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The ‘Iron Man’ returns to help Yates Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Ricky Rudd might end up being exactly what Robert Yates needed to save his struggling race team.

January 24, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week

It's hard to get SEB's James Scott out of position.

January 24, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Ripken, Gwynn elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK - Mark McGwire fell far short in his first try for the Hall of Fame, picking by 23.5 percent of voters while Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. easily gained baseball's highest honor.

January 24, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: BA dominates second half

The boys basketball team of Bulloch Academy used aggressive defense and unselfish play on the offensive end to outscore Trinity Christian School by 25 points in the second half on the way to a 61-32 victory Tuesday night in Dublin.

January 24, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Petrino hired to bring balance to Vick, Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino's introduction as the Atlanta Falcons coach Monday also served to introduce the new coach to the problems he'll be asked to solve in the Michael Vick-led offense.

January 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Lady Eagles fall to red-hot UNCG

GREENSBORO, N.C - UNC Greensboro made nine 3-pointers on the way to shooting 64.3 percent from behind the arc as the Spartans defeated Georgia Southern 80-55 at Fleming Gymnasium Monday night.

January 24, 2007 | | Sports


New Falcons coach faces big challenges on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino turned basketball-crazy Louisville into a national college football power in four years, so perhaps his next challenge with the Atlanta Falcons may not seem so imposing.

January 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boys athlete of the week: James Scott

It's hard to get SEB's James Scott out of position.

January 24, 2007 | | Sports


The SEC bites back as Gators win crown

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Not even close.

January 24, 2007 | By BEN WALKER AP National Writer | Sports


Gailey interviews with Dolphins

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Monday that he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins and was waiting to hear if he was still a candidate to replace Nick Saban.

January 23, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech's Calvin Johnson enters NFL draft

ATLANTA - For Calvin Johnson, this was a no-brainer.

January 23, 2007 | The ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Too big to call it a bowl

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A new era of college football begins tonight with No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Florida playing a game that's grown too big to be called a bowl.

January 22, 2007 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Petrino headed to ATL

ATLANTA - Louisville coach Bobby Petrino agreed Sunday to become the new coach of the Atlanta Falcons, moving to the NFL less than a week after Jim Mora's firing.

January 22, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


BA postpones games due to slippery floor

Bulloch Academy's parquet basketball court is a sight to behold, but extremely high humidity Friday night turned sections of it as slick as glass.

January 21, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


SC sweeps SEB

BROOKLET - The Screven County Gamecocks survived a fight Friday night in Brooklet. In the end, it would come down to turnovers, and Southeast Bulloch had just too many of them.

January 21, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP cbishop@statesboroherald.net | Sports


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Break time in SEC

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games.

November 19, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Make memories with an outdoor journal

Fifteen years ago I decided to start keeping a fishing logbook. As I look back on it today I'm amazed at the number of times I've been and the number and variety of fish that have been caught over that time. It is something that I often refer to because I'm always looking for an edge on the fish, but more importantly for me it has become a way to remember people, events and treasured moments. In essence, each entry is a snapshot of a day spent on the water.

November 18, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Alabama takes top spot in latest playoff rankings

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

November 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Peterson suspended through at least end of season

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.

November 18, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts. As he aggressively chased the victory and his first Sprint Cup title, it was clear that winning did indeed matter most in NASCAR's new championship formula.

November 16, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Georgia loses Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

November 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Margin matters in new playoff

In college football, it's not just about whether you win or lose. It's about the final score, too - and how much of a bump a comfortable margin of victory gives a team in the eyes of playoff judges.

November 13, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trout, Kershaw claim MVPs

NEW YORK - Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous winner for his third NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter.

November 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Baby steps for a golf country still in infancy

SHANGHAI - The graceful movement was enough to get the full attention of Adam Scott, who knows a good golf swing when he sees one.

November 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer wins over Nishikori at ATP

LONDON - Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori's erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention at the elite tournament.

November 11, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Another SEC West showdown

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Mississippi State and Alabama are the only Southeastern Conference teams that still control their fates in the playoff scramble.

November 10, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings awaiting word on Peterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The NFL Players Association has filed an expedited grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

November 10, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Abreu, deBrom named top rookies

NEW YORK - Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom were far from the major leagues at the start of 2013.

November 10, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Newman's late pass dooms Gordon at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.

November 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


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