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Harrington looks good but Falcons lose big in preseason opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Joey Harrington looked comfortable running the Atlanta Falcons' offense. He's not Michael Vick, but he showed he can scramble a little bit, too.

Thrust into the starting quarterback job while Vick is away from the team and facing federal dogfighting charges, Harrington led one scoring drive in his three series Friday night in a 31-16 loss to the New York Jets in the preseason opener for both teams.

August 26, 2007 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mets top Braves in close game two

NEW YORK - Bases loaded, nobody out, one-run game. Billy Wagner never lost his cool on a sweltering night at Shea Stadium, and the New York Mets hung on for a big victory against Atlanta.

Wagner escaped a major jam in the ninth inning and Moises Alou hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth to help New York edge the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday.

August 24, 2007 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Willie saves the day

NEW YORK - Bobby Cox heard the crack of the bat and figured Carlos Delgado had tied the game with a dramatic ninth-inning home run.

August 24, 2007 | By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer | Sports


A giant surprise

TULSA, Okla. - Fat is in. Practice is out.

August 24, 2007 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Bonds is the new home run king

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds hit No. 756 over the right-center field wall Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball's new home run king.

Bonds broke Hank Aaron's storied record in the fifth inning, connecting on a 3-2 pitch from Washington's Mike Bacsik. Three days earlier, Bonds tied the Hammer with a shot to left-center in San Diego.

August 24, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Revamped Metter Tigers set for second year under Hill

METTER - When coach Clay Hill arrived in Metter before the start of the 2006 season, it wasn't a matter of rebuilding - it was more like starting from scratch.

August 24, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Falcons’ Norwood has a chance to be more than a backup

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Ovie Mughelli earned a reputation as one of the NFL's top blocking fullbacks when he cleared running room for Jamal Lewis in Baltimore the last four seasons.

August 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta closes the gap on the Mets

NEW YORK - The way the Atlanta Braves ganged up on Oliver Perez in the first three innings Tuesday night, it seemed they had finally solved the New York Mets left-hander, who had beaten them three times this season.

"Nah," said Atlanta manager Bobby Cox.

August 22, 2007 | By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bonds goes 0-for-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds cooperated with Cy Philbrick and Will McGuire.

August 22, 2007 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Are you ready for Pigskin Pick’em?

It's about due time to let all our wonderful and faithful readers in on a quaint little secret: for I am a genius.

August 22, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Tigers hit the practice field more experienced in 2007

CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers are a year older and a year wiser.

August 21, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Blue Devils cope with heat, hits

Statesboro didn't catch any breaks from the weather on Monday. Temperatures were scorching during the Blue Devils' fourth practice of the fall and first in full pads.

August 21, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


BA Gators ‘weigh in’ at football camp

Tote bags packed tightly with everything from towels and socks to underwear and t-shirts, mattresses, pillows and coolers filled with sports drinks and snacks sat in not-so-neat piles on the floor of Bulloch Academy's gymnasium Sunday afternoon.

August 20, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bonds ties record

SAN DIEGO - With a short swing, a half stare and an emphatic clap of his hands, Barry Bonds rounded the bases. After so many days and so many tries, he had finally caught Hammerin' Hank.

August 20, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


After hitting 755, Bonds gets a day off

SAN DIEGO - Barry Bonds isn't ready to call his next history-making shot.

August 20, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Jordan Spieth holds 4-shot lead at Masters

Every eye in the world is on you, Jordan Spieth.

April 11, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Spieth dominates for 2nd straight day

How do you stop Jordan Spieth?

April 10, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Hawks clinch first 60-win season

ATLANTA - Mike Muscala scored 17 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-80 on Friday night to reach 60 wins for the first time in franchise history.

April 10, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Antic claims he, Sefolosha not with Copeland during nightclub stabbing

ATLANTA - Pero Antic said Friday he and Atlanta Hawks teammate Thabo Sefolosha were not with Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland when Copeland was stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub.

April 10, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Lauren Hill dies after bout with cancer

CINCINNATI - Lauren Hill's teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: "Never give up."

April 10, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth youngest Masters leader after 1st round

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.

April 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Record 7 Kentucky Wildcats to declare for NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at the NBA draft.

April 09, 2015 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Henley has stellar first day at Augusta

AUGUSTA – Dawgs are running wild in Augusta. Again.

April 09, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Final day of practice complete for Masters, golfers fine tune

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April 08, 2015 | Vince Johnson Special to the Herald | Sports


Three things to know for the 2015 Masters

Whip up your famous pimento cheese, plant eye-poppingly colorful azaleas and trim your yard to precisely 3/8 of an inch. Pump in 98 of the world's best golfers and thousands of guests dressed in their finest springtime getup, and you'll be at Augusta National for the 2015 Masters.

April 07, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Ryan's emotions run hot after loss

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan's Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters.

April 07, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: New ideas aren't best solution

Over the past decade or so, Major League Baseball has seen sabermetrics - a study of statistics more in-depth than the sport's traditional counting stats - grow from a passing interest to a way of life for many front offices.

April 07, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Attorney: Hernandez was witness

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his lawyer acknowledged for the first time that his client was at the scene of the killing and saw it happen but described him as a kid who simply did not know what to do.

April 07, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plan a trout fishing trip to be a part of your April

When planning your outdoor calendar for the year an April a trout fishing adventure to the North Georgia Mountains is a lot of fun. Although trout in Georgia streams don't rival the size of those in states to the north of us, it is still a lot of fun and a wonderful outdoor excursion for you and your kids or buddies.

April 07, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Duke tops Wisconsin for national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids.

April 07, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


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