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The Eagles Nest: GSU missing key players as practice begins; WR preview

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August 06, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Changes, new faces for SHS and SEB

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August 05, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON/staff vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves take series with 6-2 win

SAN DIEGO - Rookie Tommy Hanson shut down San Diego long enough for his teammates to get a comfortable lead against Chad Gaudin and the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 6-2 on Wednesday.

August 05, 2009 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




Falcons' Peterson believes 11th year will be his best

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Peterson finally made peace with himself after last year's meltdown with Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio.It took Peterson a few restless nights to put the embarrassments and disappointments behind him, but a reunion with Falcons coach Mike Smith has given the 11th-year linebacker a new outlook on football."You're going to go through some phases in your life when you have to learn from it and move on," Peterson said Tuesday. "For some reason, and I might not understand it now, but this season, after we win the Super Bowl, I'll look back ...

August 04, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Hundreds remember Georgia boxer as soft-spoken champ

ATLANTA - Three-time boxing champion Vernon Forrest was remembered Monday by some 1,500 friends, family and fellow athletes as a soft-spoken, modest competitor defined more by his work helping others than his victories in the ring.The 38-year-old Forrest, a former two-division champion who gained notoriety when he became the first boxer to defeat "Sugar" Shane Mosley, was shot and killed July 25 in Atlanta. Police have said he exchanged gunfire with at least two robbery suspects before being shot several times in the back."I believe in God and the justice system," his brother Alfonso Forrest told about 1 ...

August 04, 2009 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM, Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Dogs' Richt grateful for quiet offseason

ATHENS - It has been a summer of healing for Georgia, and for that a grateful Mark Richt offered one word:"Amen."Georgia returned to the practice fields on Tuesday with improved health after 13 players missed spring practice with injuries. The team's public image also has recovered, thanks to players avoiding the police blotter during the offseason.The 2008 injury list was topped by Jeff Owens, Trenton Sturdivant and Vince Vance.Owens and Sturdivant were regarded as Georgia's top defensive and offensive linemen, respectively, before their season-ending knee injuries early in the season. Vance was Sturdivant's replacement ...

August 04, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 8/4

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August 03, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Georgia Tech enters 2009 with only 6 seniors

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson could almost count his seniors on one hand when Georgia Tech opened practice on Monday.Johnson, Georgia Tech's second-year coach, says he is encouraged by his team's improved depth and experience, but he knows he still has a young team. All he has to do is look for seniors.Georgia Tech had only six scholarship seniors for the first preseason practice."We don't have very many," Johnson said Monday. "It's a small class. ... I think our seniors are trying to take a strong leadership role and there's not a lot of them ...

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


Statesboro gets back to business

Statesboro High School opened its doors for a new year on Monday. In addition to breaking out the pencils and textbooks in the classroom, the Statesboro Blue Devils also dusted off their shoulder pads and helmets as they opened fall practices under the shadow of Womack Field for the 2009 football season.

August 03, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hamlin wins at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. - Denny Hamlin ended a 50-race winless skid Monday, holding off Juan Pablo Montoya over the final riveting laps at Pocono Raceway before choking up with grief in Victory Lane.Hamlin won for the third time in eight career starts at the triangle track that has become his personal playground. He has had three other top 10s there.He was in tears following the Pennsylvania 500, the victory coming days after his grandmother's death. There was a catch to his voice as he spoke, and he wiped his face with a towel before walking away for a ...

August 03, 2009 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves even series vs. Dodgers

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe pitched six innings in his first game against Los Angeles since he signed with Atlanta in the offseason, leading the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday.Lowe (11-7) allowed three runs and five hits to win his fourth straight decision. The right-hander went 54-48 over four seasons with the Dodgers before agreeing to a $60 million, four-year contract with the Braves in January.Adam LaRoche had two hits and scored the tying run in the sixth in his return to Atlanta following Friday's trade from Boston. Chipper Jones went 2 for 4 ...

August 01, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger Woods takes Buick Open lead

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Tiger Woods drove on adjacent fairways twice on the back nine, hit a cup of beer in a spectator's hand, got rattled by a bug and was relegated to shaping some shots around trees and under branches.He still managed to shoot a 7-under 65 on Saturday in the third round of the Buick Open, giving him a 17-under 199 total and a one-stroke lead when Michael Letzig (68) double bogeyed the last hole."The whole idea of the game is put the ball in the hole, and I did that," Woods said. "But as ...

August 01, 2009 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps sets record in 100m butterfly

ROME - He defiantly spit out a mouthful of a water, climbed atop the lane rope, pumped his fists furiously and tugged on that supposedly inferior swimsuit.The message was clear: Don't mess with Michael Phelps.Milorad Cavic tried to get in his head and wound up looking at his back, losing again to the guy who beat him at the Beijing Olympics.This time, there was no doubt about it."There are always things that fire me up and motivate me," Phelps said Saturday, after becoming the first swimmer to break 50 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly. "That's ...

August 01, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Stewart crashes, loses pole position

LONG POND, Pennsylvania - Tony Stewart lost his pole position and will start from the back of the pack after wrecking his car during practice for the Pennsylvania 500 on Saturday.Stewart lost control of his No. 14 Chevrolet on a turn on the second lap of Saturday's first practice and spun into the wall. He was unhurt in the crash.His Stewart-Haas Racing crew quickly got to work on the backup. Stewart leads the points standings and was the pole sitter at Pocono because rain washed out Friday's qualifying."I just screwed up," Stewart said. "I got in ...

August 01, 2009 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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South Georgia Fury growing, improving

In just five short years, the South Georgia Fury softball organization grew from humble beginnings to a powerhouse travel team organization on the rise.

June 24, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 23, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 victory over Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta - Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women's World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.

June 22, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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


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