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Falcons rally around Vick after Mora’s father says QB is a ’coach killer’

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons closed ranks around embattled quarterback Michael Vick, who was clearly stunned by reports that Jim Mora's father referred to No. 7 as a ''coach killer.''

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


D I-AA Playoff Roundup: Appalachian State advances to semifinals

BOONE, N.C. - Kevin Richardson rushed for 131 yards and four touchdowns and defending national champion Appalachian State beat Montana State 38-17 on Saturday to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs.

December 18, 2006 | The Associated Press | Sports


Six area players make top team in Region 3-A

Six players from the Herald coverage area were recently named to the All Region 3-A first team. The group, as voted by coaches from the region, was otherwise dominated by ECI and Savannah Country Day.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Jackets to battle West Virginia in Gator Bowl

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia is headed to the Gator Bowl for the third time in four years, and the 13th-ranked Mountaineers will play Georgia Tech on Jan. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla.

December 18, 2006 | By The Associated Press | Sports


Football wrap-up: Portal

Portal head coach Justin Chester couldn't have phrased it any better.

December 18, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


From 'almost' to 'at last'

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Hard though he tried, Jimmie Johnson just couldn't give another Nextel Cup championship away.

December 18, 2006 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


A surprising ‘Wake-up’ call for Tech

By MARK LONG

December 18, 2006 | By MARK LONG\ | Sports


Tech drops ACC hoops opener to Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - A lead was slipping away, three Miami players had already fouled out and another starter was on the bench with an injured wrist.

December 18, 2006 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Lady Eagles finish third in New Mexico

Lady Eagles finish third in New Mexico

December 18, 2006 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


Tech rolls over Duke, 49-21

By CHARLES ODUM

December 18, 2006 | | Sports


ACC Roundup

South Carolina 31

December 18, 2006 | The Associated Press | Sports


Struggling Falcons fall to late Ravens' rally

BALTIMORE - For 30 minutes, the Baltimore Ravens' rejuvenated offense was rendered powerless by the depleted Atlanta Falcons.

December 18, 2006 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Make that six straight

ATHENS - Matthew Stafford grew up in Georgia's last two games, helping turn what appeared to be a lost season into one that suddenly looks a whole lot better for the Bulldogs.

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Atlanta finally catches some breaks, the ball

By JOSEPH WHITE

December 18, 2006 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rematch all about the game this time around

ATLANTA - U2 and Green Day won't be in the house. The commissioner has other plans. The coin toss will be handled by the referee, not an ex-president.

December 18, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | 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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