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France father-son headline 1st NASCAR Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. headlined the five inductees into the first Hall of Fame class, a group that drew mixed reactions to the inclusion of France's son instead of driver David Pearson.

October 15, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Falcons look for 2nd confidence-builder vs. Bears

FLOWERY BRANCH - White beating Chicago in the final second last year helped define the Atlanta's season, quarterback Matt Ryan has little interest in reminiscing.

October 15, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


White happy with play - mostly

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White did everything right at San Francisco last week - except stick his landing.

October 14, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports




Weekly Whatup 10/13

Two very similar teams on two different levels.

October 12, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Phillies advance to NLCS

DENVER - Chase Utley ducked near second base. The rest of the Philadelphia Phillies never flinched.Ryan Howard hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning and scored on Jayson Werth's single as Philadelphia rallied past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday night to reach the NL championship series.Brad Lidge earned his second consecutive save, once again retiring cleanup batter Troy Tulowitzki with two on to end it. Tulowitzki, who flied out to conclude Game 3, struck out this time and the Phillies celebrated on the infield at chilly Coors Field before retreating to the clubhouse to ...

October 12, 2009 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson wins, takes lead in points race

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson insists NASCAR's Chase for the championship isn't over. That his dominating victory in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway doesn't mean his fourth straight title is in the bag."Just because we won the last three doesn't mean we're a shoo-in for a fourth," Johnson said.Maybe, but there was something awfully familiar about the way Johnson controlled the final half of the 500-mile race at the 2-mile oval.He surged past Juan Pablo Montoya, easily survived a late challenge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and took ...

October 12, 2009 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcon offense takes flight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith says Sunday's runaway win at San Francisco was the Falcons' most complete offensive game in his two seasons in Atlanta."I know statistically it most definitely was in terms of yards," he said.But he says the offense can be better than it showed in the 45-10 rout of the 49ers."I think we left some plays out there," Smith said Monday. "I think the offensive guys will tell you that."Quarterback Matt Ryan, who completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 329 yards, called the game "just a pretty good performance" for ...

October 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vols roll, pick up big win over Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday."(Kiffin) basically made a promise to us that we wouldn't lose to them anymore, forever or until he leaves," Volunteers safety Eric Berry said. "He's not going to let Georgia beat us."The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.Kiffin had emphasized the Georgia game to his players due to its importance in recruiting. Because the ...

October 10, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Writer | Sports


UGA searching for the next big back

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is one of those schools that likes to think of itself as Running Back U.

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


The Eagles Nest: GSU takes shot at program's biggest win ever

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October 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Johnson feels FSU is ready to rally for struggling Bowden

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says the hubbub over Bobby Bowden's future at Florida State will have the Seminoles fired up for Saturday night's game against his Georgia Tech team.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Joe Johnson headed for free agency

ATLANTA - There's a new reason for the Atlanta Hawks to enter the 2009-10 season with a renewed sense of urgency.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Portal hosts Claxton; SHS, BA Friday Night Previews

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October 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Southern sweeps Savannah

Georgia Southern weathered an early storm of red-hot Savannah State shooting and finished the night by showcasing its own offensive firepower.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hurts brings more big plays than freshman mistakes to Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Jim McElwain never had a quarterback at Alabama quite like Jalen Hurts.

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes stiffer ...

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta FC partners with European clubs

As if an inaugural season filled with success and popularity wasn't enough, South Georgia Tormenta FC is now making itself an international sensation.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bears sink teeth in Eagles

The Mercer Bears piled up a 23-6 lead after just one quarter of action and never looked back, defeating the Georgia Southern women's basketball ...

November 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Arena: US 'fighting for our lives' in World Cup qualifying

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena opened a binder to a page with 48 names, his depth chart for the U.S. soccer team.

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky enters December still awaiting a close game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Kentucky spent November romping its way to lopsided wins and leaving little doubt who should be the No. 1-ranked team in the ...

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coach gained parents' trust with skills before abusing kids

LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks ...

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Irish face wrath while UNC goes free

In case you missed it during this week devoted to indigestion and brawling during Black Friday over that toy your child just has to have ...

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Enjoy Thanksgiving, but choose your talking points wisely

From the week of Thanksgiving to the week leading up to Christmas Day is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

November 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL likely heading back to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican fans welcomed the NFL in raucous fashion, and it probably won't be the last time Azteca Stadium hosts American futbol.

November 23, 2016 | By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ AP Sports Writer | Sports


Auburn's Pettway will play in Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway is returning to Auburn's backfield just in time for the biggest challenge of the season.

November 23, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


If asked, Furyk would be honored to be Ryder Cup captain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.

November 23, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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