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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


Dwyer and Tech ready for Clemson

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer wishes he was a little more agile, like Clemson's C.J. Spiller."When he has the ball in his hands, you better keep your eyes open because he might be down the field if you make one blink," Dwyer said. "Any time he touches the ball, it's going to be a show."Not that Dwyer is any slouch himself.Georgia Tech's junior running back is the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, and he broke off a 74-yard touchdown run the first time he touched the ball this season.Both Dwyer and ...

September 09, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Montoya closing in on the Chase

HAMPTON, Ga. - Juan Pablo Montoya climbed out of his car after his third-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night and immediately began his search.He was in a rush to find an updated list of the Sprint Cup points leaders heading into the race in Richmond on Saturday night.Montoya quickly found the standings, and the news was good: He had moved up one spot from ninth to eighth.But one look wasn't enough.Back in the media interview room, Montoya walked straight to a computer for another look at the standings. When his interview session was ...

September 09, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, SEB, PHS, and BA face tough tests Friday

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Sophomore LB Dion Dubose - Presented by The University Store

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia finds itself in very unusual position

ATHENS, Ga. - No matter how many times they called it just one game, the Georgia Bulldogs can't deny that something feels a little strange.

September 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Passing on the prom - Oudin's got better things to do

NEW YORK - Melanie Oudin missed the junior prom.

September 08, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports




Georgia Tech: Let's make it 2 on Thursday night

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer noticed the quirk in the Georgia Tech schedule as soon as it came out.

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


Stricker birdies last 2 holes to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Steve Stricker can build a strong case for the Deutsche Bank Championship as the biggest victory of his career.

September 07, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 9/8

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

September 07, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Down but not out, Oudin rallies again at US Open

NEW YORK - Forget about forehands and backhands. Melanie Oudin's biggest weapon is her heart.

September 07, 2009 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports






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Clippers' Blake Griffin out 4-to-6 weeks after breaking hand

INDIANAPOLIS - Blake Griffin is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken shooting hand after punching a Los Angeles Clippers staff member during ...

January 26, 2016 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech one of college hoops' biggest mysteries

ATLANTA - By all rights, Georgia Tech should be a powerhouse.

January 23, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Snowstorm postpones 2 NHL games, strands 2 college teams

NEW YORK - A blizzard socking the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Saturday for a second day, forcing the postponement of two more NHL ...

January 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Murray advances, Ivanovic loses amid medical distraction

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - A medical emergency overshadowed matches on adjoining courts at the Australian Open when Nigel Sears, who is Ana Ivanovic's coach and ...

January 22, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer notches 300th win at Grand Slam tournament

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The countless records and accolades accumulated over a long and illustrious career don't in any way diminish Roger Federer's satisfaction ...

January 22, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFC championship game features 2 of NFL's best cornerbacks

TEMPE, Ariz. - Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL.

January 22, 2016 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Elway builds a team that will go down kicking and screaming

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway's mind was still racing and he was trying to figure out what, exactly, was missing after another rough ending ...

January 22, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Homeland Security head addresses baseball owners

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - With worries about terrorism heightened following attacks in France and California, baseball owners began their two-day meeting Wednesday by discussing threat protection ...

January 20, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL's final 4 has no overwhelming favorite

The NFL has its final four, and the oddsmakers are forecasting tight games.

January 20, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Djokovic wins, faces questions on match-fixing

MELBOURNE, Australia - For the second time in three days, Novak Djokovic won a match at the Australian Open and was confronted by questions about match-fixing ...

January 18, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks make Magic disappear

ATLANTA - Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer likes the production he's been getting recently from his bench.

January 18, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Southern vs. State

Just a little less than two months ago, Georgia Southern took a swift kick to the pride as Georgia State pulled off an unlikely upset ...

January 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Column: (Excessive) parental discretion not advised

A few months ago, I wrote a column on how "participation" trophies were a hindrance to a young athlete's mental develop and ultimately, a ...

January 18, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Warhawks can't keep up with Eagles

The Georgia Southern Eagles ended a four-game home stand in style and gained some much-needed ground in the Sun Belt Conference standings as they claimed ...

January 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NCAA convention has big vote on football championships

AUSTIN, Texas - Two days after Alabama's latest national championship, a vote at the NCAA's annual convention could have a huge impact on which ...

January 12, 2016 | By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer | Sports


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