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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


Column: Bob Knight right on the money about NCAA hoops

My guess is Kentucky coach John Calipari probably won't earn the $50,000 bonus in his contract for graduating 75 percent of his players. Surely, star freshman John Wall won't be sticking around four years just to help his coach out.

December 19, 2009 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Chris Henry killed in domestic dispute

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died Thursday, a day after falling out of the back of a pickup truck during what police said was a domestic dispute with his fiancee.

December 17, 2009 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Grizzlies, Wildcats square off for title

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Villanova coach Andy Talley sometimes wears his national championship ring while on recruiting trips - his basketball national championship ring, that is.

December 17, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Christmas gifts for CY, Monken; Lady Eagles scorching

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December 17, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


UGA to play bowl game shorthanded

ATHENS, Ga. - Offensive-minded Mark Richt has had to spend more time than usual on Georgia's defense.

December 16, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons on brink of elimination as they travel to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez is facing another losing season with a smile.

December 16, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS swarms SEB; Who's the best in Region 3-A?

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December 16, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Tech juniors mulling NFL draft options

ATLANTA - At least four juniors who played lead roles in Georgia Tech's ACC championship could enter the NFL draft after the Yellow Jackets' Orange Bowl game against Iowa.

December 15, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Political scandal overshadows South Korea 2018 Olympic prep

SEOUL, South Korea - When Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 Olympics six years ago, many South Koreans felt that the first Winter Games on home snow ...

February 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Players bracing for just about any weather at Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Jordan Spieth, still only 23, was amazed that this is the fifth time he has played the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

February 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Storey takes title at Georgia Southern Individual Collegiate

Georgia Southern's Jake Storey won medalist honors, while Brett Barron and Cody O'Toole placed in the top-5 Tuesday at the Georgia Southern Individual ...

February 07, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Outdoor Life: Ethical procedures of skinny dipping

I can just hear it now. Why is Richardson writing about skinny dipping in the dead of winter? Fair question. But there is a rational ...

February 07, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Tournament time

BROOKLET - For both the boys and girls of Southeast Bulloch, the mission is clear as the Region 3-AAA basketball tournaments begin today.

February 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles rally late to down Lafayette 74-70

Though only a junior, Georgia Southern's Mike Hughes is a three-year starter and the seasoned veteran on this season's squad.

February 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern Individual Collegiate gives Eagles a second home event

Georgia Southern has long been a destination for great college golf as the Schenkel Invitational has attracted top competition for the better part of four ...

February 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


49ers officially hire Kyle Shanahan as new head coach

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach on Monday, more than a month ...

February 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fox draws audience of 111.3M for Super Bowl, down slightly

NEW YORK - Fox drew an audience of 111.3 million viewers for the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, a smaller audience than the ...

February 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Patriots rally past Falcons for fifth Super Bowl victory

HOUSTON (AP) - They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve.

February 06, 2017 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Big weekend for Portal sports: hoops sweeps, swimming places

The Portal Panther basketball teams capped off their seasons on a high note Saturday night, sweeping away ECI's squads by scores of 39-33 for ...

February 04, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles sweep through Warhawks

In the span of two days, Georgia Southern lost both its undefeated Sun Belt record and its two-game lead atop the conference standings.

February 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tomlinson, Warner, Davis part of 7-man Hall of Fame class

HOUSTON - The quarterback served as ringmaster for "The Greatest Show on Turf." The running backs were known simply by their initials: LT and TD. And ...

February 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ryan, Falcons, Cowboys big winners on NFL awards night

HOUSTON - Matt Ryan and the Dallas Cowboys were big winners Saturday night.

February 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tiger Woods drops out of Dubai Desert Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday with back spasms after shooting an opening-round 77 a day earlier ...

February 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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