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Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Playoff teams well-represented on All-American list

The College Football Playoff participants are well-represented on The Associated Press All-America team.
By Ralph D. Russo

Overtime

Late playoff defeats kept Aquinas and Washington County from being wire-to-wire No. 1 teams.

Petrino, Louisville eye another 10-win season

Louisville players' resolve to overcome challenges is one reason coach Bobby Petrino is excited about the program's fourth consecutive bowl appearance.
By GARY B. GRAVES

Wolfpack get motivated by guest speaker

After bringing his high-energy approach to the Greenbrier girls softball team two years ago, sports psychologist and performance coach Brian Cain was back.
By Scott Rouch Columbia County Bureau

Falcons prepare plans around Jones' status

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is making contingency plans for wide receiver Julio Jones to play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Yankees GM sees A-Rod as designated hitter, at best

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over. At best, he hopes A-Rod will be New York's designated hitter.

Sprint to end run as NASCAR series sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
By Jenna Fryer

McIlroy named European Tour Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy was chosen as the European Tour Player of the Year, capping a season in which he won two majors, the Ryder Cup, and topped money lists in Europe and the U.S.

French star Henry retires

In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished.
By Samuel Petrequin

Georgia Regents to hold Education Day at basketball games

The Georgia Regents basketball team expects busloads of fifth-graders at Christenberry Fieldhouse for a special field trip. 
By Chris Gay

Pelini hired by Youngstown State

Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini was hired to be the next coach at Youngstown State, an FCS school in his hometown.

Aquinas, Washington County drop from No. 1 in final football rankings

After playoff losses, Aquinas and Washington County dropped from the No. 1 spots.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Saints take control of NFC South with win

CHICAGO - Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans beat Chicago 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC South lead.
By Andrew Seligman

Irish star chooses Middle Tennessee State

Aquinas' Ruben Garnett committed to Middle Tennessee State on Monday.
By Wayne Staats

Harlem Bulldogs pull away late for win

The Bulldogs beat Washington-Wilkes 71-61 on Monday.
By Scott Rouch Columbia County Bureau

Islanders rally to knock off the Devils in a shootout

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Josh Bailey scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout, and the New York Islanders rallied in the third period.

Hawks knock off the Bulls

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 21 points, including a huge jumper with just under a minute remaining, and the streaking Atlanta Hawks won for the 10th time in 11 games.

Blue Devils overcome poor play to stay unbeaten

DURHAM, N.C. - Jahlil Okafor's best performance came on a night No. 2 Duke was at its worst.

No. 10 Louisville routs Old Dominion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Mariya Moore scored 15 points to help No. 10 Louisville rout Old Dominion 100-46 on Monday night.

Vincent: No regrets about Peterson conversations

Troy Vincent says he has no regrets about speaking with Adrian Peterson about getting back on track.
By Rob Maaddi

College football awards show moving to Atlanta

The Home Depot College Football Awards will move to the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in downtown Atlanta in 2015

Former Brave Medlen signs with Royals

Ex-Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen signed an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery.

Vonn considers dropping the giant slalom

VAL D'ISERE, France - Lindsey Vonn's days of competing in all five ski disciplines might be behind her.
By Jerome Pugmire

Georgia paid attorney more than $40,000 to represent Gurley

The University of Georgia paid an attorney more than $40,000 to represent Todd Gurley while he sought reinstatement from the NCAA after he was suspended for accepting money for autographs.

South Carolina coach has better feel for rivalry with Clemson

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Frank Martin has a better understanding of his school's rivalry with Clemson after losing his first two matchups with the Tigers. Now he's ready to feel what it's like on the winning side of the series.
By Pete Iacobelli

Georgia Southern dumps Stetson

DELAND, Fla. - Jelani Hewitt scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Georgia Southern to a 76-67 win over Stetson on Thursday night.

No. 6 Cavaliers cruise

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half Thursday night and No. 6 Virginia returned from an 11-day layoff for exams with a 70-54 victory against Cleveland State.

Butler leads Bulls to victory

CHICAGO - Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 103-97 on Thursday night in a game that was missing All-Stars Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony.

Penguins win in overtime

PITTSBURGH - Blake Comeau scored with 2:36 left in overtime to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Thursday night.

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