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9th rocky for Colorado, Heyward a hero again

ATLANTA - Add two more firsts to Jason Heyward's heralded rookie season: a game-winning hit and a show of excitement.

April 18, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Furyk emerges from Harbour Town shootout

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.- Jim Furyk says he's done putting pressure on himself.

April 17, 2010 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports

Changes make NASCAR finishes less predictable

FORT WORTH, Texas - Double-file restarts and the chance for multiple attempts at green-white-checkered finishes are certainly changing the end of NASCAR races and late-race strategy.

April 17, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Jimenez dominates Braves in no-hitter

ATLANTA - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory Saturday night.

April 17, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Johnson scores 22 points, Hawks beat Bucks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are off to a good start in the playoffs, even though they barely showed up for the second half. The Milwaukee Bucks are short-handed but at least showed a little fight.

April 17, 2010 | AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hawks ready for opening round vs. Bucks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are feeling good and eager to show what they can really do in the playoffs.

April 16, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Heyward, Prado lead braves past Padres

SAN DIEGO - After the way they were pounded here on Monday, the Atlanta Braves will gladly head home with a 3-3 record on a West Coast trip.

April 15, 2010 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

With LeBron a spectator, Hawks beat Cavs 99-83

ATLANTA - In what passed for nothing more than an exhibition game, rookie Jeff Teague set career highs with 24 points and 15 assists and the Atlanta Hawks cruised past the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers 99-83 in a regular-season finale Wednesday night that had plenty of star power - on the bench.

April 14, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hendrick signs Kayne for 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hendrick Motorsports isn't scheduled to have an open seat in its lineup until 2012.

April 14, 2010 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports

GSU's Moye named SoCon pitcher of the week

SPARTANBURG, S.C.-Andy Moye of Georgia Southern and Chris Patterson of Appalachian State have been selected as the league's Co-Pitchers of the Week for all games from April 5-11. This is the second honor for the junior right-handed pitcher in two weeks from the league's office.

Moye (Alpharetta, Ga.) pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in Georgia Southern's 4-0 shutout of Elon on Sunday afternoon. The junior right-hander improved to 4-3 on the season as he scattered three hits, all singles, and only allowed one base runner to reach third base. Moye struck out eight Elon hitters ...

April 13, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Walking Sunday with Phil & Tiger

AUGUSTA – A perfect storm of historic circumstances has all led to this epic finale. It's Sunday at the 2010 Masters, and this is my running (well, briskly walking) journal following the final two pairings – Tiger Woods (-8) and K.J. Choi (-8), trailed by the leaders, Lee Westwood (-12) and Phil Mickelson (-11).

April 12, 2010 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

My Take: The kid, the staff, and the search for redemption

It's been a while since a 20-year-old, seven-hole hitting right fielder got as much attention as Braves rookie Jason Heyward has gotten since spring training started up and on through his first-career at-bat which was good for three RBIs and an abrupt homer.

April 12, 2010 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Padres roll past Braves

SAN DIEGO - Will Venable's two-run homer highlighted a 10-run fourth inning and Kyle Blanks homered, doubled and drove in a career-high five runs as the San Diego Padres routed the Atlanta Braves 17-2 in their home opener on Monday.

April 12, 2010 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Mickelson wins Masters and gets long embrace

AUGUSTA - Even sweeter than Phil Mickelson slipping into another green jacket was seeing his wife waiting for him behind the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National with tears streaming down her face.

April 11, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

The roars start a day early at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Lee Westwood heard the ground-shaking roars for just about everyone but him on a Saturday that sounded an awful lot like Sunday at the Masters.

April 10, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

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The five factors box score says big plays won

Let's be honest, did anyone really think Georgia Southern was going to beat Georgia Tech?

October 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Dan Quinn returns with high-flying Falcons to face Seahawks

SEATTLE - When Dan Quinn left Seattle for his opportunity to be an NFL head coach in Atlanta, he wanted to create an identity unique to ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Stunner between the hedges: Vandy upsets Georgia 17-16

ATHENS, Ga. - Derek Mason finally picked up the sort of victory that should ease some of the heat on the Vanderbilt coach.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Indians edge Blue Jays 2-1, take 2-0 lead in ALCS

CLEVELAND - Josh Tomlin baffled Blue Jays batters for nearly six innings and Andrew Miller blew them away as the Cleveland Indians edged Toronto 2-1 on ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Carl Edwards feels pressure for first win at home track

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Carl Edwards generally loves the two races a year at Kansas Speedway.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Former Auburn star Quentin Groves dies in sleep at age 32

AUBURN, Ala. - Former Auburn football star Quentin Groves, who played defensive end for the Tigers from 2004-07 and shares the program record for sacks, has ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Swish: Cavaliers re-sign shooting guard J.R. Smith

CLEVELAND - J.R. Smith can being launching away for the Cavaliers.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Kyle Busch wins third straight Xfinity race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kyle Busch continued his dominance of the Xfinity Series at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Kevin Ellison looks to carry his team over Power 5 foe Georgia Tech

Kevin Ellison did not grow up a Georgia Tech fan. For that matter Ellison did not grow up as a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs ...

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Eagles look for big rebound against Tech

When you glance at the Georgia Tech stat sheet it looks like a typographical error.

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Kids unafraid of Cubs curse

CHICAGO - Kaitlin Reap didn't listen when her dad tried to warn her about the lifetime of misery waiting for her if she cheered for ...

October 13, 2016 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports

Piercy sets course record at Silverado and takes lead

NAPA, Calif. - Scott Piercy began the new PGA Tour season by pouring in putts and setting the course record at Silverado, a 10-under 62 for ...

October 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Tiger comeback turns into Tiger tease

NAPA, Calif. - The Tiger comeback has become the Tiger tease.

October 11, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Dogs I've known - Part Doo

A couple of years ago I wrote a column on some of the famous and infamous dogs that have passed through my life. Right after ...

October 11, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

A quick fix is possible for GS

For the first time in nearly three years, the Georgia Southern Eagles are riding back-to-back losses.

October 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

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