FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - When the Atlanta Falcons wrapped up their two-hour practice Wednesday, most of the players headed for the locker room.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's post-Georgia routine is much different this season.
Mario Farris started the rematch between Southeast Bulloch and Portal with a bang. After SEB won the opening tip, Farris stepped in front of a pass and took the ball the other direction, finishing with a one-handed slam to bring the Panther faithful to their feet. Portal would go on to beat the Yellow Jackets for the second time in as many tries, improving its record to 2-0. "It was a good game," said Farris, ...
Screven edges Effingham, 64-63 Screven County point guard Quan White hit both ends of a 1-and-1 free throw opportunity with 1:05 remaining to help lift his team to a 64-63 win over Effingham County. The Gamecocks (2-1) led 49-38 in the third quarter before Effingham used a 15-0 run to take the lead early in the final period. Screven battled back, however, taking the lead for good on White's final free throw ...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Larry Coker won nearly 80 percent of his games at Miami, got players to graduate, was revered for his classy manner and led the Hurricanes to a national championship.
ATLANTA - A couple of days before Georgia Tech faced its state rival, coach Mark Richt went to one of his assistants with a bold idea.
ATLANTA - Bobby Cox wanted Tom Glavine back, and Glavine was drawn to a return to Atlanta.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida coach Urban Meyer sure knows how to win rivalry games.
ATLANTA - Reggie Ball has a way of bouncing back from his lowest moments. He'll certainly need those powers of recovery on Saturday. The Georgia Tech quarterback is coming off a miserable performance against Georgia, but he doesn't have long to fret about it. The No. 23 Yellow Jackets (9-3) are facing 16th-ranked Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, with the winner claiming a spot in the Orange Bowl. ...
ATHENS - No matter what happens Saturday, Georgia Tech knows it will be playing for a conference championship and a trip to the Orange Bowl next week.
Balance was the key word this season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, so it's fitting that four schools shared the spotlight on the all-conference team.
ATLANTA - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints did just fine without their top receiver.
BALTIMORE - Any chance the Pittsburgh Steelers had of returning to the Super Bowl was seemingly laid to rest by the Baltimore Ravens.
PORTAL — The Portal Panthers (2-0) finished off their sweep of Southeast Bulloch Tuesday night with a 62-48 win at PHS. The game was called with 1:07 left in the third quarter due to moisture on the floor. The game was a more competitive contest than the 77-35 beating Portal put on the Yellow Jackets a week ago. The turning point seemed to be a 12-0 run by the Panthers at the start of the ...
Southeast Bulloch's Grayson Wiggin's signed a letter-of-intent to play baseball at the University of Louisville for coach Dan McDonnell on Tuesday. Wiggins, a senior middle infielder, led the Yellow Jackets in batting average last season and is a top run producer in the SEB line-up.
There was a time in the distant past when I was pretty sure that no one was tougher than me.
By next week, the people who make sure the nation has a player worthy of the Heisman trophy - and the ESPN primetime show devoted to it - will have had their say.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Of all the memories from Tiger Woods' roots in Southern California, it's easy to overlook the time he made an appearance in the Tournament of Roses parade. OK, so he wasn't the grand marshal. And he had just turned 18. Woods, coming off his first U.S. Amateur title, rode on ...
The just-ended rivalry week ranks among the best that college football has seen in forever.
NEW YORK - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
AUBURN, Ala. - Don't call the Auburn Tigers lucky. The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 5 Missouri. They balk at any notion that this is a lucky team, though. <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: ...
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night. The Wizards have won six of their last eight, and have won eight games in November for the first time since 1984. Martell Webster added 19 points for Washington and also had five 3-pointers. Nene, who ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play. The Wolverines went for the win - and the Buckeyes stayed undefeated. Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's 2-point conversion pass with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory against Michigan on Saturday ...
SAO PAULO - Even before a crane dramatically collapsed and killed two workers at the Sao Paulo stadium, it was clear World Cup organizers would have their hands full trying to deliver all 12 venues by FIFA's end-of-December deadline. <p ...
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson this week pounced on a politely phrased suggestion that the state rivalry with Georgia has been a little lopsided in recent years.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.
ARLINGTON, Texas - DeMarco Murray did the finishing work for the Dallas Cowboys. Backup Lance Dunbar made his job a lot easier.
It's rivalry week for several Southeastern Conference teams and many are playing for more than just bragging rights.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders need the same short memory during a short week, for different reasons.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.