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Boys athlete of the week

Swimming competitively takes plenty of dedication and work ethic, especially when practices are held five days a week.

January 03, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Girls athlete of the week

LaCreasha Brewton does the shooting herself, but she's the first to credit her teammates for the opportunity.

January 03, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Caray, Van Wieren moving out of TBS TV booth

ATLANTA - The 2007 Atlanta Braves TBS TV crew will include a limited presence by Skip Caray and none by Pete Van Wieren, a TBS official confirmed Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Richt names Bobo offensive coordinator

ATLANTA - Georgia coach Mark Richt moved quickly to replace Neil Callaway as offensive coordinator, promoting quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo to the position on Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vick in treatment; Abraham has thumb surgery

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora believes quarterback Michael Vick and defensive end John Abraham will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers even though both players have significant injuries.

January 02, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech hopes for better ending in repeat trip to Jacksonville

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's 9-6 loss to Wake Forest in the Dec. 2 ACC championship game in Jacksonville was so disappointing tailback Tashard Choice can hardly talk about it, much less bring himself to look at the game film.

January 02, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles looking to bounce back against undefeated Clemson team

CLEMSON, S.C. - If the Georgia Southern men's basketball team can find any solace in Saturday's defeat at Appalachian State, it's the fact they played terribly and still had a chance to win.

January 02, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Sports


Dunn, Brooking worried over dismal home record

ATLANTA - Warrick Dunn and Keith Brooking need nobody to remind them of Atlanta's poor record at the Georgia Dome over the final two months of 2005-06.

January 01, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Prep Championship Recap

Class AAAAA and AA have one thing in common: They both have two teams that share one title.

January 01, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Peterson making big plays for Bears

The world of Division I-AA football knows what it's like to be awed by Adrian Peterson.

December 31, 2006 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Evans hits game-winner for SCHS

SPRINGFIELD - The Screven County girls were in danger of losing their first game of the season Friday night to the home-standing Lady Rebels of Effingham County. With 10 seconds to play and trailing 33-31, the Lady Gamecocks inbounded the ball and pushed it up court finding strong forward Kadedra Evans wide open at the three-point line.

December 31, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Falcons face Dallas in pivotal game

ATLANTA - Maybe this is the good time to be facing the Dallas Cowboys. Maybe not.

December 31, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Portal suffers first loss, 78-75, in OT

Portal's boys basketball team (7-1) fell in overtime to Calvary Day Friday, 78-75.

December 31, 2006 | From Herald staff reports | Sports


Dallas offense just too much

ATLANTA - Michael Vick and Morten Andersen got their records. Terrell Owens and the Dallas Cowboys got a crucial victory.

December 31, 2006 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mora apologizes for comments about University of Washington job

ATLANTA - Jim Mora insisted Friday that he was trying to be funny when he said he would leave Atlanta to coach the University of Washington football team.

December 30, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Hurley retains lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.

July 05, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kvitova overpowers Bouchard to win 2nd Wimbledon

LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.

July 05, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Navy vet takes lead at Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.

July 04, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federer back in finals

LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.

July 04, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Germany, Brazil first to advance into semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.

July 04, 2014 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tour de France gears up for UK start

LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.

July 04, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


Kvitova faces Bouchard in Wimbledon finals

LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.

July 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Cheaters, liars and baseball All-Stars

Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.

July 02, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Bubba looks for title shot at new Greenbrier home

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.

July 02, 2014 | By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | Sports


A remarkable performance

SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

July 02, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No repeat for Andy Murray, beaten by Grigor Dimitrov

LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.

July 02, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Tiger is back, but where is he going?

Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.

July 01, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The dream ends

SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

July 01, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal upset by No. 144 Kyrgios

LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.

July 01, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Living: Fourth of July brings memories of family conflict

This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.

July 01, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


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