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Atlanta finally catches some breaks, the ball

By JOSEPH WHITE

December 18, 2006 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rematch all about the game this time around

ATLANTA - U2 and Green Day won't be in the house. The commissioner has other plans. The coin toss will be handled by the referee, not an ex-president.

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hold on, top Cats

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored a season-high 36 points and Charlotte couldn't overcome the longest field-goal drought to open an NBA game this season, helping the Atlanta Hawks beat the Bobcats 99-90 on Wednesday night.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Meyer suddenly clams up on BCS with SEC title game looming

ATLANTA - Urban Meyer has been going on and on about the Bowl Championship Series, calling it an imperfect system that should be replaced with a playoff.

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech turns attention to title game with Wake Forest

ATLANTA - There was no need to talk about quickly moving past a game to focus on the game ahead.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulldogs get Hokies in Atlanta's Chick-fil-A Bowl

ATLANTA - Georgia will go bowling in Atlanta for the second year in a row, only this time it's the Chick-fil-A instead of the Sugar.

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Screven inducts Jordan

Statesboro Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Stephen Jordan, was inducted into the Screven County Athletic Hall of Fame October 27.

December 18, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Girls Athlete of the Week

December 18, 2006 | | Sports


A bad case of the drops

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When the Atlanta Falcons wrapped up their two-hour practice Wednesday, most of the players headed for the locker room.

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jackets can't afford to dwell on loss to UGA for long

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's post-Georgia routine is much different this season.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week

December 18, 2006 | Herald staff reports | Sports


Fastbreak: Hoops roundup

Screven edges Effingham, 64-63

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Coker canned

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Larry Coker won nearly 80 percent of his games at Miami, got players to graduate, was revered for his classy manner and led the Hurricanes to a national championship.

December 18, 2006 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Richt turns over play calling duties to assistant

ATLANTA - A couple of days before Georgia Tech faced its state rival, coach Mark Richt went to one of his assistants with a bold idea.

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cash-strapped Braves never made an offer for Glavine

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox wanted Tom Glavine back, and Glavine was drawn to a return to Atlanta.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

September 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.

September 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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