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Boys athlete of the week

Swimming competitively takes plenty of dedication and work ethic, especially when practices are held five days a week.

January 03, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Girls athlete of the week

LaCreasha Brewton does the shooting herself, but she's the first to credit her teammates for the opportunity.

January 03, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Caray, Van Wieren moving out of TBS TV booth

ATLANTA - The 2007 Atlanta Braves TBS TV crew will include a limited presence by Skip Caray and none by Pete Van Wieren, a TBS official confirmed Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Richt names Bobo offensive coordinator

ATLANTA - Georgia coach Mark Richt moved quickly to replace Neil Callaway as offensive coordinator, promoting quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo to the position on Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick in treatment; Abraham has thumb surgery

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora believes quarterback Michael Vick and defensive end John Abraham will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers even though both players have significant injuries.

January 02, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech hopes for better ending in repeat trip to Jacksonville

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's 9-6 loss to Wake Forest in the Dec. 2 ACC championship game in Jacksonville was so disappointing tailback Tashard Choice can hardly talk about it, much less bring himself to look at the game film.

January 02, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles looking to bounce back against undefeated Clemson team

CLEMSON, S.C. - If the Georgia Southern men's basketball team can find any solace in Saturday's defeat at Appalachian State, it's the fact they played terribly and still had a chance to win.

January 02, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Dunn, Brooking worried over dismal home record

ATLANTA - Warrick Dunn and Keith Brooking need nobody to remind them of Atlanta's poor record at the Georgia Dome over the final two months of 2005-06.

January 01, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Prep Championship Recap

Class AAAAA and AA have one thing in common: They both have two teams that share one title.

January 01, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Peterson making big plays for Bears

The world of Division I-AA football knows what it's like to be awed by Adrian Peterson.

December 31, 2006 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Evans hits game-winner for SCHS

SPRINGFIELD - The Screven County girls were in danger of losing their first game of the season Friday night to the home-standing Lady Rebels of Effingham County. With 10 seconds to play and trailing 33-31, the Lady Gamecocks inbounded the ball and pushed it up court finding strong forward Kadedra Evans wide open at the three-point line.

December 31, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Falcons face Dallas in pivotal game

ATLANTA - Maybe this is the good time to be facing the Dallas Cowboys. Maybe not.

December 31, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Portal suffers first loss, 78-75, in OT

Portal's boys basketball team (7-1) fell in overtime to Calvary Day Friday, 78-75.

December 31, 2006 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


Dallas offense just too much

ATLANTA - Michael Vick and Morten Andersen got their records. Terrell Owens and the Dallas Cowboys got a crucial victory.

December 31, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mora apologizes for comments about University of Washington job

ATLANTA - Jim Mora insisted Friday that he was trying to be funny when he said he would leave Atlanta to coach the University of Washington football team.

December 30, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Royals sweep ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Crown these Royals the American League champions.

October 15, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Extra innings again

SAN FRANCISCO - Once the Giants finally got a bunt down, the rest was easy.

October 14, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


US looks to Ryder Cup task force

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

October 14, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity.

October 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Psychologist says Pistorius a 'broken man'

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing.

October 13, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | Sports


Playoff committee staying quiet

West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck takes what he calls a lawyerly approach to talking about his involvement with the College Football Playoff selection committee.

October 13, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Royals take 2-0 series lead

BALTIMORE - The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.

October 12, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles 8-6 in ALCS

BALTIMORE - Alex Gordon hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.

October 11, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Watching Heisman race as season nears halfway mark

The Heisman Trophy race, much like the playoff chase, took a detour last weekend. The presumptive favorite, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, was unable to prevent his team from being upset. Dak Prescott emerged as a legitimate contender for Mississippi State and a couple of guys who were trending in September - Kenny Hill of Texas A&M and Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska - cooled off.

October 10, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Martin Laird takes the lead at Silverado

NAPA, Calif. - Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.

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


Ryder Cup players get back to work on PGA Tour

NAPA, Calif. - The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Frys.com Open.

October 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Homegrown talent key to another NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 08, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Adams homer lifts Cards to NLCS

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

October 07, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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