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Braves can’t catch a break as the Nationals power to 7-4 win

ATLANTA - A loss to Washington left the Braves talking about the need to sweep the New York Mets in a series beginning Monday. But even that might not be enough to revive Atlanta's playoff hopes.

September 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rough start for Joey, Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Somewhere, Michael Vick must have been shaking his head.

September 24, 2007 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson County holds off Claxton

CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers began their first home game of the 2007 season with a bang. However, the Tigers could not maintain momentum throughout the night, falling to the Trojans of Johnson County by a 12-0 margin.

September 23, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Special to the Herald | Sports


Pinewood pulls away from BA

Pinewood senior Lane Miller galloped for two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Patriots put away a determined Bulloch Academy squad 19-0 at Gator Alley Friday night.

September 23, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


SEB pulverizes Panthers

PORTAL - Coach John Kenny got his first win at Southeast Bulloch as the Jackets (1-1) visited Portal (0-2) and topped the Panthers 34-7 Friday night at Panther Field.

September 23, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Prep Notebook: Screven, Claxton look to bounce back

Jenkins County has been in this position before.

September 21, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Gators take underdog role against PCA

Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan has been looking to Boone, N. C. for inspiration as his Gators prepare to take on powerful Class AAA rival Pinewood Christian Academy.

September 21, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Rivals prepare for showdown

In one of the most anticipated games of the Bulloch County prep football season, Southeast Bulloch (0-1) will hit Highway 80 and head just a few miles west to take on cross-county rival Portal (0-1) in the newly-renovated Panther Stadium tonight at 7:30 p.m.

September 21, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Amazing comeback gives Braves win

ATLANTA - The Braves will have a hard time making the playoffs, despite their most remarkable comeback of the season. So they went ahead and celebrated as though this one was for a championship.

September 20, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cox takes over new PHS offense

PORTAL - When the Portal Panthers decided to commit to running the triple-option offense after the 2006 season, they needed a quarterback to run it. All eyes on the PHS coaching staff immediately turned to junior DB/RB Steven Cox.

September 20, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Walker becomes leader for SEB

BROOKLET - You won't find the stat on an official stat sheet, no Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jacket will boast about how many they have and the SEB coaches aren't exactly thrilled to mark one down during review of last week's game film.

September 20, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Defense propels BA to win

Edmund Burke Academy's Lady Spartans let the bats do the talking Tuesday against GISA Region 2-AA foe Bulloch Academy.

September 19, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Jimmie Johnson takes California

FONTANA, Calif. - After going four months without a victory, Jimmie Johnson picked a great time to get back to Victory Circle.

The reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion came on strong at the end of Sunday night's 250-lap race, grabbing his series-leading fifth victory of the season, clinching a spot in the Chase for the championship and guaranteeing he will be no worse than a tie for the top seed in the 10-race playoff.

September 18, 2007 | By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Cormier keeps Phillies in check

ATLANTA - Maybe it was the heat. Perhaps it was carryover from a bad loss to the Marlins. Whatever it was, Ryan Howard and Aaron Rowand couldn't make contact, and the Philadelphia Phillies lost again.

September 18, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Devils start slow, then blast Screven

SYLVANIA - For a moment - just a moment - it looked as though Screven County was going to shock its visitors from Statesboro. But after the Gamecocks took a quick 6-0 lead, the No. 7 ranked team in Class AAAA Statesboro scored 34 straight points to run away from SCHS 34-13.

September 17, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.

October 31, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.

October 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

October 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Florida State player investigated on domestic battery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmedFlorida State starting running back Karlos Williams is being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident.

October 27, 2014 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


Royals return home, backs against wall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.

October 27, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Emmert calls UNC report troubling

INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.

October 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bumgarner, Giants blank Royals for 3-2 Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 27, 2014 | By BEN WALKER Associated Press | Sports


Two tied atop McGladrey leaderboard

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Will MacKenzie figured a good shot had turned out badly.

October 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Rookie reliever leads Royals to win

SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet.

October 24, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

October 24, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Probe shows UNC cheating scandal involved 3,100 students

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes.

October 23, 2014 | By AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Sports


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