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With division won, Tech looks forward

DURHAM, N.C. - Georgia Tech's players slapped a few high-fives with the fans who stuck around an emptying stadium. In one end zone, a banner was unfurled to read: "Tampa Bound."After clinching the ACC Coastal Division, they allowed themselves to savor the moment for, well, a moment.But these No. 7 Yellow Jackets hope some bigger things await - like their first outright ACC championship since 1990."Those guys have worked really hard, and a lot of people have doubted them along the way - especially early - and they've just been resilient and they kept playing," Tech coach Paul ...

November 16, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcons and Panthers have similar issues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - While some in Atlanta are concerned about Matt Ryan's recent flurry of interceptions, he's nowhere close to matching the passing woes in Carolina.Through eight games, the Panthers have one touchdown catch by a wide receiver. Yes, Steve Smith is still on the roster."I am totally shocked," fellow receiver Muhsin Muhammad said. "It's amazing. It's befuddling to me. I don't understand it."With the Falcons (5-3) and Panthers (3-5) bringing two of the league's elite running backs in Michael Turner and DeAngelo Williams into Sunday's NFC South contest, the ...

November 14, 2009 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Jackets clinch spot in ACC title game

DURHAM, N.C. - Orwin Smith bobbled the kickoff, recovered just in time to find a seam and took off toward the goal line.Just like that, No. 7 Georgia Tech was off to the races - and headed straight for the ACC title game.The Yellow Jackets clinched the Coastal Division and a spot in the league championship by routing Duke 49-10 on Saturday behind 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Jonathan Dwyer and another big day from Josh Nesbitt.Smith's 83-yard kickoff return sparked slow-starting Georgia Tech (10-1, 7-1). Duke's Jordon Byas tracked him down from behind ...

November 14, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Officiating woes have SEC drawing more scrutiny

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference is the Rolls-Royce of college football leagues, with the last three national champions, two teams in the running for this season's title and huge TV contracts.Boom times for sure. But troubled ones, too.The league has been dealing with seemingly endless questions stemming from a string of controversial officiating calls in close games involving highly ranked teams. That followed a preseason run-in with national media outlets over a new SEC policy.The in-season issues forced commissioner Mike Slive to make the unusual moves of publicly announcing the suspension of an officiating crew, increasing ...

November 11, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA, ECI Playoff Previews; BA's Burke signs with GSU

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November 11, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Deep South's oldest rivalry has lost some luster

ATHENS - The Deep South's oldest rivalry looks a little tarnished.

November 10, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Johnson hopes Tech saved best game for Duke

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is on the verge of securing a spot in the ACC championship game in only its second season under Paul Johnson.

November 10, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Weekly Whatup, 11/10

And then there were three.

November 09, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Busch and Tryson continue to race hard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kurt Busch and Pat Tryson had every reason to coast through the season's final 10 races in a long farewell before the crew chief bolts to a new team next year.

November 09, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports

Falcons say they feed off Smith's enthusiasm

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith has a dangerous throwing arm.

November 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Jackets win again, streak now seven

ATLANTA - Josh Nesbitt had already fumbled on one fourth-down play, gotten tripped up on another. He'd also been stuffed trying to run for a first down, and had yet another all-or-nothing play ruined by a dropped pass.

November 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcons ready to get back on track

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are eager to break free of their mostly inglorious past, show they can be a team that consistently puts up winning records and contends for the playoffs.

November 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

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Georgia says 2 players cleared in marijuana investigation

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's two leading tacklers will be able to play against No. 14 Florida after being cleared in a marijuana investigation.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pastner looks to reshape basketball team

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is starting over.

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

JGR's Talladega strategy was perfect for the Chase Race

TALLADEGA, Ala. - When Sweden beat the U.S. women's soccer team during the Olympics by using a conservative strategy, goalie Hope Solo was lambasted ...

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Quinn stands by fourth-down call in Falcons' OT loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn didn't hesitate to keep his offense on the field for a fourth-downcall in overtime against San Diego on Sunday ...

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

PGA Tour to play official event in South Korea next year

SEOUL, South Korea - The PGA Tour expanded its Asia swing to three tournaments Monday by adding a new event in South Korea with a limited ...

October 24, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Georgia Southern fans: It's time to face reality

It's time for a reality check Eagle fans.

October 23, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Eagles escape Las Cruces

Georgia Southern ended a losing skid Saturday night in the high desert of New Mexico.

October 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

How to feel? It's tough to say

Is it the best of times, or is it the worst of times for Georgia Southern?

October 23, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Chargers, Falcons to compare NFL's top scoring offenses

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are the NFL's top-scoring team, because of quarterback Matt Ryan's recharged passing attack.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

CHICAGO - Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Truex wins pole after bolt confiscated at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Martin Truex Jr. showed up at Talladega Superspeedway determined to be at the front of the field and in control of his chances ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One

AUSTIN, Texas - With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift T-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the ...

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Cubs fans celebrate team's 1st World Series berth since 1945

CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs fans waited 71 years to celebrate a return to the World Series.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Charles Barkley has something to say about race in America

NEW YORK - Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire.

October 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Gators fall to four seed with loss to PCA

Down three of their best players, BA succumbed their worst loss of the season in what was the biggest game of the season.

October 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

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