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Jackets clinch spot in ACC title game

DURHAM, N.C. - Orwin Smith bobbled the kickoff, recovered just in time to find a seam and took off toward the goal line.Just like that, No. 7 Georgia Tech was off to the races - and headed straight for the ACC title game.The Yellow Jackets clinched the Coastal Division and a spot in the league championship by routing Duke 49-10 on Saturday behind 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Jonathan Dwyer and another big day from Josh Nesbitt.Smith's 83-yard kickoff return sparked slow-starting Georgia Tech (10-1, 7-1). Duke's Jordon Byas tracked him down from behind ...

November 14, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Officiating woes have SEC drawing more scrutiny

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference is the Rolls-Royce of college football leagues, with the last three national champions, two teams in the running for this season's title and huge TV contracts.Boom times for sure. But troubled ones, too.The league has been dealing with seemingly endless questions stemming from a string of controversial officiating calls in close games involving highly ranked teams. That followed a preseason run-in with national media outlets over a new SEC policy.The in-season issues forced commissioner Mike Slive to make the unusual moves of publicly announcing the suspension of an officiating crew, increasing ...

November 11, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA, ECI Playoff Previews; BA's Burke signs with GSU

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November 11, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Deep South's oldest rivalry has lost some luster

ATHENS - The Deep South's oldest rivalry looks a little tarnished.

November 10, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson hopes Tech saved best game for Duke

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is on the verge of securing a spot in the ACC championship game in only its second season under Paul Johnson.

November 10, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 11/10

And then there were three.

November 09, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Busch and Tryson continue to race hard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kurt Busch and Pat Tryson had every reason to coast through the season's final 10 races in a long farewell before the crew chief bolts to a new team next year.

November 09, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Falcons say they feed off Smith's enthusiasm

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith has a dangerous throwing arm.

November 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jackets win again, streak now seven

ATLANTA - Josh Nesbitt had already fumbled on one fourth-down play, gotten tripped up on another. He'd also been stuffed trying to run for a first down, and had yet another all-or-nothing play ruined by a dropped pass.

November 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons ready to get back on track

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are eager to break free of their mostly inglorious past, show they can be a team that consistently puts up winning records and contends for the playoffs.

November 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA makes short work out of Golden Eagles

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia made no apology for its first shutout in three years.

November 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson's way is working out just fine at Tech

ATLANTA - Go ahead and tell Paul Johnson that his throwback offense can't work at a big-time university.

November 05, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cox ready for another start after 'reality check'

ATHENS - Joe Cox has only four games left to help Georgia salvage its season.

November 05, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Yankees turn attention to No 28

NEW YORK - The sign men were out bright and early at the Yankees minor league complex, sticking vinyl strips with a fresh, white "27" over the "26" that had been up on the board for nine, long years to mark the team's total of World Series titles.

November 05, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

BOSTON - LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference ...

May 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta looks for first win against Peachtree City

South Georgia Tormenta FC was thrown into the fire to begin its 2017 season. The squad had only a couple of team practices under its ...

May 17, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

BOSTON - Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen ...

May 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

BALTIMORE - The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There's no avoiding each other ...

May 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Welch back to revive football in Claxton

As Tony Welch walks down the concrete steps from the Claxton High School weight room, he wipes the sweat from his brow in the 95 ...

May 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


GT sweeps season series over GS

Georgia Southern continues to lead the Sun Belt in overall wins and is hoping that a strong finish to the regular season - and a deep ...

May 16, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Horses for courses? It's more of a lottery at TPC Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.- Si Woo Kim won The Players Championship and the mystery deepened.

May 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


IOC evaluation commission praises Paris' vision

PARIS - IOC evaluation commission chairman Patrick Baumann praised Paris' vision for the Olympics as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the French capital on ...

May 16, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer to skip French Open

After spending a few days practicing on clay courts in Switzerland, a healthy and well-rested Roger Federer settled on his upcoming schedule: He will bypass ...

May 15, 2017 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles stumble in first round at regional

AUSTIN, Tex. - Steven Fisk shot a 69 to lead the Georgia Southern men's golf team, and the Eagles are in 10th after Monday's ...

May 15, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Kim joins elite group and has time to show where he belongs

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Si Woo Kim earned access to a room reserved for winners of The Players Championship. He now shares locker No. 4 ...

May 15, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


GS falls 1-0 despite 11 K's from Cohen

By CHRIS STANLEY

May 14, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Debut ends in draw

By MIKE ANTHONY

May 14, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Decathlete Garrett Scantling trying to make it in the NFL

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.- Garrett Scantling decided before his freshman year at Georgia to honor his track and field scholarship and focus solely on the decathlon.

May 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck at Kansas Speedway, pulling away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on ...

May 14, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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