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Tiger out in front heading to final round

LEMONT, Ill. - Tiger Woods started with a bogey. His best shot led to a par.It turned out to be his best round of the year.Getting better with every shot, Woods broke the course record at Cog Hill and blew away the field Saturday in the BMW Championship with a 9-under 62 that gave him a seven-shot lead."After I got past the first hole I was doing all right," Woods said. "It was one of those days that kind of built upon itself."Brandt Snedeker finished with four straight birdies for a 66 and will play with Woods ...

September 13, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Georgia squeaks past Gamecocks

ATHENS, Ga. - Rennie Curran broke up a fourth-down pass at the goal line with 22 seconds remaining, and No. 21 Georgia held off South Carolina 41-37 in a wild game Saturday night.The nearly four-hour contest wasn't decided until Curran, a linebacker, batted down Stephen Garcia's final throw on fourth-and-4 at the Georgia 7.The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) avoided their first 0-2 start since 1996. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1) was hurt by a blocked extra point after its final touchdown, which prevented the Gamecocks from going for a tying field goal at the end.The goal-line ...

September 13, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Evil Genius? Spurrier just another coach for Dogs

ATHENS, Ga. - There was a time when Georgia fans would've been looking forward to this game like no other, largely because of the coach on the other sideline.

September 10, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




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


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Hall of Famer Jerry Tarkanian dies

LAS VEGAS - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.

February 11, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Bud' becoming a big name

ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer may coach one of the best teams in the NBA.

February 11, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


New balls adding pop

JACKSON, Miss. - Tim Corbin sounded more like a philosopher than Vanderbilt's coach as he talked about the new flat-seam baseball designed to bring a little more scoring back to the college game.

February 10, 2015 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wins on tour get tougher

Five weeks into the new year, all five winners on the PGA Tour were among the top 50 in the world.

February 10, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Plan a trip to Paradise Public Fishing Area this spring

Winter is going to be over soon and those of us who look forward to spring will be on the lookout for new fishing adventures. I've got an idea for a trip that you will not regret. Head out to Paradise Public Fishing Area located between Tifton and Nashville in South Georgia and you will be in for a treat. From Statesboro it's about 140 miles and there are plenty of places to stay in Tifton.

February 10, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net. | Sports


Evaluation ordered for Saints' Benson

NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson must undergo a psychiatric examination, a judge ruled Tuesday as Benson's spurned daughter and her children fought to have the 87-year-old billionaire declared incapable of handling his affairs.

February 10, 2015 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Sports


Smith's impact goes beyond UNC

Dean Smith accomplished so much on and off the court during his time as North Carolina's coach, leaving a lasting influence both on the game and the world around him.

February 09, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


More trouble off field for NFL

Commissioner Roger Goodell declared at the Super Bowl that the NFL made "enormous progress" on social issues after last year's incessant barrage of disturbing developments, led by the Ray Rice domestic violence and Adrian Peterson child abuse crises.

February 09, 2015 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger's head is his biggest challenge

SAN DIEGO - The BBC called on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 looking for insight on the shocking, sordid details about the private life of Tiger Woods and how this would affect his pursuit of golf's most meaningful record.

February 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.

February 08, 2015 | By AARON BEARD Associated Press | Sports


Paul fined over criticism toward female official

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 for criticizing a female official after a loss at Cleveland.

February 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two tied at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Two poor chips wound up costing Harris English three shots. He battled just to get birdie chances on the South Course at Torrey Pines and only converted two of them. He wound up with a 1-over 73 and a share of the lead with J.B. Holmes on Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

February 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Frank Hook honored for continued service

The Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation honored longtime University fundraiser Frank Hook today with a plaque recognizing his 41 years of service and numerous accomplishments to Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southern athletics.

February 08, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Eagles continue to shine

When the final buzzer sounded at the end of Georgia Southern's first Sun Belt hoops game against Georgia State Thursday night, my first thought was, "How the heck did that happen?"

February 06, 2015 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER | Sports


Hawks take down Warriors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks climbed back to the top of the NBA standings by leaning on their depth.

February 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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