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Vinatieri kicks Colts past Ravens, into AFC title game

BALTIMORE - They got him precisely for this reason.

January 28, 2007 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Gamecocks can’t hold on, fall to Laney 48-44

Two teams ranked in the state's top 10 clashed in a region matchup Saturday as the Lady Gamecocks (14-3) hosted Laney.

January 28, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Blue Devils top Portal in county clash

The Statesboro Blue Devils had heard all the talk about how good the Portal Panther basketball team was. Saturday night SHS showed it wasn't quite ready to give up the crown as Bulloch County's top squad.

January 28, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Payton and Johnson match wits again as Saints host Eagles

NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton grew up rooting for the sports teams in Philadelphia, and got his first NFL coaching job with the Eagles.

January 27, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ravens plan is to try to keep Manning on sideline

BALTIMORE - Just like every other team that faces the Indianapolis Colts, the Baltimore Ravens' top priority is containing Peyton Manning.

January 27, 2007 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Westside Augusta sweeps SEB

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets were right in the thick of things Friday night against visiting Westside. With a two-point lead to start the second half, SEB looked like it was on its way to a region 3-AA win.

January 27, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


13 teams to compete in swim meet today at Splash

Twenty-four swimmers from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch will take to the pool today at Splash in the 'Boro for the Statesboro High Swimming Invitational. The Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets will compete in 11 different events against 13 teams in their first meet since Dec. 16, 2006.

January 26, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Soccer star Beckham to join LA Galaxy of the MLS

LOS ANGELES - The most recognized player on the planet - fashion icon, tabloid fixture, marketing giant - agreed to a deal Thursday to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.

January 26, 2007 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wie struggling at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Luke Donald didn't have much of a following Thursday, so he barely heard any applause even as he made birdies on half his holes for a 7-under 63 and the early lead at the Sony Open.

January 26, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Yellow Jackets swarm past Duke

ATLANTA - Ra'Sean Dickey scored a season-high 21 points, Javaris Crittenton made two key baskets down the stretch and Georgia Tech held on for a rare win over No. 11 Duke, beating the Blue Devils 74-63 on Wednesday night.

January 25, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dogs clobber Carolina at Stegeman

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia attacked with its 3-point shooting in the first half and then scored inside in the final 20 minutes while beating South Carolina 80-56 on Wednesday night to end a four-game losing streak.

January 25, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Middle schools winding down basketball season

Portal Middle

January 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Biffle credits Earnhardt for surviving fiery December crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Greg Biffle was cruising around Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 204 mph when his tire exploded, sending him crashing into the wall. Knocked unconscious, he dislocated his right shoulder and briefly had blurred vision.

January 25, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


3-AA Softball names all-region team

The 2006 All-Region team for Region 3-AA was announced on Wednesday.

January 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Girls Athlete of the Week

When starting point guard Kittrella Mikell went down with an injury early in the year, Statesboro's girls basketball team needed someone to step up.

January 24, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


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NCAA tournament roundup: Kentucky outs Louisville, No. 1 Virginia goes down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to give Kentucky the go-ahead points Friday night in a 74-69 victory in the Midwest Regional over in-state rival Louisville.

March 29, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Michigan survives Vols; Iowa State falls

INDIANAPOLIS - Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14 including a key free throw to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday's first Midwest Regional semifinal.

March 28, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickleson makes cut at Texas Open — barely

SAN ANTONIO - Phil Mickelson made the cut on the number in the Texas Open on Friday, blasting out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole.

March 28, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


Family plays key role in Colter's union push

CHICAGO - Kain Colter's grandmother often spoke about rights and equality, values she brought home from her job managing an office of a Colorado law firm.

March 28, 2014 | By JAY COHEN and TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writers | Sports


College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


New testing deal

NEW YORK - Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal agency says college athletes can unionize

CHICAGO - In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussions at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

March 26, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


A guide to the NCAA's regionals

Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn't possibly top itself, it happened again.

March 26, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB's high-tech replay room opens Sunday

NEW YORK - After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires up to 2,600 miles away in the building where the Oreo cookie was invented.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Farm ponds offer the best in bass fishing

You can talk about reservoir fishing for bass all you want, and those places get most of the ink in outdoor magazines, but the real secret to catching the biggest largemouth of your life is simple - head to the farm ponds.

March 25, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


A closed shop for the Hall of Fame

No one should have been more thrilled than Vijay Singh to hear about the voting changes for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

March 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.

March 25, 2014 | By CARLEY PETESCH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press | Sports


Woods unsure if he'll be back in time for Augusta

WASHINGTON - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

March 24, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


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