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The Eagles Nest: Lady Eagles bounce back, teams' look to 2010

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December 31, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 1/1

In this special New Year's edition of the Weekly Whatup (and the last installment – we're working on coming up with a better title… no offense, Chad) I thought it would be nice to take a look at the year that was and maybe even speculate a little about the fresh new set of 365 that is in front of the Eagle Nation.

December 31, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cavs slip past Hawks again

CLEVELAND - Anderson Varejao made his first career 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds left - a 25th birthday present to teammate LeBron James - to give Cleveland a 106-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' 11th victory in 12 games.

December 30, 2009 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, Metter compete in Gentlemen's Classic

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December 30, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Falcons set to take on Bills

ATLANTA – Although they won't get a chance to make a playoff run this season, the Atlanta Falcons still have something to play for in their final two games.

December 26, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks power past Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS - Atlanta coach Mike Woodson wanted to see more consistency from his team Saturday night.He'll settle for another road victory.The Hawks relied on their rugged inside tandem of Al Horford and Josh Smith to overwhelm sluggish Indiana, 110-98. Horford finished with 25 points and a season-high 19 rebounds. Smith had 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, and Joe Johnson added 24 points.Atlanta (21-8) won for the second time on a roller-coaster, four-game road trip. The Hawks blew out Minnesota and won easily at Indiana, but lost in overtime at Chicago and were routed ...

December 26, 2009 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Florida's Meyer steps down amid health concerns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Urban Meyer resigned Saturday as Florida's football coach after five seasons and two national titles because of health concerns that came to light when he suffered chest pains following the SEC championship game earlier this month.The 45-year-old Meyer will coach his final game at the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati on New Year's Day.He leaves No. 5 Florida with a 56-10 record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record 22-game winning streak that was snapped by Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game Dec. 5."I have given my heart and ...

December 26, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA offense to get boost with Green's return

SHREVEPORT, La. - Georgia's offense showed down the stretch it could still make plays even with its biggest playmaker sidelined, especially in its upset of top-10 Georgia Tech.Now Georgia is blending receiver A.J. Green back into its mix for Monday's Independence Bowl. He's rejoining an offense that averaged a robust 235 rushing yards in its last three games."We're glad he's back because even if he doesn't get eight balls for 160 yards, he's one of those guys where his presence kind of makes people gameplan towards him," quarterback Joe Cox said ...

December 25, 2009 | By MARC WEISZER Athens Banner-Herald | Sports


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


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Scherzer, Nationals beat Braves 6-4 after quick turnaround

WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer wasn't about to leave his start Monday afternoon any earlier than necessary.

September 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Serena Williams overtakes Federer for most Slam match wins

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams now owns more victories in Grand Slam matches than anyone else in tennis' Open era, surpassing Roger Federer with her ...

September 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


McIlroy rallies from 6 behind to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Three holes into the Deutsche Bank Championship, Rory McIlroy had to make a 15-foot putt just to escape with triple bogey.

September 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kyrgios stops with injury at US Open; Marchenko into 4th Rd

NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Kyrgios already was flexing his injured right hip before a game late in the first set of his third-round match at ...

September 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles soar in 2016 debut

Georgia Southern cruised to a rather workmanlike victory in its season opener against Savannah State Saturday night at Paulson Stadium, defeating the Tigers by a ...

September 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Passing a new wrinkle in the offense

When Tyson Summers was introduced as Georgia Southern's head football coach in the waning days of 2015, he promised that the Eagles would remain ...

September 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


From an SEC guy: color me impressed Georgia Southern

It's Paul Johnson, Adrian Peterson (the one that played for the Bears) and the 2013 Florida-Georgia Southern game.

September 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Mills' late TD run lifts Georgia Tech past Boston College 17-14

DUBLIN - Dedrick Mills knew he just had to "finish the play" when given a chance to atone for a fumble in his first college game.

September 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Chubb runs for 222 yards, Georgia beats NCarolina 33-24

ATLANTA - Nick Chubb rushed for 222 yards in his return from a gruesome knee injury, including a 55-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter ...

September 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Throwback weekend at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - The Tide Ride, the Busch Beer car and the bright red Coca-Cola machine. All locked in fans minds and NASCAR history - and ...

September 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Braves beat Phils off 2 Garcia homers

PHILADELPHIA - Adonis Garcia scored the winning run in the 10th inning after homering twice earlier in the game, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia ...

September 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kemp, Freeman lift Braves over Phillies 8-4

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth, Matt Kemp had four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 ...

September 02, 2016 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Grand Opening: College football begins with marquee games

Now this is the way to start the college football season.

September 02, 2016 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Georgia begins Kirby Smart era against rising Tar Heels

Tired of sending countless players to the NFL but going a decade since its last Southeastern Conference championship, Georgia decided that a change in leadership ...

September 02, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech, Boston College reset for Dublin season opener

BOSTON - There were times in 2015 when it seemed like the end of the season couldn't arrive fast enough for Georgia Tech and Boston ...

September 01, 2016 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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