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France father-son headline 1st NASCAR Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. headlined the five inductees into the first Hall of Fame class, a group that drew mixed reactions to the inclusion of France's son instead of driver David Pearson.

October 15, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports

Falcons look for 2nd confidence-builder vs. Bears

FLOWERY BRANCH - White beating Chicago in the final second last year helped define the Atlanta's season, quarterback Matt Ryan has little interest in reminiscing.

October 15, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports

White happy with play - mostly

FLOWERY BRANCH - Roddy White did everything right at San Francisco last week - except stick his landing.

October 14, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Weekly Whatup 10/13

Two very similar teams on two different levels.

October 12, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Phillies advance to NLCS

DENVER - Chase Utley ducked near second base. The rest of the Philadelphia Phillies never flinched.Ryan Howard hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning and scored on Jayson Werth's single as Philadelphia rallied past the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Monday night to reach the NL championship series.Brad Lidge earned his second consecutive save, once again retiring cleanup batter Troy Tulowitzki with two on to end it. Tulowitzki, who flied out to conclude Game 3, struck out this time and the Phillies celebrated on the infield at chilly Coors Field before retreating to the clubhouse to ...

October 12, 2009 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Johnson wins, takes lead in points race

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson insists NASCAR's Chase for the championship isn't over. That his dominating victory in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway doesn't mean his fourth straight title is in the bag."Just because we won the last three doesn't mean we're a shoo-in for a fourth," Johnson said.Maybe, but there was something awfully familiar about the way Johnson controlled the final half of the 500-mile race at the 2-mile oval.He surged past Juan Pablo Montoya, easily survived a late challenge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and took ...

October 12, 2009 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcon offense takes flight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith says Sunday's runaway win at San Francisco was the Falcons' most complete offensive game in his two seasons in Atlanta."I know statistically it most definitely was in terms of yards," he said.But he says the offense can be better than it showed in the 45-10 rout of the 49ers."I think we left some plays out there," Smith said Monday. "I think the offensive guys will tell you that."Quarterback Matt Ryan, who completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 329 yards, called the game "just a pretty good performance" for ...

October 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Vols roll, pick up big win over Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday."(Kiffin) basically made a promise to us that we wouldn't lose to them anymore, forever or until he leaves," Volunteers safety Eric Berry said. "He's not going to let Georgia beat us."The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.Kiffin had emphasized the Georgia game to his players due to its importance in recruiting. Because the ...

October 10, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Writer | Sports

UGA searching for the next big back

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is one of those schools that likes to think of itself as Running Back U.

October 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

The Eagles Nest: GSU takes shot at program's biggest win ever

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October 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Johnson feels FSU is ready to rally for struggling Bowden

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says the hubbub over Bobby Bowden's future at Florida State will have the Seminoles fired up for Saturday night's game against his Georgia Tech team.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Hawks' Joe Johnson headed for free agency

ATLANTA - There's a new reason for the Atlanta Hawks to enter the 2009-10 season with a renewed sense of urgency.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: Portal hosts Claxton; SHS, BA Friday Night Previews

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October 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

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Outdoor Life: Dogs I've known - Part Doo

A couple of years ago I wrote a column on some of the famous and infamous dogs that have passed through my life. Right after ...

October 11, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

A quick fix is possible for GS

For the first time in nearly three years, the Georgia Southern Eagles are riding back-to-back losses.

October 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Fool me once Falcons...

ATLANTA - A fast start through five games? The Atlanta Falcons have been there, blown that.

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Athletes to Trump: That's not how our locker room talks

MIAMI - Udonis Haslem was leading some banter with Miami Heat teammates after practice Monday, the jokes and laughter helping everyone wind down after practice.

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

LOS ANGELES - Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered, and the Washington Nationals moved within one victory of winning a postseason series for the first time ...

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

NASCAR catches break with Chase race at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - When it's all said and done at the end of this season, NASCAR just might have to thank Hurricane Matthew ...

October 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Top teams emerge, but can they stay?

The top five in The Associated Press college football poll have been firmly established. Now we will see how long they can stay that way.

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

IOC calls on WADA to lead unified global anti-doping system

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - In a show of unity after sharp divisions caused by the Russiandoping scandal, Olympic leaders gave the World Anti-Doping Agency increased powers ...

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Versatility leads to roster flexibility for playoff teams

CHICAGO (AP) - Sometimes Javier Baez knows ahead of time where he is playing. Sometimes he finds out when he arrives at the ballpark.

October 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Wednesday night woes

Arkansas State did everything within its power to lose its game against Georgia Southern Wednesday night in Jonesboro, Ark.

October 06, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Don't fool yourselves, Southern deserved to lose this

Watching red-eyed and tired in the newsroom, I thought I may have been lucid dreaming when I saw Omar Bayless catch that horridly thrown pass ...

October 06, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Late homer pushes Giants into NLDS

NEW YORK - Nobody takes to October like Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

For Top 25 teams, the waiting for Matthew continues to grow

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Hurricane Matthew's slow march toward Florida kept plenty of major college football teams guessing about their weekend plans on Wednesday, with ...

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

NFL Picks, week five

➤ No. 3 New England (minus 10) at No. 32 Cleveland

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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