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Giants sign pitcher Zito to 7-year, $126-million deal

NEW YORK - Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants reached a preliminary agreement on the largest contract for a pitcher in baseball history, a $126 million, seven-year deal.

January 12, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Gator Bowl could be Johnson’s last

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Calvin Johnson isn't saying much. He rarely does. But the Gator Bowl sure feels like his college farewell.

January 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Panthers split with Treutlen County

TWIN CITY - It was a tale of two halves for the Portal Panthers Thursday afternoon on Day 2 of the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament. The Panthers (9-2) exploded for 29 third-quarter points, opening the pivotal frame on a 19-2 run to beat Treutlen County 80-64.

January 12, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Both Portal teams fall at ECI tourney

By CHAD BISHOP

January 11, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Vick 'keeping it real' about Falcons' offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick didn't take back his criticisms of the Atlanta Falcons' inconsistent offense Wednesday, one day after coach Jim Mora said Vick's remarks were only the result of postgame frustrations following Sunday's loss to Carolina.

January 11, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Taylor makes most of senior season for UGA

ATLANTA - Tony Taylor was on the verge of star status for Georgia as he closed his 2003 sophomore season with a flourish.

January 11, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Blue Devils top ECI on hardwood

Statesboro head coach Lee Hill said he wanted his Blue Devils to play an up-tempo game Wednesday on Day 1 of the Emanuel County Institute. Hill got his wish

January 11, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Ochoa wins AP Female Athlete award in a landslide

Lorena Ochoa learned at an early age to aim high and not be afraid to fail.

January 10, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons' Mora under fire

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was a hot coach the last time Atlanta played at Philadelphia - the NFC championship game after the Falcons won the NFC South in 2004.

January 10, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


ECI Christmas Tournament tips-off today

Five area teams will begin play in the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament today. The boys of Statesboro and both the girls and boys of Metter and Portal will tip-off a three-day competition in a round-robin format looking to work out all the extra kinks before the heart of region play begins in January.

January 10, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Woods named Athlete of the Year

Tiger Woods had an answer for everything.

January 09, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NFL could have playoff team with losing record

When the Giants fell behind New Orleans 27-7 early in the fourth quarter Sunday, fans at Giants Stadium started flocking for the parking lot. Those who remained took up the chant that had started at halftime: ''Fire Coughlin!''

January 09, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Running out of options

ATLANTA - So much for leading the NFL in rushing the last three years.

January 09, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


The stoic and the stand out

Portal's two big men couldn't be more different. One has an eye for the three-pointer, playing with evident emotion and cockiness to the delight of the crowd. The other quietly works hard for his points, scoring via posting-up, crashing for the tough rebound, then dropping his head and running back down the court to play defense, rarely flashing a shy smile.

January 09, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


A look back at 2006

Another year, another Holiday and another 365 days of sports gone by.

January 08, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


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Rory, Tiger deliver at Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

July 17, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Young guns aim for title

HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

July 16, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


A's, Giants give Bay Area 1-2 punch

July 16, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC Network to launch, fans will be left in dark

July 16, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Talansky's tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Compound bow shooting tips

Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.

July 15, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


New course, new Tiger

HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dominant pitching could lead to lower mounds once again

MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nibali now strong favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | By JEROME PUBMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


72-year-old driver causes crash, raises questions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.

July 14, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Felix v. Wainwright

MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 14, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Plenty of topics at SEC media days

There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.

July 14, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lefty confident about links

HOYLAKE, England - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Germany wins World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

July 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Germany seeks to become 1st Euro team to win Cup on American soil

RIO DE JANEIRO - No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday's final against Argentina.

July 12, 2014 | By NESHA STARCEVIC | Sports


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