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Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing

Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing



    Jerome Felton is an NFL veteran, and he’s been to a Pro Bowl.

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NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State edge Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, and the debut in FBS for the Eagles.

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Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Georgia Southern volleyball team lost two matches against two of the top teams in the country on the opening day of the 2014 season in the Active Ankle Challenge at the University of Florida Friday.

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Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

    NORTON, Mass. — Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.

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Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark

Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.

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Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

NORTON, Mass. — Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup.

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Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru at US Open

Sharapova rallies to outlast Dulgheru at US Open

NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.

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Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

CHICAGO — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.

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Outdoor Life: Crossbows or compound bows?

Outdoor Life: Crossbows or compound bows?

A recent question among hunters who favor bow and arrow as their weapon of choice in the field is the debate concerning the differences between compound bows and crossbows.

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Tiger ditches swing coach

Tiger ditches swing coach



    PARAMUS, N.J.  — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors.

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Sun Belt prepares to kick off season

Sun Belt prepares to kick off season



    It’s a new era for the Sun Belt Conference with first-year members Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho and New Mexico State, and it’s a new world for the Mountaineers and Eagles, who are playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the first time this week.

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Murray battles through cramps

Murray battles through cramps



    NEW YORK — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

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Freshman RBs often make immediate impact in SEC

Freshman RBs often make immediate impact in SEC

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette's plans for this season don't include any false modesty.

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Legal questions for fantasy game

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

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A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays

A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. — Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards.

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Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

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Rattlers win 3rd straight ArenaBowl title

Rattlers win 3rd straight ArenaBowl title

CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.

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Eastern Washington outlasts Sam Houston St. 56-35

Eastern Washington outlasts Sam Houston St. 56-35

CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.

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Day, Furyk tied for Barclays lead

Day, Furyk tied for Barclays lead

    PARAMUS, N.J. — Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win.

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Chicago to face South Korea in LLWS title game

Chicago to face South Korea in LLWS title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — After his Chicago team had come back to beat Las Vegas 7-5 in the U.S. final on Saturday at the Little League World Series, manager Darold Butler admitted he wasn't sure what came next.

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Scott, Tringale tied for lead

Scott, Tringale tied for lead

    PARAMUS, N.J. — Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

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College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

ATLANTA — Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

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A shoutout to college football's bottom 10

A shoutout to college football's bottom 10

This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention.

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Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.

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Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

ATLANTA — Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.

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Rory struggles to 74 at Barclays



    PARAMUS, N.J. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.

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Browns will start Hoyer, sit Manziel

Browns will start Hoyer, sit Manziel



    BEREA, Ohio — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job.

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Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

NEW YORK — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

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Kent State starting center dies at 21

Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND — Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

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Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits after academic misconduct

Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits after academic misconduct

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

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Chicago beats Pearland, Texas, 6-1 in LLWS

Chicago beats Pearland, Texas, 6-1 in LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.

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Outdoor Life: Be prepared for dove season

Outdoor Life: Be prepared for dove season

The opening day of dove season is September 6, and having a go at these gray rockets is the overwhelming favorite of wing shooters all over Georgia. 

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Ga. State hoping to improve on winless season

Ga. State hoping to improve on winless season

    ATLANTA — As coach Trent Miles sees it, the Georgia State Panthers have nowhere to go but up this year.

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Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. — On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.

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Nadal out of US Open due to wrist

Nadal out of US Open due to wrist

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

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NCAA's strongest argument on appeal of O'Bannen case may be cap limit

NCAA's strongest argument on appeal of O'Bannen case may be cap limit


       

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Tricky 18th hole helps Villegas win Wyndham

Tricky 18th hole helps Villegas win Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Camilo Villegas got some help from an unlikely source on his way to his first victory in a while.

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Watney takes lead at Wyndham

Watney takes lead at Wyndham



    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Not many players birdied the tricky final hole at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

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Notre Dame: 'No change in recruiting'

Notre Dame: 'No change in recruiting'



    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.

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Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason.

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Georgia State hires App State's AD

Georgia State hires App State's AD

    ATLANTA — Georgia State has named Charlie Cobb the school's new athletic director.

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Villegas leads at Wyndham

Villegas leads at Wyndham

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back.

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Manfred elected MLB commissioner

Manfred elected MLB commissioner

    BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

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Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

Heisman repeat won't be easy for FSU's Winston

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved — win the Heisman Trophy twice.

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MLB commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

MLB commissioner candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE — The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

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PGA brought clarity to golf, excitement to majors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Great golf can lead to short memories.

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Outdoor Life: Lessons in entrepreneurship

Back during the land boom of ’04 I came up with one of my bright ideas. I’d heard of guys who were making tons of money in land development and decided to take my rightful place among those successful entrepreneurs. Like any good businessman I started off with a reasonable mission statement. “It is my intention to rake in enough money to retire and just live off the fat of the land.” That sounded pretty good so I proceeded forward and put together a business model.

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Ballmer becomes owner of Clippers

Ballmer becomes owner of Clippers


       

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SEC Network ready for launch

SEC Network ready for launch


       

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ACC hopes to continue building image after FSU success

ACC hopes to continue building image after FSU success

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference.

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