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To Iowa, Tech's option is fun until you have to stop it

MIAMI - It was breakfast time, and Iowa Hawkeyes defensive coordinator Norm Parker sat at a table trying to explain the challenge of stopping Georgia Tech's triple option.

January 04, 2010 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Questions loom for UGA in offseason

ATLANTA - Mark Richt's pursuit of a defensive coordinator is still on while the search for Georgia's next starting quarterback is on standby until spring practice.Richt's Bulldogs capped an 8-5 season with a 44-20 win over Texas A&M in Monday night's Independence Bowl. The win followed a 30-24 victory over then-No. 7 Georgia Tech to close the regular season.Georgia's streak of 13 consecutive season with eight or more wins is the longest in the nation, but that wasn't a point Richt celebrated on Thursday as he reviewed the season."People have a ...

January 01, 2010 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Lady Eagles bounce back, teams' look to 2010

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December 31, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 1/1

In this special New Year's edition of the Weekly Whatup (and the last installment – we're working on coming up with a better title… no offense, Chad) I thought it would be nice to take a look at the year that was and maybe even speculate a little about the fresh new set of 365 that is in front of the Eagle Nation.

December 31, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cavs slip past Hawks again

CLEVELAND - Anderson Varejao made his first career 3-pointer with 17.2 seconds left - a 25th birthday present to teammate LeBron James - to give Cleveland a 106-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers' 11th victory in 12 games.

December 30, 2009 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, Metter compete in Gentlemen's Classic

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




Falcons set to take on Bills

ATLANTA – Although they won't get a chance to make a playoff run this season, the Atlanta Falcons still have something to play for in their final two games.

December 26, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks power past Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS - Atlanta coach Mike Woodson wanted to see more consistency from his team Saturday night.He'll settle for another road victory.The Hawks relied on their rugged inside tandem of Al Horford and Josh Smith to overwhelm sluggish Indiana, 110-98. Horford finished with 25 points and a season-high 19 rebounds. Smith had 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals, and Joe Johnson added 24 points.Atlanta (21-8) won for the second time on a roller-coaster, four-game road trip. The Hawks blew out Minnesota and won easily at Indiana, but lost in overtime at Chicago and were routed ...

December 26, 2009 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Florida's Meyer steps down amid health concerns

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Urban Meyer resigned Saturday as Florida's football coach after five seasons and two national titles because of health concerns that came to light when he suffered chest pains following the SEC championship game earlier this month.The 45-year-old Meyer will coach his final game at the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati on New Year's Day.He leaves No. 5 Florida with a 56-10 record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a school-record 22-game winning streak that was snapped by Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game Dec. 5."I have given my heart and ...

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


UGA offense to get boost with Green's return

SHREVEPORT, La. - Georgia's offense showed down the stretch it could still make plays even with its biggest playmaker sidelined, especially in its upset of top-10 Georgia Tech.Now Georgia is blending receiver A.J. Green back into its mix for Monday's Independence Bowl. He's rejoining an offense that averaged a robust 235 rushing yards in its last three games."We're glad he's back because even if he doesn't get eight balls for 160 yards, he's one of those guys where his presence kind of makes people gameplan towards him," quarterback Joe Cox said ...

December 25, 2009 | By MARC WEISZER Athens Banner-Herald | Sports


Colts have difficult personnel decisions to make

INDIANAPOLIS - Peyton Manning and his teammates won't even lobby Colts coach Jim Caldwell to play the final two regular-season games.If Caldwell tells them go for the perfect season, they will bring the same approach that helped them become the NFL's third 14-0 team. If they're told to sit out or play sparingly, even if it means risking an undefeated record, they won't question it.That's how it works in the Indianapolis locker room, where players abide by a simple rule: Follow the leader."It's what we believe in," defensive captain Gary Brackett said ...

December 25, 2009 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick still a devisive topic

PHILADELPHIA - The road back will never be completely clear for Michael Vick.There's plenty of justice in that.Little more than two years have elapsed since he plead guilty to being the ringleader of a dogfighting operation where extreme cruelty was the stock in trade. There's no defending what he did then and there's no chance it will ever be forgotten.That chapter of his life remains part of nearly every story involving his name and it will be somewhere in the opening paragraph of his obit. What remains to be seen is whether it will take ...

December 25, 2009 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports




Falcons look to notch winning record

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith is grateful the Atlanta Falcons have one major goal in reach.Eliminated from playoff contention before Sunday's road win over the New York Jets, Atlanta hopes to have consecutive winning records for the first time in its 44-year history.The Falcons (7-7) must beat Buffalo (5-9) this weekend and win Jan. 3 in Tampa Bay to stop one of professional sports' most inglorious streaks."We're disappointed in terms of not having an opportunity to play past 16 regular-season games," Smith said Monday. "We still have a lot of internal goals that can ...

December 21, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Tale of 2 Rios: the Olympic city and the rest of town

RIO DE JANEIRO - Copacabana Beach is an Olympic construction site. The beach volleyball venue is going up, broadcast studios rise on scaffolding above the sand ...

July 05, 2016 | By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Durant leaves Thunder, giving Warriors look of super team

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant decided his best chance for "growth" means leaving his beloved Oklahoma City behind for a big move out West to join ...

July 04, 2016 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tormenta's streak comes to an end in West Virginia

After five consecutive victories, one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League finally cooled off a bit.

July 02, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Germany beats Italy 6-5 in shootout, into Euro 2016 semis

BORDEAUX, France - Germany ended 54 years of misery against Italy at major tournaments by taking a familiar route to victory: The penalty shootout.

July 02, 2016 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Day, Piercy tied for lead at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio - Jason Day had no indication that Saturday at the Bridgestone Invitational would be such hard work until one swing.

July 02, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Stunner! Djokovic's 30-match Slam streak ends at Wimbledon

LONDON - Facing yet another critical point during a match he never controlled, Novak Djokovic stretched for a half-volley drop winner, held up his right index ...

July 02, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Jason Day takes the lead at Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio - Jason Day's plan for the Bridgestone Invitational was to get in the lead as quickly as possible and expand it from there.

July 01, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Chanticleers' title brings closure after 2010 disappointment

OMAHA, Neb. - Until this week, Gary Gilmore didn't know if he would ever have as good a Coastal Carolina team as he did in ...

July 01, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Serena survives at Wimbledon, racket doesn't; Djokovic down

LONDON - Dismayed at dropping the first set after being a single point from taking it, Serena Williams sat in her Centre Court sideline chair and ...

July 01, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tormenta keeps the streak going with 5th straight win

Trekking far away from the friendly confines of Eagle Field, South Georgia Tormenta FC remained one of the hottest teams in the Premier Development League ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Rain gone at Wimbledon, but so are Muguruza, 17 other seeds

LONDON - After two days filled with rain, the sun actually made an appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday, allowing for plenty of play all around the ...

June 30, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Earnhardt hopes new Chevrolet gets him a Daytona victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Amelia is in the graveyard located in the woods of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s property in North Carolina, where he collects ruined ...

June 30, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Champion Chanticleers: Coastal Carolina wins CWS vs. Arizona

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore often said he just wanted his team to reach the College World Series.

June 30, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


For Michael Phelps, the 5th Olympics may mean the most yet

OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 29, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Loss aside, tennis teacher revels in chance to face Federer

LONDON - How much money might you be willing to pay for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play tennis against Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon?

June 29, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


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