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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


The Eagles Nest: GSU seeks revenge at Samford

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November 05, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Top seed ousted from College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. - When Florida's Peter Alonso homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull the Gators within a run of Texas Tech ...

June 21, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor life: Out of town fishing adventure

It will come as no great surprise to the regular readers of this column that I recently went on a fishing trip. Yep, I decided ...

June 21, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Right penalty, wrong delivery

OAKMONT, Pa. - As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year.

June 21, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

HOUSTON (AP) - American players maintained over and over that playing Argentinaand Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal ...

June 20, 2016 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rio's new subway line is running out of time before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Two construction workers chatted while applying white grout to the walls of a new subway tunnel one recent day, their voices and ...

June 20, 2016 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press | Sports


Cavalier coronation

CLEVELAND - More tears. Only this time, tears of joy.

June 20, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta triumphs again

A month's worth of close calls has finally given way to a full-blown party.

June 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


High stakes for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 7 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and memorable moments that highlighted Golden State's special season will only be ...

June 18, 2016 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Warriors limping to finish as Game 7 looms ahead

CLEVELAND (AP) - The level of tension is growing rapidly for theGolden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of ...

June 17, 2016 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Gamers redefining what it means to be an athlete

ATLANTA (AP) - Right across the street from the spaceship-looking studio where teams of video gamers are competing in a frenetic shoot-'em-up known as Counter-Strike ...

June 17, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Russian track squad out of Rio Olympics

VIENNA - In an unprecedented move, Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ...

June 17, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Soggy start to Oakmont Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn't keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration.

June 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta secures first ever victory

In its first four games in franchise history, Tormenta FC didn't record a single goal.

June 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Phil Mickelson looks for career Grand Slam

OAKMONT, Pa. - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at ...

June 15, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lebron, Cavs push for Game 7

CLEVELAND - LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor - and revenge - soothe and ...

June 15, 2016 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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