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Don't look now, but after a roller-coaster ride of a season, the Statesboro Blue Devils still have a shot at a Region 2-AAAA title.

November 02, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jaimie McMurray wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR stopped the bumping, at least for a while.There was nothing that could be done about the blocking.In the end, Sunday looked like most every other event at Talladega Superspeedway: There was a surprise winner, two harrowing accidents, angry drivers and a frustrated fans over a vanilla race at NASCAR's most spectacular track.And oh, by the way, Jimmie Johnson likely sealed his record fourth-consecutive championship."I was so concerned about this race," the three-time defending champion admitted.With good reason.Racing at Talladega comes with a ton of unpredictability because of the horsepower-sapping restrictor ...

November 02, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


With offense rolling, Georgia Tech works on struggling 'D'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Georgia Tech keeps proving that offense isn't a problem with coach Paul Johnson's spread option.The Yellow Jackets need to show they can be a little defensive as well.They rolled up a season-high 597 yards offense in a 56-31 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night that moved them up to No. 10 in the AP poll Sunday. But they also allowed a team that hadn't scored more than 10 points in any game against a Southeastern Conference opponent to light up the scoreboard and finish with 397 yards offense."I'm disappointed in the ...

November 02, 2009 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech takes care of business at Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and threw for two scores, Jonathan Dwyer ran for a career-high 186 yards rushing with three TDs, and No. 11 Georgia Tech rallied to beat Vanderbilt 56-31 Saturday night.

November 01, 2009 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA no match for No. 1

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida receiver David Nelson stared across the field, saw all the Georgia players jumping up and down, hooting and hollering after a touchdown and thought, "Here we go again."

October 31, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NASCAR tries to avoid another Talladega disaster

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Michael Waltrip pulled up to the back of Jimmie Johnson's car, settled in on his bumper and shoved him all the way around Talladega Superspeedway as the two drivers worked on a strategy for NASCAR's fastest race track.

October 31, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Hawks block Wizards, win 100-89

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 20 points and reached a blocked shots milestone, and the Atlanta Hawks held off Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards 100-89 on Friday night.

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


Busch crew chief Addington confused by firing

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Kyle Busch celebrated 12 wins with crew chief Steve Addington, including a comeback victory last year at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 30, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Party fouls heat up at the 'Cocktail Party'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Between Georgia's end-zone celebration and Florida's last-minute timeouts, the game formerly known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" has been taken up a notch.

October 30, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports




Burnett, Texeira, Matsui help Yankees tie Series

NEW YORK - The Yankees waited six long years for this.

October 30, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Bulldogs trying to keep pace in SEC

ATHENS, Ga. - When Aron White was being recruited by Georgia, he had a perception of the program that was shared by many."I viewed Georgia as one of those top teams," said White, a third-year sophomore who plays tight end for the Bulldogs. "They were always in the chase if not right there winning it."Over the past few seasons, that impression has changed a bit. The Southeastern Conference is ruled by defending national champion Florida, Alabama and LSU. Georgia has slipped to that next tier of teams, and there seems to be more concern between the hedges about being ...

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




Jackets looking to run wild on Vandy

ATLANTA - Bobby Johnson may know more about Paul Johnson's spread option offense than any other head coach in the nation.That could be bad news for Paul Johnson and No. 11 Georgia Tech - but only if Bobby Johnson has enough time to pass his knowledge to his Vanderbilt players.The former Southern Conference coaching rivals will meet for the ninth time when Georgia Tech plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Georgia Tech (7-1) brings a five-game winning streak into Nashville, while Vanderbilt (2-6) has lost four straight.An equalizer could be Bobby Johnson's familiarity with the Georgia Tech ...

October 29, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tebow poised to break Walker's SEC TD record against Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Hall of Famer Herschel Walker and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow first met at the 2007 Heisman Trophy presentation.

October 28, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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GS ladies notch big win over Bobcats

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team spent the first three quarters of Saturday's game against Texas State firing - mostly unsuccessfully - from behind the ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Baseball Eagles rally, walk off with first win of 2017

Eagle Baseball was held to three hits in an opening night loss and trailed Middle Tennessee State 6-0 with just two hits to its name ...

February 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles fall in extras

After waiting all winter to see the Georgia Southern baseball team back in action, Eagle fans had to wait through 10 innings to get a ...

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta to hold tryouts

The second season of South Georgia Tormenta FC soccer is still a few months away, but that hasn't stopped the club from building momentum ...

February 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Big 12 with 5 teams on NCAA Tournament bubble

The Atlantic Coast Conference had more teams in the NCAA Tournament selection committee's top 16 with four. The Big 12 had more teams near ...

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can pitching hurl Eagles to Omaha?

The Georgia Southern baseball squad was one of a handful of Eagle teams to see a bump in production in their second season competing in ...

February 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other ...

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns

LONDON - The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a ...

February 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


15 MLB clubs open up shop for spring training

LAKELAND, Fla. - Even for an accomplished veteran like Justin Verlander, the start of spring training can be special.

February 14, 2017 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


No Tiger? - No more problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tiger Woods skipped his hometown tournament for the first time in 2002 to recover from remnants of a virus. That prompted a ...

February 14, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NBA party over there, where? Not in Charlotte this weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hornets season ticket holder Doug Doggett was planning on ponying up several hundred dollars for tickets to the NBA All-Star game this ...

February 14, 2017 | By STEVE REED AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Region tourney comes to the Boro

Though the GISA runs a week behind the GHSA when it comes to basketball, that doesn't mean they shouldn't get their shine as ...

February 13, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Men’s basketball falls at App despite 32 from Brown

If college basketball is all about peaking at the right time, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team has some work to do over the ...

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ortiz missing from Red Sox roster for 1st time since 2002

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - When the Boston Red Sox started to report for spring training Monday, David Ortiz was missing.

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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