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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 | 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 Each week, we'll get to know a different Eagle.

September 23, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | 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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Cubs fans celebrate team's 1st World Series berth since 1945

CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs fans waited 71 years to celebrate a return to the World Series.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

NEW YORK - Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Gators fall to four seed with loss to PCA

Down three of their best players, BA succumbed their worst loss of the season in what was the biggest game of the season.

October 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Yellow Jackets all over Groves

BROOKLET – After a sluggish start, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets asserted themselves against an overmatched Groves team on their way to a 49-6 win at ...

October 21, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Sports

NMSU Aggies still focused on building winning culture

Winning is hard, and having to teach players to win makes it more difficult.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Georgia Southern's Breida looking to break loose

It has been a tough year statistically for the top two running backs in the Sun Belt Conference.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Eagles look to snap losing streak out West

Georgia Southern football - players and coaches alike - is now in uncharted territory.

October 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Statesboro seeks first win against Phoenix

Barely four days removed from being shutout by Ware County, Statesboro now faces their second region opponent in New Hampstead - who hasn't played a ...

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Statesboro to host state playoffs

For the second time in the young program's history, Statesboro High School volleyball will host a state playoff game.

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Georgia Southern: The good and the bad t

Georgia Southern hasn't yet hit the panic button on its 2016 season, but at this point, you have to figure that everyone at least ...

October 17, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Sherman gets away with one as flags mar Sunday's football

Unlike most of last season, officials hadn't been the focal point of NFL games until Sunday. Then, Jeff Triplette's crew got in the ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion this year

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools.

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Harvick advances in Chase as others struggle at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After departing the celebration in victory lane at Kansas on Sunday, Kevin Harvick reflected on how his Stewart-Haas Racing team always seems ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tyson Gay, thousands in vigil for sprinter's slain daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay's ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Penn State lawyer: Ex-coach 'walked away' from child abuse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A Penn State lawyer on Monday turned claims in a civil lawsuit against a former coach who offered key testimony against Jerry Sandusky ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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