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Tech set for title game

ATLANTA - Derrick Morgan can't remember the last time Georgia Tech won an Atlantic Coast Conference championship.Not that he should.He was a 1-year-old when the Yellow Jackets captured their lone ACC title in 1990, on the way to an unbeaten season and a share of the national championship."That's a long time ago," Morgan said, shaking his head.Ditto for Clemson, a one-time ACC powerhouse that hasn't finished on top of the league since 1991. The No. 25 Tigers are just as eager to break their long drought when they face the 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets in ...

December 03, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators must stop Jones, 'Bama passing attack

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - When Joe Haden arrived at Florida, he wanted to play quarterback. Then he realized Tim Tebow had that job secured.He considered moving to receiver, then discovered Percy Harvin was the main man there.Haden just wanted to get on the field, so he asked about playing cornerback. Coach Urban Meyer obliged, and Haden started learning the position. Three years later, he's got it down pat.Meyer said this week that no one on his team is playing as well as Haden.That didn't stop defensive coordinator Charlie Strong from telling Haden that Alabama receiver Julio ...

December 03, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcon friend offers warm reception for Vick's return to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Roddy White looks forward to seeing Michael Vick. Just don't expect the Falcons receiver to don another T-shirt showing his support for No. 7."I've got to be locked in," White said Wednesday, breaking into a hearty laugh. "This is a big game for us."No one is quite sure what kind of reception Michael Vick will get when he returns to the Georgia Dome for the first time since serving 18 months in federal prison for dogfighting. After being out of the league for two seasons, the former Falcons quarterback is now a little-used backup for ...

December 03, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger apologizes for "personal failures"

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods still isn't talking. Now he's not playing, either.Woods withdrew Monday from his own golf tournament, citing injuries from a car crash near his Florida home. His decision comes as questions continue to mount regarding what exactly happened in the wee hours of the morning last Friday - questions that most certainly would have been asked of him had he played.The world's No. 1 golfer posted a statement on his Web site saying that unspecified injuries prevented him from playing in the Chevron World Challenge. He had been scheduled to hold a ...

December 03, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Jeff Monken Interview; Basketball starts SoCon play

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December 03, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves ink Wagner to one-year contract

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves took another major step toward solidifying their pitching staff for next season, agreeing Wednesday to a $7 million, one-year contract with closer Billy Wagner.Next up: the offense."The bullpen is one of the areas we needed to upgrade to get where we want to go," Braves general manager Frank Wren said during a news conference at Turner Field. "Billy was at the top of our list. The first day of free agency, we gave him a call."The six-time All-Star gets $6.75 million in 2010, and his deal includes a $6.5 million club ...

December 02, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Weekly Whatup, 12/1

Thanks to the modern marvel that is the Internet, you all have probably heard the news by now – Georgia Southern just took the world's biggest mulligan.

November 30, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Woods withdraws from tourney

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods still isn't talking. Now he's not playing, either.

November 30, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Patrick signs Indy extension, NASCAR future uncertain

Danica Patrick unveiled her splashy new car in New York's Times Square, its bright green, black and orange color scheme right at home with the flashy billboards and lights above.

November 30, 2009 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech looks for two in a row over UGA

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says it's no bigger than any other game, certainly not as important as the one next week.Try telling that to his players.State pride is a pretty powerful motivator.No. 7 Georgia Tech (10-1) will be going for its second straight victory over Georgia when the teams meet Saturday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium, and anyone who thinks this is merely a warmup for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship doesn't understand how deep the feelings run in this rivalry."This is a big game in the state of Georgia," Tech receiver Demaryius Thomas said ...

November 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tide survives scare, takes Iron Bowl in closing minutes

AUBURN, Ala. - No. 2 Alabama found its championship form in the nick of time.Outplayed most of the game, the Crimson Tide stayed unbeaten with a 26-21 victory Friday over Auburn, taking the lead with a nearly perfect drive that was capped by Greg McElroy's 4-yard touchdown pass to Roy Upchurch with 1:24 left.Alabama (12-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) completed a second straight perfect regular season in the Iron Bowl, but did it the hard way against its bitter rival. The Tide fell behind in the opening minutes, but came out ahead to do its part to set ...

November 27, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods hopitalized after auto accident

ORLANDO - Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident early Friday outside his Florida mansion, and a local police chief said his wife used a golf club to smash out the back window and help get the world's No. 1 golfer out of the SUV.Woods was treated and released from a hospital in good condition, his spokesman said. The Florida Highway Patrol said Woods' vehicle hit a fire hydrant and a tree in his neighbor's yard as he pulled out of his driveway at 2:25 a.m.Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor told The Associated Press ...

November 27, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Coaching search continues; GSU fans' Thanksgivings

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November 27, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


It's dog days in Athens for Georgia, Richt

ATHENS - Mark Richt's worst season as Georgia's coach may not have hit bottom.

November 25, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Braves lose lead, fall to Mets 6-4 after Teheran exits game

ATLANTA (AP) - Julio Teheran is confident he avoided an injury when he was hit by a line drive on his pitching arm.

September 11, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 9 Georgia turns to freshman QB Eason against Nicholls

ATHENS, Ga. - The home debut of Kirby Smart as No. 9 Georgia's coach gained new significance when freshman Jacob Eason was announced as the ...

September 10, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro seeking win vs. Screven County

Statesboro High School gets to turn back the clock this week when they take a trip to Sylvania and play Screven County at 7:30.

September 09, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Tormenta keeps on growing

September 07, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


New year, same frustrating problems plague several SEC teams

The Southeastern Conference's disappointing opening week featured a bit of deja vu for several teams.

September 07, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dirty Birds back?

By CHARLES ODUM

September 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Do away with these early season rankings

Now that college football season is finally here, there is only one thing that can top watching dozens of games each weekend.

September 05, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


We can measure efficiency efficiently

Football coaches love to spit cliches like effort, compete, toughness and efficiency. But for the sake of this week's stat lesson, only one of ...

September 05, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Nick Chubb may soon have more help at tailback

ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb looked as strong and durable as ever.

September 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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