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Georgia Tech has made rapid rise under Johnson

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is probably a little too far back to become a factor in the national championship race.

November 03, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia's Ealey says Spikes shouldn't be suspended

ATHENS - A most unlikely person came to the defense of Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes, who was suspended for half a game for apparently trying to gouge the eyes of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey

November 03, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Court decisions threaten progress on steroids

WASHINGTON - Arguing that sports leagues' drug programs could be "gutted" if not protected from individual states' laws, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asked Congress on Tuesday to intervene with legislation and found at least one powerful ally.

November 03, 2009 | By FREDERIC J. FROMME and HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press Writers | Sports


Atlanta needs Elam, Ryan to correct mistakes

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jason Elam felt worse than anyone in the Falcons' locker room Tuesday night.

November 03, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup

Don't look now, but after a roller-coaster ride of a season, the Statesboro Blue Devils still have a shot at a Region 2-AAAA title.

November 02, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jaimie McMurray wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR stopped the bumping, at least for a while.There was nothing that could be done about the blocking.In the end, Sunday looked like most every other event at Talladega Superspeedway: There was a surprise winner, two harrowing accidents, angry drivers and a frustrated fans over a vanilla race at NASCAR's most spectacular track.And oh, by the way, Jimmie Johnson likely sealed his record fourth-consecutive championship."I was so concerned about this race," the three-time defending champion admitted.With good reason.Racing at Talladega comes with a ton of unpredictability because of the horsepower-sapping restrictor ...

November 02, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


With offense rolling, Georgia Tech works on struggling 'D'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Georgia Tech keeps proving that offense isn't a problem with coach Paul Johnson's spread option.The Yellow Jackets need to show they can be a little defensive as well.They rolled up a season-high 597 yards offense in a 56-31 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night that moved them up to No. 10 in the AP poll Sunday. But they also allowed a team that hadn't scored more than 10 points in any game against a Southeastern Conference opponent to light up the scoreboard and finish with 397 yards offense."I'm disappointed in the ...

November 02, 2009 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech takes care of business at Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and threw for two scores, Jonathan Dwyer ran for a career-high 186 yards rushing with three TDs, and No. 11 Georgia Tech rallied to beat Vanderbilt 56-31 Saturday night.

November 01, 2009 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA no match for No. 1

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida receiver David Nelson stared across the field, saw all the Georgia players jumping up and down, hooting and hollering after a touchdown and thought, "Here we go again."

October 31, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NASCAR tries to avoid another Talladega disaster

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Michael Waltrip pulled up to the back of Jimmie Johnson's car, settled in on his bumper and shoved him all the way around Talladega Superspeedway as the two drivers worked on a strategy for NASCAR's fastest race track.

October 31, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Hawks block Wizards, win 100-89

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 20 points and reached a blocked shots milestone, and the Atlanta Hawks held off Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards 100-89 on Friday night.

October 30, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Busch crew chief Addington confused by firing

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Kyle Busch celebrated 12 wins with crew chief Steve Addington, including a comeback victory last year at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 30, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Party fouls heat up at the 'Cocktail Party'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Between Georgia's end-zone celebration and Florida's last-minute timeouts, the game formerly known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" has been taken up a notch.

October 30, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports




Burnett, Texeira, Matsui help Yankees tie Series

NEW YORK - The Yankees waited six long years for this.

October 30, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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SEC commissioner: League leading the way on social issues

HOOVER, Ala. - Former Southeastern Conference Mike Slive was known to invoke the words of historical figures like Winston Churchill when talking about challenges facing the ...

July 13, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth arrives at St. Andrews, resuming Grand Slam quest

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before he arrived Monday at St. Andrews to resume his pursuit of the Grand Slam.

July 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Concussions now a concern in soccer

CHICAGO - Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year ...

July 13, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Sports


Trout, Harper, plenty of fresh faces highlight All-Star Game

CINCINNATI - Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying ...

July 13, 2015 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nibali's Tour defense is creaking as Froome takes control

MUR DE BRETAGNE, France - Vincenzo Nibali is making a patchy start to the defense of his Tour de France title, and if Saturday's eighth ...

July 11, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pete Rose still beloved in hometown despite scandals

CINCINNATI - A photograph of the bat and ball from Pete Rose's record-setting 4,192nd hit has adorned the back of the enormous video board ...

July 11, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena wins Wimbledon, one away from Grand Slam

LONDON - Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major ...

July 11, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Federer, Djokovic prepare for next chapter of rivalry

LONDON - When Roger Federer faces Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final for the second consecutive year on Sunday, they'll be resuming a rivalry that ...

July 11, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


JPP's future uncertain with New York Giants

Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the New York Giants remains uncertain after a fireworks accident, even though a person with knowledge of the contract tells ...

July 10, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer tops Murray for 10th final Wimbledon final; Djokovic next

LONDON - If Roger Federer was going to allow Andy Murray to gain a foothold in the Wimbledon semifinals, this seemed as if it might be ...

July 10, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Serena Slam' takes another step forward

LONDON - Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in ...

July 09, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Olesen returns to form to lead Scottish Open on 7-under 63

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Thorbjorn Olesen returned to form with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Scottish Open ...

July 09, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


DeAndre Jordan fiasco raises questions about NBA free agency

Doc Rivers gave a quick answer when asked about DeAndre Jordan coming back to the Los Angeles Clippers.

July 09, 2015 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


My Take: Times change, along with team names

My dad, born and raised in the Titustown neighborhood of Norfolk Virginia, is a longtime Washington Redskins fan. So, it was no surprise that he ...

July 09, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


US begins home World Cup celebrations

LOS ANGELES - Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women's national team fans and raised an arm in triumph.

July 07, 2015 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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