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Going, going, gone

It's been rumored for weeks that the Thrashers were leaving Georgia for greener pastures in Canada, and Tuesday it happened as Atlanta became the only city to ever lose two NHL teams in the modern era of the league.

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Harvick wins when Earnhardt runs out of gas

In a finish nearly as crazy as the Indy 500's improbable ending, Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs out of gas in the final turn of Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600, allowing Kevin Harvick to win the Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte.

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COLUMN: There will never be another like Albany's Durward Pennington

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on the life of former Albany High and UGA football star Durward Pennington, who died this week at the age of 73.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Musial was one of baseball’s classiest heroes

As a tribute to recently deceased St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial, Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on the life and career of Musial, while also recounting the impact the one visit they shared together had on him.

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COLUMN: Time for college players to demand justice

National AP Columnist Paul Newberry is tired of major colleges making millions of dollars off its football players --- and he says it's time for the unpaid student-athletes to fight back.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Time for another victory party at Deerfield

Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips selects his winners in what could be his final prediction column of the season if Seminole and Early County can't extend their magical runs.

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COLUMN: Sure glad Rambo plays for the Dogs

Albany Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back at the huge impact UGA standout safety and former Seminole County star Bacarri Rambo has had during his career, which will end either tied or in first for the most interceptions in Bulldogs history by the end of the season.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Seven left — and each with a shot to win it all

Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips breaks down who he likes to win in the seven area playoff teams still alive --- and there's more than a few surprises.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Anyone seen my Brollwrap?

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay gives his ode to our neighbors across the pond this week.

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COLUMN: Say it ain’t so, Marlins — not again

Herald staff sports writer Mike Phillips, who spent nearly 20 years in Miami covering the Marlins before coming to Albany, rips the organization over its head-scratching trade it made earlier this week, sending all of its stars to Toronto and gutting the franchise's roster yet again.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Wait ... the regular season is already over?

Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips makes his predictions for the final week of the regular season and the first week of playoffs in GISA's Class AA

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COLUMN: For Dougherty, it was only one win — but, man, what a big one

Herald sports editor Danny Aller takes a closer look at just how huge Thursday's win was for Dougherty's football team against Americus-Sumter --- a victory that could very well be the turning point for the struggling program.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Cairo is Cairo — but it’s Monroe’s night tonight

Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips calls Monroe's shot tonight against Cairo for the Region 1-AAAA title, despite the fact the Syrupmakers have won 38 of their last 39 region games.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Yes, I said it --- Jarvis Jones for Heisman

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith makes his case for UGA star LB Jarvis Jones to become the first college player on defense in 15 years to win the Heisman Trophy.

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COLUMN: Believe it or not, the best of Buster is still to come

Herald sports editor Danny Aller looks back at Leesburg native and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey's rise to stardom in just three years in the majors following the Giants' second Posey-led World Series title in three years they won Sunday in Detroit.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Westover will be scoreboard-watching tonight

Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips tries to break down the complicated scenario that awaits Region 1-AAAA heading into games, including why Westover may be more interested in the score of the Cairo-Americus game rather than its own.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Buckle up — the home stretch of the season is here

Herald High School Beat Writer Mike Phillips breaks down four huge games taking place tonight in Southwest Georgia that will go a long way to shaping the state playoff picture.