CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - It was a drive that took forever, or at least it felt like it. Eighteen plays. Eighty-two yards. A game-sapping 10:47 off the clock, the longest in the 21 years that Georgia Tech has been regularly keeping such a stat.
Nick Smiley is all set to defend his ISKA Southeastern U.S. kickboxing title this Friday. At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds of muscle, it's not entirely clear why anyone would want to take his belt away in the first place.
ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer says he is content with a less prominent role in Georgia Tech's more balanced spread option offense this season.
PHILADELPHIA - Pedro Martinez broke out the first bottle of champagne, Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth puffed on victory cigars, and beer flew everywhere.
,Associated Press Writer
FREDERIC J. FROMMER,Associated Press Writer
I'm a big fan of the phrase, "You're as good as your record."
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia suddenly finds itself the only team in the Atlantic Coast Conference without a loss in league play.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons will have a new look in their secondary in Sunday's game at Dallas after losing cornerback Brian Williams to a season-ending knee injury.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jeff Mathis hit a two-out double in the 11th inning to drive home the winning run and the Los Angeles Angels survived a second straight thriller, beating the Yankees 5-4 Monday and trimming New York's lead in the AL championship series to 2-1.
ATLANTA - Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.
IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident during preparations for the most esteemed race in motorsports.
WASHINGTON - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.
BALTIMORE - American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Phil Mickelson faded early and Rory McIlroy tailed off late. Robert Streb just kept on making birdies.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.
BALTIMORE - As the Baltimore Orioles prepared to play before their home fans for the first time in two weeks, the sights and sounds around Camden Yards on a lovely Monday afternoon were all about baseball.
NEW YORK - The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.
BOSTON - Former New England Patriots player and convicted murdererAaron Hernandez has been charged with trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting him in the face and leaving him for dead, prosecutors said Monday.
WASHINGTON - Paul Pierce's banked-in 21-foot jumper at the buzzer gave the Washington Wizards a 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, even with an injured John Wall reduced to cheerleading, and after a 21-point lead had dwindled down to nothing.
TAMPA, Fla. - Attorneys for top NFL draft pick Jameis Winston contend a woman seeking civil damages from the quarterback after accusing him of rape is trying to tarnish his reputation and tap into the Heisman Trophy winner's newfound wealth.
After a sullied week in sports, we sure could use a shower.
The NFL moves heaven and earth a dozen times every Sunday of the season to get calls on the field exactly right.