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Jackets looking to run wild on Vandy

ATLANTA - Bobby Johnson may know more about Paul Johnson's spread option offense than any other head coach in the nation.That could be bad news for Paul Johnson and No. 11 Georgia Tech - but only if Bobby Johnson has enough time to pass his knowledge to his Vanderbilt players.The former Southern Conference coaching rivals will meet for the ninth time when Georgia Tech plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Georgia Tech (7-1) brings a five-game winning streak into Nashville, while Vanderbilt (2-6) has lost four straight.An equalizer could be Bobby Johnson's familiarity with the Georgia Tech ...

October 29, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tebow poised to break Walker's SEC TD record against Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Hall of Famer Herschel Walker and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow first met at the 2007 Heisman Trophy presentation.

October 28, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith considering changes as Falcons chase Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are facing their biggest test of the season as they hope to get back in the NFC South race.

October 28, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'I hate tennis': Agassi's book adds to his tale

So much of Andre Agassi's life has been spent in the public eye - the various highs and lows, on and off the court, during his transformation from tennis brat to elder statesman - that it was possible to wonder how much more there was to be said about it all.

October 28, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: BA takes aim at region title Friday

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October 28, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jackets using big drives to beat opponents

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is making a run at the ACC championship by holding the ball longer than any team in the nation.Coach Paul Johnson's spread option attack has quick-strike potential with five scoring plays longer than 50 yards this season. But lately the No. 11 Yellow Jackets have been wearing down defenses with long, clock-draining possessions.Georgia Tech's knockout punch in its 34-9 win at Virginia last week was its 18-play, 82-yard TD drive in the third quarter. The drive lasted almost 11 minutes.Tech held the ball more than 42 minutes against both Virginia and North ...

October 27, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No love lost between Bulldogs and Gators

ATHENS, Ga. - The picture hangs all over Georgia's training facility. The Bulldogs get to see it when they're changing into their uniforms, when they're lifting weights, when they're heading off to meetings.Urban Meyer, his hands raised in a T.Timeout, Florida."It definitely motivates you," said Georgia quarterback Joe Cox, looking ahead to Saturday's game against the top-ranked Gators. "No one likes to be embarrassed like that."The Bulldogs are still a bit miffed at the Florida coach for calling two timeouts in the final minute of last year's 49-10 blowout, a ploy ...

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


A state stuck in the middle

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - When the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees meet in the World Series on Wednesday, New Jersey will be a state of divided loyalties.Somewhere around Exit 7A of the New Jersey Turnpike, the concrete ribbon connecting the New York suburbs of north Jersey to the outskirts of Philadelphia in south Jersey, is the line of demarcation separating Phillies and Yankees fans.At the turnpike's Richard Stockton rest area, about halfway between New York and Philadelphia, fans are bleeding Phillies Red or Yankees blue in a baseball version of the Crips and Bloods, as ...

October 27, 2009 | By WAYNE PARRY AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/27

Fearless.

October 26, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Is Tebow cracking under pressure?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tim Tebow's pursuit of perfection might be causing him to play a little tight.

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


Heavy hitters set to face off in World Series

NEW YORK - They boast All-Stars all over the diamond, high-priced players decorated with coveted awards. They come loaded with October experience and shiny rings, expecting to win another World Series.

October 26, 2009 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Jackets end UVA woes, get big road win

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - It was a drive that took forever, or at least it felt like it. Eighteen plays. Eighty-two yards. A game-sapping 10:47 off the clock, the longest in the 21 years that Georgia Tech has been regularly keeping such a stat.

October 24, 2009 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP SPORTS WRITER | Sports


The Eagles Nest: GSU plans to crack 'The Rock' one more time

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October 22, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Smiley bringing belts back to the 'Boro

Nick Smiley is all set to defend his ISKA Southeastern U.S. kickboxing title this Friday. At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds of muscle, it's not entirely clear why anyone would want to take his belt away in the first place.

October 22, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tech's Dwyer is OK with different role in option

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer says he is content with a less prominent role in Georgia Tech's more balanced spread option offense this season.

October 22, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com The Statesboro baseball team befell a peculiar situ

MEXICO CITY - Justin Thomas hit a 6-iron that one-hopped into the bottom of the cup. Dustin Johnson hit a wedge that never came down from ...

March 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


No mercy in Brooklet

Fans who showed up to Southeast Bulloch Friday night didn't quite get the 2-1 thriller they saw against Screven County on Wednesday.

March 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Cavs make NBA regular-season record 25 3s, top Hawks 135-130

ATLANTA - Kyrie Irving scored 43 points, LeBron James had 38 and the Cleveland Cavaliers set the NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers as they turned ...

March 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


No surgery for Price; Strasburg sticks with stretch

After David Price consulted two renowned orthopedic doctors, the Boston Red Sox said Friday the star pitcher will not need surgery or an injection in ...

March 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Optimism abound for Ga. Southern postseason basketball

Both the Georgia Southern men's and women's basketball teams are scheduled to wrap up their respective regular seasons Saturwday afternoon. And for the ...

March 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Curry: Warriors maintain focus while Durant recovers

CHICAGO - As tough as it was to lose Kevin Durant to a leg injury, the Golden State Warriors were breathing a little easier. After all ...

March 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


World Baseball Classic growing slowly, but far from mature

NEW YORK - The World Baseball Classic returns Monday for its fourth edition, growing slowly yet still far from rising to the prominence of soccer's ...

March 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Southeast Bulloch tops Screven County 2-1

Through a small sample size this season, it's become clear SEB baseball is here for the thrills.

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagle offense breaks out for convincing win

The Georgia Southern bats spent the first two weekends of the season seemingly still in winter hibernation. Facing an old rival Tuesday night, that offensive ...

March 01, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

MEXICO CITY - Golf's two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules on Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a ...

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Warriors: Durant out indefinitely with left knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant is down for the immediate future with a knee injury, and that's a huge blow on both ends of the ...

March 01, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks prevail over Celtics

BOSTON (AP) - Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer knew that stopping the Boston Celtics hinged on making things hard for Isaiah Thomas.

February 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dogs bite off Eagles

Georgia Southern jumped out to an early lead against Georgia Friday night, but the bats quickly cooled off as the Bulldogs controlled the later portion ...

February 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Islands sweeps SEB in key region contest

Friday night wasn't a great home debut for Southeast Bulloch soccer - however there's an asterisk to be inserted there.

February 24, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


FANTASY PLAYS: Potential busts for 2017 fantasy season

In fantasy draft prep, you'll hear three terms more than any others: breakout, sleeper, and bust. Looking at the negative of the three, how ...

February 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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