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Local Roundup: Portal suffers first loss, 78-75, in OT

Portal's boys basketball team (7-1) fell in overtime to Calvary Day Friday, 78-75.

December 31, 2006 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


Dallas offense just too much

ATLANTA - Michael Vick and Morten Andersen got their records. Terrell Owens and the Dallas Cowboys got a crucial victory.

December 31, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mora apologizes for comments about University of Washington job

ATLANTA - Jim Mora insisted Friday that he was trying to be funny when he said he would leave Atlanta to coach the University of Washington football team.

December 30, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Running wounded

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Running back Warrick Dunn missed his second straight practice Thursday, but the Atlanta Falcons received some good news when rookie Jerious Norwood returned to the field.

December 29, 2006 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Striggles, Wiegand win 5th annual Jingle Bell Reindeer Run

Sylvania's Orinthal Striggles and Statesboro's Kathy Wiegand were the overall male and female winners of the 5th annual Jingle Bell Reindeer 5K Run recently.

December 29, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Panthers, Screven girls win in prep hoops

By CHAD BISHOP

December 27, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Bulloch Academy basketball teams split games against Briarwood

Bulloch Academy sophomores Addie Reddick and Kaylee Lanier were listed as small forwards in the Lady Gator scorebook.

December 27, 2006 | By Rahn Hutcheson Special to the Herald | Sports


Boys Athlete of the Week

Portal's Fred Williams has been on a tear all week.

December 27, 2006 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


Girls Athlete of the Week:

Bulloch Academy's Kacie Lanier doesn't need much to feel comfortable hoisting a long-range jumper.

December 27, 2006 | | Sports


A running crisis?

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are tied for the NFC wild-card lead, but injuries to their top two tailbacks Sunday cast an unexpected pall over their playoff hopes.

December 27, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Roundup: Tomlinson breaks touchdown record

SAN DIEGO - With chants of ''L.T! L.T!'' pouring from the stands, LaDainian Tomlinson delivered a record and a division title for San Diego.

December 25, 2006 | By The Associated Press | Sports


The Falcons can run with anyone

TAMPA, Fla. - Justin Griffith makes a living blocking for Michael Vick, Warrick Dunn and Jerious Norwood.

December 25, 2006 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith won Heisman, but Quinn may be No. 1

NEW YORK - The Heisman Trophy night belonged to Troy Smith. Brady Quinn's big day will come in April at the NFL draft.

December 25, 2006 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Panthers roll past Bryan County

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers outscored Bryan County 24-9 in an explosive second quarter, routing the Redskins 81-56 Friday night in their region opener. Fred Williams had a game-high 23 points and Mario Ferris had 20 to lead the Panthers, who are now 5-0 and 1-0 in Region 3-A.

December 24, 2006 | By CHAD BISHOP cbishop@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: RTCA sweeps Gators

Wil Hall scored a team-high 13 points and Will Powell had eight for Bulloch Academy, but the Gators couldn't overcome a 27-20 halftime deficit, falling at Robert Toombs Christian Academy, 49-38, Friday night. RTCA's Jon Herrington posted a game-high 15 points and Lance Stokes added 10. Robert Toombs (1-1) led 19-11 after the first quarter and 37-28 at the end of third. BA fell to 2-3 on the year. In the girls game, Robert Toombs took a 14-4 an early edge and led 21-9 at the intermission en route to a 49-23 win over BA . The Lady Gators ...

December 24, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


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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


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


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