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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


'Mystique' meets Manning in AFC title game

INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Dungy calls it ''the Patriots Mystique'' and acknowledges it's something he and the Indianapolis Colts have to overcome to get to their first Super Bowl.

February 05, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Smith loses cool, Hawks lose game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Hawks thought they were headed in the right direction, riding a three-game winning streak and starting to get healthy.

February 05, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Gamecocks charge back

Screven County's girls basketball team used a dominating stretch of basketball to secure a 56-30 home win over Josey on Saturday.

February 05, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Eagles host ASU today

The Georgia Southern women's basketball squad will try to snap a four-game skid today, as it hosts Appalachian State with a 5 p.m. tipoff at Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Valdosta State's Hatcher coming to GSU

Georgia Southern has found its man.

February 03, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Gators bruise way to victory

It was a bruising, physical game of street ball with bodies flying on the floor, against the walls and in the stands. A total of 43 fouls were called in the controlled affray but Bulloch Academy fought its way to a 66-47 victory over Memorial Day School.

February 03, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Georgia Tech awaits verdict on Dolphins coach search

ATLANTA - With at least one report from Florida listing him as one of two finalists to be named head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Chan Gailey was still on the job at Georgia Tech Thursday.

February 02, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves won’t let shaky bullpen hold them back in 2007

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves used to flop in the playoffs because of a shaky bullpen. Last season, a ghastly group of relievers was a big reason the team didn't even make it to the postseason after 14 straight division titles.

February 02, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick’s water bottle raises suspicion at Miami airport

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick's bruised public image has taken another blow, and this one could send the Atlanta Falcons' star quarterback to an NFL-mandated substance abuse program.

February 02, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves trade LaRoche for closer Gonzalez

PITTSBURGH - After two months of trying, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally landed a deal for Atlanta power hitter Adam LaRoche on Wednesday when they agreed to acquire the first baseman for left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez.

February 01, 2007 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Girls athlete of the week: Eason sparking Panthers

When the Lady Panthers of Portal get in some trouble and need a spark off the bench, they turn to sophomore guard Kanesha Eason.

February 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Bulloch Academy boys, girls both win

Senior guard Kacie Lanier poured in 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Bulloch Academy pummel Edmund Burke 47-17 in GISA Region 2-AA action Tuesday night.

January 31, 2007 | By Rahn Hutcheson Special to the Herald | Sports


Fastbreak: Statesboro's boys even record with win

Statesboro's boys basketball team got back to .500 with a 67-42 road win over Lakeside-Evans Tuesday night.

January 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


NASCAR legend Benny Parsons dies at age 65

Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.

January 31, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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MLS franchise coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Speith hungry for more at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.

April 16, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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