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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Bulldogs, Rebels enter Egg Bowl with 'a lot on the line'

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is already a part of Egg Bowl lore, thanks to his unlikely performance in last season's victory. 
By David Brandt

Tigers' offense looks to find success against rival

CLEMSON - Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris has had a wild run of success the past four seasons - except against rival South Carolina.
By Pete Iacobelli

Razorbacks might be without starting QB

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Surging Arkansas faces the possibility of finishing the regular season without injured starting quarterback Brandon Allen.

Senior center is 'heart and soul' of Dogs' offense

Senior center David Andrews set to start his team-high 39th consecutive game for the Bulldogs on Saturday against Georgia Tech in his last home game.
By Marc Weiszer

Ex-GreenJackets agree to terms with Red Sox

BOSTON - The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings, Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval.
By Jimmy Golen

Pacers 'excited' for rare home game against Pacers

As Paine prepares for Tuesday's opener, Jimmy Link hears the excitement buzzing. For the first time in 17 years, the Lions play host to USC Aiken.
By Chris Gay

Falcons coach admits to making poor decisions

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - In a rare admission for a coach, Atlanta's Mike Smith conceded that his decisions in the final minute cost the Falcons.
By Paul Newberry

Title contenders have taken steps back

A few NFL teams who either won't be going to the playoffs or don't deserve to - clearly have taken a step back this season.
By Barry Wilner

Beckham's one-handed catch creates buzz

Odell Beckham Jr.'s spectacular, leaping, right-handed grab while falling backward and drawing an interference penalty was the talk of the NFL and the Internet.
By Rob Maaddi

Tests reveal mass in chest of Chiefs safety

The Chiefs placed Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry on the non-football illness list after a mass was discovered in his chest following Thursday night's game in Oakland.


Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was named Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year. He scored seven goals during the regular season and had one against Vancouver.

Ex-Brave Smoltz on hall ballot

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

Hamilton plans to be 'even stronger' next year

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - British driver Lewis Hamilton vows to race even faster next year when he defends his Formula One title.
By Jerome Pugmire

South Carolina rises to No. 1 in women's basketball

South Carolina took over as the new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball Top 25. It's the first time in school history that the Gamecocks reached the top spot.
By Doug Feinberg

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Falcons fall to Browns

ATLANTA - Brian Hoyer lead the Cleveland Browns down the field in the final minute to set up Billy Cundiff's 37-yard field goal as time expired for a 26-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
By Paul Newberry

Tigers have lost to Gamecocks five years in a row

COLUMBIA - Clemson's unprecedented five-game losing streak to its most-hated rival is impossible for the No. 23 Tigers to ignore.
By Jeffrey Collins

Browns lose another player as Gipson hurts right knee

It was a tough day for defensive backs. Cleveland safety Tashaun Gipson, who leads the NFL with six interceptions, was carted off the field with a right knee injury after colliding with teammate ...

Missouri remain in 1st place in SEC East

Missouri found a way to win on the road once again. Now, the 19th-ranked Tigers return home with a chance to earn their second consecutive trip to the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.

Mason on record accuracy pace for Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - By the measure of completion percentage, Hutson Mason has the edge over the top quarterbacks in Georgia history - even if few have noticed.
By Charles Odum

Broncos' offense takes charge

DENVER - On Sunday, behind blockers angry over being scapegoated for the team's myriad problems, the Broncos' offensive line found the balance, ground game and pocket of protection that had eluded ...
By Arnie Stapleton

Ferrari, Vettel hope to reverse course

Ferrari and Sebastain Vettel have lost their way and need each other to find a route back to the top of Formula 1.
By Jerome Pugmire

Cowboys, Eagles meet with first place on line

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo still talks about wishing he had been on the field instead of at home following back surgery when the Cowboys lost a playoffs-or-bust finale to Philadelphia last season.

Redskins to start McCoy over Griffin

The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Returns for scores way down in the Atlantic Coast Conference

It's been tough for Atlantic Coast Conference teams to spring touchdown returns in 2014.
By Aaron Beard

Iron Bowl quarterbacks have different strengths

AUBURN, Ala. - Alabama's Blake Sims is a passer who can run and Auburn's Nick Marshall is a runner who can pass.
By John Zenor

Missouri prepares for "biggest game of season"

Missouri can wrap up the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title with a win Friday.
By Jake Kreinberg

Arkansas starting QB set to return

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says quarterback Brandon Allen has returned to practice and is on schedule to return when the Razorbacks face No. 17 Missouri on Friday.

New-look Predators off to strong start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pinning down a single reason for the Nashville Predators' resurgence this season is nearly impossible.
By Teresa M. Walker

North Carolina upset by Butler

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

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Georgia Regents' hospital plan chosen

Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health ...