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NFL Weekend Picks: A fun Battle of Ohio, this time

Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.

November 05, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Quail season is here

Georgia's bobwhite quail season comes in later this month and that is the best news I can give you.

November 04, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


MLB Roundup: US prosecutors say A-Rod paid cousin to be quiet

MIAMI - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.

November 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Paige, Harrell head AP preseason team

Jahlil Okafor has yet to play a game for Duke. The hype surrounding his arrival is all pegged to potential and what he accomplished against high school players.

November 03, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Cubs introduce Maddon as new chief

CHICAGO - Joe Maddon's unusual road to the manager's office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and a shot for everyone in the room.

November 03, 2014 | By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.

October 31, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.

October 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

October 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Florida State player investigated on domestic battery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmedFlorida State starting running back Karlos Williams is being investigated for an alleged domestic battery incident.

October 27, 2014 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


Royals return home, backs against wall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.

October 27, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Emmert calls UNC report troubling

INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.

October 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Jameis Winston announces he's off to NFL

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.

January 07, 2015 | By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press | Sports


Former College Football Hall of Fame building on market

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.

January 07, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


College Football Playoff looking for branding

NEW YORK - The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men's basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual sports fans know exactly what they are.

January 06, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hawks keep shocking their doubters

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap knocked the ball away. Thabo Sefolosha scrambled into the corner to grab it and passed quickly to Dennis Schroder, who took off the other way.

January 06, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


New year, five events to keep an eagle eye on

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Predictions are a dangerous business, especially in golf.

January 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Refs under scrutiny

A flag flies. Dallas fans groan. Detroit fans rejoice.

January 05, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Patriots' McDaniels interviews with Falcons

ATLANTA - New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday his interview for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy was "fine."

January 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rams owner plans for L.A. stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

January 05, 2015 | By MICHAEL BLOOD Associated Press | Sports


U.S. skiers killed

Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.

January 05, 2015 | By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press | Sports


Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Cardinals go nowhere, Carolina wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton finally has his first ever playoff victory - with a big assist from his defense.

January 03, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Gators survive ECU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl.

January 03, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs: So far, so good, so let's expand

Midway through the first College Football Playoff, one thing really stands out.

January 03, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Big Ten striking back with bowl success

The Big Ten is starting the new year with a new sense of pride.

January 02, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer | Sports


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