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Take Two: MLB ready for second half

Barry Bonds likely will take down the Hammer's home run record soon. The fates of the surprising Milwaukee Brewers, the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees are far murkier.

With baseball still buzzing about Ichiro Suzuki's sprint around the All-Star bases, the talk turned to the dash to October.

July 26, 2007 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Suzuki gets an inside-the-park homer, AL wins All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO - Ichiro Suzuki sped around the bases as the ball bounced away from Ken Griffey Jr. for the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history. On a night of tricky hops, Suzuki and the American League rebounded to win - as usual.

Instead of a Barry Bonds splash shot, the defining hit at Tuesday's All-Star game was Suzuki's drive off the right-field wall at quirky AT&T Park.

July 26, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Braves need health, hurlers and home wins in second half

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves already have made 2007 a year of milestones.

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


Belgians take second stage in Tour

GHENT, Belgium - Gert Steegmans won the second stage of the Tour de France on Monday with an inspirational victory in his home country, avoiding a late crash that slowed many riders and left them with scrapes and bruises.

July 24, 2007 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vlad vaults way to Derby win

SAN FRANCISCO - With Barry Bonds sitting out, this derby was dry - and Vladimir Guerrero was San Francisco's home run king for a day.

July 24, 2007 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Three-run seventh dooms Braves

By BERNIE WILSON

July 22, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Make that four for Venus

WIMBLEDON, England - Improbable as this Wimbledon title might have seemed, Venus Williams knew it could happen.

July 22, 2007 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Busch wins at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch saw several cars clustered around the inside lane and another one crawling along in the outside lane.

July 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


For fourth straight time, Braves top Padres

SAN DIEGO - Andruw Jones seems to have a better time hitting at Petco Park than the home team does.

Jones hit another big homer at San Diego's downtown ballpark and had three RBIs, and Buddy Carlyle pitched eight strong innings against his former team as the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 7-4 on Friday night.

July 22, 2007 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves hold on to close out L.A. series with 8-6 win

LOS ANGELES - Sometimes when Chipper Jones hears his name mentioned alongside some of the baseball's legendary figures, he has a difficult time believing how much he's accomplished. Dale Murphy probably doesn't.

July 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Feds detail alleged dogfighting operation at Vick property

SURRY, Va. - A property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was used as the ''main staging area for housing and training the pit bulls involved'' in an alleged dogfighting operation, according to court documents.

July 21, 2007 | By HANK KURZ JR. and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writers | Sports


Braves snap skid

LOS ANGELES - Andruw Jones homered, Chipper Jones and Brian McCann added RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smoltz’s shoulder still questionable

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves say the results of an examination on John Smoltz's sore right shoulder may not be known until Monday.

July 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia State wants a football team

ATLANTA - Mary McElroy says she knows that some refer to Georgia State's opening months of its fundraising drive for a possible football program as only ''baby steps.''

July 20, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves lose lead(s), third straight

LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run for the second game in a row, pulling the Los Angeles Dodgers back into a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.

July 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


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No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri 42-13 for SEC title

ATLANTA - Blake Sims went out for one more snap, then trotted off the field to a standing ovation from the Alabama fans.

December 06, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bama, Mizzou familiar with title games

ATLANTA - Alabama is right where it always seems to be - playing for a title.

December 05, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth holds lead; Tiger loses ground

WINDERMERE, Fla. - The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.

December 05, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Florida hires Colorado State's McElwain as coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wanted a coach with an offensive track record of success.

December 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Streaky Cowboys should top Bears

A rare Thursday night game that is not part of a short week has Dallas at Chicago. Both teams lost on Thanksgiving Day, and the Bears are headed for a double whammy.

December 03, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


UAB players, coaches ponder the future after football program axed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Brandon Prince transferred to UAB to help his ailing father, a single parent, while still doing what he loves most: Playing football.

December 03, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Korver lifts Hawks past slumping Celtics

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks owned the fourth quarter again.

December 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Be sure to prepare for start of duck season

The next portion of duck season opens December 6th and runs through January 25th of 2015 and the possibilities for Southeast Georgia are abundant. You can float the rivers, set up in any of the numerous swamps, beaver ponds and farm ponds, or head out to a reservoir to get your limit. Duck hunting has made a complete turnaround since the early 1990's with the onset of Ducks Unlimited and other conservation groups who began an earnest emphasis on preserving wetlands. Together with state and federal agencies millions of acres of wetlands around the country have been restored and ...

December 02, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles denied bowl appeal

Georgia Southern's appeal of the decision by the NCAA to bar the Eagles from playing in a bowl game was denied Tuesday afternoon.

December 02, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio State player

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A neuropathologist will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete who was found dead in a trash bin of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and had a reported history of concussions, a coroner said Monday.

December 01, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER Associated Press | Sports


Rams players' gesture animates Ferguson protests

ST. LOUIS - Five St. Louis Rams players entered the football field with their hands raised. A day later, people walked out of work or school showing the same gesture of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

December 01, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Sports


Jones leads Falcons past punchless Cards 29-18

ATLANTA - Fighting for a division title even with a losing record, the Atlanta Falcons knew they couldn't afford another defeat.

November 30, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Hawks roll past Charlotte

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Mike Scott added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Charlotte Hornets a ninth straight loss with a 105-75 victory on Saturday night.

November 30, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ray Rice's suspension vacated

NEW YORK - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.

November 28, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Missouri clinches SEC East title

COLUMBIA, Mo. - After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.

November 28, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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