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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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MASTERS COLUMN: Floyd and the Masters have a little history

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith reflects on on the many Masters memories that Raymond Floyd has produced over the years.

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COLUMN: Furman, I will miss you, dear old friend

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith offers his tribute to the life and career of the dean of Georgia sports writers, Furman Bisher, who died last Sunday at the age of 93.

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COLUMN: Furman gave us one final test

Herald Sports Editor Danny Aller marvels at the career of Georgia sportswriting legend and former AJC sports editor Furman Bisher, who --- in a twist of irony --- passed away late Sunday night just before deadline for newspapers across the country, frantically sending copy desks into a tailspin to get news of his death in their Monday editions.

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He will be missed: Georgia sportswriting legend Bisher dies at 93

The dean of Georgia sportswriters and proud addition to The Herald’s guest columnists, Furman Bisher, dies of a heart attack at the age of 93 late Sunday night.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: The root of the PGA

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher takes a look back at how the PGA Tour got off the ground in advance of the year's first major in April, the Masters at Augusta.

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COLUMN: I’m ready to be inspired in state basketball playoffs

Herald High School beat writer Mike Phillips gives his take on how he sees the first round, and beyond, of the GHSA boys and girls state playoffs going --- and he hopes they end with a trip to Macon for more than one of Southwest Georgia's talented teams.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: The days of the teaching game might well be over

Herald Guest Cokumnist Furman Bisher writes this week that after watching Tiger Woods fail to win this past Sunday at Pebble Beach, it's never been more apparent how much he misses swing coach Butch Harmon.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: I can admit it --- I’m for the birds

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay explains this week why he loves birdwatching --- and he won't apologize for it.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: A Manning strikes gold in Indianapolis

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher stayed home for the Super Bowl for the first time in his long and successful journalism career, and says he actually liked taking in the Big Game from his living room, thanks in part to finally getting to watch all those talked-about Super Bowl commercials.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Ex-Ga. Tech coach Cremins has the will to carry on

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher writes this week about his good friend and former Georgia Tech men's basketball coach Bobby Cremins, who he wished well as Cremins --- now the coach at College of Charleston --- took a medical leave for the rest of the season late last week due to an indisclosed illness.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: The Braves can dream, can’t they?

Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher looks ahead to spring training for the Atlanta Braves, who Bisher thinks could be in for a big year after a late collapse last season left a bitter taste in their mouths.

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FURMAN BISHER: The case of the missing quarterback

Herald guest columnist Furman Bisher writes about the absence of LSU backup quarterback Jarrett Lee in the BCS National Championship game.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Could we be in for a Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh Super Bowl?

Herald Guest Columnis Loran Smith takes a look at Ravens coach John Harbaugh as Baltimore gets set to duel with the Texans in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs Sunday, which could set up a rematch against his brother Jim, the coach of the San Francisco 49ers, in the Super Bowl.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Hard to beat same team twice

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on some of the other cases in college football history where teams failed to win a rematch after winning the first meeting after Alabama demolished LSU, 21-0, in Monday's BCS National Championship game.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Peter King’s one last shot at redemption

Herald guest columnist Furman Bisher calls into question Sports Illustrated Peter Kings pick for the Falcons to reach the Super Bowl.