GREENSBORO, N.C. - Georgia Tech took the difficult, windy route, but coach Paul Hewitt has his talent-laden team where many felt it should be: the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
DORAL, Fla. - Charl Schwartzel has been looking up to Ernie Els for as long as he has been around golf.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Glued to Carl Edwards' bumper as they raced for the lead around Talladega Superspeedway, young Brad Keselowski showed no signs of letting off the gas pedal. He peeked high, and Edwards cut him off, then ducked low to try to pass.
DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods intends to remain out of golf at least until the Masters, two people with knowledge of his plans told The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON - Jamal Crawford scored 29 points and the Atlanta Hawks avoided a three-game losing streak by beating the Washington Wizards 105-99 Thursday night.
NEW YORK - All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes has been told to rest and refrain from athletic activity for 2-to-8 weeks until his thyroid levels normalize, another blow to the New York Mets before opening day.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Maybe Kentucky coach John Calipari wants to ease the pressure on his young Wildcats.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Duke and Maryland ended the regular season atop the Atlantic Coast Conference with plenty of separation from the rest of the league. Their last meeting was a tense fight that went to the final minute.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Derek Lowe could only stare at his foot in disbelief. Longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox said he had never seen anything like it.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is down to one last opportunity to salvage its season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sticking with its "boys, have at it" attitude, NASCAR placed Carl Edwards on probation for three races Tuesday for deliberately wrecking Brad Keselowski's car last weekend in Atlanta.
NEW YORK - Notre Dame wants to remain independent in football, but that might not matter if the Big Ten and Pac-10 decide to expand and create sweeping changes to major college sports.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The boys sure backed NASCAR into a corner on this one.
ATLANTA - Falcons owner Arthur Blank took the same approach with Dunta Robinson that he used two years ago on Michael Turner.
NEW YORK - The NFL has swallowed the poison pill.
Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...