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Ryan looking to avoid sophomore slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez knows something about sophomore slumps and says second-yard Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is doing all the right things to avoid a letdown."I know my second year I didn't play well at all," Gonzalez said Wednesday. "It was actually the worst year of my NFL career. That was because of the way I approached it. I just didn't approach it the right way."Gonzalez, the 13-year tight end entering his first season with the Falcons, expects Ryan to avoid his mistakes.Ryan, the 2008 NFL offensive rookie of the year, will have a ...

September 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dwyer and Tech ready for Clemson

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer wishes he was a little more agile, like Clemson's C.J. Spiller."When he has the ball in his hands, you better keep your eyes open because he might be down the field if you make one blink," Dwyer said. "Any time he touches the ball, it's going to be a show."Not that Dwyer is any slouch himself.Georgia Tech's junior running back is the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, and he broke off a 74-yard touchdown run the first time he touched the ball this season.Both Dwyer and ...

September 09, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Montoya closing in on the Chase

HAMPTON, Ga. - Juan Pablo Montoya climbed out of his car after his third-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night and immediately began his search.He was in a rush to find an updated list of the Sprint Cup points leaders heading into the race in Richmond on Saturday night.Montoya quickly found the standings, and the news was good: He had moved up one spot from ninth to eighth.But one look wasn't enough.Back in the media interview room, Montoya walked straight to a computer for another look at the standings. When his interview session was ...

September 09, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, SEB, PHS, and BA face tough tests Friday

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Sophomore LB Dion Dubose - Presented by The University Store

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia finds itself in very unusual position

ATHENS, Ga. - No matter how many times they called it just one game, the Georgia Bulldogs can't deny that something feels a little strange.

September 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Passing on the prom - Oudin's got better things to do

NEW YORK - Melanie Oudin missed the junior prom.

September 08, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports




Georgia Tech: Let's make it 2 on Thursday night

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer noticed the quirk in the Georgia Tech schedule as soon as it came out.

September 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker birdies last 2 holes to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Steve Stricker can build a strong case for the Deutsche Bank Championship as the biggest victory of his career.

September 07, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 9/8

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

September 07, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Down but not out, Oudin rallies again at US Open

NEW YORK - Forget about forehands and backhands. Melanie Oudin's biggest weapon is her heart.

September 07, 2009 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports






Arroyo, streaking Reds beat Braves 3-1

ATLANTA - Bronson Arroyo gave up one run in seven innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

September 05, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. - Ben Roethlisberger recovered his own fumble at a pivotal moment and didn't look back, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Pittsburgh ...

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Yeah, it's not sexy, but it's working well

Through two games, the Georgia Southern football squad is right where any team would want to be. The Eagles sit at 2-0 overall and 1-0 ...

September 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


We don't look at field position enough, so let's

They say football is a game of inches, and for the sake of this week's five factors lesson that cliche will ring somewhat true.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Gators close out Jags

Janna Beth Marsh pitched a full seven innings to outduel Thomas Jefferson's staff in a 3-2 win for Bulloch Academy.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bulloch County teams looking for answers

High School football in Bulloch County has been a lot like Tropical Storm Hermine this season: quick, idiosyncratic and a little disappointing.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 16 Georgia readies for another week of QB musical chairs

ATHENS, Ga. - Get ready for another week of quarterback musical chairs at Georgia.

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bend but don't break

MOBILE, Ala. - Nothing much came easy for Georgia Southern when they took on South Alabama at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday night.

September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Defense was good, penalties were bad

By MIKE ANTHONY

September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Two games tells us nothing about Georgia Southern, but...

I'm a guy for statistics and data, which means sample size is everything and conversely means two weeks is nothing.

September 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Dustin Johnson seizes control in BMW Championship

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Dustin Johnson plays a different game than anyone else, and he wanted to keep it that way.

September 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves lose lead, fall to Mets 6-4 after Teheran exits game

ATLANTA (AP) - Julio Teheran is confident he avoided an injury when he was hit by a line drive on his pitching arm.

September 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 9 Georgia turns to freshman QB Eason against Nicholls

ATHENS, Ga. - The home debut of Kirby Smart as No. 9 Georgia's coach gained new significance when freshman Jacob Eason was announced as the ...

September 10, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro seeking win vs. Screven County

Statesboro High School gets to turn back the clock this week when they take a trip to Sylvania and play Screven County at 7:30.

September 09, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta keeps on growing

September 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


New year, same frustrating problems plague several SEC teams

The Southeastern Conference's disappointing opening week featured a bit of deja vu for several teams.

September 07, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


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