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NASCAR tries to avoid another Talladega disaster

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Michael Waltrip pulled up to the back of Jimmie Johnson's car, settled in on his bumper and shoved him all the way around Talladega Superspeedway as the two drivers worked on a strategy for NASCAR's fastest race track.

October 31, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Hawks block Wizards, win 100-89

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 20 points and reached a blocked shots milestone, and the Atlanta Hawks held off Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards 100-89 on Friday night.

October 30, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Busch crew chief Addington confused by firing

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Kyle Busch celebrated 12 wins with crew chief Steve Addington, including a comeback victory last year at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 30, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Party fouls heat up at the 'Cocktail Party'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Between Georgia's end-zone celebration and Florida's last-minute timeouts, the game formerly known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" has been taken up a notch.

October 30, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports




Burnett, Texeira, Matsui help Yankees tie Series

NEW YORK - The Yankees waited six long years for this.

October 30, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Bulldogs trying to keep pace in SEC

ATHENS, Ga. - When Aron White was being recruited by Georgia, he had a perception of the program that was shared by many."I viewed Georgia as one of those top teams," said White, a third-year sophomore who plays tight end for the Bulldogs. "They were always in the chase if not right there winning it."Over the past few seasons, that impression has changed a bit. The Southeastern Conference is ruled by defending national champion Florida, Alabama and LSU. Georgia has slipped to that next tier of teams, and there seems to be more concern between the hedges about being ...

October 29, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Jackets looking to run wild on Vandy

ATLANTA - Bobby Johnson may know more about Paul Johnson's spread option offense than any other head coach in the nation.That could be bad news for Paul Johnson and No. 11 Georgia Tech - but only if Bobby Johnson has enough time to pass his knowledge to his Vanderbilt players.The former Southern Conference coaching rivals will meet for the ninth time when Georgia Tech plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Georgia Tech (7-1) brings a five-game winning streak into Nashville, while Vanderbilt (2-6) has lost four straight.An equalizer could be Bobby Johnson's familiarity with the Georgia Tech ...

October 29, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tebow poised to break Walker's SEC TD record against Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Hall of Famer Herschel Walker and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow first met at the 2007 Heisman Trophy presentation.

October 28, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith considering changes as Falcons chase Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are facing their biggest test of the season as they hope to get back in the NFC South race.

October 28, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'I hate tennis': Agassi's book adds to his tale

So much of Andre Agassi's life has been spent in the public eye - the various highs and lows, on and off the court, during his transformation from tennis brat to elder statesman - that it was possible to wonder how much more there was to be said about it all.

October 28, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: BA takes aim at region title Friday

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October 28, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jackets using big drives to beat opponents

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is making a run at the ACC championship by holding the ball longer than any team in the nation.Coach Paul Johnson's spread option attack has quick-strike potential with five scoring plays longer than 50 yards this season. But lately the No. 11 Yellow Jackets have been wearing down defenses with long, clock-draining possessions.Georgia Tech's knockout punch in its 34-9 win at Virginia last week was its 18-play, 82-yard TD drive in the third quarter. The drive lasted almost 11 minutes.Tech held the ball more than 42 minutes against both Virginia and North ...

October 27, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No love lost between Bulldogs and Gators

ATHENS, Ga. - The picture hangs all over Georgia's training facility. The Bulldogs get to see it when they're changing into their uniforms, when they're lifting weights, when they're heading off to meetings.Urban Meyer, his hands raised in a T.Timeout, Florida."It definitely motivates you," said Georgia quarterback Joe Cox, looking ahead to Saturday's game against the top-ranked Gators. "No one likes to be embarrassed like that."The Bulldogs are still a bit miffed at the Florida coach for calling two timeouts in the final minute of last year's 49-10 blowout, a ploy ...

October 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Peterson injury opens starting role for McKinnon

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus, putting his season and perhaps his 10-year run ...

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Vegas feels like $10 million even if he likely won't win it

ATLANTA - Jhonattan Vegas doesn't have a realistic chance of claiming the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus even if he wins the Tour Championship.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Brady-less Patriots an underdog at home to Texans

OUCH!

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Dreams' Elizabeth Williams wins WNBA's most improved player award

NEW YORK - Nneka Ogwumike put up career numbers this season for Los Angeles and was arguably the most consistent impact player in the league.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles aim for fewer flags, better execution

Just like any team in the country, Georgia Southern is looking to improve as the college football season moves into its fourth week of play.

September 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL already feeling the hurt

From the top of the NFL to the bottom of the heap, teams are already feeling the pain.

September 19, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Luck = perspiration + preparation!... I don't think so

For those of you reading who believe you can control every little thing in your life, this isn't for you.

September 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


A note of caution to the offense: stay in your lane

"If it ain't broke don't fix it" is a grossly overused cliche in today's world of sports, which is why it pains ...

September 18, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Southern breaks attendance record

By MIKE ANTHONY

September 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Just a block away

By MIKE ANTHONY

September 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Dwyane Wade bikes with police to promote unity in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade still plans to do plenty of talking about the need for societal change, a quest that became even more personal for ...

September 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jones wins Xfinity race; Sieg, Koch earn final Chase spots

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Erik Jones won the Truck Series title last year and is headed to Sprint Cup next year.

September 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


GT bracing for power runs from Vandy's Webb

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's relentless spread-option attack with its triple-option potential is known for causing sleepless nights for defensive coordinators.

September 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


Smart, Odom make their SEC coaching debuts

COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 16 Georgia's visit to Missouri features two first-year coaches making their Southeastern Conference debuts.

September 16, 2016 | By JADE WASHBURN Associated Press | Sports


Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press | Sports


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