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Braves take series with 6-2 win

SAN DIEGO - Rookie Tommy Hanson shut down San Diego long enough for his teammates to get a comfortable lead against Chad Gaudin and the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 6-2 on Wednesday.

August 05, 2009 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




Falcons' Peterson believes 11th year will be his best

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Peterson finally made peace with himself after last year's meltdown with Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio.It took Peterson a few restless nights to put the embarrassments and disappointments behind him, but a reunion with Falcons coach Mike Smith has given the 11th-year linebacker a new outlook on football."You're going to go through some phases in your life when you have to learn from it and move on," Peterson said Tuesday. "For some reason, and I might not understand it now, but this season, after we win the Super Bowl, I'll look back ...

August 04, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Hundreds remember Georgia boxer as soft-spoken champ

ATLANTA - Three-time boxing champion Vernon Forrest was remembered Monday by some 1,500 friends, family and fellow athletes as a soft-spoken, modest competitor defined more by his work helping others than his victories in the ring.The 38-year-old Forrest, a former two-division champion who gained notoriety when he became the first boxer to defeat "Sugar" Shane Mosley, was shot and killed July 25 in Atlanta. Police have said he exchanged gunfire with at least two robbery suspects before being shot several times in the back."I believe in God and the justice system," his brother Alfonso Forrest told about 1 ...

August 04, 2009 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM, Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Dogs' Richt grateful for quiet offseason

ATHENS - It has been a summer of healing for Georgia, and for that a grateful Mark Richt offered one word:"Amen."Georgia returned to the practice fields on Tuesday with improved health after 13 players missed spring practice with injuries. The team's public image also has recovered, thanks to players avoiding the police blotter during the offseason.The 2008 injury list was topped by Jeff Owens, Trenton Sturdivant and Vince Vance.Owens and Sturdivant were regarded as Georgia's top defensive and offensive linemen, respectively, before their season-ending knee injuries early in the season. Vance was Sturdivant's replacement ...

August 04, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 8/4

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August 03, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Georgia Tech enters 2009 with only 6 seniors

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson could almost count his seniors on one hand when Georgia Tech opened practice on Monday.Johnson, Georgia Tech's second-year coach, says he is encouraged by his team's improved depth and experience, but he knows he still has a young team. All he has to do is look for seniors.Georgia Tech had only six scholarship seniors for the first preseason practice."We don't have very many," Johnson said Monday. "It's a small class. ... I think our seniors are trying to take a strong leadership role and there's not a lot of them ...

August 03, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro gets back to business

Statesboro High School opened its doors for a new year on Monday. In addition to breaking out the pencils and textbooks in the classroom, the Statesboro Blue Devils also dusted off their shoulder pads and helmets as they opened fall practices under the shadow of Womack Field for the 2009 football season.

August 03, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hamlin wins at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. - Denny Hamlin ended a 50-race winless skid Monday, holding off Juan Pablo Montoya over the final riveting laps at Pocono Raceway before choking up with grief in Victory Lane.Hamlin won for the third time in eight career starts at the triangle track that has become his personal playground. He has had three other top 10s there.He was in tears following the Pennsylvania 500, the victory coming days after his grandmother's death. There was a catch to his voice as he spoke, and he wiped his face with a towel before walking away for a ...

August 03, 2009 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves even series vs. Dodgers

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe pitched six innings in his first game against Los Angeles since he signed with Atlanta in the offseason, leading the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday.Lowe (11-7) allowed three runs and five hits to win his fourth straight decision. The right-hander went 54-48 over four seasons with the Dodgers before agreeing to a $60 million, four-year contract with the Braves in January.Adam LaRoche had two hits and scored the tying run in the sixth in his return to Atlanta following Friday's trade from Boston. Chipper Jones went 2 for 4 ...

