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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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Hawks back in playoff series following win over Washington

ATLANTA - The Hawks are back in the series, and the bad blood with the Washington Wizards shows no signs of letting up.

April 23, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro slips in seventh

Even after all Statesboro has been through on the baseball diamond, at the end of their regular season they still had a chance to give ...

April 21, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles rally falls short to Coastal Carolina

Georgia Southern put a scare into the defending national champions, but a ninth-inning rally fell short and Coastal Carolina walked away with a 6-5 victory ...

April 21, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Draft Diary: Reddick ready to cap remarkable rise at draft

Draft Diary: Reddick ready to cap remarkable rise at draft

April 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Draft Diary: Reddick ready to cap remarkable rise at draft

Draft Diary: Reddick ready to cap remarkable rise at draft

April 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Three more region titles come to Bulloch County

Just two days after Southeast Bulloch swept their region championships in track and field, Bulloch Academy and Statesboro brought three more region titles to Bulloch ...

April 20, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Hitting the gym

By MIKE ANTHONY

April 20, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Celtics down 2-0, and Boston needs another comeback story

Boston, a city with a flair for playoff comebacks, now needs another.

April 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pick 6: Toughest nonconference schedules in Power 5 in 2017

September could get very ugly for Fresno State.

April 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Playoff seeds set for county schools

Following the end of the region 3-3A tournament Wednesday night, all four qualified schools in Bulloch County were cemented in their seeds in the GHSA ...

April 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Scholarship fund holding video game tournament for second year

In the fall of 2015, the Georgia Southern Sport Management program lost its leader and 16-year veteran professor when Dr. Willie Burden passed away.

April 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

April 19, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


BA eeks by St. Andrews

Close games have not been an ally for Bulloch Academy's baseball team in 2017.

April 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Statesboro dominates namesake relays

A reduction in competition size may have helped Statesboro Saturday afternoon, but in the way the Blue Devils ran no team may have had a ...

April 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


14-year-old US diver takes 2 spots for world championships in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Fourteen-year-old Tarrin Gilliland will compete in two synchronized diving events at her first world championships this summer.

April 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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