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Vickers spins out Earnhardt Jr., Johnson on way to win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brian Vickers isn't allowed to attend Hendrick Motorsports team meetings.

October 16, 2006 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Bison trample Eagles

Something had to give.

October 16, 2006 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


LMS adds extra security for Vickers

CONCORD, N.C. - Lowe's Motor Speedway is beefing up security for driver Brian Vickers after angry race fans called the track to complain that Vickers wrecked Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson on the last lap at Talladega.

October 16, 2006 | The Associated Press | Sports


Notebook: Defense has issues with 3rd down

Georgia Southern's defense struggled to get off the field on third downs Saturday, as North Dakota State made 11 of 17 third-down conversions.

October 16, 2006 | Alex Pellegrino | Sports


Local Roundup: Eagles get big win over Elon

From staff reports

October 16, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Performance won't engender team to fans

We know coach, we know.

October 16, 2006 | Chad Bishop | Sports


Bison appear to be real deal

For statistics mavens, the NCAA offers a category for just about anything you'd want to know about college football.

October 16, 2006 | By Mike Brown Herald Correspondent | Sports


Diggs dominates in Claxton’s second straight region win

MILLEN - A punishing ground attack propelled the Claxton Tigers (2-3-1, 2-0) to a 32-21 region 3-A victory over the Jenkins County Eagles (1-5, 0-2) Friday night.

October 16, 2006 | By LOGAN THOMAS Herald Correspondent | Sports


Padres avoid elimination with 3-1 win

ST. LOUIS - Russell Branyan, Chris Young and Trevor Hoffman saved San Diego, stopping the St. Louis Cardinals from sweeping the Padres in the first round of the NL playoffs.

October 16, 2006 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Friendships at odds after Talladega tussle

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Jeff and Jimmie, Brian and Ricky. They were the Hendrick Motorsports entourage - NASCAR's very own version of the Rat Pack.

October 16, 2006 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Healthy Hartwell may have trouble getting back on field

FLOWERY BRANCH - Through four games, the Atlanta Falcons have listed Ed Hartwell as the team's starting middle linebacker.

October 16, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Fastbreak: BA is state softball tourny

DUBLIN -

October 16, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Bison display more than just defense

Here are three clips of the North Dakota State Bison, Georgia Southern's opponent this week. While the Bison are well known for their staunch defense, their offensive attack shouldn't be overlooked.

October 16, 2006 | | Sports


PANTHERS GET TO PICK ON SOMEBODY THEIR OWN SIZE

The Portal Panthers have had tonight circled on their calendar. After struggling through four tough non-region games and coming out on the short end of all four, PHS (0-4) couldn't be more excited to open region play.

October 16, 2006 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Country Day too much for Portal

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers simply couldn't catch a break Friday night. They lost yards. They lost possession. They even lost the coin toss. By the end of the night, the Panthers were stuck on the short end of a lopsided 31-0 score at the hands of the Hornets from Savannah Country Day.

October 16, 2006 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | 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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