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Column: Woods at 5-year mark of accident

Column: Woods at 5-year mark of accident

Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game.

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NFL, union discuss player conduct policy

NFL, union discuss player conduct policy

    NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy.

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GSU gets big home win

GSU gets big home win




    Florida International had a 6-foot-11 center named Adrian Diaz, who scored 33 points.

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My Take: Bowl situation looks bleak

My Take: Bowl situation looks bleak

The good news is that Georgia Southern is the (a?) 2014 Sun Belt football champion.

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No shortage of stars on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot

No shortage of stars on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot



    NEW YORK — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

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Updated: nov. 24, 2014 10:20 p.m.
Manziel involved in scuffle

Manziel involved in scuffle



    CLEVELAND — A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

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Familiar woes doom Falcons, lose to Browns 26-24

Familiar woes doom Falcons, lose to Browns 26-24

ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.

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Just win, baby

Just win, baby



    Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.

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Time to rethink division alignment

Time to rethink division alignment

The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.

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No. 9 Georgia rolls past Charleston Southern 55-9

No. 9 Georgia rolls past Charleston Southern 55-9

ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

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NFL Weekend Picks: Winless Raiders get Kansas City

NFL Weekend Picks: Winless Raiders get Kansas City

    The Oakland Raiders have gone a calendar year without a victory.

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NFL seeks concussion settlement

NFL seeks concussion settlement

    PHILADELPHIA — The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out.

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Break time in SEC

Break time in SEC

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M, LSU and Kentucky are off this week and five other teams in the Southeastern Conference get a respite from the rigors of league play with nonconference games.

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Outdoor Life: Make memories with an outdoor journal

Fifteen years ago I decided to start keeping a fishing logbook.  As I look back on it today I’m amazed at the number of times I’ve been and the number and variety of fish that have been caught over that time.  It is something that I often refer to because I’m always looking for an edge on the fish, but more importantly for me it has become a way to remember people, events and treasured moments.  In essence, each entry is a snapshot of a day spent on the water. 

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Alabama takes top spot in latest playoff rankings

Alabama takes top spot in latest playoff rankings



    With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

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Peterson suspended through at least end of season



    MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.

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Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kevin Harvick charged through the field, picking off car after car, passing two other title contenders on a series of restarts. As he aggressively chased the victory and his first Sprint Cup title, it was clear that winning did indeed matter most in NASCAR's new championship formula.

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Georgia loses Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia loses Gurley to season-ending knee injury

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

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Margin matters in new playoff

Margin matters in new playoff



    In college football, it's not just about whether you win or lose. It's about the final score, too — and how much of a bump a comfortable margin of victory gives a team in the eyes of playoff judges.

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Trout, Kershaw claim MVPs

Trout, Kershaw claim MVPs



    NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday.

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Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young

Kershaw, Kluber win Cy Young

    NEW YORK — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous winner for his third NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter.

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Baby steps for a golf country still in infancy

Baby steps for a golf country still in infancy

    SHANGHAI — The graceful movement was enough to get the full attention of Adam Scott, who knows a good golf swing when he sees one.

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Federer wins over Nishikori at ATP

Federer wins over Nishikori at ATP

    LONDON — Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori's erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals while Andy Murray posted his first victory to stay in contention at the elite tournament.

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Another SEC West showdown

Another SEC West showdown



    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Mississippi State and Alabama are the only Southeastern Conference teams that still control their fates in the playoff scramble.

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Vikings awaiting word on Peterson

Vikings awaiting word on Peterson



    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.  — The NFL Players Association has filed an expedited grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

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Abreu, deBrom named top rookies

Abreu, deBrom named top rookies



    NEW YORK — Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom were far from the major leagues at the start of 2013.

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Newman's late pass dooms Gordon at Phoenix

Newman's late pass dooms Gordon at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.

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Atlanta Falcons snap five-game losing streak

Atlanta Falcons snap five-game losing streak

TAMPA, Fla. - Standing in a winning locker room for the first time in nearly two months, Matt Ryan stopped short of saying the Atlanta Falcons are back on track after ending a five-game losing streak.

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Georgia Southern beats Texas State 28-25

Georgia Southern beats Texas State 28-25

SAN MARCOS, Texas - Matt Dobson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to help Georgia Southern win its seventh-straight game, holding off Texas State 28-25 on Saturday night.

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Rice NFL suspension hearing concludes after 2 days

Rice NFL suspension hearing concludes after 2 days

NEW YORK — A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.

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McDowell shoots 67 for HSBC lead

McDowell shoots 67 for HSBC lead

    SHANGHAI — Graeme McDowell typically looks at the leaderboard more often at the start of a tournament. It gives him a sense of how the course is playing and what score he might need to contend at the finish.

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Teams trying to close gap on FSU

Teams trying to close gap on FSU

    When Syracuse played defending national champion Florida State the only thing surprising about the outcome was the score.

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NFL Weekend Picks: A fun Battle of Ohio, this time

NFL Weekend Picks: A fun Battle of Ohio, this time

    Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.

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Outdoor Life: Quail season is here

Outdoor Life: Quail season is here

Georgia’s bobwhite quail season comes in later this month and that is the best news I can give you. 

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MLB Roundup: US prosecutors say A-Rod paid cousin to be quiet

MLB Roundup: US prosecutors say A-Rod paid cousin to be quiet

    MIAMI — The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.

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Paige, Harrell head AP preseason team

Paige, Harrell head AP preseason team

Jahlil Okafor has yet to play a game for Duke. The hype surrounding his arrival is all pegged to potential and what he accomplished against high school players.

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Cubs introduce Maddon as new chief

Cubs introduce Maddon as new chief



    CHICAGO — Joe Maddon's unusual road to the manager's office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and a shot for everyone in the room.

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Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students — only to see things get worse.

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Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

SHANGHAI — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.

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Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

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NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

    Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

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A Royal beating

A Royal beating

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

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Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

    A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

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College Football Playoff Top 25 released

College Football Playoff Top 25 released

    Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

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Georgia Southern vs. St. Francis photo gallery

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Georgia Southern vs. Savannah State photo gallery

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