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Court decisions threaten progress on steroids

WASHINGTON - Arguing that sports leagues' drug programs could be "gutted" if not protected from individual states' laws, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asked Congress on Tuesday to intervene with legislation and found at least one powerful ally.

November 03, 2009 | By FREDERIC J. FROMME and HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press Writers | Sports


Atlanta needs Elam, Ryan to correct mistakes

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jason Elam felt worse than anyone in the Falcons' locker room Tuesday night.

November 03, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup

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




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Celtics down 2-0, and Boston needs another comeback story

Boston, a city with a flair for playoff comebacks, now needs another.

April 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pick 6: Toughest nonconference schedules in Power 5 in 2017

September could get very ugly for Fresno State.

April 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Playoff seeds set for county schools

Following the end of the region 3-3A tournament Wednesday night, all four qualified schools in Bulloch County were cemented in their seeds in the GHSA ...

April 19, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Scholarship fund holding video game tournament for second year

In the fall of 2015, the Georgia Southern Sport Management program lost its leader and 16-year veteran professor when Dr. Willie Burden passed away.

April 19, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

April 19, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


BA eeks by St. Andrews

Close games have not been an ally for Bulloch Academy's baseball team in 2017.

April 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Statesboro dominates namesake relays

A reduction in competition size may have helped Statesboro Saturday afternoon, but in the way the Blue Devils ran no team may have had a ...

April 15, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


14-year-old US diver takes 2 spots for world championships in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Fourteen-year-old Tarrin Gilliland will compete in two synchronized diving events at her first world championships this summer.

April 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Running pioneers Switzer, Gibb took own paths to change

BOSTON - One is a neuroscientist-turned-sculptor, the other an activist and organizer. Taking different paths to the same goal, Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer outran Boston ...

April 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Southern takes series

A day after surrendering four home runs in a loss, Georgia Southern used two long balls of its own in a 6-4 victory over Appalachian ...

April 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Appalacian State blasts off on Eagles

Georgia Southern pitching had just one bad inning in Friday night's game against Appalachian State.

April 15, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles take series opener over Appalachian State

Georgia Southern won its fifth conference game in seven tries and got a series against rival Appalachian State off to a great start Thursday night ...

April 13, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Hybrid bass: an underused target on Lake Oconee

Most of the boats you see buzzing around Lake Oconee are occupied by largemouth bass fishermen, crappie fishermen and the catfish crowd. Few are out ...

April 13, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Scratching and clawing for support

While the exact origin of the phrase isn't known, the first known use of "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" was coined in James ...

April 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Portal wins cross-divisonal series

Portal has run into now nine wins this season, but none of them could have been as sweet as the one Wednesday night.

April 12, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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