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Mess of an NFC

NEW YORK - Going .500 gets fans upset, coaches in trouble and players released.

December 20, 2006 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week

Important players aren't always leading scorers.

December 20, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


PHS boys still unbeaten

PORTAL - The Portal boys basketball team continued its hot start to the season on Tuesday evening. Senior forward Fred Williams stole the show, scoring 22 points as the Panthers ran past Metter for a 57-46 victory.

December 20, 2006 | MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Gators win in overtime

Kacie Lanier's put-back basket with three seconds left lifted the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to a 59-58 win over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore Tuesday night.

December 20, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Girls Athlete of the Week

Brittany Carter is used to being the go-to girl. That became even more apparent after teammate Lauren Akins suffered a broken hand on Nov. 25.

December 20, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Knox named region defensive POTY

Senior John Knox was named region 3-AAAA defensive player of the year on Tuesday, along with five other Blue Devils off a 9-2 team.

December 20, 2006 | | Sports


Arkansas headlines AP's All-SEC team, Georgia has one player on first team

ATLANTA - Arkansas was the most surprising team in the Southeastern Conference, bouncing back from a 36-point loss in the season opener to win 10 straight games and play for the league championship.

December 19, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oklahoma State and Xavier move into Top 25, Tech hangs in there

UCLA and Pittsburgh held onto Nos. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll released Monday. The following three spots, however, were reshuffled by upsets.

December 19, 2006 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: BA junior varsity splits DEA doubleheader

Bulloch Academy's 2006-07 junior varsity basketball program got mixed reviews on its opening night Monday.

December 19, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


‘I think we surprised ourselves’

It was a dark and dreary day when the Statesboro boys went to load the buses. It wasn't raining during the game, but as the story goes, there had been plenty of bad weather leading up to kickoff. The football team of Statesboro High, however, wasn't concerned with trivial things like the weather - they had a game to play.

December 18, 2006 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Chasing Calvin

ATLANTA - Every once in a while, Mark Richt will consider the possibilities: What if Calvin Johnson had signed with Georgia instead of Georgia Tech?

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ashaolu hungers to play again

PITTSBURGH - Wearying of his long hospital stay and eager to resume being a college student, Sam Ashaolu was spending another boring evening watching TV when news of Miami football player Bryan Pata's shooting death flashed across the screen.

December 18, 2006 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


VanGorder: 'We'll be better'

Tumultuous. Frustrating. Disappointing. Difficult.

December 18, 2006 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Lady Gamecocks out to prove last year was no fluke

After successive losses in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs, the Screven County Lady Gamecock basketball team of Jennifer Acree exploded on the basketball scene a year ago, advancing to the Final Four before being ousted by eventual state champion Wesleyan. Can they repeat their success and their 29-3 record?

December 18, 2006 | By BURTON KEMP Special to the Herald | Sports


ACC gets less-than-intriguing matchup with Tech, Wake

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When the Atlantic Coast Conference expanded to 12 teams and added a lucrative championship game, officials figured either Florida State, Miami or Virginia Tech would be there every year and bring along national title implications.

December 18, 2006 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


McIlroy's last chance for big finish

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.

September 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Reeling Ravens face archrival Steelers

Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.

September 10, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Column: The cups overflow in September

ATLANTA - The losing captain - usually an American - is an easy scapegoat at the Ryder Cup. Now he at least has an accomplice.

September 10, 2014 | DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Goodell does not rule out Rice's returning to NFL

NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did not rule out the possibility of former Ravens running back Ray Rice returning to play in the league after serving a suspension for domestic violence.

September 10, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.

September 10, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: All my barbers

Over decades of time the guys (and gals) who have cut my hair changed based on where I was living at the time and how much attention to detail was required.

September 09, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.

September 09, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.

September 09, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

September 09, 2014 | By WAYNE PERRY Associated Press | Sports


Ravens cut Rice after video release

BALTIMORE - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cilic clinches 1st major title

NEW YORK - Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament's champion.

September 09, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Mandes: Erk's original vision now reality for Eagles

It's 1981 and sitting in the elegant office of Gulfstream CEO Allen Paulson were Georgia Southern College President Dale Lick and GSC Athletic Director Bucky Wagner. It would be Paulson who would turn Lick's dream into reality of bringing football back to the college through a requested investment of one million dollars!

September 07, 2014 | By RIC MANDES Special to the Herald | Sports


NCAA head-injury deal's backers press for court OK

ST. LOUIS - Attorneys pushing for a judge to give preliminary approval to a proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA said Friday that claims it unfairly forces athletes affected by head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars are untrue.

September 06, 2014 | By JIM SUHR Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy shares lead at BMW

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.

September 04, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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