Few players mean more to their team than Justin Houston does to the Statesboro Blue Devils.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Georgia Southern women's basketball team produced a late second-half rally to close the gap to 10 points, but Chattanooga held off the Lady Eagle effort, winning its third consecutive game, 78-63, Monday night at Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena.
IRVING, Texas - Bill Parcells could have returned to the Dallas Cowboys for one more shot at becoming the first coach to lead three teams into the Super Bowl.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kasey Kahne won a series-high five races during NASCAR's regular season, yet barely qualified for the championship chase because of a points system that has long rewarded consistency over winning.
EFFINGHAM - Langston Chapel Middle School brought its boys and girls basketball teams to the Coastal Empire Middle School Regional Championship in Effingham on Monday night, and while the boys brought the trophy back to Statesboro after a heart pounder, the Lady Blue Devils fell short.
Portal head football coach Justin Chester remembers it well. During the week leading up to his team's regular season finale with Jenkins County, the Panthers and the Portal athletic program were dealt a blow they never saw coming.
INDIANAPOLIS - A comeback, a drive, a legacy. And, yes - finally - Peyton Manning gets his Super Bowl trip. So does Tony Dungy.
CHICAGO - Relax, Chicago. Rex Grossman and Da Bears are indeed good enough for this Super Bowl, and they've already made it a historic one.
For the second consecutive night, the Bulloch Academy boys had an aggressive, physical battle on their hands.
THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - Charley Hoffman rammed in a 4-foot birdie putt to beat John Rollins on the first hole of a playoff in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic on Sunday, wrapping up a wind-swept round that took its toll on most of the players.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ronald Steele's final shot with the game on the line was far from pretty - an awkward leaner even he didn't think would go in.
CHICAGO - Two decades and forever. That's the time span between trips to the Super Bowl for the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Tyler Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 4 North Carolina held Georgia Tech to its lowest-scoring game of the season in a 77-61 victory Saturday night.
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Dungy calls it ''the Patriots Mystique'' and acknowledges it's something he and the Indianapolis Colts have to overcome to get to their first Super Bowl.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Hawks thought they were headed in the right direction, riding a three-game winning streak and starting to get healthy.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Will MacKenzie figured a good shot had turned out badly.
SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes.
SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.
Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.
All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.
Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.
Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.
The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.
ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem: