FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith is grateful the Atlanta Falcons have one major goal in reach.Eliminated from playoff contention before Sunday's road win over the New York Jets, Atlanta hopes to have consecutive winning records for the first time in its 44-year history.The Falcons (7-7) must beat Buffalo (5-9) this weekend and win Jan. 3 in Tampa Bay to stop one of professional sports' most inglorious streaks."We're disappointed in terms of not having an opportunity to play past 16 regular-season games," Smith said Monday. "We still have a lot of internal goals that can ...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Rex Ryan felt confident about his chances of getting the Atlanta Falcons' head coaching job two years ago.
CHICAGO - Derrick Rose scored a career-high 32 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a season-high 40 points from Joe Johnson to beat Atlanta 101-98 in overtime Saturday night and snap the Hawks' six-game win streak.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Wyoming trailed by 11 points in the fourth quarter. Its offense was led by a freshman quarterback, its defense was facing the nation's leading rusher.
My guess is Kentucky coach John Calipari probably won't earn the $50,000 bonus in his contract for graduating 75 percent of his players. Surely, star freshman John Wall won't be sticking around four years just to help his coach out.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died Thursday, a day after falling out of the back of a pickup truck during what police said was a domestic dispute with his fiancee.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Villanova coach Andy Talley sometimes wears his national championship ring while on recruiting trips - his basketball national championship ring, that is.
ATHENS, Ga. - Offensive-minded Mark Richt has had to spend more time than usual on Georgia's defense.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez is facing another losing season with a smile.
ATLANTA - At least four juniors who played lead roles in Georgia Tech's ACC championship could enter the NFL draft after the Yellow Jackets' Orange Bowl game against Iowa.
Santa Claus is coming to town very shortly, and I've never been patient enough to wait until Christmas to find out what will be under the tree.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Each time Marc Mariani heads out to catch a kickoff, he huddles first with the Tennessee special teams coach for a quick strategy ...
As the beat writer for Georgia Southern, I have a fairly large amount of access to the Eagles.
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey grew up in Kentucky in the 1960s, a child during the civil rights movement who witnessed the efforts of those ...
Even if Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman Trophy in a landslide vote, there may still be a slew of finalists at the award ...
Washington moved into fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the four remaining unbeaten teams from the Power Five conferences at the top of ...
Not everyone in the golf world knew much about Jay Monahan except that he was anointed, and then appointed, the next PGA Tour commissioner.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson still has confidence in his defensive coaches following one of the worst showings ever by the unit.
The Oakland Raiders are the team to beat in the AFC.
The Gus Bus might be first to hit the road.
(With player, team and gold gloves won)
Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...