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The Eagles Nest: Offensive struggles debated as GSU preps for Wofford

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October 01, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tech is loaded with options on offense

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer is Georgia Tech's biggest star, but he says he's not the only option in the Yellow Jackets' spread option attack.Dwyer, the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, had a season-high 158 yards rushing in Georgia Tech's 24-7 romp over North Carolina on Saturday. He needed only 19 carries to post his 11th career 100-yard game.Dwyer outgained North Carolina, which managed only 154 total yards.He then issued a warning to Georgia Tech's opponents: "You can't key on just one person anymore."Georgia Tech's balanced production in coach ...

September 30, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulldogs getting by despite turnovers

ATHENS - Georgia is defying conventional football wisdom, which goes like this: The team that turns the ball over the most usually loses the game.The No. 18 Bulldogs have a total of 12 fumbles and interceptions through their first four games, but they've managed to win three times heading into Saturday's crucial Southeastern Conference game against No. 4 LSU.Only five teams in the NCAA's top division have a worst turnover ratio than Georgia, which has recovered one fumble and made two interceptions for a whopping minus-9.The cumulative record of those other five teams - a dismal ...

September 30, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS travels to rival Effingham; LIVE from BA

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September 30, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports




Braves lose ground, fall to Marlins 5-4

ATLANTA - Jorge Cantu hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh and the Florida Marlins damaged Atlanta's playoff hopes, winning 5-4 Tuesday night to snap the Braves' seven-game winning streak.

September 29, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Sports


Bulldogs not the only cardiac kids in Top 25

ATLANTA - Georgia came from 11 points down to win a game - and that was the easy one. Another was decided on a hands-up defensive play at the goal line in the final minute, another on a field goal as time ran out.

September 29, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 9/29

I can't believe we're only four weeks into the football season and I have to write this column, but based on the phone calls and text messages I got on Saturday night and throughout Sunday from the people I've always talked Georgia Southern football with, it seems like it's about that time.

September 28, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jurrjens dominant, Braves creep closer to Rockies

ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens pitched seven outstanding innings, Chipper Jones homered and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 4-0 Monday night for their 15th win in 17 games, a stretch that has lifted them into playoff contention with less than a week to go in the regular season.

September 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson wins the title, Tiger takes the cup

ATLANTA - No matter how much they tinker with the FedEx Cup, there's never going to be a system that pleases everyone.

September 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In The Pits: Johnson assailing NASCAR record books

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Oh boy, another easy victory for Jimmie Johnson.

September 28, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Braves crush Nats, win fifth straight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tommy Hanson is a major reason why the Atlanta Braves are closing the season with a flourish. They're going to need more than Hanson's help to get into the playoffs.The rookie pitched seven innings Saturday for his 11th win, Yunel Escobar drove in three runs and the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.Atlanta pulled within three games of NL wild card-leading Colorado, which was scheduled to play St. Louis later in the day. The Braves (84-70) have won 13 of 15 and are 50-30 since June 27 ...

September 27, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Tech runs over #22 Tar Heels

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets didn't like falling out of the Top 25 with their first loss, so they made a point with a lopsided victory against another ranked opponent.Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and Georgia Tech held the ball for 42 minutes, its highest total in 13 years, to beat No. 22 North Carolina 24-7 on Saturday.Georgia Tech was ranked No. 14 before its 33-17 loss at Miami last week."I think a lot of people had written us off," said Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who made sure his players heard the ...

September 27, 2009 | CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


#21 Bulldogs slide by Arizona State

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Blair Walsh kicked a 37-yard field goal on the final play and No. 21 Georgia escaped an upset, beating Arizona State 20-17 Saturday on another big night for A.J. Green.Green caught eight passes for 153 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown in the first quarter that sparked Georgia to an early 14-3 lead. After the Sun Devils rallied, the sophomore receiver played a little defense - getting his left elbow on Bobby Wenzig's 38-yard field goal attempt that could have put the Sun Devils ahead with 4:21 remaining.Green, who had a career-best 159 yards ...

September 27, 2009 | PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


O'Hair takes 1-shot lead over Woods, others

ATLANTA - Sean O'Hair knew he would need some help from Tiger Woods to win the FedEx Cup. He got more than he expected.

September 24, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP GOLF WRITER | Sports


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Americans rally past Colombia in 10 innings in WBC, 3-2

MIAMI - Retired manager Jim Leyland was back at his familiar perch on the dugout steps Friday night, looking tense as he watched his U.S ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws

Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with ...

March 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR's busiest market

LAS VEGAS - The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation's gambling mecca is about to ...

March 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Osweiler deal a stunner; Cutler's release no surprise

Everyone expected a free agency flurry when the NFL's year began on Thursday. Predicting what happened with Brock Osweiler was beyond anyone's projections.

March 09, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles rally for 'hump day' win over Camels

For sevend innings, it appeared that Campbell would exact its revenge from the 8-2 loss it suffered Tuesday night, but Georgia Southern senior Ryan Cleveland ...

March 08, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Buyer beware in NFL free agency

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March 08, 2017 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anthem an issue once again

Colin Kaepernick is looking for work, after a season more memorable for what he did before the games than anything he did while in them.

March 08, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Eagle ladies tip off postseason

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March 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles swept by Panthers in regular season finale

For all the success that the Georgia Southern men's basketball team has had this season, missed free throws and rebounding deficits have been black ...

March 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Washington receiver John Ross breaks NFL combine's 40 record

INDIANAPOLIS - Washington receiver John Ross III has run the 40-yard dash in a record-setting 4.22 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.

March 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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


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