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It was a forgettable year in Georgia sports

At the end of their 162nd game, the Atlanta Braves found themselves in an unfamiliar position.

January 15, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech quarterback Taylor Bennett gets second-career start

Taylor Bennett threw a 42-yard touchdown pass on the first down of his first start for Georgia Tech. That was last season, and he has barely played since.

January 15, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vick has history of struggling against Eagles

PHILADELPHIA - For a one-of-kind quarterback, Michael Vick sure has looked ordinary against the Philadelphia Eagles.

January 14, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Virginia Tech, Georgia to match similar strengths

ATLANTA - Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer had a ready response to Friday's question: Does Chick-fil-A Bowl opponent Georgia remind you of any team?

January 13, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Knox, four others honored with all-state nods

Statesboro's John Knox was named first team, and four other players from the area received honorable mention, when selections for the Georgia Sports Writers Association all-state football teams were released Friday.

January 13, 2007 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


Statesboro finishes ECI tourney with win over Treutlen County

The Statesboro Blue Devils ended their showing at the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament on a positive note, routing Treutlen County 74-47 Friday night. A 25-9 second quarter proved to be the difference and the Devils' defense held the Vikings to just 30.6 percent shooting.

January 13, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


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


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Dozens of players join lawsuit against NFL

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.

July 18, 2014 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rory rolling at Hoylake

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

July 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


My Take: Braves in it for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC players leave lobbying to others

HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.

July 17, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers | Sports


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


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