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When I started this gig as an intern in the summer of 2004, I hadn't ever fathomed I'd visit some of the places I have. Luckily for me, I love a good road trip, discovering new towns and taking in the little traditions of Friday night football in southern Georgia. Of course, I haven't been everywhere, but I thought it might be fun to take a survey of some of the best of the best of my experiences.

September 14, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


SEB begins new era in Brooklet

The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets begin a new era of football today as they unveil first-year head coach John Kenny and his new spread offense against visiting Toombs County on Fred Shaver Field at 7:30 p.m. in Brooklet.

September 14, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Statesboro, Screven renew rivalry

Does it get any better than this on opening weekend?

September 14, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Bulloch Academy ready to kick off season against David Emanuel

Blocking and tackling the same guys for almost a month can get monotonous.

September 13, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Braves win Florida series

MIAMI - Matt Diaz homered twice and the Atlanta Braves salvaged a win at the end of a disappointing trip Wednesday, beating Dontrelle Willis and the Florida Marlins 7-4.

September 13, 2007 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves lose to Marlins in 4-3 in 11 innings

MIAMI - Shuffling their rotation to line up John Smoltz to pitch against the New York Mets this weekend didn't work out too well for the Atlanta Braves.

September 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


A remorseful Michael Vick pleads guilty, calls dogfighting a 'terrible thing'

RICHMOND, Va. - First, Michael Vick apologized to all the people he lied to. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Coach Bobby Petrino. His teammates.

September 11, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves hammer Olsen, Marlins

MIAMI - Brian McCann hit his second grand slam in a week and the Atlanta Braves beat the slumping Florida Marlins 13-2 Monday night to bounce back after a rough weekend in St. Louis.

September 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Vick expected to plead guilty today

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick's guilty plea to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge will cap one of the most rapid and startling falls from stardom in U.S. sports history.

September 10, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Sports


Braves drop another one, 4-1 to Cards

ST. LOUIS - Adam Wainwright has dominated most of his foes since the All-Star break. He's been especially tough on the team from his home state.

September 10, 2007 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia kids do it again

September 10, 2007 | By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Edwards takes Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - When Carl Edwards was paying his bills as a substitute teacher, hoping and praying he'd someday make it into NASCAR, he pictured himself racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.

September 10, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


SEB finishes tournament with loss

The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (4-3) dropped the consolation game against East Laurens 5-1 in the Silver Bracket of the 2007 Battle in the 'Boro Tournament Saturday at Mill Creek.

September 09, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports


Smoltz handcuffs Cardinals in Braves' 7-2 victory

ST. LOUIS - John Smoltz worked eight innings for the second straight start and Mark Teixeira drove in his 29th run in 22 games with the Atlanta Braves, who ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

September 09, 2007 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Devils end tourney with loss to Wayne County

Wayne County scored six runs in the bottom of the second inning to end any hopes of Statesboro's quest for a White Bracket championship Saturday at the 2007 Battle in the 'Boro Tournament. The Lady Yellow Jackets cruised to an 11-1 win over the Lady Blue Devils (2-6) in what was deemed a successful tournament overall.

September 09, 2007 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


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Against Belgium, USA motivated by support

SAO PAULO - The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.

June 30, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.

June 29, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big 4 around Wimbledon's Week 2, not so for women

LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

June 29, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

June 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Brazil wins, advances with shootout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

June 28, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Soccer surging in popularity among US fans

DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 27, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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