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'Bama, FSU, OSU, Oregon star in powerful playoff

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

December 07, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri 42-13 for SEC title

ATLANTA - Blake Sims went out for one more snap, then trotted off the field to a standing ovation from the Alabama fans.

December 06, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bama, Mizzou familiar with title games

ATLANTA - Alabama is right where it always seems to be - playing for a title.

December 05, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth holds lead; Tiger loses ground

WINDERMERE, Fla. - The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.

December 05, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Florida hires Colorado State's McElwain as coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wanted a coach with an offensive track record of success.

December 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Streaky Cowboys should top Bears

A rare Thursday night game that is not part of a short week has Dallas at Chicago. Both teams lost on Thanksgiving Day, and the Bears are headed for a double whammy.

December 03, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


UAB players, coaches ponder the future after football program axed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Brandon Prince transferred to UAB to help his ailing father, a single parent, while still doing what he loves most: Playing football.

December 03, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Korver lifts Hawks past slumping Celtics

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks owned the fourth quarter again.

December 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Be sure to prepare for start of duck season

The next portion of duck season opens December 6th and runs through January 25th of 2015 and the possibilities for Southeast Georgia are abundant. You can float the rivers, set up in any of the numerous swamps, beaver ponds and farm ponds, or head out to a reservoir to get your limit. Duck hunting has made a complete turnaround since the early 1990's with the onset of Ducks Unlimited and other conservation groups who began an earnest emphasis on preserving wetlands. Together with state and federal agencies millions of acres of wetlands around the country have been restored and ...

December 02, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles denied bowl appeal

Georgia Southern's appeal of the decision by the NCAA to bar the Eagles from playing in a bowl game was denied Tuesday afternoon.

December 02, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio State player

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A neuropathologist will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete who was found dead in a trash bin of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and had a reported history of concussions, a coroner said Monday.

December 01, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER Associated Press | Sports


Rams players' gesture animates Ferguson protests

ST. LOUIS - Five St. Louis Rams players entered the football field with their hands raised. A day later, people walked out of work or school showing the same gesture of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

December 01, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | Sports


Jones leads Falcons past punchless Cards 29-18

ATLANTA - Fighting for a division title even with a losing record, the Atlanta Falcons knew they couldn't afford another defeat.

November 30, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Hawks roll past Charlotte

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Mike Scott added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Charlotte Hornets a ninth straight loss with a 105-75 victory on Saturday night.

November 30, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ray Rice's suspension vacated

NEW YORK - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.

November 28, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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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


Sweet as Sugar: Buckeyes upset Alabama 42-35

NEW ORLEANS - Urban Meyer had barely sat down after the Sugar Bowl when someone told him the score from the other semifinal game.

January 02, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Oregon routes FSU

PASADENA, Calif. - Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.

January 01, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Badgers down Auburn

Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.

January 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL Wild Card teams — trust hard to come by

The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?

January 01, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Brave new world

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Florida State

December 31, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


An ode to 2014

December 30, 2014 | By FRED LIEF AP Sports Writer | Sports


A year in golf: Tales from the Tour

December 30, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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