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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




Ryan looking to avoid sophomore slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez knows something about sophomore slumps and says second-yard Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is doing all the right things to avoid a letdown."I know my second year I didn't play well at all," Gonzalez said Wednesday. "It was actually the worst year of my NFL career. That was because of the way I approached it. I just didn't approach it the right way."Gonzalez, the 13-year tight end entering his first season with the Falcons, expects Ryan to avoid his mistakes.Ryan, the 2008 NFL offensive rookie of the year, will have a ...

September 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dwyer and Tech ready for Clemson

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer wishes he was a little more agile, like Clemson's C.J. Spiller."When he has the ball in his hands, you better keep your eyes open because he might be down the field if you make one blink," Dwyer said. "Any time he touches the ball, it's going to be a show."Not that Dwyer is any slouch himself.Georgia Tech's junior running back is the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, and he broke off a 74-yard touchdown run the first time he touched the ball this season.Both Dwyer and ...

September 09, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Montoya closing in on the Chase

HAMPTON, Ga. - Juan Pablo Montoya climbed out of his car after his third-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night and immediately began his search.He was in a rush to find an updated list of the Sprint Cup points leaders heading into the race in Richmond on Saturday night.Montoya quickly found the standings, and the news was good: He had moved up one spot from ninth to eighth.But one look wasn't enough.Back in the media interview room, Montoya walked straight to a computer for another look at the standings. When his interview session was ...

September 09, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, SEB, PHS, and BA face tough tests Friday

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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Transfer QB Jarrett Stidham shines in Auburn spring game

AUBURN, Ala. - Telltale signs that it was a good day for Jarrett Stidham: The Auburn quarterback only had to do pushups atoning for two errant ...

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Field tightens heading into weekend

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler finally got to the top of the leaderboard in a major and didn't have much of a view.

April 07, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Couples amongst leaders once again

Decades often converge at Augusta National Golf Club. In many ways the week is a throwback – a world without cell phones and with a great ...

April 07, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Hoffman takes charge

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Teeing off: With Gratitude from the Opening Round

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Statesboro's streak now at 12

If Thursday afternoon proved anything for Statesboro baseball, it's that 2017 simply isn't their year.

April 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

BOSTON - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez "took pleasure" in gunning down two men in 2012 because he felt disrespected after one of them accidentally spilled ...

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant cleared to resume full practice after knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. - Months ago when the season began, the Golden State Warriors focused all their energy on incorporating Kevin Durant.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson injured, rain washes out Par 3

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Masters should be the easiest to predict of golf's four major championships.

April 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ranking and predicting the Masters

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April 05, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


5 things to know

Pimento cheese perfection. A color wheel of spring. Loads of golf fans ascending to the grab the check mark on their bucket list.

April 04, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Georgia Southern powers past Savannah State

On a perfect night for baseball, both Georgia Southern and Savannah State made sure to bring their bats to the ballpark.

April 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Cowboys QB Tony Romo retiring, replacing Phil Simms at CBS

DALLAS - Tony Romo couldn't bring himself to use the word "retired" and didn't have an answer for whether he would have decided to ...

April 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Westbrook ties Robertson's season triple-double record of 41

OKLAHOMA CITY - Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record for triple-doubles, collecting his 41st during Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee ...

April 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rahm riding high as he takes on Augusta for first time

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rap music might be the last thing you'd associate with Augusta National. Jon Rahm is proving there's a first time for ...

April 03, 2017 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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