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Weekly Whatup, 12/15

Santa Claus is coming to town very shortly, and I've never been patient enough to wait until Christmas to find out what will be under the tree.

December 14, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Ga. Tech looking to end 4-year bowl losing streak

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a tradition of being in BCS bowls. Though their recent destinations make that fact seem like ancient history.

December 14, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ingram takes Heisman in closest race ever

NEW YORK - Mark Ingram completed the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football.The tough-running sophomore tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in the closest vote in the award's 75-year history. Next, he'll try to lead the most storied program in the South to a national championship.Ingram finished 28 points ahead of Stanford running back Toby Gerhart.Ingram wiped away tears and took a moment to steady himself before starting his speech. His voice wavered throughout."I'm ...

December 13, 2009 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Montana rallies to put away App. St.

MISSOULA, Mont. - Jabin Sambrano caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Selle with 1:31 left, and Montana survived a last-second rally to beat Appalachian State 24-17 on Saturday and reach the Football Championship Subdivision title game.Montana (14-0) dealt with frigid temperatures and slippery conditions on a snow-covered field to make the championship game for the second straight year. The Grizzlies will play Villanova on Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn.The Mountaineers (11-3), making their fifth straight semifinal appearance, had a chance to tie the game after marching downfield in the final minute.Armanti Edwards hit Brian Quick to ...

December 13, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons trying to stay in playoff hunt

ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints are chasing perfection.The Atlanta Falcons are just trying to survive.While the Saints (12-0) have already clinched the NFC South title and merely need a win or tie Sunday at the Georgia Dome to ensure they'll have a first-round bye and at least one playoff game in the Big Easy, the Falcons' hopes of making it back to the playoffs are looking bleaker by the week.Atlanta (6-6) has lost five of its last seven and shows no signs of pulling out of the tailspin, not with a rash of injuries that have ...

December 13, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: 'Monken Mania' hits the Boro

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


Hawks rout Bulls 118-83

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 29 points and the Atlanta Hawks opened the second half with a 20-4 run and beat the Chicago Bulls 118-83 on Wednesday night.The Bulls, who have lost five straight and nine of 10, remained close only in the first period. Atlanta pushed its lead to double digits for good on a jam by Josh Smith with 5:17 remaining in the first half.Smith had 18 points, including an alley-oop jam to cap the decisive 20-4 run and push the lead to 30 points at 76-46 with 3:35 remaining in the third ...

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


Falcon defense faces toughest test yet in Brees, Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Cornerback Brent Grimes knows the Atlanta defense must play a nearly perfect game to have a chance against New Orleans' explosive offense."The odds are against us, obviously," Grimes said Wednesday. "They're the No. 1 offense, but we've got a chance to make a statement."Unfortunately for Grimes and his teammates, the Falcons (6-6) lead the NFL with 49 plays allowed of at least 20 yards. Opponents are converting 46 percent of third downs, second-most in the league.Facing quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints (12-0) on Sunday seems to offer a worst-case scenario for ...

December 09, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Sports


Extra arm in pen forces Church out

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves' surplus of late-inning relievers forced the team to part ways with outfielder Ryan Church on Tuesday.Church was designated for assignment by the Braves to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Rafael Soriano, who made a surprise decision a day earlier to accept salary arbitration.The Braves last week signed closer Billy Wagner and setup man Takashi Saito. The expectation was Soriano and Mike Gonzalez would decline salary arbitration offers and become free agents.Instead, Soriano is still with the Braves. The right-hander can't be traded before June 16 without his consent ...

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


Prep Sports Blitz: 2009 HS Football All-Area Team

Statesboro Herald All-Area Team Special.

December 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Jackets to face Hawkeyes in Orange Bowl

MIAMI - Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz vividly remembers flipping his television one night last fall and instantly becoming mesmerized by Georgia Tech's spread option offense."I can't imagine trying to get ready for them in a normal week," Ferentz said.Luckily for Ferentz and the Hawkeyes, they'll have a month to prepare.No. 10 Iowa (10-2) will face No. 9 Georgia Tech (11-2) in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 5 in South Florida, a matchup of the Hawkeyes' 11th-ranked defense against the Yellow Jackets' 11th-ranked offense, the misdirection-laden option that blew Ferentz away when he watched the Yellow ...

December 07, 2009 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons fading fast after loss to Eagles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith had more injured than healthy offensive starters by the end of the Atlanta Falcons' third loss in their last four games.That was only part of the somber news.The Falcons' 34-7 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the team's worst in Smith's two years as coach. The loss left the 6-6 Falcons on the fringe of the NFC wild-card chase.More reason for concern: Just when the Falcons can't afford another loss, the 12-0 New Orleans Saints come to Atlanta next week.Perhaps intent on countering the somber mood, Smith assumed ...

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


Weekly Whatup 12/8

Tis the season for speculation.

December 07, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Spieth a man with a sense of history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.

June 22, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson.

June 21, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press | Sports


Spieth tries to stay on top

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - One day after he collapsed from a bout of vertigo, Jason Day was standing taller than ever Saturday in the U.S. Open.

June 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Spieth, Reed share lead heading into weekend

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Masters champion Jordan Spieth is halfway home from the second leg of the Grand Slam.

June 20, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Day overcome by dizziness at end of second round

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jason Day was overcome by dizziness and collapsed on his final hole at the U.S. Open on Friday, raising doubt about whether he will be able to continue this weekend.

June 19, 2015 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brand tarnished, Cards likely to avoid economic damage

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals have been the toast of their Midwestern city for generations, a source of civic pride as one of baseball's most successful and cherished franchises.

June 19, 2015 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Sports


World's top five teams survive into knockout stages

VANCOUVER, British Colombia - The United States' bid for a third Women's World Cup title remains very much alive, as do the championship hopes of all five of the top-ranked teams in the world.

June 18, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Warriors believe more titles are in their future

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The parade is not until Friday. The Golden State Warriors are already looking ahead to what could be a promising future.

June 18, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Peterson finding a new normal with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Adrian Peterson has been back on the football field, wearing that familiar purple No. 28 jersey and running through the plays that he ran last year before everything fell apart.

June 18, 2015 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Play begins at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - When Chambers Bay first opened, one of promotional tags for the course was the opportunity to play, "Pure Links Golf."

June 17, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. tops Nigeria, wins group

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach scored late in the first half and the U.S. women's national team went on to beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday night for a first-place finish in its group at the Women's World Cup.

June 16, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brooks Brown enjoying his time in 'The Show'

Back in 2003, you could find Brooks Brown pitching his Portal Panthers to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Nowadays, the 30-year old right-hander can be seen trotting out of the bullpen to hold down a lead for the Colorado Rockies in the late innings.

June 16, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Starter or sub? Abby Wambach says she just wants to win

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach will do whatever it takes to win the Women's World Cup, even if that means she's coming off the bench.

June 15, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


The courtship of Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Robert Streb walked off the third green at Chambers Bay, looked both directions and headed left down a dirt path toward Puget Sound.

June 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Old rivalry hits college baseball's biggest stage

June 12, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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