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Coachspeak ... Bill Curry


During a practice in early August, Georgia State coach Bill Curry walked by two players as they exercised on a stationary bike. ....more »

A conversation with ... Paul Johnson


Entering his fifth season at Georgia Tech, coach Paul Johnson has his team in position to challenge for the school's fourth ACC championship. ....more »

Coachspeak ... Mark Richt


ATHENS- Georgia was bestowed a No. 6 national ranking in the coaches poll at the outset of preseason practice. ....more »

Two more seasons of BCS, then playoff


College football fans, who long have demanded a playoff, finally know they will get one in the 2014 season. ....more »

Falcons beat Tannehill, Dolphins 23-6


MIAMI - Miami Dolphins rookie Ryan Tannehill had a so-so showing Friday night, which was more than some of his offensive teammates could say. ....more »

USADA to strip Lance Armstrong of 7 Tour titles


Cycling great says he's weary of contesting drug accusations. ....more »

Braves defeat Nationals, avoid sweep


The division race in the National East may or may not be a fading phenomenon, but the Braves wanted to send the Nationals off with some parting thoughts. ....more »

Gender barrier falls at Augusta National


For the last decade it has been a Masters tradition like no other, as much a part of tournament week as the odes to Amen Corner and the sniffles of reverent patrons as they parade through the pollen. ....more »

Billingsley wins again as Dodgers beat Braves 5-0


ATLANTA - Chad Billingsley combined with two relievers for a three-hit shutout to win his sixth straight start, Luis Cruz homered for the second game in a row and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Sunday. ....more »

Former Bulldogs coach Donnan facing charges in $80 million Ponzi scheme


Former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan made an especially emotional pitch when recruiting one investor for his business venture, federal regulators say. ....more »

Hernandez tosses perfect game in Seattle's 1-0 win


SEATTLE - His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates who ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez had finally done it. ....more »

Rep: Lozada files for divorce from Johnson


NEW YORK - Evelyn Lozada is ending her 41-day-old marriage to Chad Johnson after the football star was arrested for allegedly head-butting her over the weekend. ....more »

NFL headsets going digital in new technology wave


SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Can you hear me now? That's what San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman felt like he kept asking quarterback Alex Smith on his headset last season. ....more »

WR Chad Johnson released by Dolphins


DAVIE, Fla. - As the Miami Dolphins took the field for practice Sunday, Chad Johnson was getting out of jail. ....more »

US wins gold, beats Spain 107-100 in men's hoops


LONDON - Great for most of the Olympics, just good enough for gold. The U.S. men's basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory Sunday that gave the Americans their second straight gold medal. ....more »

US wins gold, beats Spain 107-100 in men's hoops


LONDON - Great for most of the Olympics, just good enough for gold. The U.S. men's basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory Sunday that gave the Americans their second straight gold medal. ....more »

Source: Howard deal awaiting league approval


Dwight Howard's departure from Orlando is nearly complete. The All-Star center could be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers as soon as Friday, pending NBA approval of a four-team, eight-player trade also involving Denver and Philadelphia. ....more »

Gator Nation takes over Olympics


If athletes from the University of Florida comprised their own country in the Olympics, they'd give many nations a run for their money. ....more »

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '12: 28 coaches start new jobs


The job has never been more difficult. The rewards have never been greater. As for job security, let's just say it's best to have a real estate agent on speed dial. ....more »

John Daly brings common touch back to PGA championship


KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.- For many of those who drew the placid morning session, Thursday's first round of the PGA Championship was just a day at beach. ....more »

AP source: IOC to strip Hamilton of Athens gold


LONDON - Five things to know about Thursday, Day 13 of the London Olympics: -Olympic official to AP: IOC to strip Tyler Hamilton of 2004 gold, give it to Russia's Ekimov. ....more »

US men's hoops team stands 2 games from gold


LONDON - Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete. ....more »

US men's hoops team stands 2 games from gold


LONDON - Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete. ....more »

US men's hoops team stands 2 games from gold


LONDON - Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete. ....more »

Aries Merritt of US wins 110-meter hurdles gold


LONDON - Aries Merritt's hurdling career started on a dare. It took off with a technical change. ....more »

Felix wins 200 meters on big Olympic night for US


LONDON - Five things to know about Wednesday, Day 12 of the London Olympics: -Allyson Felix leads American surge at track. ....more »

US overwhelms Australia 119-86 in Olympic hoops


LONDON - As the shot fell through the net, Kobe Bryant held up three fingers on each hand. It was his third straight 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, enough for the U.S. ....more »

Felix wins 200 meters on big Olympic night for US


LONDON - Five things to know about Wednesday, Day 12 of the London Olympics: -Allyson Felix leads American surge at track. ....more »

US-Japan is golden rematch in Olympic soccer


LONDON - It's not just about the gold medal. It's about redemption. The women's soccer tournament couldn't ask for a better finale. ....more »

Tiger Woods seeks to break majors drought


Kiawah Island, S.C. - The search this year began, as it does each year, in the pine canyons of Augusta. ....more »