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Versus becomes NBC Sports Network on Monday

NEW YORK - The cable channel with three names in 5½ years is getting its new identity from one of the most recognizable brands in sports broadcasting.

December 31, 2011 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oklahoma runs to win over Iowa

TEMPE, Ariz. - Blake Bell ran for three touchdowns to help No. 19 Oklahoma survive a late rally and a crashing camera to beat Iowa 31-14 in the Insight Bowl Friday night.

December 31, 2011 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer | Sports


Brock Lesnar retires after 1st-round loss at UFC 141

LAS VEGAS - Brock Lesnar took one last kick to his stomach and crumpled at the side of the cage, unable to fight back when Alistair Overeem pounced.

December 31, 2011 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scandal, labor woes make 2011 pretty tough year

Even after all the turmoil 2011 brought to sports, what with the NBA and NFL players and owners huddling with lawyers and accountants, more unsettling reports of brains ravaged by hard hits, and college players being given cash, tattoos, access to strip clubs and pretty much anything else you can imagine, the games still mattered.

December 30, 2011 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP Columnist | Sports


FSU rallies to beat Notre Dame

ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida State rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and used a pair of touchdown passes by E.J. Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins to slip past Notre Dame, 18-14, in the Champs Sports Bowl on Thursday night.

December 29, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press | Sports


Mizzou, A&M begin SEC play at home in 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Missouri and Texas A&M will play their first Southeastern Conference games at home Sept. 8, and Alabama will visit LSU in a rematch of the Bowl Championship Series national championship Nov. 3.

December 28, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks victorious in home opener

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards, 101-83, on Wednesday night.

December 28, 2011 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Red Sox trade South Effingham grad Reddick to Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. - Bobby Valentine has found his new man for the back end of the Boston bullpen.

December 28, 2011 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Ex-UGA star Green surprised to make Pro Bowl

CINCINNATI - A.J. Green didn't think he'd make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. His incredible catches were too much to ignore.

December 28, 2011 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks win their season opener

NEWARK, N.J. - Marvin Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks opened a double-digit lead early and cruised to a 106-70 victory over the sluggish Nets on Tuesday night in their final home opener in New Jersey.

December 27, 2011 | By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life - Time to plan your 2012 outdoor excursions

A new year is fast approaching and there are plenty of sporting adventures for every month of the year. What follows are my top suggestions for keeping your outdoor calendar full of cool things to do throughout the year. Of course, some of these can be done at different times of the year but what I'm giving you is a schedule that will help you get to all of them at the peak times. Some also require advance planning and there's no time like the present to pencil in the dates and make sure your arrangements are in ...

December 27, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


A topsy-turvy season

With one week to go in the post-lockout season, it's not too early to look at the success stories and utter failures of the NFL.

December 26, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Tebow faces big test in rebounding

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - He's revived a foundering franchise with last-minute magic and put the buzz back in the Broncos. Tim Tebow's next challenge is rebounding from the worst game of his career.

December 26, 2011 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Despite NFL's success, crowds are still needed

December 26, 2011 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Tigers roll in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Missouri made sure its final football game as a member of the Big 12 was decided early.

December 26, 2011 | By DAVID BRANDY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Welch and Kaiser are coming home to resurrect success

The phrase "coming home" has been making the rounds in the sports news cycle thanks to the budding feud between NBA basketball stars LeBron James ...

August 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


All eyes on QB position as Georgia Tech opens practice

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is no different than most teams.

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Thomas Pieters takes 1-shot lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Rory McIlroy had his best friend on the bag and his best start on American soil in 18 months. For Jordan Spieth, it ...

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Back from broken

With the open of fall camp last week, Georgia Southern football players have been excited to strap up the pads and get back on the ...

August 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


A Q&A with NASCAR's Kasey Kahne

Wednesday morning NASCAR fans from as far as 300 miles away flocked to the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain outlet in Statesboro to meet ...

August 02, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

LONDON - If world soccer's transfer record is obliterated by Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain, it will be a coup for the French club ...

August 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

Ara Parseghian reached the pinnacle of his profession at Notre Dame and endured the most painful personal losses as a father and grandfather.

August 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Try your hand at bow fishing

In the time period before the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up ...

August 01, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


L.A. looks ahead to 2028

One of the beautiful things about the Olympics is that the runners-up get prizes, too.

August 01, 2017 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagle hoops back hitting the gym hard

All eyes are turning to fall football camps over the next few weeks, but the guys on the gridiron are far from the only Georgia ...

July 31, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Jon "Bones" Jones victory came after long road back

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jon "Bones" Jones reclaimed his UFC light heavyweight title by stopping Daniel Cormier on Saturday.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS - There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


5 ready to enter MLB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind.

July 28, 2017 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the ...

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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