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Vick and McNabb could team up in Philly backfield

PHILADELPHIA - Donovan McNabb says he has no problem with Michael Vick taking some of his snaps and warns opponents that the two quarterbacks could be on the field together at times.Vick was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles last week to add a different dimension to the team's offense, not to push McNabb for a starting job. It's likely that Vick, a three-time Pro Bowl quarterback in six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, will be used in a variation of the Wildcat formation.But even in that scenario, McNabb won't necessarily be watching from the sideline."I ...

August 17, 2009 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Yang topples Tiger in the PGA

CHASKA, Minn. - In a year of spoilers at the majors, Y.E. Yang was the biggest of all.

August 16, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lions QB Stafford wins pro debut against Falcons

DETROIT - Matthew Stafford took his first snap as a pro and perfectly executed a play-action pass.

August 16, 2009 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Hatcher, Chapple give Fall practice updates

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August 15, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Howard homer carries Phillies past Braves

ATLANTA - Ryan Howard led off the ninth inning with a homer and the Philadelphia Phillies won their fourth straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Friday night in the opener of an important NL East series.

August 14, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods in command at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. - Three players took turn sharing the lead with Tiger Woods until he stood alone at the PGA Championship.The final hour at Hazeltine changed everything.Woods fired off three straight birdies, which began with a drive onto the fringe of the 299-yard 14th hole and ended with Woods nodding his head and dangling his tongue out of the side of his mouth after making a 20-footer.He finished with a 2-under 70 to build a four-shot lead, his largest through 36 holes at a major since the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews, when he led by five ...

August 14, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tiger takes early lead at PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn.- Missing the cut shouldn't be a problem for Tiger Woods at this major.He was better than anyone else at the PGA Championship on Thursday morning, shooting a bogey-free, 5-under 67. He's one stroke ahead of playing partner and defending champ Padraig Harrington."I feel pretty comfortable if I'm playing well," Woods said. "There are times I've put it together and had some pretty good margins of victory. I just feel that, overall, my game over the years has gotten better. It's become more consistent. When I'm playing well, I usually don ...

August 13, 2009 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Vick signs with Eagles

Michael Vick is back in the NFL, landing a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.Vick's agent, Joel Segal, confirmed Thursday that the sides had a deal.Vick has not played in the NFL since 2006. The former Atlanta Falcons star was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, and was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison. He also was suspended indefinitely by the NFL.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick's suspension on July 27, allowing him to sign with a team.

August 13, 2009 | By HANK KURZ, Jr. Ap Sports Writer | Sports


LaRoche crushes two as Braves keep rolling

ATLANTA - Adam LaRoche gave the Braves the lead with a seventh-inning homer, his second of the game, and Atlanta continued its second-half surge by beating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


The buzz word at PGA Championship is length

CHASKA, Minn. - Paul Azinger pulled the driver from his bag because there really is no other option at Hazeltine. The sign post on the opening hole has two words and two sets of numbers that serve as a not-so-subtle welcome to the PGA Championship.

August 12, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons battering ram looking for another big year

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Michael Turner arrived at training camp a year ago, he had to put all doubts out of his mind.

August 12, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Season previews for ECI, Portal and More

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August 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Freshman WR Jamere Valentine - Presented by The University Store

August 12, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hanson strikes out 9, Braves win again

ATLANTA - Rookie Tommy Hanson struck out nine in 6 2-3 innings and the surging Atlanta Braves won again, routing the Nationals 8-1 to snap Washington's eight-game winning streak Tuesday night.

The Braves have won four straight, six of seven and 16 of 25 since the All-Star break, a stretch that has made them a factor in the NL playoff race. Atlanta started the sweltering night 4½ games behind NL East-leading Philadelphia, which visits Turner Field this weekend.

August 11, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia State football players report to campus

ATLANTA - Even though Drew Little passed up on an opportunity to play football at Boston College, he knows he'll be part of something big at Georgia State.

August 11, 2009 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


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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


Curry, on sharing stardom with KD: 'We just let it happen'

Stephen Curry had no preconceived notion on how being Kevin Durant's teammate was supposed to work.

February 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Olympic ghost town: Bills due, venues empty after Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year's Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation ...

February 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jordan Spieth makes putts, beats fog in Pebble Beach Pro-Am

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth made the putts and beat the fog at Spyglass Hill, posting a 7-under 65 on Friday in the AT&T ...

February 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Football can wait: GS hoops brings just as much excitement

On Monday night, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team rallied for a 74-70 victory over UL Lafayette. With the win, the Eagles held their ...

February 08, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Political scandal overshadows South Korea 2018 Olympic prep

SEOUL, South Korea - When Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 Olympics six years ago, many South Koreans felt that the first Winter Games on home snow ...

February 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Players bracing for just about any weather at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth, still only 23, was amazed that this is the fifth time he has played the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

February 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Storey takes title at Georgia Southern Individual Collegiate

Georgia Southern's Jake Storey won medalist honors, while Brett Barron and Cody O'Toole placed in the top-5 Tuesday at the Georgia Southern Individual ...

February 07, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Outdoor Life: Ethical procedures of skinny dipping

I can just hear it now. Why is Richardson writing about skinny dipping in the dead of winter? Fair question. But there is a rational ...

February 07, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


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