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Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press | Sports


6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Why watch?

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:

December 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hawks out to prove they're the real deal

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks know it's going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.

December 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Messes of the masses

After some reflection I've concluded that a goodly portion of my life has been consumed with picking up stuff.

December 16, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Harbaugh's future will overshadow final two weeks for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh welcomes a sit-down with 49ers CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke to discuss the future - his future - after a season that will end in two weeks without a playoff berth for the first time during his four-year tenure.

December 15, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manziel flops in first start

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police once again offended by NFL player

December 15, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles' Ferguson returns from suspension

Georgia Southern men's basketball star Eric Ferguson's suspension was lifted Monday, effective immediately, according to GSU athletic director Tom Kleinlein.

December 15, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons still in playoff mix despite another loss

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are headed for their second straight losing season.

December 14, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman

NEW YORK (AP) - Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.

December 14, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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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


SEC getting roughed up

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - It was bound to happen.

January 02, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP College Football Writer | Sports


Ducks vs. Bucks for title

Ohio State is looking for its first national title since 2002. Oregon is seeking its first, period.

January 02, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


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