ATLANTA - Mike Smith was fired as the Atlanta Falcons' coach Monday, one day after the end of his second straight losing season and a 34-3 rout by the Carolina Panthers before booing fans at the Georgia Dome.
NEW YORK - Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.
Two seasons ago, Statesboro shattered the dreams of Rutland by barging into the Hurricanes' home gym and scoring in the final seconds to claim a state quarterfinal win.
DALLAS - Kenneth Dixon scored one of his two touchdowns on an 80-yard reception and Xavier Woods scored on a 69-yard interception return to help Louisiana Tech beat Illinois 35-18 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday.
They kept us on the edge of our seats and brought us to our feet.
Concussions drove Ben Utecht out of pro football five years ago.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - First-timer Chris Harris Jr. is among the Denver Broncos' league-leading nine Pro Bowlers, including Peyton Manning, whose 14th selection is tied for the most ever among NFL players.
BOSTON - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.
By DOUG FERGUSON
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.
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 ...
DALLAS - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room.
There are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August.
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.
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.
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.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Russell Henley found Kapalua to be a lot more fun the second time around.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are on the market.
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.
EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon is treating this week like any other this season. And while that's more comfortable in a way, it also feels a little odd.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston announced that he is going to the NFL on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school's board of trustees.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame is back on the market after a purchase agreement between the city of South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College expired.