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SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Versatile Nesbitt becoming a bigger threat to defenses

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Josh Nesbitt is making it tough on defensive coordinators.The Georgia Tech quarterback did a little bit of everything the last two weeks, baffling defenses in wins over Mississippi State and North Carolina.Against the Tar Heels last week he rushed 32 times and scored two touchdowns. Against the Bulldogs on Saturday he passed for a career-high 266 yards and a score in a 42-31 win."Without a doubt, yes," Nesbitt said when asked if the game was the best passing performance of his career. "I think I took care of the ball very well, placed it where ...

October 06, 2009 | By Chris Talbott AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/6

I'm not a big "moral victory" kind of guy.

October 05, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' Norwood says concussions 'a serious deal'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Jerious Norwood is running out of locker space.

October 05, 2009 | By CHARLES OGUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Awful finish, high hopes for next Braves season

ATLANTA - The Braves packed up their lockers, exchanged phone numbers and started looking ahead to next season with a lot more hope than they had a year ago.

October 05, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves stumbling to the finish

October 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons take a look at running game during bye week

ATLANTA - Ovie Mughelli delivered a cut block, just as he's supposed to do. Michael Turner spotted the opening and headed toward the end zone.

October 02, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peterson still a factor now that he's in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Not long after they first met, Mike Peterson pulled Jonathan Babineaux aside.

October 01, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Offensive struggles debated as GSU preps for Wofford

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October 01, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tech is loaded with options on offense

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer is Georgia Tech's biggest star, but he says he's not the only option in the Yellow Jackets' spread option attack.Dwyer, the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, had a season-high 158 yards rushing in Georgia Tech's 24-7 romp over North Carolina on Saturday. He needed only 19 carries to post his 11th career 100-yard game.Dwyer outgained North Carolina, which managed only 154 total yards.He then issued a warning to Georgia Tech's opponents: "You can't key on just one person anymore."Georgia Tech's balanced production in coach ...

September 30, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulldogs getting by despite turnovers

ATHENS - Georgia is defying conventional football wisdom, which goes like this: The team that turns the ball over the most usually loses the game.The No. 18 Bulldogs have a total of 12 fumbles and interceptions through their first four games, but they've managed to win three times heading into Saturday's crucial Southeastern Conference game against No. 4 LSU.Only five teams in the NCAA's top division have a worst turnover ratio than Georgia, which has recovered one fumble and made two interceptions for a whopping minus-9.The cumulative record of those other five teams - a dismal ...

September 30, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS travels to rival Effingham; LIVE from BA

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September 30, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Braves lose ground, fall to Marlins 5-4

ATLANTA - Jorge Cantu hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh and the Florida Marlins damaged Atlanta's playoff hopes, winning 5-4 Tuesday night to snap the Braves' seven-game winning streak.

September 29, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Sports


Bulldogs not the only cardiac kids in Top 25

ATLANTA - Georgia came from 11 points down to win a game - and that was the easy one. Another was decided on a hands-up defensive play at the goal line in the final minute, another on a field goal as time ran out.

September 29, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Coach gained parents' trust with skills before abusing kids

LONDON - In an instant, Paul Lake's mind goes back more than three decades to a soccer field in Manchester and Barry Bennell's tricks ...

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal

ATLANTA - A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.

November 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Irish face wrath while UNC goes free

In case you missed it during this week devoted to indigestion and brawling during Black Friday over that toy your child just has to have ...

November 25, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Enjoy Thanksgiving, but choose your talking points wisely

From the week of Thanksgiving to the week leading up to Christmas Day is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

November 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NFL likely heading back to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican fans welcomed the NFL in raucous fashion, and it probably won't be the last time Azteca Stadium hosts American futbol.

November 23, 2016 | By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ AP Sports Writer | Sports


Auburn's Pettway will play in Iron Bowl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway is returning to Auburn's backfield just in time for the biggest challenge of the season.

November 23, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


If asked, Furyk would be honored to be Ryder Cup captain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Nothing about Jim Furyk's game would suggest with certainty he has played his last Ryder Cup.

November 23, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bye week brings no speculation, only gloom

In most seasons, a bye week for Georgia Southern is filled with talk of upcoming conference showdowns and postseason possibilities.

November 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Smart's first season at Georgia hardly a rousing success

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart's first year as Georgia's coach has hardly been a rousing success.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fraternizing with the enemy? Some NBA coaches even set it up

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristaps Porzingis came to the NBA from Europe as a 7-footer with 3-point range, so the comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki were inevitable.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


State > Southern

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern entered Saturday needing a win at Georgia State to keep its bowl hopes alive.

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


2006 has a bad name, but 2016 seems all to similar

For most Georgia Southern fans, 2006 sticks out as a sore thumb. The 3-8 season - still the lowest win total of any modern day Eagle ...

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


I'm not about firing first year coaches, however...

Failure can be a difficult thing to process, especially when you come from a place of success.

November 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 1 pick Goff makes Rams debut against hot Dolphins team

Welcome to an NFL huddle, Mr. Goff .

November 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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