Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks set a bunch of season bests, but it nearly wasn't enough to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first month of the season.
Great defense and a high-octane transition offense helped Bulloch Academy to a 31-point victory over Thomas Jefferson Academy Monday night.
CHICAGO - Robbie Gould won it after Rex Grossman didn't lose it and the Chicago Bears are back in the NFC championship game for the first time in 18 years.
ATHENS - No. 4 Tennessee knocked off another ranked team, this time with a stifling defensive performance.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers gave Tom Brady one chance too many, and that's exactly what the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback needed.
NEW ORLEANS - Deuce McAllister delivered on the promise his more-celebrated running mate made before this season, carrying the New Orleans Saints where they've never been before - one game from the Super Bowl.
The Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro had no problems with the visiting Lady Panthers of Portal Saturday night. Monnette Bennett finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, helping SHS (9-8) cruise to a 55-31 win to break a three-game losing streak.
BALTIMORE - They got him precisely for this reason.
Two teams ranked in the state's top 10 clashed in a region matchup Saturday as the Lady Gamecocks (14-3) hosted Laney.
The Statesboro Blue Devils had heard all the talk about how good the Portal Panther basketball team was. Saturday night SHS showed it wasn't quite ready to give up the crown as Bulloch County's top squad.
NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton grew up rooting for the sports teams in Philadelphia, and got his first NFL coaching job with the Eagles.
BALTIMORE - Just like every other team that faces the Indianapolis Colts, the Baltimore Ravens' top priority is containing Peyton Manning.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets were right in the thick of things Friday night against visiting Westside. With a two-point lead to start the second half, SEB looked like it was on its way to a region 3-AA win.
LOS ANGELES - The most recognized player on the planet - fashion icon, tabloid fixture, marketing giant - agreed to a deal Thursday to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.
Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.
A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.
Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmedFlorida State starting running back Karlos Williams is being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.
INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.
SAN FRANCISCO - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.
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.