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Hoffman wins Bob Hope Classic on playoff birdie

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - Charley Hoffman rammed in a 4-foot birdie putt to beat John Rollins on the first hole of a playoff in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic on Sunday, wrapping up a wind-swept round that took its toll on most of the players.

February 05, 2007 | By KEN PETERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Controversial calls end UGA’s conference win streak

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ronald Steele's final shot with the game on the line was far from pretty - an awkward leaner even he didn't think would go in.

February 05, 2007 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bears, Saints find themselves in unfamiliar territory

CHICAGO - Two decades and forever. That's the time span between trips to the Super Bowl for the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

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


Tar Heels pull away from Yellow Jackets

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tyler Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 4 North Carolina held Georgia Tech to its lowest-scoring game of the season in a 77-61 victory Saturday night.

February 05, 2007 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Mystique' meets Manning in AFC title game

INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Dungy calls it ''the Patriots Mystique'' and acknowledges it's something he and the Indianapolis Colts have to overcome to get to their first Super Bowl.

February 05, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Smith loses cool, Hawks lose game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Hawks thought they were headed in the right direction, riding a three-game winning streak and starting to get healthy.

February 05, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Gamecocks charge back

Screven County's girls basketball team used a dominating stretch of basketball to secure a 56-30 home win over Josey on Saturday.

February 05, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Eagles host ASU today

The Georgia Southern women's basketball squad will try to snap a four-game skid today, as it hosts Appalachian State with a 5 p.m. tipoff at Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Valdosta State's Hatcher coming to GSU

Georgia Southern has found its man.

February 03, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Gators bruise way to victory

It was a bruising, physical game of street ball with bodies flying on the floor, against the walls and in the stands. A total of 43 fouls were called in the controlled affray but Bulloch Academy fought its way to a 66-47 victory over Memorial Day School.

February 03, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Georgia Tech awaits verdict on Dolphins coach search

ATLANTA - With at least one report from Florida listing him as one of two finalists to be named head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Chan Gailey was still on the job at Georgia Tech Thursday.

February 02, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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Outdoor Life: Fishing with a bow

In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.

September 02, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Bouchard upset, Serena, Djokovic on to quarters

NEW YORK - Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.

September 01, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Kirk rallies to take Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. - Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.

September 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


QB controversy at Alabama

TUSCALOOSA - The Alabama quarterback competition continues, even though the opener was all Blake Sims.

September 01, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing

Jerome Felton is an NFL veteran, and he's been to a Pro Bowl.

August 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State edge Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, and the debut in FBS for the Eagles.

August 30, 2014 | From wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern volleyball team lost two matches against two of the top teams in the country on the opening day of the 2014 season in the Active Ankle Challenge at the University of Florida Friday.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

NORTON, Mass. - Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.

August 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.

August 28, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

NORTON, Mass. - Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup.

August 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru at US Open

NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.

August 27, 2014 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

CHICAGO - The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.

August 27, 2014 | By DON BABWIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Crossbows or compound bows?

A recent question among hunters who favor bow and arrow as their weapon of choice in the field is the debate concerning the differences between compound bows and crossbows.

August 26, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Tiger ditches swing coach

PARAMUS, N.J. - Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors.

August 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sun Belt prepares to kick off season

It's a new era for the Sun Belt Conference with first-year members Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho and New Mexico State, and it's a new world for the Mountaineers and Eagles, who are playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the first time this week.

August 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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