Stories by Paul Newberry

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Falcons GM, coach ready to get back to work

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In his first public comments since keeping his job, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff had coach Dan Quinn by his side. That was only appropriate.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Mistakes prove costly to Hawks

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers won again without Blake Griffin, holding off the mistake-prone Atlanta Hawks 85-83 on Wednesday night.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Georgia Tech's lack of success in men's basketball is a mystery

Why Georgia Tech isn't more successful is one of college basketball's big mysteries.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Aaron honored for work with Japan

ATLANTA - Japan honored former home run king Hank Aaron with one of its highest awards on Thursday, saying he is a symbol of its close relationship with the United States and their shared love of ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Newberry: Clemson's Lawson needs to do what's best for his career

If there's a chance of Clemson's Shaq Lawson wrecking his promising future, he needs to sit the national championship game out.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Newberry: It's time to return CFP semifinals back to New Year's Day

The whole fabric of the college bowl season is out of whack with semifinal games on New Year's Eve.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Clemson romps to Orange Bowl win

Clemson is headed to the national championship game with a still-perfect record after a 37-17 smackdown of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Thursday.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Clemson sends three players home

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday that he has sent three players home from the Orange Bowl for violating team rules.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Defenses aren't getting much respect entering Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - No one will be tuning in to the Orange Bowl looking for a defensive slugfest.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Taking stand united Oklahoma team

Taking a stand as a team against a racist video began Oklahoma's journey to the College Football Playoff, setting up a semifinal game against top-ranked Clemson (13-0) in the Orange Bowl on New ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Falcons' collapse has GM on hot seat

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - With the Atlanta Falcons heading for a historic collapse, no one is feeling the heat more than general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Honors keep rolling in for Alabama's Derrick Henry

ATLANTA — Alabama’s star running back Derrick Henry was a unanimous choice for offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team announced Monday.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Jones struggling to reach end zone despite his huge season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Julio Jones is having another monster season for the Atlanta Falcons. Strangely, he hasn't scored a touchdown in more than a month.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Fading Falcons face possibility of losing season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The history of the Atlanta Falcons is filled with misery. Now, they're facing a collapse of epic proportions.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

No. 2 Alabama clinches SEC crown, playoff berth

ATLANTA - Heisman Trophy favorite Derrick Henry rushed for 189 bruising yards and No. 2 Alabama locked up its spot in the College Football Playoff, beating No. 18 Florida 29-15 in the SEC ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Gators facing tall task in bid to upset Tide

ATLANTA - Alabama has set the bar high for the rest of the Southeastern Conference.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Hawks cool off Thunder

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 26 points and Jeff Teague made all the big shots down the stretch, sending the Atlanta Hawks to a 106-100 victory that snapped Oklahoma City's four-game winning streak.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Falcons, Ryan struggle again

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan threw two more interceptions and didn't get much help from his teammates Sunday, sending slumping Atlanta to its fourth consecutive loss. 
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Falcons, Vikings look to bounce back

ATLANTA - For both the Falcons and the Vikings, the message is the same. Remain calm. All is well.
By Paul Newberry

Georgia gives Richt a boost with win

ATLANTA - Sony Michel rushed for 149 yards and scored Georgia's lone touchdown on the first possession of the game Saturday, enough for the Bulldogs to pull out an ugly 13-7 victory over Georgia ...
By Paul Newberry
 
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