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Gailey interviews with Dolphins

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Monday that he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins and was waiting to hear if he was still a candidate to replace Nick Saban.

January 23, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech's Calvin Johnson enters NFL draft

ATLANTA - For Calvin Johnson, this was a no-brainer.

January 23, 2007 | The ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Too big to call it a bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A new era of college football begins tonight with No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Florida playing a game that's grown too big to be called a bowl.

January 22, 2007 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Petrino headed to ATL

ATLANTA - Louisville coach Bobby Petrino agreed Sunday to become the new coach of the Atlanta Falcons, moving to the NFL less than a week after Jim Mora's firing.

January 22, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA postpones games due to slippery floor

Bulloch Academy's parquet basketball court is a sight to behold, but extremely high humidity Friday night turned sections of it as slick as glass.

January 21, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


SC sweeps SEB

BROOKLET - The Screven County Gamecocks survived a fight Friday night in Brooklet. In the end, it would come down to turnovers, and Southeast Bulloch had just too many of them.

January 21, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP cbishop@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Portal boys win big

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers took on the Jenkins County Eagles in a double-header on Friday, and while the Lady Panthers could not soar with the Eagles, the boys cruised to an easy 76-53 win to cap off the night.

January 21, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS Special to the Herald | Sports


Area hoops action heats up as region schedules get underway

This weekend marks the beginning of the heart of high school basketball's region schedule. While many teams have played a few scattered region contests, the schedule from here on out will be predominantly region contests. With a slew of games scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, here's a breakdown of how each team feels headed into the region season.

January 19, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Choi leads crowd at Mercedes Championship

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Every player walked off the 18th green Thursday and deposited an autographed golf ball into the new FedExCup trophy that will be awarded at the end of the season.

January 19, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No doubt: L.T. named MVP

ASSOCIATED PRESS

January 19, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Saban splits for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban landed to chants of ''Roll Tide,'' then stepped off the airplane and made the long trek across the tarmac to greet throngs of screaming Alabama fans.

January 18, 2007 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mercedes starts off another PGA season

KAPALUA, Hawaii - The start of another PGA Tour season looks like any other.

January 18, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tech starts strong, ends weak

ATLANTA - Once again, Georgia Tech found a way to start the season strong, then come to a disappointing finish.

January 18, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Strong finish has Richt hopeful

Georgia got a chance to see how the other half lives. Now, after knocking off three straight ranked teams to end the season, coach Mark Richt believes the Bulldogs are positioned to make another championship run in 2007.

January 18, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Athlete of the Week

Eric Ferguson

January 18, 2007 | From staff reports | 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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