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Falcons fire Mike Smith after 2nd straight losing season

ATLANTA - Mike Smith was fired as the Atlanta Falcons' coach Monday, one day after the end of his second straight losing season and a 34-3 rout by the Carolina Panthers before booing fans at the Georgia Dome.

December 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


Bowls: Penn State wins 1st bowl since scandal

NEW YORK - Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

December 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rutland knocks off Blue Devils at Gentlemen's Classic

Two seasons ago, Statesboro shattered the dreams of Rutland by barging into the Hurricanes' home gym and scoring in the final seconds to claim a state quarterfinal win.

December 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bowls: Louisiana Tech hammers Illinois

DALLAS - Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception return to help Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.

December 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Games to Remember from 2014

They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.

December 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Former TE Utecht has musical message

Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago.

December 25, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Denver places nine on Pro Bowl roster

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - First-timer Chris Harris Jr. is among the Denver Broncos' league-leading nine Pro Bowlers, including Peyton Manning, whose 14th selection is tied for the most ever among NFL players.

December 24, 2014 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inspirational moments of 2014

BOSTON - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.

December 24, 2014 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tackling: a lost art

December 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Masters trying to keep field size under 100

By DOUG FERGUSON

December 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Do the math: Playoff scenarios heading into Week 17

December 23, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Marshall cruises in Boca Raton Bowl

December 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press | Sports


6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Walker shoots 62, takes lead

HONOLULU - Defending champion Jimmy Walker one-putted his last 11 holes Saturday on his way to an 8-under 62 and a two-shot lead in the Sony Open.

January 17, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kuchar, Simpson tied for lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson and Matt Kuchar made enough birdies on the back nine Friday to build a little separation and share the lead in the Sony Open.

January 16, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NCAA agrees to restore wins, title to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The NCAA agreed Friday to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history.

January 16, 2015 | By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY Associated Press | Sports


Selig gets emotional in final meeting as commissioner

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Bud Selig concluded his final baseball owners meeting as commissioner after two days of basking in praise for the job he's done during more than 22 years in charge of the game.

January 15, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick proves he has new tricks up his sleeve

When Bill Belichick pulled something new from his bag of tricks last week, some wondered if the three-time Super Bowl champion coach had found another way to bend the rules.

January 15, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Early tie at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson made his debut with a conventional putter Thursday at the Sony Open and might have wished he had used one sooner.

January 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Emmert addresses NCAA

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - NCAA President Mark Emmert says giving the five wealthiest conferences in Division I the ability to make some of their own rules will allow revenue sports such as football and men's basketball to co-exist with the many nonrevenue programs that make up college sports.

January 15, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


Golfer Charles Howell all about fast start to new year

HONOLULU - The sun is shining and spirits are soaring at the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour that seems to bring equal measures of optimism no matter how long a player has been around.

January 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Old guys' having an impact in playoffs

Julius Peppers has his birthday coming up real soon.

January 14, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL Playoff Picks: Sorry, still not buying in to Indy

Very nice job, Colts. Sorry we are not more impressed.

January 14, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Big Ten rising

Ohio State's thrashing of Oregon in the title game was more than just an ego boost for the Big Ten.

January 13, 2015 | By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer | Sports


On PGA Tour, one hot streak means big money

HONOLULU - The advice has been passed along for decades on the PGA Tour, and Matt Kuchar believes it has merit. He just doesn't like it.

January 13, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Coyote hunting tips - varmints on the rise

Since the late 1960's the coyote population in Georgia has exploded. Around 1970 there had only been confirmed coyote sightings or kills in twenty three Georgia counties. Today, all of the state's 159 counties are home to this wily veteran of the woods. Coyotes have migrated steadily eastward from the western and mid-western states and have found our part of the country to their liking. Coyotes can and will eat a wide variety of foods but relish rodents and rabbits which are plentiful in Georgia. Because they can survive on just about anything from road kill to persimmons ...

January 13, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Jones-ing for more

DALLAS - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room.

January 13, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


NFL's final four have survived long, winding roads

There are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.

January 13, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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