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Yellow Jackets swarm past Duke

ATLANTA - Ra'Sean Dickey scored a season-high 21 points, Javaris Crittenton made two key baskets down the stretch and Georgia Tech held on for a rare win over No. 11 Duke, beating the Blue Devils 74-63 on Wednesday night.

January 25, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dogs clobber Carolina at Stegeman

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia attacked with its 3-point shooting in the first half and then scored inside in the final 20 minutes while beating South Carolina 80-56 on Wednesday night to end a four-game losing streak.

January 25, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Middle schools winding down basketball season

Portal Middle

January 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Biffle credits Earnhardt for surviving fiery December crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Greg Biffle was cruising around Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 204 mph when his tire exploded, sending him crashing into the wall. Knocked unconscious, he dislocated his right shoulder and briefly had blurred vision.

January 25, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


3-AA Softball names all-region team

The 2006 All-Region team for Region 3-AA was announced on Wednesday.

January 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Girls Athlete of the Week

When starting point guard Kittrella Mikell went down with an injury early in the year, Statesboro's girls basketball team needed someone to step up.

January 24, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


The ‘Iron Man’ returns to help Yates Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ricky Rudd might end up being exactly what Robert Yates needed to save his struggling race team.

January 24, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week

It's hard to get SEB's James Scott out of position.

January 24, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Ripken, Gwynn elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Mark McGwire fell far short in his first try for the Hall of Fame, picking by 23.5 percent of voters while Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. easily gained baseball's highest honor.

January 24, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: BA dominates second half

The boys basketball team of Bulloch Academy used aggressive defense and unselfish play on the offensive end to outscore Trinity Christian School by 25 points in the second half on the way to a 61-32 victory Tuesday night in Dublin.

January 24, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Petrino hired to bring balance to Vick, Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino's introduction as the Atlanta Falcons coach Monday also served to introduce the new coach to the problems he'll be asked to solve in the Michael Vick-led offense.

January 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Lady Eagles fall to red-hot UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C - UNC Greensboro made nine 3-pointers on the way to shooting 64.3 percent from behind the arc as the Spartans defeated Georgia Southern 80-55 at Fleming Gymnasium Monday night.

January 24, 2007 | | Sports


New Falcons coach faces big challenges on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino turned basketball-crazy Louisville into a national college football power in four years, so perhaps his next challenge with the Atlanta Falcons may not seem so imposing.

January 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week: James Scott

It's hard to get SEB's James Scott out of position.

January 24, 2007 | | Sports


The SEC bites back as Gators win crown

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Not even close.

January 24, 2007 | By BEN WALKER AP National Writer | Sports


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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


Niagra Falls possible home for Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential future home of theBuffalo Bills.

April 10, 2014 | By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Masters full of anticipation, mystery

AUGUSTA - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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