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Weekly Whatup, 1/1

In this special New Year's edition of the Weekly Whatup (and the last installment – we're working on coming up with a better title… no offense, Chad) I thought it would be nice to take a look at the year that was and maybe even speculate a little about the fresh new set of 365 that is in front of the Eagle Nation.

December 31, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cavs slip past Hawks again

CLEVELAND - Anderson Varejao made his first career 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds left - a 25th birthday present to teammate LeBron James - to give Cleveland a 106-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' 11th victory in 12 games.

December 30, 2009 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, Metter compete in Gentlemen's Classic

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December 30, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Falcons set to take on Bills

ATLANTA – Although they won't get a chance to make a playoff run this season, the Atlanta Falcons still have something to play for in their final two games.

December 26, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks power past Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS - Atlanta coach Mike Woodson wanted to see more consistency from his team Saturday night.He'll settle for another road victory.The Hawks relied on their rugged inside tandem of Al Horford and Josh Smith to overwhelm sluggish Indiana, 110-98. Horford finished with 25 points and a season-high 19 rebounds. Smith had 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, and Joe Johnson added 24 points.Atlanta (21-8) won for the second time on a roller-coaster, four-game road trip. The Hawks blew out Minnesota and won easily at Indiana, but lost in overtime at Chicago and were routed ...

December 26, 2009 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Florida's Meyer steps down amid health concerns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Urban Meyer resigned Saturday as Florida's football coach after five seasons and two national titles because of health concerns that came to light when he suffered chest pains following the SEC championship game earlier this month.The 45-year-old Meyer will coach his final game at the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati on New Year's Day.He leaves No. 5 Florida with a 56-10 record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record 22-game winning streak that was snapped by Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game Dec. 5."I have given my heart and ...

December 26, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA offense to get boost with Green's return

SHREVEPORT, La. - Georgia's offense showed down the stretch it could still make plays even with its biggest playmaker sidelined, especially in its upset of top-10 Georgia Tech.Now Georgia is blending receiver A.J. Green back into its mix for Monday's Independence Bowl. He's rejoining an offense that averaged a robust 235 rushing yards in its last three games."We're glad he's back because even if he doesn't get eight balls for 160 yards, he's one of those guys where his presence kind of makes people gameplan towards him," quarterback Joe Cox said ...

December 25, 2009 | By MARC WEISZER Athens Banner-Herald | Sports


Colts have difficult personnel decisions to make

INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning and his teammates won't even lobby Colts coach Jim Caldwell to play the final two regular-season games.If Caldwell tells them go for the perfect season, they will bring the same approach that helped them become the NFL's third 14-0 team. If they're told to sit out or play sparingly, even if it means risking an undefeated record, they won't question it.That's how it works in the Indianapolis locker room, where players abide by a simple rule: Follow the leader."It's what we believe in," defensive captain Gary Brackett said ...

December 25, 2009 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick still a devisive topic

PHILADELPHIA - The road back will never be completely clear for Michael Vick.There's plenty of justice in that.Little more than two years have elapsed since he plead guilty to being the ringleader of a dogfighting operation where extreme cruelty was the stock in trade. There's no defending what he did then and there's no chance it will ever be forgotten.That chapter of his life remains part of nearly every story involving his name and it will be somewhere in the opening paragraph of his obit. What remains to be seen is whether it will take ...

December 25, 2009 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports




Falcons look to notch winning record

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith is grateful the Atlanta Falcons have one major goal in reach.Eliminated from playoff contention before Sunday's road win over the New York Jets, Atlanta hopes to have consecutive winning records for the first time in its 44-year history.The Falcons (7-7) must beat Buffalo (5-9) this weekend and win Jan. 3 in Tampa Bay to stop one of professional sports' most inglorious streaks."We're disappointed in terms of not having an opportunity to play past 16 regular-season games," Smith said Monday. "We still have a lot of internal goals that can ...

December 21, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Longtime friends Ryan, Smith square off again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Rex Ryan felt confident about his chances of getting the Atlanta Falcons' head coaching job two years ago.

December 20, 2009 | By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulls get revenge against Hawks in overtime

CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 32 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a season-high 40 points from Joe Johnson to beat Atlanta 101-98 in overtime Saturday night and snap the Hawks' six-game win streak.

December 20, 2009 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with OT thriller

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Wyoming trailed by 11 points in the fourth quarter. Its offense was led by a freshman quarterback, its defense was facing the nation's leading rusher.

December 19, 2009 | By TIM KORTE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Smoke, Out: 3-time champ Stewart ready for final NASCAR race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - His race team built him a car fitting for the baddest man on wheels. Tony Stewart will take his final NASCAR ride in ...

November 19, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech not content with merely being bowl eligible

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has already locked up its spot in a bowl game.

November 19, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia looking to remain focused against Ragin' Cajuns

ATHENS, Ga. - There has been a lot of talk about an early season scare from Nicholls as Georgia has prepared for this week's visit ...

November 19, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles secondary look to shut down Panther passing game

Georgia Southern, unlike any season in recent memory, has struggled to run the football in the second half of the season.

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles look to take revenge in Atlanta

There are a lot of factors that go into making a rivalry. There's the passion of the fans, the proximity of the teams to ...

November 18, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Outdoor Life: Divorce is a painful experience

Sadly I must report that I'm getting a divorce. It is an agonizing experience and one that I never imagined would happen. Unfortunately there ...

November 15, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Eagles dominate in home opener

Playing for the first time in front of their home crowd at Hanner Fieldhouse this season, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team put on ...

November 14, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Auburn win gives Smart highlight for debut season despite disappointments

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's upset of then-No. 8 Auburn gave fans and recruits a much-needed glimpse of where first-year coach Kirby Smart hopes to take ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Chase isn't always fair, that doesn't make it a bad postseason model

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - When William Byron's engine exploded less than 10 laps away from his seventh win of the season, his chance to race ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


LA bid to address Trump election at Olympic meeting

DOHA, Qatar - Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election looms over the race for the 2024 Summer Games as the three bid ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


After Mexico loss, US heads to Costa Rica and avoid 0-2 start

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The United States is in danger of becoming the fourth team to start 0-2 in the final round of CONCACAF's ...

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Seager, Fulmer take Rookie of the Year honors

Corey Seager won the NL Rookie of the Year award unanimously.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Take a bye: Falcons head into off week looking to recharge

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn compares his Atlanta Falcons to a cellphone running low on juice.

November 14, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UFC loads 3 title fights under bright lights of NYC debut

NEW YORK - With his mink coat left in the locker room, Conor McGregor is set to take a swing at UFC history.

November 12, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL HALFWAY: An array of suggestions to make football better

Leave it to Josh Norman to speak his mind.

November 12, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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