ATLANTA - So much for leading the NFL in rushing the last three years.
Portal's two big men couldn't be more different. One has an eye for the three-pointer, playing with evident emotion and cockiness to the delight of the crowd. The other quietly works hard for his points, scoring via posting-up, crashing for the tough rebound, then dropping his head and running back down the court to play defense, rarely flashing a shy smile.
Another year, another Holiday and another 365 days of sports gone by.
Those poor folks in Montana.
LUBBOCK, Texas - Add this to the list of things you can say about Bob Knight: Nobody has ever won more Division I men's basketball games.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons knew they had a chance at an easy win Saturday night.
SYLVANIA - Monnette Bennett had a game-high 21 points and the Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro used an 11-2 run to open the fourth quarter, putting away Jenkins County 52-35 Friday night in the consolation game of the Gamecock Holiday Invitational Classic.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Finally, after 15 games, rookie Jimmy Williams has become the Atlanta Falcons' starting right cornerback.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick says his sore groin has improved but added he didn't try to test the injury as he took a reduced role in Wednesday's practice.
NEW YORK - Jim Grobe held Wake Forest together after a couple of potentially devastating injuries, refused to let his players feel sorry for themselves and turned the perennially downtrodden Demon Deacons into champions.
FLOWERY BRANCH - After Terrell Owens spit in DeAngelo Hall's face in Saturday night's game, Hall insisted he'd have nothing to do with the Dallas receiver.
ATLANTA - When asked to list the nation's top running backs before the season, Tashard Choice made West Virginia's Steve Slaton one of his top picks.
Swimming competitively takes plenty of dedication and work ethic, especially when practices are held five days a week.
LaCreasha Brewton does the shooting herself, but she's the first to credit her teammates for the opportunity.
ATLANTA - The 2007 Atlanta Braves TBS TV crew will include a limited presence by Skip Caray and none by Pete Van Wieren, a TBS official confirmed Tuesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.
LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.
LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.
Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.
SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.
LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.
Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.
SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.
This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.
SAO PAULO - Angel Di Maria scored deep into extra time Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
Sonny Vaccaro already feels like a winner, no matter how a federal judge rules in the antitrust lawsuit he helped bring against the NCAA.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and was able to understand the wrongfulness of what he had done, according to psychiatric reports submitted Monday at the Olympic athlete's murder trial.