t let shaky bullpen hold them back in 2007

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves used to flop in the playoffs because of a shaky bullpen. Last season, a ghastly group of relievers was a big reason the team didn't even make it to the postseason after 14 straight division titles.

February 02, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick’s water bottle raises suspicion at Miami airport

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick's bruised public image has taken another blow, and this one could send the Atlanta Falcons' star quarterback to an NFL-mandated substance abuse program.

February 02, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves trade LaRoche for closer Gonzalez

PITTSBURGH - After two months of trying, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally landed a deal for Atlanta power hitter Adam LaRoche on Wednesday when they agreed to acquire the first baseman for left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez.

February 01, 2007 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Girls athlete of the week: Eason sparking Panthers

When the Lady Panthers of Portal get in some trouble and need a spark off the bench, they turn to sophomore guard Kanesha Eason.

February 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Bulloch Academy boys, girls both win

Senior guard Kacie Lanier poured in 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Bulloch Academy pummel Edmund Burke 47-17 in GISA Region 2-AA action Tuesday night.

January 31, 2007 | By Rahn Hutcheson Special to the Herald | Sports


Fastbreak: Statesboro's boys even record with win

Statesboro's boys basketball team got back to .500 with a 67-42 road win over Lakeside-Evans Tuesday night.

January 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


NASCAR legend Benny Parsons dies at age 65

Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.

January 31, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta gets much needed Holday win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks set a bunch of season bests, but it nearly wasn't enough to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first month of the season.

January 30, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators chomp down on Thomas Jefferson

Great defense and a high-octane transition offense helped Bulloch Academy to a 31-point victory over Thomas Jefferson Academy Monday night.

January 30, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bears win on overtime field goal

CHICAGO - Robbie Gould won it after Rex Grossman didn't lose it and the Chicago Bears are back in the NFC championship game for the first time in 18 years.

January 29, 2007 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Dogs held to lowest point total since ’74

ATHENS - No. 4 Tennessee knocked off another ranked team, this time with a stifling defensive performance.

January 29, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patriots, Brady come from behind for 24-21 win

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers gave Tom Brady one chance too many, and that's exactly what the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback needed.

January 29, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs?? Playoffs?!?!? Saints win!

NEW ORLEANS - Deuce McAllister delivered on the promise his more-celebrated running mate made before this season, carrying the New Orleans Saints where they've never been before - one game from the Super Bowl.

January 28, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Lady Devils cruise to 55-31 victory

The Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro had no problems with the visiting Lady Panthers of Portal Saturday night. Monnette Bennett finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, helping SHS (9-8) cruise to a 55-31 win to break a three-game losing streak.

January 28, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Vinatieri kicks Colts past Ravens, into AFC title game

BALTIMORE - They got him precisely for this reason.

January 28, 2007 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Big 12's Bowlsby against changes

DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

July 24, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sterling staying would be 'disaster'

LOS ANGELES - Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.

July 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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