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Ryan looking to avoid sophomore slump

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez knows something about sophomore slumps and says second-yard Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan is doing all the right things to avoid a letdown."I know my second year I didn't play well at all," Gonzalez said Wednesday. "It was actually the worst year of my NFL career. That was because of the way I approached it. I just didn't approach it the right way."Gonzalez, the 13-year tight end entering his first season with the Falcons, expects Ryan to avoid his mistakes.Ryan, the 2008 NFL offensive rookie of the year, will have a ...

September 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dwyer and Tech ready for Clemson

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer wishes he was a little more agile, like Clemson's C.J. Spiller."When he has the ball in his hands, you better keep your eyes open because he might be down the field if you make one blink," Dwyer said. "Any time he touches the ball, it's going to be a show."Not that Dwyer is any slouch himself.Georgia Tech's junior running back is the reigning Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, and he broke off a 74-yard touchdown run the first time he touched the ball this season.Both Dwyer and ...

September 09, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Montoya closing in on the Chase

HAMPTON, Ga. - Juan Pablo Montoya climbed out of his car after his third-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night and immediately began his search.He was in a rush to find an updated list of the Sprint Cup points leaders heading into the race in Richmond on Saturday night.Montoya quickly found the standings, and the news was good: He had moved up one spot from ninth to eighth.But one look wasn't enough.Back in the media interview room, Montoya walked straight to a computer for another look at the standings. When his interview session was ...

September 09, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, SEB, PHS, and BA face tough tests Friday

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Meet the Eagles: Sophomore LB Dion Dubose - Presented by The University Store

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September 09, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia finds itself in very unusual position

ATHENS, Ga. - No matter how many times they called it just one game, the Georgia Bulldogs can't deny that something feels a little strange.

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


Passing on the prom - Oudin's got better things to do

NEW YORK - Melanie Oudin missed the junior prom.

September 08, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports




Georgia Tech: Let's make it 2 on Thursday night

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer noticed the quirk in the Georgia Tech schedule as soon as it came out.

September 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker birdies last 2 holes to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Steve Stricker can build a strong case for the Deutsche Bank Championship as the biggest victory of his career.

September 07, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 9/8

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

September 07, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Down but not out, Oudin rallies again at US Open

NEW YORK - Forget about forehands and backhands. Melanie Oudin's biggest weapon is her heart.

September 07, 2009 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports






Arroyo, streaking Reds beat Braves 3-1

ATLANTA - Bronson Arroyo gave up one run in seven innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

September 05, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Semifinals contested at Georgia State Cup

The only battle more fierce than the ones waged between teams during Saturday's semifinal matchups of the Georgia State Cup was the one that ...

June 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jim Healy - Muhammad Ali: A boy's first sports hero

It was March 8, 1971, almost exactly two months before my 12th birthday, and the night Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier in the "Fight ...

June 04, 2016 | Jim Healy | Sports


SEC announces new league rule for transfers

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference anticipates continuing dialogue and maybe even broadening the scope of its "serious misconduct" rule.

June 04, 2016 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


In-state rival takes down Tormenta

June 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena, Djokovic into French Open semis

PARIS - Serena Williams' chest was heaving between points. Her footwork wasn't quite right. Miscue followed miscue, until she was a set and a break ...

June 02, 2016 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Rio seeks to allay concerns with Olympics just 2 months away

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Seeking to allay political, economic and health concerns as the games approach, Brazilian organizers assured IOC leaders on Thursday that final preparations for ...

June 02, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Rivalry in the making?

June 02, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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