ATHENS - No matter what happens Saturday, Georgia Tech knows it will be playing for a conference championship and a trip to the Orange Bowl next week.
Balance was the key word this season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, so it's fitting that four schools shared the spotlight on the all-conference team.
ATLANTA - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints did just fine without their top receiver.
BALTIMORE - Any chance the Pittsburgh Steelers had of returning to the Super Bowl was seemingly laid to rest by the Baltimore Ravens.
Southeast Bulloch's Grayson Wiggin's signed a letter-of-intent to play baseball at the University of Louisville for coach Dan McDonnell on Tuesday. Wiggins, a senior middle infielder, led the Yellow Jackets in batting average last season and is a top run producer in the SEB line-up.
Monday was a red-letter day for the 2006-07 Bulloch Academy boys' basketball team.
All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted
Puzzle pieces scattered on the floor are a mixed-up, jumbled-up mess of individual slices of something bigger.
BROOKLET - The Screven County Gamecocks did their part Friday night to help their playoff hopes, using three second half touchdowns and a balanced offensive attack to overpower Southeast Bulloch 30-0 at Fred Shaver Field.
The Claxton Tigers finished the 2006 season at 2-7-1 and on a four game losing streak - not the most impressive of records. But considering the Tigers graduated just five seniors, it's easy to see why head coach Allen Cartwright is already excited about 2007.
It was another long season for the Jenkins County Eagles.
ATLANTA - Michael Vick sat on the Georgia Dome turf, looking around in disbelief while the boos came at him from all directions.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Even on a bad day, Georgia Tech was good enough to clinch a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
AUBURN, Ala. - The Georgia Bulldogs did more than just spoil No. 5 Auburn's title hopes. They finally played like defending Southeastern Conference champions.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.
FALL RIVER, Mass. - A judge rejected a request Friday by prosecutors in ex-New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez's murder case for his jailhouse phone recordings, then ordered them to turn over to the defense copies of calls they acknowledged already having.
PEBBLE BEACH - Andrew Loupe knows how one week can change everything. He can only hope his 8-under 63 in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is the start of another one.
A little more than four months before the U.S. World Cup opener, Clint Dempsey is trying to regain his form.
SOCHI, Russia - They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.