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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


Portal boys win big

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers took on the Jenkins County Eagles in a double-header on Friday, and while the Lady Panthers could not soar with the Eagles, the boys cruised to an easy 76-53 win to cap off the night.

January 21, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS Special to the Herald | Sports


Area hoops action heats up as region schedules get underway

This weekend marks the beginning of the heart of high school basketball's region schedule. While many teams have played a few scattered region contests, the schedule from here on out will be predominantly region contests. With a slew of games scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, here's a breakdown of how each team feels headed into the region season.

January 19, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Choi leads crowd at Mercedes Championship

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Every player walked off the 18th green Thursday and deposited an autographed golf ball into the new FedExCup trophy that will be awarded at the end of the season.

January 19, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No doubt: L.T. named MVP

ASSOCIATED PRESS

January 19, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Saban splits for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban landed to chants of ''Roll Tide,'' then stepped off the airplane and made the long trek across the tarmac to greet throngs of screaming Alabama fans.

January 18, 2007 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mercedes starts off another PGA season

KAPALUA, Hawaii - The start of another PGA Tour season looks like any other.

January 18, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tech starts strong, ends weak

ATLANTA - Once again, Georgia Tech found a way to start the season strong, then come to a disappointing finish.

January 18, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Strong finish has Richt hopeful

Georgia got a chance to see how the other half lives. Now, after knocking off three straight ranked teams to end the season, coach Mark Richt believes the Bulldogs are positioned to make another championship run in 2007.

January 18, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Athlete of the Week

Eric Ferguson

January 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


The one that got away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Patrick White was bruised and determined with the Gator Bowl hanging in the balance.

January 16, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press | Sports


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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


Atlanta Falcons snap five-game losing streak

TAMPA, Fla. - Standing in a winning locker room for the first time in nearly two months, Matt Ryan stopped short of saying the Atlanta Falcons are back on track after ending a five-game losing streak.

November 09, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern beats Texas State 28-25

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Matt Dobson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to help Georgia Southern win its seventh-straight game, holding off Texas State 28-25 on Saturday night.

November 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Rice NFL suspension hearing concludes after 2 days

NEW YORK - A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.

November 06, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


McDowell shoots 67 for HSBC lead

SHANGHAI - Graeme McDowell typically looks at the leaderboard more often at the start of a tournament. It gives him a sense of how the course is playing and what score he might need to contend at the finish.

November 06, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Teams trying to close gap on FSU

When Syracuse played defending national champion Florida State the only thing surprising about the outcome was the score.

November 05, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: A fun Battle of Ohio, this time

Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.

November 05, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Quail season is here

Georgia's bobwhite quail season comes in later this month and that is the best news I can give you.

November 04, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


MLB Roundup: US prosecutors say A-Rod paid cousin to be quiet

MIAMI - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.

November 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Paige, Harrell head AP preseason team

Jahlil Okafor has yet to play a game for Duke. The hype surrounding his arrival is all pegged to potential and what he accomplished against high school players.

November 03, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Cubs introduce Maddon as new chief

CHICAGO - Joe Maddon's unusual road to the manager's office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and a shot for everyone in the room.

November 03, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


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