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Officiating woes have SEC drawing more scrutiny

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference is the Rolls-Royce of college football leagues, with the last three national champions, two teams in the running for this season's title and huge TV contracts.Boom times for sure. But troubled ones, too.The league has been dealing with seemingly endless questions stemming from a string of controversial officiating calls in close games involving highly ranked teams. That followed a preseason run-in with national media outlets over a new SEC policy.The in-season issues forced commissioner Mike Slive to make the unusual moves of publicly announcing the suspension of an officiating crew, increasing ...

November 11, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA, ECI Playoff Previews; BA's Burke signs with GSU

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November 11, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Deep South's oldest rivalry has lost some luster

ATHENS - The Deep South's oldest rivalry looks a little tarnished.

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

Johnson hopes Tech saved best game for Duke

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is on the verge of securing a spot in the ACC championship game in only its second season under Paul Johnson.

November 10, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Weekly Whatup, 11/10

And then there were three.

November 09, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Busch and Tryson continue to race hard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kurt Busch and Pat Tryson had every reason to coast through the season's final 10 races in a long farewell before the crew chief bolts to a new team next year.

November 09, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports

Falcons say they feed off Smith's enthusiasm

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith has a dangerous throwing arm.

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

Jackets win again, streak now seven

ATLANTA - Josh Nesbitt had already fumbled on one fourth-down play, gotten tripped up on another. He'd also been stuffed trying to run for a first down, and had yet another all-or-nothing play ruined by a dropped pass.

November 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcons ready to get back on track

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are eager to break free of their mostly inglorious past, show they can be a team that consistently puts up winning records and contends for the playoffs.

November 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

UGA makes short work out of Golden Eagles

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia made no apology for its first shutout in three years.

November 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Johnson's way is working out just fine at Tech

ATLANTA - Go ahead and tell Paul Johnson that his throwback offense can't work at a big-time university.

November 05, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Cox ready for another start after 'reality check'

ATHENS - Joe Cox has only four games left to help Georgia salvage its season.

November 05, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Yankees turn attention to No 28

NEW YORK - The sign men were out bright and early at the Yankees minor league complex, sticking vinyl strips with a fresh, white "27" over the "26" that had been up on the board for nine, long years to mark the team's total of World Series titles.

November 05, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports

The Eagles Nest: GSU seeks revenge at Samford

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November 05, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Ecstasy in the Bronx! Yankees win title No. 27

NEW YORK - Paint the town in pinstripes! Nearly a decade after their dynasty ended on a blooper in the desert, the New York Yankees are baseball's best again.

November 05, 2009 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports

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Manning proves he still has it in comeback win over Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - All those doubters who kept saying that Peyton Manning was washed up, that his arm strength was depleted and his drive for ...

September 18, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports

O'Hair trying to turn good recovery into a great one

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The best remaining players on the PGA Tour are north of Chicago for the third straight tournament that features an $8.25 ...

September 16, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Rutgers coach suspended for contact over academic status

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Rutgers has suspended football coach Kyle Flood for three games and fined him $50,000 for contacting a faculty member over ...

September 16, 2015 | By TOM CANAVAN Associated Press | Sports

Auburn not looking sharp

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Jeremy Johnson and the Auburn Tigers were being inundated with praise not too long ago.

September 15, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports

Williams stunned in US Open semis by Vinci

NEW YORK - For Serena Williams' first 26 matches at major tournaments in 2015, no deficit was too daunting, no opponent too troublesome, no victory too ...

September 11, 2015 | | Sports

SEC runners lending a hand, and their legs, to help new QBs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference remains flush with tailbacks.

September 09, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

All-Swiss semifinal set

NEW YORK - Roger Federer is back in the semifinals of the U.S. Open for the 10th time. To get back to his first final ...

September 09, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

Patriots get to play football instead of talk about them

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots' fourth Super Bowl banner will be unveiled at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.

September 09, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports

Serena Williams beats Venus at US Open to extend Slam bid

NEW YORK - If Serena Williams would feel sympathy for any opponent standing in the way of her pursuit of tennis' first true Grand Slam in ...

September 08, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports

In golf, being No. 1 does not mean being No. 1 that week

Good news for the PGA Tour. The battle for No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking is so confounding that no one is complaining ...

September 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports

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