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Falcon offense takes flight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith says Sunday's runaway win at San Francisco was the Falcons' most complete offensive game in his two seasons in Atlanta."I know statistically it most definitely was in terms of yards," he said.But he says the offense can be better than it showed in the 45-10 rout of the 49ers."I think we left some plays out there," Smith said Monday. "I think the offensive guys will tell you that."Quarterback Matt Ryan, who completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 329 yards, called the game "just a pretty good performance" for ...

October 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vols roll, pick up big win over Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday."(Kiffin) basically made a promise to us that we wouldn't lose to them anymore, forever or until he leaves," Volunteers safety Eric Berry said. "He's not going to let Georgia beat us."The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.Kiffin had emphasized the Georgia game to his players due to its importance in recruiting. Because the ...

October 10, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Writer | Sports


UGA searching for the next big back

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is one of those schools that likes to think of itself as Running Back U.

October 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: GSU takes shot at program's biggest win ever

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October 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Johnson feels FSU is ready to rally for struggling Bowden

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says the hubbub over Bobby Bowden's future at Florida State will have the Seminoles fired up for Saturday night's game against his Georgia Tech team.

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


Hawks' Joe Johnson headed for free agency

ATLANTA - There's a new reason for the Atlanta Hawks to enter the 2009-10 season with a renewed sense of urgency.

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


Prep Sports Blitz: Portal hosts Claxton; SHS, BA Friday Night Previews

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October 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Versatile Nesbitt becoming a bigger threat to defenses

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Josh Nesbitt is making it tough on defensive coordinators.The Georgia Tech quarterback did a little bit of everything the last two weeks, baffling defenses in wins over Mississippi State and North Carolina.Against the Tar Heels last week he rushed 32 times and scored two touchdowns. Against the Bulldogs on Saturday he passed for a career-high 266 yards and a score in a 42-31 win."Without a doubt, yes," Nesbitt said when asked if the game was the best passing performance of his career. "I think I took care of the ball very well, placed it where ...

October 06, 2009 | By Chris Talbott AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/6

I'm not a big "moral victory" kind of guy.

October 05, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' Norwood says concussions 'a serious deal'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Jerious Norwood is running out of locker space.

October 05, 2009 | By CHARLES OGUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Awful finish, high hopes for next Braves season

ATLANTA - The Braves packed up their lockers, exchanged phone numbers and started looking ahead to next season with a lot more hope than they had a year ago.

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


Braves stumbling to the finish

October 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons take a look at running game during bye week

ATLANTA - Ovie Mughelli delivered a cut block, just as he's supposed to do. Michael Turner spotted the opening and headed toward the end zone.

October 02, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Peterson still a factor now that he's in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Not long after they first met, Mike Peterson pulled Jonathan Babineaux aside.

October 01, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


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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


Adam Scott back to the long putter for Masters

AUGUSTA - Adam Scott showed up at Augusta National on Sunday with a familiar friend - his long putter.

April 05, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Duke headed for championship game

INDIANAPOLIS - The latest Duke team to reach the national championship game got there behind a couple of freshmen and some of the trademark defense coach Mike Krzyzewski's teams have long been known for.

April 04, 2015 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles take first game vs. Cajuns

LAFAYETTE, La. - Evan Challenger held the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns to just two hits and one run to help the Georgia Southern Eagles take the series opener 2-1 on Friday night at "Tigue" Moore Field.

April 03, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Josh Hamilton won't be disciplined by MLB

NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving cocaine and alcohol. Team officials responded by saying they were surprised and disappointed.

April 03, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Final Four features impressive coaches

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - National championships, multiple Final Four appearances, impressive won-loss records year after year. Whatever your criteria for deciding the best of the coaches, this year's Final Four group has it.

April 03, 2015 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Tiger returning for Masters

Tiger Woods ended a week of speculation and debate over the state of his game Friday by announcing he will play next week in the Masters.

April 03, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks try to pull off balancing act

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are trying to play a game that has worked so well for San Antonio: rest up, get healthy and be at their best for the playoffs.

April 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kentucky looking to do what UNLV couldn't

INDIANAPOLIS - Twenty-four years ago, UNLV arrived in Indianapolis for a coronation disguised as a Final Four.

April 02, 2015 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Woman recants claim on Taylor

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The woman who said former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her has recanted the allegations and was arrested.

April 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Plenty on the course one week before Masters

HOUSTON - Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reid, Texas-born golfers and Ryder Cup partners, are part of a strong field at the Shell Houston Open with one eye toward next week.

April 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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