By CHARLES ODUM
Now that college football season is finally here, there is only one thing that can top watching dozens of games each weekend.
Football coaches love to spit cliches like effort, compete, toughness and efficiency. But for the sake of this week's stat lesson, only one of those words matters.
ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb looked as strong and durable as ever.
WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer wasn't about to leave his start Monday afternoon any earlier than necessary.
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams now owns more victories in Grand Slam matches than anyone else in tennis' Open era, surpassing Roger Federer with her 308th.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Three holes into the Deutsche Bank Championship, Rory McIlroy had to make a 15-foot putt just to escape with triple bogey.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Kyrgios already was flexing his injured right hip before a game late in the first set of his third-round match at the U.S. Open. Then came a wild point that ended with him skidding to a stop on his knees on the sideline.
Georgia Southern cruised to a rather workmanlike victory in its season opener against Savannah State Saturday night at Paulson Stadium, defeating the Tigers by a count of 54-0 without showing much of the playbook and, seemingly, without breaking much of a sweat.
When Tyson Summers was introduced as Georgia Southern's head football coach in the waning days of 2015, he promised that the Eagles would remain a gun-option team while putting an emphasis on achieving more in the passing game.
It's Paul Johnson, Adrian Peterson (the one that played for the Bears) and the 2013 Florida-Georgia Southern game.
DUBLIN - Dedrick Mills knew he just had to "finish the play" when given a chance to atone for a fumble in his first college game.
ATLANTA - Nick Chubb rushed for 222 yards in his return from a gruesome knee injury, including a 55-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter that clinched No. 18 Georgia's 33-24 victory over No. 22North Carolina in Kirby Smart's debut as the Bulldogs' coach Saturday night.
DARLINGTON, S.C. - The Tide Ride, the Busch Beer car and the bright red Coca-Cola machine. All locked in fans minds and NASCAR history - and all back on display at Darlington Raceway's latest throwback weekend.
PHILADELPHIA - Adonis Garcia scored the winning run in the 10th inning after homering twice earlier in the game, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Saturday night.
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