August 01, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger Woods takes Buick Open lead

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Tiger Woods drove on adjacent fairways twice on the back nine, hit a cup of beer in a spectator's hand, got rattled by a bug and was relegated to shaping some shots around trees and under branches.He still managed to shoot a 7-under 65 on Saturday in the third round of the Buick Open, giving him a 17-under 199 total and a one-stroke lead when Michael Letzig (68) double bogeyed the last hole."The whole idea of the game is put the ball in the hole, and I did that," Woods said. "But as ...

August 01, 2009 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps sets record in 100m butterfly

ROME - He defiantly spit out a mouthful of a water, climbed atop the lane rope, pumped his fists furiously and tugged on that supposedly inferior swimsuit.The message was clear: Don't mess with Michael Phelps.Milorad Cavic tried to get in his head and wound up looking at his back, losing again to the guy who beat him at the Beijing Olympics.This time, there was no doubt about it."There are always things that fire me up and motivate me," Phelps said Saturday, after becoming the first swimmer to break 50 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly. "That's ...

August 01, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Stewart crashes, loses pole position

LONG POND, Pennsylvania - Tony Stewart lost his pole position and will start from the back of the pack after wrecking his car during practice for the Pennsylvania 500 on Saturday.Stewart lost control of his No. 14 Chevrolet on a turn on the second lap of Saturday's first practice and spun into the wall. He was unhurt in the crash.His Stewart-Haas Racing crew quickly got to work on the backup. Stewart leads the points standings and was the pole sitter at Pocono because rain washed out Friday's qualifying."I just screwed up," Stewart said. "I got in ...

August 01, 2009 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves shut out by Schmidt

ATLANTA - Jason Schmidt gave up one hit in his longest start in more than two years, Andre Ethier hit a homer and drove in four runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night.Schmidt, Ramon Troncoso, George Sherrill and James McDonald combined on a three-hitter. McDonald retired the final six batters.Ethier hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Tommy Hanson (5-2) and added a run-scoring double in the ninth.Schmidt (2-1) walked five and struck out three in six innings, his longest start since going six innings for the Dodgers at San ...

July 31, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stewart on the pole at Pocono

Rain has washed out Sprint Cup qualifying, putting Tony Stewart on the pole at Pocono Raceway.NASCAR set the field on points Friday, allowing last week's winner Jimmie Johnson to start second. Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards round out the top five.Only 43 teams are at the track, so every car qualifies for Sunday's race.Stewart, who holds a 192-point lead in the standings over Johnson, won the June race at Pocono.

July 31, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


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After 10-hour delay, Dustin Johnson leads

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews.

July 18, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


USMNT dominates Cuba in Gold Cup

BALTIMORE - Clint Dempsey scored on a fourth-minute header, added a pair of second-half goals for his first international hat trick, and the United States routed ...

July 18, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Logano poised for win at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Joey Logano has rocked a victory lobster at New Hampshire, so riding the wave of the "Sharknado" craze and tussling with bloodthirsty ...

July 17, 2015 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson still in control

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a ...

July 17, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson leads Open after first round

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle.

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


SEC moves ahead alone on tougher transfer rules

HOOVER, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters even ...

July 16, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Day fully fit and contending once again at a major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jason Day is back on his feet and back in contention at a major.

July 16, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Swiss extradite detained FIFA official to the United States

GENEVA - One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss ...

July 16, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Open comes back to its roots in a golf town and more

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Teachers led a gaggle of preschoolers in bright yellow slickers through the rain Wednesday on a field trip that had nothing to ...

July 15, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


All eyes on Spieth

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - With a chance to match history at the home of golf,Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like ...

July 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Playoff races, trade talks highlight 2nd half of MLB season

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.

July 15, 2015 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Chiefs, Houston reach 6-year, $101 million deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs spoke with representatives forJustin Houston about an extension before last season. When they were unable to reach a ...

July 15, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cowboys, Bryant beat deadline with 5-year, $70 million deal

IRVING, Texas - Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys have the long-term contract both sides said they wanted during a long stalemate that came right up ...

July 15, 2015 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Klinsmann shakes up US roster for Cup knockout rounds

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July 14, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth, Oosthuizen eye cup

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July 14, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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