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Hawks' Mike Scott out 4 weeks; Kelly signed, Tavares waived

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks say backup forward Mike Scott will be out about four weeks because of a sore left knee. To deal with his absence, the team has requested waivers on Edy Tavares and signed forward Ryan Kelly.

October 31, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Justice Breyer, the fashion maven, makes a colleague swoon

WASHINGTON - A Supreme Court copyright dispute over cheerleading uniforms Monday brought out the fashion maven in Justice Stephen Breyer.

October 31, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gators chomp up Dogs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jordan Scarlett scored for the sixth consecutive game, Antonio Callaway had the first rushing touchdown of his career and No. 14 Florida used a dominant defensive effort to beat Georgia 24-10 on Saturday.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Thomas helps Georgia Tech edge Duke 38-35

ATLANTA - Justin Thomas ran and threw for a combined 459 yards with four touchdowns and Georgia Tech recovered after blowing a three-touchdown lead to beat Duke 38-35 on Saturday.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Millsap leads Hawks to rout of 76ers

PHILADELPHIA - Paul Millsap scored 17 points to lead five Hawks in double figures as Atlanta routed the Philadelphia 76ers 104-72 on Saturday afternoon.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons face Packers with fresh memories of 2015 meltdown

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have been through this before. A promising start to the season, only to get sidetracked by a deflating loss.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kluber, Indians beat Cubs 7-2, now lead World Series 3-1

CHICAGO - One more win and baseball fans everywhere might finally believe in these Cleveland Indians.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Matsuyama keeps 3-shot lead at HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI - Hideki Matsuyama left the highlights to everyone else Saturday at the HSBC Champions.

October 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Logano wary of Martinsville mistakes

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Joey Logano was initially unrepentant, insistent he had done nothing wrong in a feud with Matt Kenseth that ultimately cost Logano a chance to win his first Cup championship.

October 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the 2016-17 college basketball season

The 2015-16 college basketball season ended in the most dramatic way possible, with Villanova's Kris Jenkins confidently pulling up for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Wildcats their second national championship.

October 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Autopsy: Marlins pitcher had cocaine, alcohol in his system

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty, according to toxicology reports released Saturday.

October 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Indians edge Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field for 2-1 Series lead

CHICAGO - Cody Allen, Andrew Miller and the Cleveland Indians' nasty bullpen shut down a Wrigley Field party 71 years in the making.

October 29, 2016 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dream day: World Series at Wrigley for 1st time since '45

CHICAGO - Dressed in dark, furry bear suits from head to toe, Lisa Burton and Brian Robinson stood on Waveland Avenue, waiting to walk up to the rooftop of Beyond the Ivy and watch the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 71 years.

October 29, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Can UGA top Florida in latest 'Cocktail Party?'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - It's been nearly three decades since Georgia really stunned Florida in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party."

October 28, 2016 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Duke looking for 3rd straight win over Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Duke coach David Cutcliffe points to the Blue Devils' two straight wins over Georgia Tech as evidence the program is on the rise.

October 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Coach gained parents' trust with skills before abusing kids

LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks ...

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Irish face wrath while UNC goes free

In case you missed it during this week devoted to indigestion and brawling during Black Friday over that toy your child just has to have ...

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Enjoy Thanksgiving, but choose your talking points wisely

From the week of Thanksgiving to the week leading up to Christmas Day is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

November 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL likely heading back to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican fans welcomed the NFL in raucous fashion, and it probably won't be the last time Azteca Stadium hosts American futbol.

November 23, 2016 | By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ AP Sports Writer | Sports


Auburn's Pettway will play in Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway is returning to Auburn's backfield just in time for the biggest challenge of the season.

November 23, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


If asked, Furyk would be honored to be Ryder Cup captain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.

November 23, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bye week brings no speculation, only gloom

In most seasons, a bye week for Georgia Southern is filled with talk of upcoming conference showdowns and postseason possibilities.

November 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Smart's first season at Georgia hardly a rousing success

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart's first year as Georgia's coach has hardly been a rousing success.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fraternizing with the enemy? Some NBA coaches even set it up

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristaps Porzingis came to the NBA from Europe as a 7-footer with 3-point range, so the comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki were inevitable.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


State > Southern

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern entered Saturday needing a win at Georgia State to keep its bowl hopes alive.

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


2006 has a bad name, but 2016 seems all to similar

For most Georgia Southern fans, 2006 sticks out as a sore thumb. The 3-8 season - still the lowest win total of any modern day Eagle ...

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


I'm not about firing first year coaches, however...

Failure can be a difficult thing to process, especially when you come from a place of success.

November 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 1 pick Goff makes Rams debut against hot Dolphins team

Welcome to an NFL huddle, Mr. Goff .

November 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson, Logano, Edwards, Busch aim for NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson attempts a drive into NASCAR history.

November 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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