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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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Spieth youngest Masters leader after 1st round

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.

April 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Record 7 Kentucky Wildcats to declare for NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at the NBA draft.

April 09, 2015 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Henley has stellar first day at Augusta

AUGUSTA – Dawgs are running wild in Augusta. Again.

April 09, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Final day of practice complete for Masters, golfers fine tune

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April 08, 2015 | Vince Johnson Special to the Herald | Sports


Three things to know for the 2015 Masters

Whip up your famous pimento cheese, plant eye-poppingly colorful azaleas and trim your yard to precisely 3/8 of an inch. Pump in 98 of the world's best golfers and thousands of guests dressed in their finest springtime getup, and you'll be at Augusta National for the 2015 Masters.

April 07, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Ryan's emotions run hot after loss

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan's Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters.

April 07, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: New ideas aren't best solution

Over the past decade or so, Major League Baseball has seen sabermetrics - a study of statistics more in-depth than the sport's traditional counting stats - grow from a passing interest to a way of life for many front offices.

April 07, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Attorney: Hernandez was witness

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his lawyer acknowledged for the first time that his client was at the scene of the killing and saw it happen but described him as a kid who simply did not know what to do.

April 07, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plan a trout fishing trip to be a part of your April

When planning your outdoor calendar for the year an April a trout fishing adventure to the North Georgia Mountains is a lot of fun. Although trout in Georgia streams don't rival the size of those in states to the north of us, it is still a lot of fun and a wonderful outdoor excursion for you and your kids or buddies.

April 07, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Duke tops Wisconsin for national title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids.

April 07, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger arrives and guessing game begins at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played.

April 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Defense rests case in Hernandez murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez ended Monday after the defense called just three witnesses and rested its case in a single day.

April 06, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Hawks' Millsap out at least two games

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap will miss at least two games with a right shoulder injury.

April 06, 2015 | By AMY JINKNER-LLOYD Associated Press | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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