Statesboro's John Knox was named first team, and four other players from the area received honorable mention, when selections for the Georgia Sports Writers Association all-state football teams were released Friday.
The Statesboro Blue Devils ended their showing at the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament on a positive note, routing Treutlen County 74-47 Friday night. A 25-9 second quarter proved to be the difference and the Devils' defense held the Vikings to just 30.6 percent shooting.
NEW YORK - Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants reached a preliminary agreement on the largest contract for a pitcher in baseball history, a $126 million, seven-year deal.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Calvin Johnson isn't saying much. He rarely does. But the Gator Bowl sure feels like his college farewell.
TWIN CITY - It was a tale of two halves for the Portal Panthers Thursday afternoon on Day 2 of the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament. The Panthers (9-2) exploded for 29 third-quarter points, opening the pivotal frame on a 19-2 run to beat Treutlen County 80-64.
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FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick didn't take back his criticisms of the Atlanta Falcons' inconsistent offense Wednesday, one day after coach Jim Mora said Vick's remarks were only the result of postgame frustrations following Sunday's loss to Carolina.
ATLANTA - Tony Taylor was on the verge of star status for Georgia as he closed his 2003 sophomore season with a flourish.
Statesboro head coach Lee Hill said he wanted his Blue Devils to play an up-tempo game Wednesday on Day 1 of the Emanuel County Institute. Hill got his wish
Lorena Ochoa learned at an early age to aim high and not be afraid to fail.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was a hot coach the last time Atlanta played at Philadelphia - the NFC championship game after the Falcons won the NFC South in 2004.
Five area teams will begin play in the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament today. The boys of Statesboro and both the girls and boys of Metter and Portal will tip-off a three-day competition in a round-robin format looking to work out all the extra kinks before the heart of region play begins in January.
Tiger Woods had an answer for everything.
When the Giants fell behind New Orleans 27-7 early in the fourth quarter Sunday, fans at Giants Stadium started flocking for the parking lot. Those who remained took up the chant that had started at halftime: ''Fire Coughlin!''
ATLANTA - So much for leading the NFL in rushing the last three years.
RIP, "mid-major." It was a good run.
Georgia's turkey hunting season is only about a month away.
Baylor appears to be back on the right side of the bubble after a strong run over the past two weeks.
LONDON - For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games?
SOCHI, Russia - Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory.
SOCHI, Russia - Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday, and Canada delivered more bad news to the United States - yet another Olympic hockey defeat.
SOCHI - Canada won its fourth straight women's Olympic hockey title, breaking Thursday's pattern of first-time winners on the slopes and ice of the Sochi Games.
INDIANAPOLIS - This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.
CHICAGO - Northwestern University officials on Thursday countered a quarterback's allegations that the program places athletics over academics, urging a federal agency to deny a bid by the school's football players to form the firstcollege athletes' union in U.S. history.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered Thursday.
SOCHI - The United States' hockey team is getting exactly what it wanted. Another shot at Canada.
SOCHI - Cossack militia attacked Russia's Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists - who have feuded with Vladimir Putin's government for years - tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.
TAMPA, Fla. - Derek Jeter spoke for 25 minutes, 44 seconds and answered 26 questions about his decision to retire at the end of this season.
MIAMI (AP) - The legal options for offensive lineman Jonathan Martin may be limited under workplace discrimination and harassment laws because an NFL-ordered investigation found that neither Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin nor the Miami Dolphins' top executives knew about the bullying he endured, labor law experts say.
There are hundreds of small ponds in the Southeast Georgia area and thousands more around the state. Those waters account for nearly half of the recreational fishing done in Georgia and of course serve multiple purposes in many cases. Water for livestock and crop irrigation are the two most frequent uses of farm ponds other than for fishing.