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Eagles aim for fewer flags, better execution

Just like any team in the country, Georgia Southern is looking to improve as the college football season moves into its fourth week of play.

September 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

NFL already feeling the hurt

From the top of the NFL to the bottom of the heap, teams are already feeling the pain.

September 19, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports

Luck = perspiration + preparation!... I don't think so

For those of you reading who believe you can control every little thing in your life, this isn't for you.

September 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

A note of caution to the offense: stay in your lane

"If it ain't broke don't fix it" is a grossly overused cliche in today's world of sports, which is why it pains me to bring it up.

September 18, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Southern breaks attendance record


September 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Just a block away


September 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Dwyane Wade bikes with police to promote unity in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade still plans to do plenty of talking about the need for societal change, a quest that became even more personal for him after one of his cousins was shot and killed last month on a Chicago street.

September 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Jones wins Xfinity race; Sieg, Koch earn final Chase spots

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Erik Jones won the Truck Series title last year and is headed to Sprint Cup next year.

September 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

GT bracing for power runs from Vandy's Webb

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's relentless spread-option attack with its triple-option potential is known for causing sleepless nights for defensive coordinators.

September 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports

Smart, Odom make their SEC coaching debuts

COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 16 Georgia's visit to Missouri features two first-year coaches making their Southeastern Conference debuts.

September 16, 2016 | By JADE WASHBURN Associated Press | Sports

Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press | Sports

GATAcast - Sept. 17, 2016

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Sun Belt still easing into '16 regular season

The early weeks of the season can be a confusing time when trying to figure out the future for G5 conferences.

September 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people.

September 13, 2016 | By JONATHAN DREW AP Sports Writer | Sports

Dove season opens with a thud and a bang

For the first time in forty years I missed the opening day of dove season. It was an accomplishment on par with Cal Ripken's streak of 2,632 consecutive baseball games played and I hated to give it up. The culprit was an out of town wedding the timing of which was poorly conceived. Not only was it opening day of dove season but my beloved Georgia Bulldogs were kicking off just as the preacher was clearing his throat to begin the ceremony. My how times have changed. In the not too distant past it wouldn't have mattered ...

September 13, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

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IOC calls on WADA to lead unified global anti-doping system

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - In a show of unity after sharp divisions caused by the Russiandoping scandal, Olympic leaders gave the World Anti-Doping Agency increased powers ...

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Versatility leads to roster flexibility for playoff teams

CHICAGO (AP) - Sometimes Javier Baez knows ahead of time where he is playing. Sometimes he finds out when he arrives at the ballpark.

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Wednesday night woes

Arkansas State did everything within its power to lose its game against Georgia Southern Wednesday night in Jonesboro, Ark.

October 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Don't fool yourselves, Southern deserved to lose this

Watching red-eyed and tired in the newsroom, I thought I may have been lucid dreaming when I saw Omar Bayless catch that horridly thrown pass ...

October 06, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Late homer pushes Giants into NLDS

NEW YORK - Nobody takes to October like Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

For Top 25 teams, the waiting for Matthew continues to grow

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Hurricane Matthew's slow march toward Florida kept plenty of major college football teams guessing about their weekend plans on Wednesday, with ...

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

NFL Picks, week five

➤ No. 3 New England (minus 10) at No. 32 Cleveland

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

A week in, star-studded Warriors still finding chemistry

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - At Warriors team headquarters, Zaza Pachulia sits alongside Kevin Durant in the locker room as they dress for practice or ice down ...

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pope Francis implores sports leaders to curtail corruption

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tiger back in the swing of things

Two weeks after the PGA Tour season ended, the next one starts Thursday and for some fans it can't get here soon enough: Tiger ...

October 04, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Braves damage Tigers' playoff hopes with 5-3 win

ATLANTA (AP) - Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers no longer control their own playoff destiny.

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Fail Mary

ATHENS, Ga. - Jauan Jennings hauled in a 43-yard Hail Mary from Joshua Dobbs on the final play, giving No. 11 Tennessee a stunning 34-31 victory ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

No. 14 Miami beat Yellow Jackets 35-21

ATLANTA - Shaquille Quarterman and Joe Jackson each returned fumbles by Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas for touchdowns in a span of less than a minute ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Farewell to the Ted

ATLANTA - Turner Field has aged well. It's got all the expected amenities of a modern big league ballpark, from luxury boxes to a mammoth ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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