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Mets bobble one away, Braves win 6th straight

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves took advantage of Daniel Murphy's error to score two runs in the ninth inning off Francisco Rodriguez and beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Wednesday night for their season-best sixth straight win.

September 17, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tony Gonzalez take a Zen approach to tight end

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez is the Zen master of tight ends, a guy with Hall of Fame credentials still seeking ultimate perfection.

September 16, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP SPorts Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: County teams hit the road; BA's stars shine

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September 16, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves shut down Mets

ATLANTA- Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in three runs, rookie Tommy Hanson pitched seven innings and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight, beating the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.

September 15, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Give Georgia Tech's A-backs an "A" for production

ATLANTA - Roddy Jones is used to the question - what position do you play? - and the inevitable follow-up when he tells someone that he's an A-back.

September 15, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Joe Cox endures rocky start for Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga. - Joe Cox's health has been such a popular topic this month that Georgia coach Mark Richt thought Tuesday might be a good time for the quarterback to have some fun with the situation.

September 15, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Sophomore DB Laron Scott - Presented by The University Store

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September 15, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Weekly whatup: 9.14.09

I was afraid of that.

September 14, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons off to good start

ATLANTA - For one week at least, the Falcons answered all those questions about their defense.There were never any doubts about Tony Gonzalez.Atlanta's new tight end hauled in a touchdown pass and became the 21st player in NFL history with 11,000 yards receiving, helping the Falcons beat the mistake-prone Miami Dolphins 19-7 Sunday.Gonzalez caught five passes for a team-high 73 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown that was set up by Mike Peterson's interception. He made the catch in the flats, cut to the inside while shoving away Yeremiah Bell with his left hand, picked up ...

September 14, 2009 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons ready to kick things off

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons traded experience for youth when they rebuilt their defense.And the young squad will be tested early.The Falcons play the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's season opener. The Dolphins, led by running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, ranked 11th in the NFL in rushing last season. The Falcons, on the other hand, were 25th against the run."We are a very young defense," said coach Mike Smith. "We got significantly younger this year and we are going to be playing a lot of players that have three years or less in terms ...

September 13, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger out in front heading to final round

LEMONT, Ill. - Tiger Woods started with a bogey. His best shot led to a par.It turned out to be his best round of the year.Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill and blew away the field Saturday in the BMW Championship with a 9-under 62 that gave him a seven-shot lead."After I got past the first hole I was doing all right," Woods said. "It was one of those days that kind of built upon itself."Brandt Snedeker finished with four straight birdies for a 66 and will play with Woods ...

September 13, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Georgia squeaks past Gamecocks

ATHENS, Ga. - Rennie Curran broke up a fourth-down pass at the goal line with 22 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Georgia held off South Carolina 41-37 in a wild game Saturday night.The nearly four-hour contest wasn't decided until Curran, a linebacker, batted down Stephen Garcia's final throw on fourth-and-4 at the Georgia 7.The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) avoided their first 0-2 start since 1996. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1) was hurt by a blocked extra point after its final touchdown, which prevented the Gamecocks from going for a tying field goal at the end.The goal-line ...

September 13, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Evil Genius? Spurrier just another coach for Dogs

ATHENS, Ga. - There was a time when Georgia fans would've been looking forward to this game like no other, largely because of the coach on the other sideline.

September 10, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Ryan looking to avoid sophomore slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez knows something about sophomore slumps and says second-yard Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is doing all the right things to avoid a letdown."I know my second year I didn't play well at all," Gonzalez said Wednesday. "It was actually the worst year of my NFL career. That was because of the way I approached it. I just didn't approach it the right way."Gonzalez, the 13-year tight end entering his first season with the Falcons, expects Ryan to avoid his mistakes.Ryan, the 2008 NFL offensive rookie of the year, will have a ...

September 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Ryan Moore takes lead

PALM HARBOR, Fla.. - Ryan Moore had no trouble explaining how, after 12 consecutive pars to start the third-round of the Valspar Championship, he birdied four of the final six holes Saturday.

March 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Wild opening week for NFL business season

Maybe everyone should have known from the way the Super Bowl ended that the beginning of the NFL's business season would be wild.

March 14, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


One step from the 'Dance'

NEW ORLEANS - Curtis Diamond hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1:49 left to give Georgia Southern a 44-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.

March 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Sports


Brewers ban hand-slapping high-fives because of pink eye

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A clubhouse outbreak of pink eye is forcing the Milwaukee Brewers to find a new way to celebrate top plays at spring training.

March 13, 2015 | JOSE M. ROMERO Associated Press | Sports


No. 19 North Carolina holds Virginia

Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.

March 13, 2015 | AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Look out for bracket-busters

There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed.

March 13, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Davis chips in to take lead at Valspar Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the Valspar Championship.

March 12, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oklahoma football team condemns racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist video threatened to divide the Oklahoma football team. The leaders on the squad weren't having it.

March 12, 2015 | By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles still winless in midweek

For the sixth time in as many tries this season, the Georgia Southern Eagles trudged away from a Tuesday or Wednesday game with a loss.

March 11, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: White bass spawning run underway in Oconee

One fishing trip you might want to consider this season is the white bass spawning run on the Oconee and Apalachee Rivers. It's currently going on and the action is hot. Actually whites and hybrids can be caught in significant numbers with the right approach and the scenery in both places is pretty rewarding as well. There are some things you need to know if you have never gone after these two game fish during this time of year but once you have had some success you will always look forward to the next spring-time run. Here's a ...

March 11, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Bubble teams eye scoreboards

LAS VEGAS - Sin City becomes the western epicenter of March Madness this week with four conference tournaments at various arenas around The Strip.

March 10, 2015 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech pummels Eagles

ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets used two seven-run innings to defeat the Georgia Southern Eagles 22-6 at Russ Chandler Stadium and sweep the two-game season series.

March 10, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Free-for-all in NFL free agency

NEW YORK - Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.

March 10, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL teams dive into free agency

March 09, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


McIlroy has rough day

DORAL, Fla.- Rory McIlroy rotated his hips, transferred his weight and delivered another moment that golf fans won't soon forget.

March 07, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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