NEW YORK - Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants reached a preliminary agreement on the largest contract for a pitcher in baseball history, a $126 million, seven-year deal.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Calvin Johnson isn't saying much. He rarely does. But the Gator Bowl sure feels like his college farewell.
TWIN CITY - It was a tale of two halves for the Portal Panthers Thursday afternoon on Day 2 of the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament. The Panthers (9-2) exploded for 29 third-quarter points, opening the pivotal frame on a 19-2 run to beat Treutlen County 80-64.
By CHAD BISHOP
FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick didn't take back his criticisms of the Atlanta Falcons' inconsistent offense Wednesday, one day after coach Jim Mora said Vick's remarks were only the result of postgame frustrations following Sunday's loss to Carolina.
ATLANTA - Tony Taylor was on the verge of star status for Georgia as he closed his 2003 sophomore season with a flourish.
Statesboro head coach Lee Hill said he wanted his Blue Devils to play an up-tempo game Wednesday on Day 1 of the Emanuel County Institute. Hill got his wish
Five area teams will begin play in the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament today. The boys of Statesboro and both the girls and boys of Metter and Portal will tip-off a three-day competition in a round-robin format looking to work out all the extra kinks before the heart of region play begins in January.
Lorena Ochoa learned at an early age to aim high and not be afraid to fail.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was a hot coach the last time Atlanta played at Philadelphia - the NFC championship game after the Falcons won the NFC South in 2004.
Tiger Woods had an answer for everything.
When the Giants fell behind New Orleans 27-7 early in the fourth quarter Sunday, fans at Giants Stadium started flocking for the parking lot. Those who remained took up the chant that had started at halftime: ''Fire Coughlin!''
ATLANTA - So much for leading the NFL in rushing the last three years.
Portal's two big men couldn't be more different. One has an eye for the three-pointer, playing with evident emotion and cockiness to the delight of the crowd. The other quietly works hard for his points, scoring via posting-up, crashing for the tough rebound, then dropping his head and running back down the court to play defense, rarely flashing a shy smile.
Another year, another Holiday and another 365 days of sports gone by.
NEW YORK - The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.
CLEVELAND - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.
The opening day of dove season is September 6, and having a go at these gray rockets is the overwhelming favorite of wing shooters all over Georgia.
ATLANTA - As coach Trent Miles sees it, the Georgia State Panthers have nowhere to go but up this year.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas got some help from an unlikely source on his way to his first victory in a while.