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Jurrjens dominant, Braves creep closer to Rockies

ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens pitched seven outstanding innings, Chipper Jones homered and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 4-0 Monday night for their 15th win in 17 games, a stretch that has lifted them into playoff contention with less than a week to go in the regular season.

September 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson wins the title, Tiger takes the cup

ATLANTA - No matter how much they tinker with the FedEx Cup, there's never going to be a system that pleases everyone.

September 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In The Pits: Johnson assailing NASCAR record books

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Oh boy, another easy victory for Jimmie Johnson.

September 28, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Braves crush Nats, win fifth straight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tommy Hanson is a major reason why the Atlanta Braves are closing the season with a flourish. They're going to need more than Hanson's help to get into the playoffs.The rookie pitched seven innings Saturday for his 11th win, Yunel Escobar drove in three runs and the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.Atlanta pulled within three games of NL wild card-leading Colorado, which was scheduled to play St. Louis later in the day. The Braves (84-70) have won 13 of 15 and are 50-30 since June 27 ...

September 27, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Tech runs over #22 Tar Heels

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets didn't like falling out of the Top 25 with their first loss, so they made a point with a lopsided victory against another ranked opponent.Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and Georgia Tech held the ball for 42 minutes, its highest total in 13 years, to beat No. 22 North Carolina 24-7 on Saturday.Georgia Tech was ranked No. 14 before its 33-17 loss at Miami last week."I think a lot of people had written us off," said Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who made sure his players heard the ...

September 27, 2009 | CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


#21 Bulldogs slide by Arizona State

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Blair Walsh kicked a 37-yard field goal on the final play and No. 21 Georgia escaped an upset, beating Arizona State 20-17 Saturday on another big night for A.J. Green.Green caught eight passes for 153 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown in the first quarter that sparked Georgia to an early 14-3 lead. After the Sun Devils rallied, the sophomore receiver played a little defense - getting his left elbow on Bobby Wenzig's 38-yard field goal attempt that could have put the Sun Devils ahead with 4:21 remaining.Green, who had a career-best 159 yards ...

September 27, 2009 | PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


O'Hair takes 1-shot lead over Woods, others

ATLANTA - Sean O'Hair knew he would need some help from Tiger Woods to win the FedEx Cup. He got more than he expected.

September 24, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP GOLF WRITER | Sports


College Football Hall of Fame has new home in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Plagued by low attendance in South Bend, the College Football Hall of Fame hopes to get a boost in visitors after it moves to new $50 million facility next to Centennial Olympic Park.

September 24, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Chapple, GSU prep for Riddle & the high-powered Elon offense

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September 24, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Ryan looking forward to homecoming

FLOWERY BRANCH - There's no question Boston is Tom Brady's town, but another favorite son is returning for what he hopes will be a successful homecoming.Former Boston College standout Matt Ryan returns to Foxborough on Sunday as a rising star for the Atlanta Falcons, who will face Brady's New England Patriots.Ryan, the 2008 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, has enjoyed a strong start for the 2-0 Falcons and is coming off his first career game with three touchdown passes.Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli predicted on Wednesday that Ryan's No. 2 jersey "will be everywhere ...

September 23, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports




Meet the Eagles: Sophomore Safety Derek Heyden

'Meet the Eagles' is part of our summer lineup at statesboroherald.com. Each week, we'll get to know a different Eagle.

September 23, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves slip past Mets 3-1

NEW YORK - Jair Jurrjens dominated a feeble New York Mets lineup again and Yunel Escobar hit a two-run single, sending the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.

September 22, 2009 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech looks to bounce back this weekend

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson insists he doesn't care that Georgia Tech's first loss of the season knocked the Yellow Jackets out of the Top 25."This time of year the poll doesn't mean anything," Johnson said Tuesday.The coach is much more concerned about his team's poor play at the end of its stretch of three games in 12 days, including games on back-to-back Thursday nights - a narrow win over Clemson, followed by last week's 33-17 loss at Miami.Johnson said the loss revealed problems that must be fixed as Georgia Tech prepares to face No ...

September 22, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports




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Tigers trample Tech

ATLANTA - Deshaun Watson and No. 5 Clemson finally turned in the performance everyone was expecting, totally dominating Georgia Tech in the first half on the ...

September 22, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dustin Johnson keeps right on rolling at East Lake

ATLANTA - Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open champion ...

September 22, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Week five Prep Capsules

Statesboro (0-4) @ Appling County (2-1) - 7:30, Womack Field, SHS leads series 6-0, Last meeting SHS won 29-28, 1989

September 21, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tech looks to wreck Tigers

ATLANTA - With an ACC showdown looming, Clemson is still lacking the sort of performance that would show it's capable of making another run at ...

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


ACC faces hurdles in picking title game site

RALEIGH, N.C. - There's a lot for the Atlantic Coast Conference to sort out between now and December - on and off the field.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


SEC rookie QBs enjoying wins, early success

ATHENS, Ga. - Three precocious passers are trying to prove it's now possible for true freshmen quarterbacks to win big in the Southeastern Conference.

September 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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