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Smith won Heisman, but Quinn may be No. 1

NEW YORK - The Heisman Trophy night belonged to Troy Smith. Brady Quinn's big day will come in April at the NFL draft.

December 25, 2006 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


A ‘Lott’ of hard work pays off

When Statesboro's Eddie Lott opened the envelop this summer, he was completely surprised.

December 24, 2006 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Panthers roll past Bryan County

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers outscored Bryan County 24-9 in an explosive second quarter, routing the Redskins 81-56 Friday night in their region opener. Fred Williams had a game-high 23 points and Mario Ferris had 20 to lead the Panthers, who are now 5-0 and 1-0 in Region 3-A.

December 24, 2006 | By CHAD BISHOP cbishop@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: RTCA sweeps Gators

Wil Hall scored a team-high 13 points and Will Powell had eight for Bulloch Academy, but the Gators couldn't overcome a 27-20 halftime deficit, falling at Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 49-38, Friday night. RTCA's Jon Herrington posted a game-high 15 points and Lance Stokes added 10. Robert Toombs (1-1) led 19-11 after the first quarter and 37-28 at the end of third. BA fell to 2-3 on the year. In the girls game, Robert Toombs took a 14-4 an early edge and led 21-9 at the intermission en route to a 49-23 win over BA . The Lady Gators ...

December 24, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


BA splits with Citizens Christian

Taking it to the hole.

December 22, 2006 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


Braves trade Ramirez

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves swapped a starting pitcher for bullpen help Thursday, sending oft-injured lefty Horacio Ramirez to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Rafael Soriano.

December 22, 2006 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Conner, Morgan to be in GISA All-Star game

Bulloch Academy senior James Conner will get to put on his football helmet and strap up his shoulder pads one more time in his high-school career this week.

December 21, 2006 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


DirecTV to take NASCAR fans inside the car

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The sport that already offers unprecedented fan access is going one step further in 2007, allowing DirecTV viewers to watch an entire NASCAR race from behind the wheel.

December 20, 2006 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Mess of an NFC

NEW YORK - Going .500 gets fans upset, coaches in trouble and players released.

December 20, 2006 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week

Important players aren't always leading scorers.

December 20, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


PHS boys still unbeaten

PORTAL - The Portal boys basketball team continued its hot start to the season on Tuesday evening. Senior forward Fred Williams stole the show, scoring 22 points as the Panthers ran past Metter for a 57-46 victory.

December 20, 2006 | MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Gators win in overtime

Kacie Lanier's put-back basket with three seconds left lifted the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to a 59-58 win over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore Tuesday night.

December 20, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Girls Athlete of the Week

Brittany Carter is used to being the go-to girl. That became even more apparent after teammate Lauren Akins suffered a broken hand on Nov. 25.

December 20, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Knox named region defensive POTY

Senior John Knox was named region 3-AAAA defensive player of the year on Tuesday, along with five other Blue Devils off a 9-2 team.

December 20, 2006 | | Sports


Arkansas headlines AP's All-SEC team, Georgia has one player on first team

ATLANTA - Arkansas was the most surprising team in the Southeastern Conference, bouncing back from a 36-point loss in the season opener to win 10 straight games and play for the league championship.

December 19, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

September 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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