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Weekly Whatup 10/13

Two very similar teams on two different levels.

October 12, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Phillies advance to NLCS

DENVER - Chase Utley ducked near second base. The rest of the Philadelphia Phillies never flinched.Ryan Howard hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning and scored on Jayson Werth's single as Philadelphia rallied past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday night to reach the NL championship series.Brad Lidge earned his second consecutive save, once again retiring cleanup batter Troy Tulowitzki with two on to end it. Tulowitzki, who flied out to conclude Game 3, struck out this time and the Phillies celebrated on the infield at chilly Coors Field before retreating to the clubhouse to ...

October 12, 2009 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson wins, takes lead in points race

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson insists NASCAR's Chase for the championship isn't over. That his dominating victory in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway doesn't mean his fourth straight title is in the bag."Just because we won the last three doesn't mean we're a shoo-in for a fourth," Johnson said.Maybe, but there was something awfully familiar about the way Johnson controlled the final half of the 500-mile race at the 2-mile oval.He surged past Juan Pablo Montoya, easily survived a late challenge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and took ...

October 12, 2009 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcon offense takes flight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith says Sunday's runaway win at San Francisco was the Falcons' most complete offensive game in his two seasons in Atlanta."I know statistically it most definitely was in terms of yards," he said.But he says the offense can be better than it showed in the 45-10 rout of the 49ers."I think we left some plays out there," Smith said Monday. "I think the offensive guys will tell you that."Quarterback Matt Ryan, who completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 329 yards, called the game "just a pretty good performance" for ...

October 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vols roll, pick up big win over Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday."(Kiffin) basically made a promise to us that we wouldn't lose to them anymore, forever or until he leaves," Volunteers safety Eric Berry said. "He's not going to let Georgia beat us."The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.Kiffin had emphasized the Georgia game to his players due to its importance in recruiting. Because the ...

October 10, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Writer | Sports


UGA searching for the next big back

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is one of those schools that likes to think of itself as Running Back U.

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


The Eagles Nest: GSU takes shot at program's biggest win ever

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October 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Johnson feels FSU is ready to rally for struggling Bowden

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says the hubbub over Bobby Bowden's future at Florida State will have the Seminoles fired up for Saturday night's game against his Georgia Tech team.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Joe Johnson headed for free agency

ATLANTA - There's a new reason for the Atlanta Hawks to enter the 2009-10 season with a renewed sense of urgency.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Portal hosts Claxton; SHS, BA Friday Night Previews

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October 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Versatile Nesbitt becoming a bigger threat to defenses

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Josh Nesbitt is making it tough on defensive coordinators.The Georgia Tech quarterback did a little bit of everything the last two weeks, baffling defenses in wins over Mississippi State and North Carolina.Against the Tar Heels last week he rushed 32 times and scored two touchdowns. Against the Bulldogs on Saturday he passed for a career-high 266 yards and a score in a 42-31 win."Without a doubt, yes," Nesbitt said when asked if the game was the best passing performance of his career. "I think I took care of the ball very well, placed it where ...

October 06, 2009 | By Chris Talbott AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/6

I'm not a big "moral victory" kind of guy.

October 05, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' Norwood says concussions 'a serious deal'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Jerious Norwood is running out of locker space.

October 05, 2009 | By CHARLES OGUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Flowers HR, 4 RBIs, Braves end 6-game skid, beat Marlins 8-4

MIAMI - Tyler Flowers has been hitting the ball hard. On Friday night, it paid off with his first home run.

May 12, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eyes on the prize

In Major League Baseball, the saying goes that a team is only as good as the next day's starting pitcher.

May 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Star wars: LeBron, Durant moving toward NBA Finals reunion

Kevin Durant admires LeBron James from afar, marveling at how Cleveland's main man finds ways to elevate his game at age 32 - year after ...

May 11, 2017 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Canadian rookie Hughes tied for lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Mackenzie Hughes arrived at the TPC Sawgrass with no scar tissue and played his first round at The Players Championship with ...

May 11, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No continuity issues on new SHS staff

With a new head coach comes a brand new staff, and for Statesboro's football team this was no different.

May 11, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta FC draws Charleston Battery

SAVANNAH - Last week, South Georgia Tormenta FC announced that it had dreams of soon playing as a professional franchise. Wednesday night at Daffin Park, the ...

May 11, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Cavs keeping eye on Warriors on collision course to Finals

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - As the sports world salivates while awaiting a seemingly inevitable NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is keeping his undefeated team focused on ...

May 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Los Angeles Olympic dreams might be delayed to 2028

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles could lose and win its Olympics gamble, ending up with the 2028 Games it never sought and the costly prospect of ...

May 10, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Try zip lines for outdoor adventure

There are lots of outdoor related activities for us to take part in that range from kayaking to canoeing to hiking, biking and camping. Additionally ...

May 09, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Day ready to start climb back to No. 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Jason Day used to think no one could beat him, and there wasn't much evidence to prove him wrong.

May 09, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Making sports journalism great is a team effort in today's world

No matter what the stigma was about the industry, I always knew my destiny was to be a sports journalist.

May 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Georgia Southern ties series with UL-Lafayette in 6-5 win

A night after being shut out, Ryan Cleveland smashed his 12th home run of the season, the Eagles built two different three-run leads, and five ...

May 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tebow huge draw in the minors, fans packing small stadiums

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow is a big-league hit in the minor leagues.

May 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead

SALT LAKE CITY - Kevin Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday night to ...

May 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Late innings haunt Yellow Jackets

BROOKLET - Late innings have been the undoing of Southeast Bulloch in close games, and there were plenty of close contests for the Yellow Jackets this ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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