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Golden anniversary: Kiffin enters 50th year of coaching

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Monte Kiffin didn't handle retirement very well.

August 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast.

August 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Fan Fest a big hit with Georgia Southern crowd

Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers is buckling up for a grueling season on the football field, but some other members of his household were thinking more in the present Saturday afternoon.

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Eagles hold first scrimmage

Many Georgia Southern fans got their first look at the 2016 version of the Eagles as the football team held an open scrimmage Saturday at Paulson Stadium.

August 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Biles soars to all-around gymnastics title

RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Biles and Aly Raisman stood side by side in Rio Olympic Arena, clutching each other while waiting for the inevitable coronation.

August 11, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports

Rule change has coaches debating how often to retweet

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A new NCAA rule change is catching some recruits by surprise while causing coaches to debate how much time they should spend on social media.

August 11, 2016 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports

Eyeing a second chance

Seeing as how the starting middle linebacker for Georgia Southern has found his way to an NFL training camp in each of the last two seasons, it would be easy to anticipate a drop off this time around.

August 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Blue Devils eye state playoffs in 2016

Even though there are children with smart phones older than Statesboro High School's Volleyball program, the team is ready to make the next step under inaugural head coach Bob Massee.

August 10, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

4 QB's expected to play in Falcons preseason opener

FLOWERY BRANCH - All four of Atlanta's quarterbacks are expected to play in Thursday night's preseason opener against Washington, setting a pattern of frequent substitutions that should follow at other positions.

August 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

US men's basketball team gets tested, beats Australia

RIO DE JANEIRO - Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving had the answers in the first test for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 10, 2016 | | Sports

Heisman dark horses: There's no shortage of contenders for 2016

The pool of candidates for the Heisman Trophy is a deep one. Derrick Henry, the winner from Alabama last year, has moved on to the NFL, but five of the next six players in the voting are back, led by runner-up Christian McCaffrey of Stanford.

August 10, 2016 | | Sports

Coaches at odds on impact of technology overload on NFL game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes too much technologymay wind up hurting the NFL game.

August 10, 2016 | | Sports

Prince Fielder emotional as he ends career after surgeries

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Prince Fielder wiped away tears, pointed to his two sons sitting next to him and talked about being in big league clubhouses since he was their age.

August 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

A different kind of sports entetainment

While growing up, I couldn't go more than a few minutes without talking about sports. My mind was usually gravitating around something involving my beloved Phillies or Steelers, but – in a pinch – just about any sporting event would keep me occupied.

August 09, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

US women win gymnastics gold

RIO DE JANEIRO - Just call them the Final Five.

August 09, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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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

A week in, star-studded Warriors still finding chemistry

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - At Warriors team headquarters, Zaza Pachulia sits alongside Kevin Durant in the locker room as they dress for practice or ice down ...

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Pope Francis implores sports leaders to curtail corruption

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.

October 05, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tiger back in the swing of things

Two weeks after the PGA Tour season ended, the next one starts Thursday and for some fans it can't get here soon enough: Tiger ...

October 04, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Braves damage Tigers' playoff hopes with 5-3 win

ATLANTA (AP) - Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers no longer control their own playoff destiny.

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Fail Mary

ATHENS, Ga. - Jauan Jennings hauled in a 43-yard Hail Mary from Joshua Dobbs on the final play, giving No. 11 Tennessee a stunning 34-31 victory ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

No. 14 Miami beat Yellow Jackets 35-21

ATLANTA - Shaquille Quarterman and Joe Jackson each returned fumbles by Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas for touchdowns in a span of less than a minute ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Farewell to the Ted

ATLANTA - Turner Field has aged well. It's got all the expected amenities of a modern big league ballpark, from luxury boxes to a mammoth ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Imperfect Panthers looking to regroup against upstart Falcons

ATLANTA - When Carolina made its most recent visit to Atlanta, all the talk was about the 14-0 Panthers' try for a perfect season.

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Americans take 3-point lead at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - Patrick Reed took over his match with putting and passion, and the rest of the Americans followed suit Saturday afternoon in a ...

October 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

American sweep and European rally at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Even with the first opening-session sweep in four decades, the Americans were reminded anew Friday that no lead is safe in the Ryder ...

October 01, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

No. 14 Miami visits Georgia Tech in Richt's ACC debut

ATLANTA - Mark Richt will be looking for offensive balance in his first Atlantic Coast Conference game as Miami's coach.

October 01, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Tennessee faces Georgia looking to take control of SEC East

ATHENS, Ga. - Tennessee has a chance to take control of the SEC East on the first Saturday of October.

October 01, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports

Latest anthem controversy centered on Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. - If Nebraska's Michael Rose-Ivey and teammates want to kneel during the national anthem again, their next opportunity will be the Nov. 5 ...

September 29, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports

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