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Braves ink Wagner to one-year contract

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves took another major step toward solidifying their pitching staff for next season, agreeing Wednesday to a $7 million, one-year contract with closer Billy Wagner.Next up: the offense."The bullpen is one of the areas we needed to upgrade to get where we want to go," Braves general manager Frank Wren said during a news conference at Turner Field. "Billy was at the top of our list. The first day of free agency, we gave him a call."The six-time All-Star gets $6.75 million in 2010, and his deal includes a $6.5 million club ...

December 02, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Weekly Whatup, 12/1

Thanks to the modern marvel that is the Internet, you all have probably heard the news by now – Georgia Southern just took the world's biggest mulligan.

November 30, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Woods withdraws from tourney

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods still isn't talking. Now he's not playing, either.

November 30, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Patrick signs Indy extension, NASCAR future uncertain

Danica Patrick unveiled her splashy new car in New York's Times Square, its bright green, black and orange color scheme right at home with the flashy billboards and lights above.

November 30, 2009 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech looks for two in a row over UGA

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says it's no bigger than any other game, certainly not as important as the one next week.Try telling that to his players.State pride is a pretty powerful motivator.No. 7 Georgia Tech (10-1) will be going for its second straight victory over Georgia when the teams meet Saturday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium, and anyone who thinks this is merely a warmup for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship doesn't understand how deep the feelings run in this rivalry."This is a big game in the state of Georgia," Tech receiver Demaryius Thomas said ...

November 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tide survives scare, takes Iron Bowl in closing minutes

AUBURN, Ala. - No. 2 Alabama found its championship form in the nick of time.Outplayed most of the game, the Crimson Tide stayed unbeaten with a 26-21 victory Friday over Auburn, taking the lead with a nearly perfect drive that was capped by Greg McElroy's 4-yard touchdown pass to Roy Upchurch with 1:24 left.Alabama (12-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) completed a second straight perfect regular season in the Iron Bowl, but did it the hard way against its bitter rival. The Tide fell behind in the opening minutes, but came out ahead to do its part to set ...

November 27, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods hopitalized after auto accident

ORLANDO - Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident early Friday outside his Florida mansion, and a local police chief said his wife used a golf club to smash out the back window and help get the world's No. 1 golfer out of the SUV.Woods was treated and released from a hospital in good condition, his spokesman said. The Florida Highway Patrol said Woods' vehicle hit a fire hydrant and a tree in his neighbor's yard as he pulled out of his driveway at 2:25 a.m.Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor told The Associated Press ...

November 27, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Coaching search continues; GSU fans' Thanksgivings

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November 27, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


It's dog days in Athens for Georgia, Richt

ATHENS - Mark Richt's worst season as Georgia's coach may not have hit bottom.

November 25, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lions have lost their Turkey Day touch

DETROIT - The Green Bay Packers are hoping to bolster their postseason chances with a win at Detroit on Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: 2009 Football Review, Basketball Preview

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November 25, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia vs Tech - Just another game?

ATLANTA - Just another game? Georgia Tech vs. Georgia? Well, that's the way Paul Johnson sees it.

November 24, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Time to fix Dale, Jr.

Getting Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team back on track is Rick Hendrick's top priority now that Jimmie Johnson has his record fourth consecutive NASCAR championship.

November 24, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


GSU Tailgate Show: Eagle Nation goes big ONE MORE TIME - presented by Copper Beech Townhomes

GSU Tailgate Show - Eagles vs. Citadel

November 23, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. - Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

June 25, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking ofconcussions.

June 25, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


South Georgia Fury growing, improving

In just five short years, the South Georgia Fury softball organization grew from humble beginnings to a powerhouse travel team organization on the rise.

June 24, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 23, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 victory over Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta - Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women's World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.

June 22, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth a man with a sense of history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.

June 22, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson.

June 21, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | Sports


Spieth tries to stay on top

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - One day after he collapsed from a bout of vertigo, Jason Day was standing taller than ever Saturday in the U.S. Open.

June 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth, Reed share lead heading into weekend

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Masters champion Jordan Spieth is halfway home from the second leg of the Grand Slam.

June 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Day overcome by dizziness at end of second round

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jason Day was overcome by dizziness and collapsed on his final hole at the U.S. Open on Friday, raising doubt about whether he will be able to continue this weekend.

June 19, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brand tarnished, Cards likely to avoid economic damage

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals have been the toast of their Midwestern city for generations, a source of civic pride as one of baseball's most successful and cherished franchises.

June 19, 2015 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Sports


World's top five teams survive into knockout stages

VANCOUVER, British Colombia - The United States' bid for a third Women's World Cup title remains very much alive, as do the championship hopes of all five of the top-ranked teams in the world.

June 18, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Warriors believe more titles are in their future

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The parade is not until Friday. The Golden State Warriors are already looking ahead to what could be a promising future.

June 18, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Peterson finding a new normal with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Adrian Peterson has been back on the football field, wearing that familiar purple No. 28 jersey and running through the plays that he ran last year before everything fell apart.

June 18, 2015 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Play begins at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - When Chambers Bay first opened, one of promotional tags for the course was the opportunity to play, "Pure Links Golf."

June 17, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


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