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Colts have difficult personnel decisions to make

INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning and his teammates won't even lobby Colts coach Jim Caldwell to play the final two regular-season games.If Caldwell tells them go for the perfect season, they will bring the same approach that helped them become the NFL's third 14-0 team. If they're told to sit out or play sparingly, even if it means risking an undefeated record, they won't question it.That's how it works in the Indianapolis locker room, where players abide by a simple rule: Follow the leader."It's what we believe in," defensive captain Gary Brackett said ...

December 25, 2009 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick still a devisive topic

PHILADELPHIA - The road back will never be completely clear for Michael Vick.There's plenty of justice in that.Little more than two years have elapsed since he plead guilty to being the ringleader of a dogfighting operation where extreme cruelty was the stock in trade. There's no defending what he did then and there's no chance it will ever be forgotten.That chapter of his life remains part of nearly every story involving his name and it will be somewhere in the opening paragraph of his obit. What remains to be seen is whether it will take ...

December 25, 2009 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports




Falcons look to notch winning record

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith is grateful the Atlanta Falcons have one major goal in reach.Eliminated from playoff contention before Sunday's road win over the New York Jets, Atlanta hopes to have consecutive winning records for the first time in its 44-year history.The Falcons (7-7) must beat Buffalo (5-9) this weekend and win Jan. 3 in Tampa Bay to stop one of professional sports' most inglorious streaks."We're disappointed in terms of not having an opportunity to play past 16 regular-season games," Smith said Monday. "We still have a lot of internal goals that can ...

December 21, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Longtime friends Ryan, Smith square off again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Rex Ryan felt confident about his chances of getting the Atlanta Falcons' head coaching job two years ago.

December 20, 2009 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulls get revenge against Hawks in overtime

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 32 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a season-high 40 points from Joe Johnson to beat Atlanta 101-98 in overtime Saturday night and snap the Hawks' six-game win streak.

December 20, 2009 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with OT thriller

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Wyoming trailed by 11 points in the fourth quarter. Its offense was led by a freshman quarterback, its defense was facing the nation's leading rusher.

December 19, 2009 | By TIM KORTE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Bob Knight right on the money about NCAA hoops

My guess is Kentucky coach John Calipari probably won't earn the $50,000 bonus in his contract for graduating 75 percent of his players. Surely, star freshman John Wall won't be sticking around four years just to help his coach out.

December 19, 2009 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Chris Henry killed in domestic dispute

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died Thursday, a day after falling out of the back of a pickup truck during what police said was a domestic dispute with his fiancee.

December 17, 2009 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Grizzlies, Wildcats square off for title

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Villanova coach Andy Talley sometimes wears his national championship ring while on recruiting trips - his basketball national championship ring, that is.

December 17, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Christmas gifts for CY, Monken; Lady Eagles scorching

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December 17, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


UGA to play bowl game shorthanded

ATHENS, Ga. - Offensive-minded Mark Richt has had to spend more time than usual on Georgia's defense.

December 16, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons on brink of elimination as they travel to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez is facing another losing season with a smile.

December 16, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS swarms SEB; Who's the best in Region 3-A?

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


Georgia Tech juniors mulling NFL draft options

ATLANTA - At least four juniors who played lead roles in Georgia Tech's ACC championship could enter the NFL draft after the Yellow Jackets' Orange Bowl game against Iowa.

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


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Big wins for Justin Thomas

HONOLULU - Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

January 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro seperates themselves in region play

In baseball there's a period in late July, early August called the "dog days".

January 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them

Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them.

January 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic, Williams roll through first round of Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia - The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.

January 13, 2017 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US' World Cup hopes

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team. After all ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cowboys' Elliott tops college playoff vets in NFL postseason

FRISCO, Texas - Ezekiel Elliott was in the original group of college players to go through something resembling the NFL playoffs when Ohio State won the ...

January 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


'Best new franchise' keeps on growing

A Tuesday afternoon press conference at The Clubhouse brought about the word that Ben Freakley would no longer be the head coach of Tormenta FC.

January 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Milgarese named new Tormenta coach

It's so rare in the realm of sports that a brand new franchise can just pop up in year one and find success on ...

January 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Wild Card weekend kicks off NFL playoffs

NEW YORK - The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going.

January 06, 2017 | By SIMMI BUTTAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Eagles fall at home

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team hung around South Alabama for well over three quarters, only to see things turn sour in the closing ...

January 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey

NEW YORK (AP) - Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived.

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Analysis: Good, bad of each current NFL coaching vacancy

When Gary Kubiak resigned for health reasons less than a year removed from coaching the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl championship, he left behind ...

January 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sun Belt play makes or breaks GS

In the world of college basketball, there are - as in most sports - a group of perennial national powers. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of ...

January 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


A clean slate and a fresh start for Jordan Spieth

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Three victories around the world. A chance to win another major. A Ryder Cup victory. Jordan Spieth had every reason to celebrate his ...

January 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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