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Strong finish has Richt hopeful

Georgia got a chance to see how the other half lives. Now, after knocking off three straight ranked teams to end the season, coach Mark Richt believes the Bulldogs are positioned to make another championship run in 2007.

January 18, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Athlete of the Week

Eric Ferguson

January 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


The one that got away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Patrick White was bruised and determined with the Gator Bowl hanging in the balance.

January 16, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press | Sports


Falcons’ owner has had enough, says ‘no Mora’

FLOWERY BRANCH - Not long after Atlanta owner Arthur Blank fired him as the Falcons' third-year coach, Jim Mora went to great lengths to list his accomplishments.

January 16, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


The year that was - sports surprised in ’06

Joey Cheek grabbed a seat at the head table after the greatest race of his athletic career, very much aware that all those folks in front of him, with their cameras and microphones and notepads, would be hanging on his every word.

January 15, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Never say die - UGA prevails, 31-24

ATLANTA - Tony Taylor set up two fourth-quarter touchdowns with interceptions and Georgia rallied from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 14 Virginia Tech 31-24 on Saturday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

January 15, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


It was a forgettable year in Georgia sports

At the end of their 162nd game, the Atlanta Braves found themselves in an unfamiliar position.

January 15, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech quarterback Taylor Bennett gets second-career start

Taylor Bennett threw a 42-yard touchdown pass on the first down of his first start for Georgia Tech. That was last season, and he has barely played since.

January 15, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vick has history of struggling against Eagles

PHILADELPHIA - For a one-of-kind quarterback, Michael Vick sure has looked ordinary against the Philadelphia Eagles.

January 14, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Virginia Tech, Georgia to match similar strengths

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer had a ready response to Friday's question: Does Chick-fil-A Bowl opponent Georgia remind you of any team?

January 13, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Knox, four others honored with all-state nods

Statesboro's John Knox was named first team, and four other players from the area received honorable mention, when selections for the Georgia Sports Writers Association all-state football teams were released Friday.

January 13, 2007 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


Statesboro finishes ECI tourney with win over Treutlen County

The Statesboro Blue Devils ended their showing at the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament on a positive note, routing Treutlen County 74-47 Friday night. A 25-9 second quarter proved to be the difference and the Devils' defense held the Vikings to just 30.6 percent shooting.

January 13, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Giants sign pitcher Zito to 7-year, $126-million deal

NEW YORK - Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants reached a preliminary agreement on the largest contract for a pitcher in baseball history, a $126 million, seven-year deal.

January 12, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Gator Bowl could be Johnson’s last

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Calvin Johnson isn't saying much. He rarely does. But the Gator Bowl sure feels like his college farewell.

January 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Panthers split with Treutlen County

TWIN CITY - It was a tale of two halves for the Portal Panthers Thursday afternoon on Day 2 of the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament. The Panthers (9-2) exploded for 29 third-quarter points, opening the pivotal frame on a 19-2 run to beat Treutlen County 80-64.

January 12, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


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Former Georgia Southern kicker Bironas killed in car crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

September 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

September 19, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

September 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


SEC West looks like the best

The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing.

September 17, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Falcons host sinking Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.

September 17, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Early season Whitetail hunting can be productive

The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.

September 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Column: Hindsight is a Ryder Cup tradition that's like no other

Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.

September 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Criticism mounting for Vikings after Adrian Peterson decision

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

September 16, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

September 16, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods: strength is back, swing isn't

WINDEMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Peterson reactivated by Vikings following indictment

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting "everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child" after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

September 15, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Screven tops Generals in S.C.

VARNVILLE, S.C. - Screven County's first trip to the Lowcountry was a good one for the Gamecocks (3-0), who brought home a 38-14 win over the Wade Hampton Generals.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.

September 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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