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Harrington leads Tiger by 3 at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Padraig Harrington responded to a late charge by Tiger Woods with one of his own Saturday and shot a 3-under 67 at rain-softened Firestone to build a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

August 08, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

UGA looking at running back by committee

ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt isn't ready to predict the winner of Georgia's tailback competition. He won't even predict that one winner will emerge in the effort to replace first-round draft pick Knowshon Moreno.

Georgia fans, brace for a tailback-by-committee approach.

August 08, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Harrington holds onto lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Padraig Harrington broke par for the second straight day, something he hasn't done in four months. Two more days like that and it could lead to something he hasn't done in a year.Without a victory since the PGA Championship, Harrington treaded carefully across Firestone on Friday for a 1-under 69 that gave him a one-shot lead over Tim Clark going into the weekend at the Bridgestone Invitational.Harrington didn't put much stock into his opening round of 64, and he wasn't ready to declare himself the favorite to win his first World Golf ...

August 07, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Johnson wins Watkins Glen pole

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson will never have a better view at Watkins Glen International. He just hopes he can keep it.Johnson captured the first road-course pole of his career in qualifying Friday, turning a lap at 123.633 mph in 71.34 seconds over the 11-turn, 2.45-mile circuit to edge Kurt Busch for the top spot for Sunday."It's going to be nice to have a good view from the front," said the three-time defending Cup champion, who has never won a Cup road race. "It's going to boil down to track position ...

August 07, 2009 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Harrington takes 2-shot lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - In Phil Mickelson's return to the links, Padraig Harrington feels good enough about his swing to concentrate on his results, and it finally paid off Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational with a 6-under 64 for a two-shot lead.Harrington has not won a sanctioned tournament since last year at the PGA Championship, when he became the first European in history to win successive majors in the same season.The Irishman was about the only one not terribly excited."There's no relevance at all," he said. "It's just a round of golf."It was a good ...

August 06, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Falcons' Douglas lost for season with knee injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons' depth chart at wide receiver doesn't look much like coach Mike Smith planned.Smith confirmed Thursday that Harry Douglas will miss the season with a knee injury. Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White is in a contract holdout, and so suddenly the Falcons' three-receiver formation includes Eric Weems, who has one career catch, and Brian Finneran, who hasn't started a game since 2005.Both Weems, who rooms with Douglas at the Falcons' training camp, and Finneran, who missed two seasons with knee injuries, said they felt pain for Douglas when he hurt his ...

August 06, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

The Eagles Nest: GSU missing key players as practice begins; WR preview

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August 06, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: Changes, new faces for SHS and SEB

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August 05, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff | Sports

Braves take series with 6-2 win

SAN DIEGO - Rookie Tommy Hanson shut down San Diego long enough for his teammates to get a comfortable lead against Chad Gaudin and the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 6-2 on Wednesday.

August 05, 2009 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcons' Peterson believes 11th year will be his best

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Peterson finally made peace with himself after last year's meltdown with Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio.It took Peterson a few restless nights to put the embarrassments and disappointments behind him, but a reunion with Falcons coach Mike Smith has given the 11th-year linebacker a new outlook on football."You're going to go through some phases in your life when you have to learn from it and move on," Peterson said Tuesday. "For some reason, and I might not understand it now, but this season, after we win the Super Bowl, I'll look back ...

August 04, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports

Hundreds remember Georgia boxer as soft-spoken champ

ATLANTA - Three-time boxing champion Vernon Forrest was remembered Monday by some 1,500 friends, family and fellow athletes as a soft-spoken, modest competitor defined more by his work helping others than his victories in the ring.The 38-year-old Forrest, a former two-division champion who gained notoriety when he became the first boxer to defeat "Sugar" Shane Mosley, was shot and killed July 25 in Atlanta. Police have said he exchanged gunfire with at least two robbery suspects before being shot several times in the back."I believe in God and the justice system," his brother Alfonso Forrest told about 1 ...

August 04, 2009 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM, Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports

Dogs' Richt grateful for quiet offseason

ATHENS - It has been a summer of healing for Georgia, and for that a grateful Mark Richt offered one word:"Amen."Georgia returned to the practice fields on Tuesday with improved health after 13 players missed spring practice with injuries. The team's public image also has recovered, thanks to players avoiding the police blotter during the offseason.The 2008 injury list was topped by Jeff Owens, Trenton Sturdivant and Vince Vance.Owens and Sturdivant were regarded as Georgia's top defensive and offensive linemen, respectively, before their season-ending knee injuries early in the season. Vance was Sturdivant's replacement ...

August 04, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Weekly Whatup, 8/4

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August 03, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Georgia Tech enters 2009 with only 6 seniors

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson could almost count his seniors on one hand when Georgia Tech opened practice on Monday.Johnson, Georgia Tech's second-year coach, says he is encouraged by his team's improved depth and experience, but he knows he still has a young team. All he has to do is look for seniors.Georgia Tech had only six scholarship seniors for the first preseason practice."We don't have very many," Johnson said Monday. "It's a small class. ... I think our seniors are trying to take a strong leadership role and there's not a lot of them ...

August 03, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

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Former Auburn star Quentin Groves dies in sleep at age 32

AUBURN, Ala. - Former Auburn football star Quentin Groves, who played defensive end for the Tigers from 2004-07 and shares the program record for sacks, has ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Swish: Cavaliers re-sign shooting guard J.R. Smith

CLEVELAND - J.R. Smith can being launching away for the Cavaliers.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Kyle Busch wins third straight Xfinity race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kyle Busch continued his dominance of the Xfinity Series at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Kevin Ellison looks to carry his team over Power 5 foe Georgia Tech

Kevin Ellison did not grow up a Georgia Tech fan. For that matter Ellison did not grow up as a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs ...

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Eagles look for big rebound against Tech

When you glance at the Georgia Tech stat sheet it looks like a typographical error.

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Kids unafraid of Cubs curse

CHICAGO - Kaitlin Reap didn't listen when her dad tried to warn her about the lifetime of misery waiting for her if she cheered for ...

October 13, 2016 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports

Piercy sets course record at Silverado and takes lead

NAPA, Calif. - Scott Piercy began the new PGA Tour season by pouring in putts and setting the course record at Silverado, a 10-under 62 for ...

October 13, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Tiger comeback turns into Tiger tease

NAPA, Calif. - The Tiger comeback has become the Tiger tease.

October 11, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Dogs I've known - Part Doo

A couple of years ago I wrote a column on some of the famous and infamous dogs that have passed through my life. Right after ...

October 11, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

A quick fix is possible for GS

For the first time in nearly three years, the Georgia Southern Eagles are riding back-to-back losses.

October 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Fool me once Falcons...

ATLANTA - A fast start through five games? The Atlanta Falcons have been there, blown that.

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Athletes to Trump: That's not how our locker room talks

MIAMI - Udonis Haslem was leading some banter with Miami Heat teammates after practice Monday, the jokes and laughter helping everyone wind down after practice.

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

LOS ANGELES - Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time ...

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

NASCAR catches break with Chase race at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - When it's all said and done at the end of this season, NASCAR just might have to thank Hurricane Matthew ...

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Top teams emerge, but can they stay?

The top five in The Associated Press college football poll have been firmly established. Now we will see how long they can stay that way.

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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