Five area teams will begin play in the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament today. The boys of Statesboro and both the girls and boys of Metter and Portal will tip-off a three-day competition in a round-robin format looking to work out all the extra kinks before the heart of region play begins in January.
Tiger Woods had an answer for everything.
When the Giants fell behind New Orleans 27-7 early in the fourth quarter Sunday, fans at Giants Stadium started flocking for the parking lot. Those who remained took up the chant that had started at halftime: ''Fire Coughlin!''
ATLANTA - So much for leading the NFL in rushing the last three years.
Portal's two big men couldn't be more different. One has an eye for the three-pointer, playing with evident emotion and cockiness to the delight of the crowd. The other quietly works hard for his points, scoring via posting-up, crashing for the tough rebound, then dropping his head and running back down the court to play defense, rarely flashing a shy smile.
Another year, another Holiday and another 365 days of sports gone by.
Those poor folks in Montana.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Add this to the list of things you can say about Bob Knight: Nobody has ever won more Division I men's basketball games.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons knew they had a chance at an easy win Saturday night.
SYLVANIA - Monnette Bennett had a game-high 21 points and the Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro used an 11-2 run to open the fourth quarter, putting away Jenkins County 52-35 Friday night in the consolation game of the Gamecock Holiday Invitational Classic.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Finally, after 15 games, rookie Jimmy Williams has become the Atlanta Falcons' starting right cornerback.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick says his sore groin has improved but added he didn't try to test the injury as he took a reduced role in Wednesday's practice.
NEW YORK - Jim Grobe held Wake Forest together after a couple of potentially devastating injuries, refused to let his players feel sorry for themselves and turned the perennially downtrodden Demon Deacons into champions.
FLOWERY BRANCH - After Terrell Owens spit in DeAngelo Hall's face in Saturday night's game, Hall insisted he'd have nothing to do with the Dallas receiver.
ATLANTA - When asked to list the nation's top running backs before the season, Tashard Choice made West Virginia's Steve Slaton one of his top picks.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.