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Braves shut down Mets

ATLANTA- Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in three runs, rookie Tommy Hanson pitched seven innings and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight, beating the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.

September 15, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Give Georgia Tech's A-backs an "A" for production

ATLANTA - Roddy Jones is used to the question - what position do you play? - and the inevitable follow-up when he tells someone that he's an A-back.

September 15, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Joe Cox endures rocky start for Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga. - Joe Cox's health has been such a popular topic this month that Georgia coach Mark Richt thought Tuesday might be a good time for the quarterback to have some fun with the situation.

September 15, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Sophomore DB Laron Scott - Presented by The University Store

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September 15, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Weekly whatup: 9.14.09

I was afraid of that.

September 14, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons off to good start

ATLANTA - For one week at least, the Falcons answered all those questions about their defense.There were never any doubts about Tony Gonzalez.Atlanta's new tight end hauled in a touchdown pass and became the 21st player in NFL history with 11,000 yards receiving, helping the Falcons beat the mistake-prone Miami Dolphins 19-7 Sunday.Gonzalez caught five passes for a team-high 73 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown that was set up by Mike Peterson's interception. He made the catch in the flats, cut to the inside while shoving away Yeremiah Bell with his left hand, picked up ...

September 14, 2009 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons ready to kick things off

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons traded experience for youth when they rebuilt their defense.And the young squad will be tested early.The Falcons play the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's season opener. The Dolphins, led by running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, ranked 11th in the NFL in rushing last season. The Falcons, on the other hand, were 25th against the run."We are a very young defense," said coach Mike Smith. "We got significantly younger this year and we are going to be playing a lot of players that have three years or less in terms ...

September 13, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger out in front heading to final round

LEMONT, Ill. - Tiger Woods started with a bogey. His best shot led to a par.It turned out to be his best round of the year.Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill and blew away the field Saturday in the BMW Championship with a 9-under 62 that gave him a seven-shot lead."After I got past the first hole I was doing all right," Woods said. "It was one of those days that kind of built upon itself."Brandt Snedeker finished with four straight birdies for a 66 and will play with Woods ...

September 13, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Georgia squeaks past Gamecocks

ATHENS, Ga. - Rennie Curran broke up a fourth-down pass at the goal line with 22 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Georgia held off South Carolina 41-37 in a wild game Saturday night.The nearly four-hour contest wasn't decided until Curran, a linebacker, batted down Stephen Garcia's final throw on fourth-and-4 at the Georgia 7.The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) avoided their first 0-2 start since 1996. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1) was hurt by a blocked extra point after its final touchdown, which prevented the Gamecocks from going for a tying field goal at the end.The goal-line ...

September 13, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Evil Genius? Spurrier just another coach for Dogs

ATHENS, Ga. - There was a time when Georgia fans would've been looking forward to this game like no other, largely because of the coach on the other sideline.

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




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


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Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ...

June 17, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta secures first ever victory

In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

June 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at ...

June 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

CLEVELAND - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe and ...

June 15, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont returns US Open reputation as toughest test

OAKMONT, Pa. - Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont.

June 14, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NHL will go to Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.

June 14, 2016 | By GREG BEACHUM AP Hockey Writer | Sports


Warriors still confident of winning second straight title

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his ...

June 14, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oakmont ready to show its teeth at U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth saw a different Oakmontthan the course he first played six weeks ago.

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


Rio mayor's star rose, and now is falling, with Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Just a year ago, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes was hailed by Olympic Committee executives as the driving force behind ...

June 13, 2016 | By MAURICIO SAVARESE Associated Press | Sports


Hooligans running wild at Euro 2016

PARIS - Don't be fooled by the wacky names like "Music Hall," ''Happy Guys" or "Aliens", highly-trained Russian hooligan groups are as nasty as they ...

June 13, 2016 | By JEROME PUGMIRE Associated Press | Sports


US reaches Copa America quarters with 1-0 win over Paraguay

PHILADELPHIA - The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America, getting a first-half goal from Clint Dempsey and surviving DeAndre Yedlin's early ...

June 11, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Close, but not quite for Tormenta

June 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Creator pulls upset win in Belmont

NEW YORK - The finish was dramatic, even without a Triple Crown on the line.

June 11, 2016 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer | Sports


Berger shoots 1-under 69 to keep lead at St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Daniel Berger has yet to win on the PGA Tour. He's confident enough to believe that's just a matter of time ...

June 11, 2016 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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