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France father-son headline 1st NASCAR Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. headlined the five inductees into the first Hall of Fame class, a group that drew mixed reactions to the inclusion of France's son instead of driver David Pearson.

October 15, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports

Falcons look for 2nd confidence-builder vs. Bears

FLOWERY BRANCH - White beating Chicago in the final second last year helped define the Atlanta's season, quarterback Matt Ryan has little interest in reminiscing.

October 15, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports

White happy with play - mostly

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White did everything right at San Francisco last week - except stick his landing.

October 14, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Weekly Whatup 10/13

Two very similar teams on two different levels.

October 12, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Phillies advance to NLCS

DENVER - Chase Utley ducked near second base. The rest of the Philadelphia Phillies never flinched.Ryan Howard hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning and scored on Jayson Werth's single as Philadelphia rallied past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday night to reach the NL championship series.Brad Lidge earned his second consecutive save, once again retiring cleanup batter Troy Tulowitzki with two on to end it. Tulowitzki, who flied out to conclude Game 3, struck out this time and the Phillies celebrated on the infield at chilly Coors Field before retreating to the clubhouse to ...

October 12, 2009 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Johnson wins, takes lead in points race

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson insists NASCAR's Chase for the championship isn't over. That his dominating victory in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway doesn't mean his fourth straight title is in the bag."Just because we won the last three doesn't mean we're a shoo-in for a fourth," Johnson said.Maybe, but there was something awfully familiar about the way Johnson controlled the final half of the 500-mile race at the 2-mile oval.He surged past Juan Pablo Montoya, easily survived a late challenge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and took ...

October 12, 2009 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcon offense takes flight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith says Sunday's runaway win at San Francisco was the Falcons' most complete offensive game in his two seasons in Atlanta."I know statistically it most definitely was in terms of yards," he said.But he says the offense can be better than it showed in the 45-10 rout of the 49ers."I think we left some plays out there," Smith said Monday. "I think the offensive guys will tell you that."Quarterback Matt Ryan, who completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 329 yards, called the game "just a pretty good performance" for ...

October 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Vols roll, pick up big win over Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday."(Kiffin) basically made a promise to us that we wouldn't lose to them anymore, forever or until he leaves," Volunteers safety Eric Berry said. "He's not going to let Georgia beat us."The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.Kiffin had emphasized the Georgia game to his players due to its importance in recruiting. Because the ...

October 10, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Writer | Sports

UGA searching for the next big back

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is one of those schools that likes to think of itself as Running Back U.

October 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

The Eagles Nest: GSU takes shot at program's biggest win ever

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October 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Johnson feels FSU is ready to rally for struggling Bowden

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says the hubbub over Bobby Bowden's future at Florida State will have the Seminoles fired up for Saturday night's game against his Georgia Tech team.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hawks' Joe Johnson headed for free agency

ATLANTA - There's a new reason for the Atlanta Hawks to enter the 2009-10 season with a renewed sense of urgency.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: Portal hosts Claxton; SHS, BA Friday Night Previews

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October 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

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Statesboro to host state playoffs

For the second time in the young program's history, Statesboro High School volleyball will host a state playoff game.

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Georgia Southern: The good and the bad t

Georgia Southern hasn't yet hit the panic button on its 2016 season, but at this point, you have to figure that everyone at least ...

October 17, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Sherman gets away with one as flags mar Sunday's football

Unlike most of last season, officials hadn't been the focal point of NFL games until Sunday. Then, Jeff Triplette's crew got in the ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion this year

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools.

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Harvick advances in Chase as others struggle at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After departing the celebration in victory lane at Kansas on Sunday, Kevin Harvick reflected on how his Stewart-Haas Racing team always seems ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tyson Gay, thousands in vigil for sprinter's slain daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay's ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Penn State lawyer: Ex-coach 'walked away' from child abuse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A Penn State lawyer on Monday turned claims in a civil lawsuit against a former coach who offered key testimony against Jerry Sandusky ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Falling short at the flats

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech needed just 11 plays to score its first three touchdowns Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Small steps, but no moral victories

ATLANTA - Two years ago, Georgia Southern rolled into Bobby Dodd Stadium, erased a huge first-half deficit and took a late lead before Georgia Tech wrestled ...

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

The five factors box score says big plays won

Let's be honest, did anyone really think Georgia Southern was going to beat Georgia Tech?

October 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Dan Quinn returns with high-flying Falcons to face Seahawks

SEATTLE - When Dan Quinn left Seattle for his opportunity to be an NFL head coach in Atlanta, he wanted to create an identity unique to ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Stunner between the hedges: Vandy upsets Georgia 17-16

ATHENS, Ga. - Derek Mason finally picked up the sort of victory that should ease some of the heat on the Vanderbilt coach.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Indians edge Blue Jays 2-1, take 2-0 lead in ALCS

CLEVELAND - Josh Tomlin baffled Blue Jays batters for nearly six innings and Andrew Miller blew them away as the Cleveland Indians edged Toronto 2-1 on ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Carl Edwards feels pressure for first win at home track

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Carl Edwards generally loves the two races a year at Kansas Speedway.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Former Auburn star Quentin Groves dies in sleep at age 32

AUBURN, Ala. - Former Auburn football star Quentin Groves, who played defensive end for the Tigers from 2004-07 and shares the program record for sacks, has ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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