There's a faction of baseball fans that can be categorized as pessimistic, and from pessimism usually stems ignorance.
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ATLANTA - Too far behind to do anything about the FedEx Cup, Camilo Villegas put together a stirring rally Sunday that was good enough to win the Tour Championship in a playoff over Sergio Garcia for his second straight victory.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson barely held off a strong challenge from Carl Edwards on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, winning the race and vaulting into first place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
For most teams outside of college football's Bowl Subdivision, the playoffs begin in mid-November. For Georgia Southern, the playoffs start Saturday.
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ATLANTA - Anthony Kim wore a red shirt, fired at flags and made birdies on almost half of his holes.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Americans didn't need a miracle putt or even the best player in the world to take back the Ryder Cup.
Two slips of paper in the suggestion box for coach Chris Hatcher and the
LOUDON, N.H. - Greg Biffle snapped a 33-race winless streak with a late surge past Jimmie Johnson in the opening race of the Chase for the championship.
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Well break out your Dirty Bird shirts and start making plans for Tampa - the Atlanta Falcons appear to be one of the greatest teams in NFL history
Bulloch Academy senior fullback David Poole didn't ever expect to have a night like he did in the Gators' season opener against David Emanuel Academy.
Southeast Bulloch, Portal, Statesboro High and Bulloch Academy have changed their scheduled Friday night football games to Thursday, due to the threat of Hurricane Hanna.
Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - First-timer Chris Harris Jr. is among the Denver Broncos' league-leading nine Pro Bowlers, including Peyton Manning, whose 14th selection is tied for the most ever among NFL players.
BOSTON - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.
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NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.
MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.
ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.
MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.
The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.
Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.