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Jackson doesn't pass on chance to run point

Portal head football coach Justin Chester remembers it well. During the week leading up to his team's regular season finale with Jenkins County, the Panthers and the Portal athletic program were dealt a blow they never saw coming.

February 06, 2007 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Colts win shootout after trailing by 18

INDIANAPOLIS - A comeback, a drive, a legacy. And, yes - finally - Peyton Manning gets his Super Bowl trip. So does Tony Dungy.

February 05, 2007 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Chicago throttles New Orleans 39-14, silences doubters

CHICAGO - Relax, Chicago. Rex Grossman and Da Bears are indeed good enough for this Super Bowl, and they've already made it a historic one.

February 05, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Pinewood Christian is too much for BA

For the second consecutive night, the Bulloch Academy boys had an aggressive, physical battle on their hands.

February 05, 2007 | By Rahn Hutcheson Special to the Herald | Sports


Hoffman wins Bob Hope Classic on playoff birdie

THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - Charley Hoffman rammed in a 4-foot birdie putt to beat John Rollins on the first hole of a playoff in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic on Sunday, wrapping up a wind-swept round that took its toll on most of the players.

February 05, 2007 | By KEN PETERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Controversial calls end UGA’s conference win streak

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ronald Steele's final shot with the game on the line was far from pretty - an awkward leaner even he didn't think would go in.

February 05, 2007 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bears, Saints find themselves in unfamiliar territory

CHICAGO - Two decades and forever. That's the time span between trips to the Super Bowl for the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

February 05, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Tar Heels pull away from Yellow Jackets

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tyler Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 4 North Carolina held Georgia Tech to its lowest-scoring game of the season in a 77-61 victory Saturday night.

February 05, 2007 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Mystique' meets Manning in AFC title game

INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Dungy calls it ''the Patriots Mystique'' and acknowledges it's something he and the Indianapolis Colts have to overcome to get to their first Super Bowl.

February 05, 2007 | By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: Smith loses cool, Hawks lose game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Hawks thought they were headed in the right direction, riding a three-game winning streak and starting to get healthy.

February 05, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Gamecocks charge back

Screven County's girls basketball team used a dominating stretch of basketball to secure a 56-30 home win over Josey on Saturday.

February 05, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: Lady Eagles host ASU today

The Georgia Southern women's basketball squad will try to snap a four-game skid today, as it hosts Appalachian State with a 5 p.m. tipoff at Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Valdosta State's Hatcher coming to GSU

Georgia Southern has found its man.

February 03, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Gators bruise way to victory

It was a bruising, physical game of street ball with bodies flying on the floor, against the walls and in the stands. A total of 43 fouls were called in the controlled affray but Bulloch Academy fought its way to a 66-47 victory over Memorial Day School.

February 03, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Georgia Tech awaits verdict on Dolphins coach search

ATLANTA - With at least one report from Florida listing him as one of two finalists to be named head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Chan Gailey was still on the job at Georgia Tech Thursday.

February 02, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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'Weird' prep week begins

EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon is treating this week like any other this season. And while that's more comfortable in a way, it also feels a little odd.

January 07, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jameis Winston announces he's off to NFL

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston announced that he is going to the NFL on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school's board of trustees.

January 07, 2015 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


Former College Football Hall of Fame building on market

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame is back on the market after a purchase agreement between the city of South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College expired.

January 07, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


College Football Playoff looking for branding

NEW YORK - The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men's basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual sports fans know exactly what they are.

January 06, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hawks keep shocking their doubters

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap knocked the ball away. Thabo Sefolosha scrambled into the corner to grab it and passed quickly to Dennis Schroder, who took off the other way.

January 06, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


New year, five events to keep an eagle eye on

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Predictions are a dangerous business, especially in golf.

January 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Refs under scrutiny

A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice.

January 05, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Patriots' McDaniels interviews with Falcons

ATLANTA - New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday his interview for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy was "fine."

January 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rams owner plans for L.A. stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

January 05, 2015 | By MICHAEL BLOOD Associated Press | Sports


U.S. skiers killed

Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.

January 05, 2015 | By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press | Sports


Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Cardinals go nowhere, Carolina wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton finally has his first ever playoff victory - with a big assist from his defense.

January 03, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Gators survive ECU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl.

January 03, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs: So far, so good, so let's expand

Midway through the first College Football Playoff, one thing really stands out.

January 03, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


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