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Mets bobble one away, Braves win 6th straight

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves took advantage of Daniel Murphy's error to score two runs in the ninth inning off Francisco Rodriguez and beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Wednesday night for their season-best sixth straight win.

September 17, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tony Gonzalez take a Zen approach to tight end

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez is the Zen master of tight ends, a guy with Hall of Fame credentials still seeking ultimate perfection.

September 16, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP SPorts Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: County teams hit the road; BA's stars shine

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September 16, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves shut down Mets

ATLANTA- Adam LaRoche homered twice and drove in three runs, rookie Tommy Hanson pitched seven innings and the Atlanta Braves won their fifth straight, beating the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.

September 15, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Give Georgia Tech's A-backs an "A" for production

ATLANTA - Roddy Jones is used to the question - what position do you play? - and the inevitable follow-up when he tells someone that he's an A-back.

September 15, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Joe Cox endures rocky start for Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga. - Joe Cox's health has been such a popular topic this month that Georgia coach Mark Richt thought Tuesday might be a good time for the quarterback to have some fun with the situation.

September 15, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Sophomore DB Laron Scott - Presented by The University Store

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September 15, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON & MATT YOGUS vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Weekly whatup: 9.14.09

I was afraid of that.

September 14, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons off to good start

ATLANTA - For one week at least, the Falcons answered all those questions about their defense.There were never any doubts about Tony Gonzalez.Atlanta's new tight end hauled in a touchdown pass and became the 21st player in NFL history with 11,000 yards receiving, helping the Falcons beat the mistake-prone Miami Dolphins 19-7 Sunday.Gonzalez caught five passes for a team-high 73 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown that was set up by Mike Peterson's interception. He made the catch in the flats, cut to the inside while shoving away Yeremiah Bell with his left hand, picked up ...

September 14, 2009 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons ready to kick things off

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons traded experience for youth when they rebuilt their defense.And the young squad will be tested early.The Falcons play the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's season opener. The Dolphins, led by running backs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, ranked 11th in the NFL in rushing last season. The Falcons, on the other hand, were 25th against the run."We are a very young defense," said coach Mike Smith. "We got significantly younger this year and we are going to be playing a lot of players that have three years or less in terms ...

September 13, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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




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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


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


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