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Court decisions threaten progress on steroids

WASHINGTON - Arguing that sports leagues' drug programs could be "gutted" if not protected from individual states' laws, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asked Congress on Tuesday to intervene with legislation and found at least one powerful ally.

November 03, 2009 | By FREDERIC J. FROMME and HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press Writers | Sports


Atlanta needs Elam, Ryan to correct mistakes

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jason Elam felt worse than anyone in the Falcons' locker room Tuesday night.

November 03, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup

Don't look now, but after a roller-coaster ride of a season, the Statesboro Blue Devils still have a shot at a Region 2-AAAA title.

November 02, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jaimie McMurray wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - NASCAR stopped the bumping, at least for a while.There was nothing that could be done about the blocking.In the end, Sunday looked like most every other event at Talladega Superspeedway: There was a surprise winner, two harrowing accidents, angry drivers and a frustrated fans over a vanilla race at NASCAR's most spectacular track.And oh, by the way, Jimmie Johnson likely sealed his record fourth-consecutive championship."I was so concerned about this race," the three-time defending champion admitted.With good reason.Racing at Talladega comes with a ton of unpredictability because of the horsepower-sapping restrictor ...

November 02, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


With offense rolling, Georgia Tech works on struggling 'D'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Georgia Tech keeps proving that offense isn't a problem with coach Paul Johnson's spread option.The Yellow Jackets need to show they can be a little defensive as well.They rolled up a season-high 597 yards offense in a 56-31 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night that moved them up to No. 10 in the AP poll Sunday. But they also allowed a team that hadn't scored more than 10 points in any game against a Southeastern Conference opponent to light up the scoreboard and finish with 397 yards offense."I'm disappointed in the ...

November 02, 2009 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech takes care of business at Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and threw for two scores, Jonathan Dwyer ran for a career-high 186 yards rushing with three TDs, and No. 11 Georgia Tech rallied to beat Vanderbilt 56-31 Saturday night.

November 01, 2009 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA no match for No. 1

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Florida receiver David Nelson stared across the field, saw all the Georgia players jumping up and down, hooting and hollering after a touchdown and thought, "Here we go again."

October 31, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NASCAR tries to avoid another Talladega disaster

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Michael Waltrip pulled up to the back of Jimmie Johnson's car, settled in on his bumper and shoved him all the way around Talladega Superspeedway as the two drivers worked on a strategy for NASCAR's fastest race track.

October 31, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Hawks block Wizards, win 100-89

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 20 points and reached a blocked shots milestone, and the Atlanta Hawks held off Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards 100-89 on Friday night.

October 30, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Busch crew chief Addington confused by firing

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Kyle Busch celebrated 12 wins with crew chief Steve Addington, including a comeback victory last year at Talladega Superspeedway.

October 30, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Party fouls heat up at the 'Cocktail Party'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Between Georgia's end-zone celebration and Florida's last-minute timeouts, the game formerly known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" has been taken up a notch.

October 30, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports




Burnett, Texeira, Matsui help Yankees tie Series

NEW YORK - The Yankees waited six long years for this.

October 30, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Bulldogs trying to keep pace in SEC

ATHENS, Ga. - When Aron White was being recruited by Georgia, he had a perception of the program that was shared by many."I viewed Georgia as one of those top teams," said White, a third-year sophomore who plays tight end for the Bulldogs. "They were always in the chase if not right there winning it."Over the past few seasons, that impression has changed a bit. The Southeastern Conference is ruled by defending national champion Florida, Alabama and LSU. Georgia has slipped to that next tier of teams, and there seems to be more concern between the hedges about being ...

October 29, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




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Eagles Claim First Sun Belt Conference Championship with 3-1 Win Over App State

STATESBORO – The Georgia Southern men's soccer team sent its three seniors out in fine fashion Saturday night as the Eagles defeated long-time rival Appalachian ...

November 05, 2016 | Georgia Southern Media Relations | Sports


Fifth-year transfers threaten low- and mid-majors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tennessee Tech is picked to finish second in its division of the Ohio Valley Conference, and coach Steve Payne is hopeful that ...

November 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kwon holding down offensive line

Georgia Southern entered the season with high hopes, but now instead of fighting for a conference championship it is battling to earn a bowl berth.

November 05, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles face big hurdle in form of Ole Miss

Coming off a 34-10 loss to Appalachian State and a loser in four of its last five games Georgia Southern is a frustrated football team.

November 05, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Australia's Rod Pampling takes Las Vegas lead into weekend

LAS VEGAS - Rod Pampling followed an opening 11-under 60 with a 68 on Friday to keep the lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

November 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Millions celebrate winning Chicago Cubs with parade, rally

CHICAGO - November blazed like dazzling springtime in Chicago during a massive parade and rally Friday to honor the Cubs' first World Series title in 108 ...

November 05, 2016 | CARLA K. JOHNSON and CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press | Sports


Out of Chase, Dillon on pole for Sprint Cup race in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas - Austin Dillon is on the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas two weeks after a heartbreaking finish knocked him ...

November 05, 2016 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons have extra rest after impressive win over Buccaneers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A short work week couldn't slow the Atlanta Falcons' high-scoring offense.

November 05, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 18 UNC prepares for Georgia Tech's option offense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - It's always tough for North Carolina to stop Georgia Tech's intricate triple-option offense.

November 05, 2016 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kentucky hosts struggling Georgia, can become bowl eligible

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky looks to reach what has been an elusive plateau when the Wildcats host a Georgia squad desperate to halt a stunning ...

November 05, 2016 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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