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Alabama takes top spot in latest playoff rankings

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

November 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Peterson suspended through at least end of season

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.

November 18, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts. As he aggressively chased the victory and his first Sprint Cup title, it was clear that winning did indeed matter most in NASCAR's new championship formula.

November 16, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Georgia loses Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

November 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


Margin matters in new playoff

In college football, it's not just about whether you win or lose. It's about the final score, too - and how much of a bump a comfortable margin of victory gives a team in the eyes of playoff judges.

November 13, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Trout, Kershaw claim MVPs

NEW YORK - Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous winner for his third NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter.

November 12, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Baby steps for a golf country still in infancy

SHANGHAI - The graceful movement was enough to get the full attention of Adam Scott, who knows a good golf swing when he sees one.

November 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Federer wins over Nishikori at ATP

LONDON - Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori's erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention at the elite tournament.

November 11, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Another SEC West showdown

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Mississippi State and Alabama are the only Southeastern Conference teams that still control their fates in the playoff scramble.

November 10, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vikings awaiting word on Peterson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The NFL Players Association has filed an expedited grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

November 10, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Abreu, deBrom named top rookies

NEW YORK - Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom were far from the major leagues at the start of 2013.

November 10, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Newman's late pass dooms Gordon at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.

November 09, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Falcons snap five-game losing streak

TAMPA, Fla. - Standing in a winning locker room for the first time in nearly two months, Matt Ryan stopped short of saying the Atlanta Falcons are back on track after ending a five-game losing streak.

November 09, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Southern beats Texas State 28-25

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Matt Dobson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to help Georgia Southern win its seventh-straight game, holding off Texas State 28-25 on Saturday night.

November 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Sports


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'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


Buckeye Bash: Ohio State claims title in playoff's debut

ARLINGTON, Texas - Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August.

January 13, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


Rules once again take center stage in Dallas loss

Hours after Dallas was defeated in Green Bay, the player at the center of that game's most memorable sequence spoke for millions of other football followers than just the Cowboys and their frustrated fans.

January 12, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Defense: Auburn player killed at party also fired

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. - A man charged with killing an Auburn University football player opened fire because the athlete also was shooting a gun during a party, a defense lawyer said Monday.

January 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rematches set in title games

You again.

January 12, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Brady sets TD record, Patriots win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady's third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.

January 10, 2015 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Henley opens year with 65

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Russell Henley found Kapalua to be a lot more fun the second time around.

January 09, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks for sale

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are on the market.

January 08, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Oregon Ducks selling their own 'Flutie Effect'

EUGENE, Ore. - In the days leading up to the Rose Bowl, Oregon sent customized football jerseys to some of its famous fans, including guitarist Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and retired boxer Lennox Lewis.

January 08, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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