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Weekly Whatup 10/13

Two very similar teams on two different levels.

October 12, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Phillies advance to NLCS

DENVER - Chase Utley ducked near second base. The rest of the Philadelphia Phillies never flinched.Ryan Howard hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning and scored on Jayson Werth's single as Philadelphia rallied past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday night to reach the NL championship series.Brad Lidge earned his second consecutive save, once again retiring cleanup batter Troy Tulowitzki with two on to end it. Tulowitzki, who flied out to conclude Game 3, struck out this time and the Phillies celebrated on the infield at chilly Coors Field before retreating to the clubhouse to ...

October 12, 2009 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson wins, takes lead in points race

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson insists NASCAR's Chase for the championship isn't over. That his dominating victory in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway doesn't mean his fourth straight title is in the bag."Just because we won the last three doesn't mean we're a shoo-in for a fourth," Johnson said.Maybe, but there was something awfully familiar about the way Johnson controlled the final half of the 500-mile race at the 2-mile oval.He surged past Juan Pablo Montoya, easily survived a late challenge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and took ...

October 12, 2009 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcon offense takes flight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith says Sunday's runaway win at San Francisco was the Falcons' most complete offensive game in his two seasons in Atlanta."I know statistically it most definitely was in terms of yards," he said.But he says the offense can be better than it showed in the 45-10 rout of the 49ers."I think we left some plays out there," Smith said Monday. "I think the offensive guys will tell you that."Quarterback Matt Ryan, who completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 329 yards, called the game "just a pretty good performance" for ...

October 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vols roll, pick up big win over Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday."(Kiffin) basically made a promise to us that we wouldn't lose to them anymore, forever or until he leaves," Volunteers safety Eric Berry said. "He's not going to let Georgia beat us."The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.Kiffin had emphasized the Georgia game to his players due to its importance in recruiting. Because the ...

October 10, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Writer | Sports


UGA searching for the next big back

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is one of those schools that likes to think of itself as Running Back U.

October 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: GSU takes shot at program's biggest win ever

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October 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Johnson feels FSU is ready to rally for struggling Bowden

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says the hubbub over Bobby Bowden's future at Florida State will have the Seminoles fired up for Saturday night's game against his Georgia Tech team.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Joe Johnson headed for free agency

ATLANTA - There's a new reason for the Atlanta Hawks to enter the 2009-10 season with a renewed sense of urgency.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Portal hosts Claxton; SHS, BA Friday Night Previews

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October 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Versatile Nesbitt becoming a bigger threat to defenses

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Josh Nesbitt is making it tough on defensive coordinators.The Georgia Tech quarterback did a little bit of everything the last two weeks, baffling defenses in wins over Mississippi State and North Carolina.Against the Tar Heels last week he rushed 32 times and scored two touchdowns. Against the Bulldogs on Saturday he passed for a career-high 266 yards and a score in a 42-31 win."Without a doubt, yes," Nesbitt said when asked if the game was the best passing performance of his career. "I think I took care of the ball very well, placed it where ...

October 06, 2009 | By Chris Talbott AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/6

I'm not a big "moral victory" kind of guy.

October 05, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' Norwood says concussions 'a serious deal'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Jerious Norwood is running out of locker space.

October 05, 2009 | By CHARLES OGUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Athletes rock the vote

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Monahan brings a personal touch as PGA Tour commissioner

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Johnson still believes in Tech's defensive coaches

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson still has confidence in his defensive coaches following one of the worst showings ever by the unit.

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Overreactions: Raiders are team to beat in the AFC

The Oakland Raiders are the team to beat in the AFC.

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NFL Halfway: Jags' Gus Bradley could be first coach to go

The Gus Bus might be first to hit the road.

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Braves' Inciarte amongst MLB 2016 Gold Glove winners

(With player, team and gold gloves won)

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Eagle's postseason picture becoming clear

With just three games remaining in the regular season, the picture is now clear for Georgia Southern.

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If Harvick wins Phoenix, there is only 1 spot left in the Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Only an amateur would fill out a Chase for the Sprint Cup championship bracket and not mark Kevin Harvick down for a ...

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons sign GM Dimitroff to a 3-year contract extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - General manager Thomas Dimitroff finally has the security he wanted from the Atlanta Falcons.

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Cubs' Bryant, Lester, Hendricks, Maddon up for major awards

NEW YORK - Fresh off leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in more than a century, slugger Kris Bryant and several teammates ...

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia's Eason thriving in late-game pressure situations

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia freshman Jacob Eason is proving he can be trusted in the closing minutes.

November 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No love in the Grove

Georgia Southern played one of its best offensive games of the season and made huge plays on special teams and defense to boot.

November 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hello Georgia Southern! Nice to finally meet you

It's about time y'all.

November 06, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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