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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


College Football Hall of Fame has new home in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Plagued by low attendance in South Bend, the College Football Hall of Fame hopes to get a boost in visitors after it moves to new $50 million facility next to Centennial Olympic Park.

September 24, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Chapple, GSU prep for Riddle & the high-powered Elon offense

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September 24, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Ryan looking forward to homecoming

FLOWERY BRANCH - There's no question Boston is Tom Brady's town, but another favorite son is returning for what he hopes will be a successful homecoming.Former Boston College standout Matt Ryan returns to Foxborough on Sunday as a rising star for the Atlanta Falcons, who will face Brady's New England Patriots.Ryan, the 2008 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, has enjoyed a strong start for the 2-0 Falcons and is coming off his first career game with three touchdown passes.Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli predicted on Wednesday that Ryan's No. 2 jersey "will be everywhere ...

September 23, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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QB battle, off-the-field matters hot topics for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama opened preseason camp in the wake of several summer arrests and departures and with a quarterback competition still going strong.

August 04, 2016 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hartford favorite Jerry Kelly shares Travelers lead

CROMWELL, Conn. - Jerry Kelly played off the emotion of what he considers a home crowd Thursday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 6-under 64 for ...

August 04, 2016 | By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer | Sports


Two QB's? No problem: Ellison, Upshaw give Eagles an edge

New Georgia Southern head coach Tyson Summers had all spring and summer to get his players accustomed to any changes that are in store for ...

August 03, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Phelps to carry US flag during opening ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO - Michael Phelps has a lot of memorable moments at the Olympics.

August 03, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sun Belt to air games on American Sports Network

NEW ORLEANS - The Sun Belt Conference will air football and basketball games throughout the 2016-17 season on the American Sports Network. The announcement was made ...

August 03, 2016 | Sun Belt Press Release | Sports


Chan Metts Named Men’s Golf Graduate Assistant Coach

Georgia Southern men's golf coach Carter Collins announced today that he has named Chan Metts a graduate assistant coach.

August 03, 2016 | Georgia Southern Media Press Release | Sports


Falcons looking forward to pass-rush boost from Freeney

Pass-rush help for the Atlanta Falcons is on the way.

August 03, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


McElwain expects Florida offense to be 'much better'

Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio walked by a large media contingent waiting around an empty chair Wednesday and thought "sucks to be that guy."

August 03, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Demaryius Thomas says grandmother's sentence commuted

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Demaryius Thomas used the Denver Broncos' celebratory White House visit in June to deliver a handwritten note to President Barack Obama thanking ...

August 03, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tony Stewart to drive 'throwback' car at Southern 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart is hoping that going old school will change his luck at Darlington Raceway for his final Southern 500.

August 02, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fall activities abound

Even though the dog days of summer are still in front of us we yearn for cooler temperatures and it's a good time to ...

August 02, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


It's that time of year: Georgia Southern is back in pads

When the sun rose over Statesboro Monday morning, it dawned on the official start of the Eagles' 2016 football season.

August 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Saints' defense aims to play fearsome football under Allen

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - The moment Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro saw a gap opening along the offensive line, he raced through it at ...

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kirby Smart invites fans to practice

ATHENS - Kirby Smart is inviting fans to a practice at Sanford Stadium in part because he wants to see how his players respond to the ...

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Buescher emerges at Pocono for 1st career win

LONG POND, Pa. - Chris Buescher emerged from the fog and foul weather to become a stunning winner in Monday's shortened Sprint Cup race at ...

August 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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