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Peterson still a factor now that he's in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Not long after they first met, Mike Peterson pulled Jonathan Babineaux aside.

October 01, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports

The Eagles Nest: Offensive struggles debated as GSU preps for Wofford

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October 01, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Tech is loaded with options on offense

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer is Georgia Tech's biggest star, but he says he's not the only option in the Yellow Jackets' spread option attack.Dwyer, the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, had a season-high 158 yards rushing in Georgia Tech's 24-7 romp over North Carolina on Saturday. He needed only 19 carries to post his 11th career 100-yard game.Dwyer outgained North Carolina, which managed only 154 total yards.He then issued a warning to Georgia Tech's opponents: "You can't key on just one person anymore."Georgia Tech's balanced production in coach ...

September 30, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Bulldogs getting by despite turnovers

ATHENS - Georgia is defying conventional football wisdom, which goes like this: The team that turns the ball over the most usually loses the game.The No. 18 Bulldogs have a total of 12 fumbles and interceptions through their first four games, but they've managed to win three times heading into Saturday's crucial Southeastern Conference game against No. 4 LSU.Only five teams in the NCAA's top division have a worst turnover ratio than Georgia, which has recovered one fumble and made two interceptions for a whopping minus-9.The cumulative record of those other five teams - a dismal ...

September 30, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: SHS travels to rival Effingham; LIVE from BA

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September 30, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | 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 | 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

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Athletes to Trump: That's not how our locker room talks

MIAMI - Udonis Haslem was leading some banter with Miami Heat teammates after practice Monday, the jokes and laughter helping everyone wind down after practice.

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

LOS ANGELES - Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time ...

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

NASCAR catches break with Chase race at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - When it's all said and done at the end of this season, NASCAR just might have to thank Hurricane Matthew ...

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Top teams emerge, but can they stay?

The top five in The Associated Press college football poll have been firmly established. Now we will see how long they can stay that way.

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

IOC calls on WADA to lead unified global anti-doping system

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - In a show of unity after sharp divisions caused by the Russiandoping scandal, Olympic leaders gave the World Anti-Doping Agency increased powers ...

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Versatility leads to roster flexibility for playoff teams

CHICAGO (AP) - Sometimes Javier Baez knows ahead of time where he is playing. Sometimes he finds out when he arrives at the ballpark.

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Wednesday night woes

Arkansas State did everything within its power to lose its game against Georgia Southern Wednesday night in Jonesboro, Ark.

October 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Don't fool yourselves, Southern deserved to lose this

Watching red-eyed and tired in the newsroom, I thought I may have been lucid dreaming when I saw Omar Bayless catch that horridly thrown pass ...

October 06, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Late homer pushes Giants into NLDS

NEW YORK - Nobody takes to October like Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

For Top 25 teams, the waiting for Matthew continues to grow

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Hurricane Matthew's slow march toward Florida kept plenty of major college football teams guessing about their weekend plans on Wednesday, with ...

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

NFL Picks, week five

➤ No. 3 New England (minus 10) at No. 32 Cleveland

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

A week in, star-studded Warriors still finding chemistry

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - At Warriors team headquarters, Zaza Pachulia sits alongside Kevin Durant in the locker room as they dress for practice or ice down ...

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pope Francis implores sports leaders to curtail corruption

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tiger back in the swing of things

Two weeks after the PGA Tour season ended, the next one starts Thursday and for some fans it can't get here soon enough: Tiger ...

October 04, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

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