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UGA rallys to upset Kentucky in OT, 78-69

ATHENS - Takais Brown scored 20 points, Sundiata Gaines had 19 and Georgia overcame a 17-point deficit to hand Kentucky its second straight Southeastern Conference loss, beating the Wildcats 78-69 in overtime Wednesday night.

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


Portal Middle advances, 48-26

The boys basketball team of Portal Middle School advanced to the semi-finals of the regional tournament Wednesday with a 48-26 win over Claxton Middle.

February 08, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Boys athlete of the week: Justin Houston

Few players mean more to their team than Justin Houston does to the Statesboro Blue Devils.

February 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Fastbreak: GSU women drop sixth straight

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Georgia Southern women's basketball team produced a late second-half rally to close the gap to 10 points, but Chattanooga held off the Lady Eagle effort, winning its third consecutive game, 78-63, Monday night at Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena.

February 06, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Parcells leaves Cowboys, rides off into sunset

IRVING, Texas - Bill Parcells could have returned to the Dallas Cowboys for one more shot at becoming the first coach to lead three teams into the Super Bowl.

February 06, 2007 | By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NASCAR to place emphasis on winning, widen Chase field

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne won a series-high five races during NASCAR's regular season, yet barely qualified for the championship chase because of a points system that has long rewarded consistency over winning.

February 06, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Langston Chapel Middle splits in title games

EFFINGHAM - Langston Chapel Middle School brought its boys and girls basketball teams to the Coastal Empire Middle School Regional Championship in Effingham on Monday night, and while the boys brought the trophy back to Statesboro after a heart pounder, the Lady Blue Devils fell short.

February 06, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS Special to the Herald | Sports


Jackson doesn't pass on chance to run point

Portal head football coach Justin Chester remembers it well. During the week leading up to his team's regular season finale with Jenkins County, the Panthers and the Portal athletic program were dealt a blow they never saw coming.

February 06, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Colts win shootout after trailing by 18

INDIANAPOLIS - A comeback, a drive, a legacy. And, yes - finally - Peyton Manning gets his Super Bowl trip. So does Tony Dungy.

February 05, 2007 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Chicago throttles New Orleans 39-14, silences doubters

CHICAGO - Relax, Chicago. Rex Grossman and Da Bears are indeed good enough for this Super Bowl, and they've already made it a historic one.

February 05, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Pinewood Christian is too much for BA

For the second consecutive night, the Bulloch Academy boys had an aggressive, physical battle on their hands.

February 05, 2007 | By Rahn Hutcheson Special to the Herald | Sports


Hoffman wins Bob Hope Classic on playoff birdie

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - Charley Hoffman rammed in a 4-foot birdie putt to beat John Rollins on the first hole of a playoff in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic on Sunday, wrapping up a wind-swept round that took its toll on most of the players.

February 05, 2007 | By KEN PETERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Controversial calls end UGA’s conference win streak

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ronald Steele's final shot with the game on the line was far from pretty - an awkward leaner even he didn't think would go in.

February 05, 2007 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bears, Saints find themselves in unfamiliar territory

CHICAGO - Two decades and forever. That's the time span between trips to the Super Bowl for the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

February 05, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Tar Heels pull away from Yellow Jackets

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tyler Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 4 North Carolina held Georgia Tech to its lowest-scoring game of the season in a 77-61 victory Saturday night.

February 05, 2007 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

April 15, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Ferguson: Musings from the Masters

AUGUSTA - The moment doesn't get much bigger than this - a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

April 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


One year since bombings

BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

April 15, 2014 | By DENISE LEVOIE Associated Press | Sports


MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut

NEW YORK - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

April 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Bubba Watson's reach extend out of Athens?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and - in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts - Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

April 14, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to bolster profile

ATLANTA - Steve Koonin has cheered on the Atlanta Hawks surrounded by thousands of empty seats. He's cheered them on when the place was rockin'.

April 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of staging emotional outbursts to mask difficulty in answering a barrage of probing questions.

April 14, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree at the Masters

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Haas heads up first round

AUGUSTA - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

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


Couples continues to find fountain of youth at Augusta

He walks up the 17th fairway at Augusta National uncomfortably upright, his hands clutched to both ends of a 7-iron that stretches toward the sky behind his head. He rocks the club from one hip to the other, bending his back side-to-side as he grimaces.

April 10, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized - then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.

April 10, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


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