Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks set a bunch of season bests, but it nearly wasn't enough to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first month of the season.
Great defense and a high-octane transition offense helped Bulloch Academy to a 31-point victory over Thomas Jefferson Academy Monday night.
CHICAGO - Robbie Gould won it after Rex Grossman didn't lose it and the Chicago Bears are back in the NFC championship game for the first time in 18 years.
ATHENS - No. 4 Tennessee knocked off another ranked team, this time with a stifling defensive performance.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers gave Tom Brady one chance too many, and that's exactly what the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback needed.
NEW ORLEANS - Deuce McAllister delivered on the promise his more-celebrated running mate made before this season, carrying the New Orleans Saints where they've never been before - one game from the Super Bowl.
The Lady Blue Devils of Statesboro had no problems with the visiting Lady Panthers of Portal Saturday night. Monnette Bennett finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, helping SHS (9-8) cruise to a 55-31 win to break a three-game losing streak.
BALTIMORE - They got him precisely for this reason.
Two teams ranked in the state's top 10 clashed in a region matchup Saturday as the Lady Gamecocks (14-3) hosted Laney.
The Statesboro Blue Devils had heard all the talk about how good the Portal Panther basketball team was. Saturday night SHS showed it wasn't quite ready to give up the crown as Bulloch County's top squad.
NEW ORLEANS - Sean Payton grew up rooting for the sports teams in Philadelphia, and got his first NFL coaching job with the Eagles.
BALTIMORE - Just like every other team that faces the Indianapolis Colts, the Baltimore Ravens' top priority is containing Peyton Manning.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets were right in the thick of things Friday night against visiting Westside. With a two-point lead to start the second half, SEB looked like it was on its way to a region 3-AA win.
LOS ANGELES - The most recognized player on the planet - fashion icon, tabloid fixture, marketing giant - agreed to a deal Thursday to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.
NAPA, Calif. - A new PGA Tour season starts Thursday, and it's about time.
This week's weather has made it evident that the temperatures are trending downward and with that pattern comes the onset of another round of largemouth bass fishing.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.
WASHINGTON - Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes - or how long.
You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.
The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.
ATHENS - Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.
So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State.