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NASCAR legend Benny Parsons dies at age 65

Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.

January 31, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta gets much needed Holday win

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks set a bunch of season bests, but it nearly wasn't enough to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first month of the season.

January 30, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators chomp down on Thomas Jefferson

Great defense and a high-octane transition offense helped Bulloch Academy to a 31-point victory over Thomas Jefferson Academy Monday night.

January 30, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bears win on overtime field goal

CHICAGO - Robbie Gould won it after Rex Grossman didn't lose it and the Chicago Bears are back in the NFC championship game for the first time in 18 years.

January 29, 2007 | By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lady Dogs held to lowest point total since ’74

ATHENS - No. 4 Tennessee knocked off another ranked team, this time with a stifling defensive performance.

January 29, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Patriots, Brady come from behind for 24-21 win

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers gave Tom Brady one chance too many, and that's exactly what the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback needed.

January 29, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs?? Playoffs?!?!? Saints win!

NEW ORLEANS - Deuce McAllister delivered on the promise his more-celebrated running mate made before this season, carrying the New Orleans Saints where they've never been before - one game from the Super Bowl.

January 28, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Lady Devils cruise to 55-31 victory

The Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro had no problems with the visiting Lady Panthers of Portal Saturday night. Monnette Bennett finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, helping SHS (9-8) cruise to a 55-31 win to break a three-game losing streak.

January 28, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Vinatieri kicks Colts past Ravens, into AFC title game

BALTIMORE - They got him precisely for this reason.

January 28, 2007 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Gamecocks can’t hold on, fall to Laney 48-44

Two teams ranked in the state's top 10 clashed in a region matchup Saturday as the Lady Gamecocks (14-3) hosted Laney.

January 28, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Blue Devils top Portal in county clash

The Statesboro Blue Devils had heard all the talk about how good the Portal Panther basketball team was. Saturday night SHS showed it wasn't quite ready to give up the crown as Bulloch County's top squad.

January 28, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Payton and Johnson match wits again as Saints host Eagles

NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton grew up rooting for the sports teams in Philadelphia, and got his first NFL coaching job with the Eagles.

January 27, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ravens plan is to try to keep Manning on sideline

BALTIMORE - Just like every other team that faces the Indianapolis Colts, the Baltimore Ravens' top priority is containing Peyton Manning.

January 27, 2007 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westside Augusta sweeps SEB

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets were right in the thick of things Friday night against visiting Westside. With a two-point lead to start the second half, SEB looked like it was on its way to a region 3-AA win.

January 27, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Soccer star Beckham to join LA Galaxy of the MLS

LOS ANGELES - The most recognized player on the planet - fashion icon, tabloid fixture, marketing giant - agreed to a deal Thursday to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

January 26, 2007 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

October 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Florida State player investigated on domestic battery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmedFlorida State starting running back Karlos Williams is being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident.

October 27, 2014 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


Royals return home, backs against wall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.

October 27, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Emmert calls UNC report troubling

INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.

October 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bumgarner, Giants blank Royals for 3-2 Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 27, 2014 | By BEN WALKER Associated Press | Sports


Two tied atop McGladrey leaderboard

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Will MacKenzie figured a good shot had turned out badly.

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


Rookie reliever leads Royals to win

SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet.

October 24, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

October 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Probe shows UNC cheating scandal involved 3,100 students

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes.

October 23, 2014 | By AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Sports


World Series moves to the bay

SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.

October 23, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Compton among St. Simons leaders

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

October 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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