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Statesboro's Nic Lanier is the go-to guy. That's saying something when the Blue Devils consistently hand the ball off to five or six running backs a game.

October 10, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Devils end drought

Statesboro broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the fourth, then held on for a 6-3 win over the Academy of Richmond County Tuesday at Mill Creek.

October 10, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Panthers shutout CHS

PORTAL - Ariel "Red" Lanier's bases-loaded, three-run double in the fourth inning gave the Portal Lady Panthers (5-4) a 5-0 lead and the Claxton Lady Tigers could not climb back as Kaylie Howell pitched a three-hit shutout and PHS got a 7-0 Region 3-A win Tuesday.

October 10, 2007 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Playoff hopes slim, but still possible

ATLANTA - Third baseman Chipper Jones would love for the Atlanta Braves to squeak into the postseason in the final week of the season.

October 09, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Petrino to punish Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - DeAngelo Hall faces ''substantial discipline'' that may include a suspension following his meltdown on the field and on the sideline against Carolina.

October 09, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves rally late

ATLANTA - After manager Ned Yost lost his cool, the Milwaukee Brewers lost more ground in the NL Central.

October 08, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Falcons come close again

ATLANTA - Joey Harrington earned plenty of cheers from all those Atlanta fans wearing Michael Vick jerseys. It wasn't enough to give the Falcons their first win without No. 7.

October 08, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia slips past Tide in overtime

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Mikey Henderson caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford in overtime to lift No. 22 Georgia to a 26-23 victory over No. 16 Alabama on Saturday night.

October 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wahoos wow Tech

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Jameel Sewell had just finished a forgettable series, completing two passes to receivers who got hammered for 1-yard gains and throwing another that bounced high off a receiver's hands and almost got intercepted.

October 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves beat Brewers in extras

ATLANTA - Francisco Cordero rarely gives up homers - especially with his Brewers one out from a win. Rickie Weeks rarely bobbles easy grounders.

October 08, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


BA rips Bethesda, 36-7

Bulloch Academy senior quarterback Jordan Walker ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Gators blasted Bethesda Day School 36-7 Friday night at Gator Alley.

October 07, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


Jenkins falls late to Schley, 14-7

MILLEN – The Jenkins County Eagles entered Friday night more than prepared for the visiting Wildcats from Schley County. However, the Eagles turned out to be their own worst enemy, as constant penalties and a very costly turnover lead to a 14-7 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats.

October 07, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Swainsboro stomps SEB, 48-7

SWAINSBORO - Rashad James completed 16 passes for 269 yards and 5 touchdowns as the Swainsboro Tigers stomped the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 48-7 Friday.

October 07, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Screven opens region with 34-7 win

Screven County broke open a close game with 20 points in the final six minutes to earn a 34-7 road win over Westside-Augusta in the Region 3-AA opener for the Gamecocks.

October 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Devils demolish Wayne County, 35-6

Statesboro had no problems Friday night with visiting Wayne County at Womack Field. The Blue Devils (3-0, 2-0) jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 35-6 victory to stay undefeated.

October 07, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

October 20, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Getting World Serious

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

October 20, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


SEC could benefit from latest upsets

The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.

October 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


McDowell loses in Match Play, Stenson rallies

ASH, England - Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday.

October 16, 2014 | By BERNIE McGUIRE Associated Press | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Brady not who Jets need to see

In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.

October 15, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Royals sweep ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Crown these Royals the American League champions.

October 15, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Extra innings again

SAN FRANCISCO - Once the Giants finally got a bunt down, the rest was easy.

October 14, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


US looks to Ryder Cup task force

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

October 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity.

October 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Psychologist says Pistorius a 'broken man'

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing.

October 13, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Playoff committee staying quiet

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck takes what he calls a lawyerly approach to talking about his involvement with the College Football Playoff selection committee.

October 13, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Royals take 2-0 series lead

BALTIMORE - The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.

October 12, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles 8-6 in ALCS

BALTIMORE - Alex Gordon hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.

October 11, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Watching Heisman race as season nears halfway mark

The Heisman Trophy race, much like the playoff chase, took a detour last weekend. The presumptive favorite, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, was unable to prevent his team from being upset. Dak Prescott emerged as a legitimate contender for Mississippi State and a couple of guys who were trending in September - Kenny Hill of Texas A&M and Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska - cooled off.

October 10, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Martin Laird takes the lead at Silverado

NAPA, Calif. - Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.

October 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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