Every year when the NCAA tournament bracket comes out, there's a team, maybe a couple, that stand out as the ones to beat.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have spent more than week grieving over slain teammate Tina Stewart, and they mourned the junior guard at her funeral two days ago.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia will open the NCAA tournament in a familiar SEC arena and Georgia Tech will travel to Columbus, Ohio, for first-round games this weekend.
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington arrived in Los Angeles for the Pac-10 Conference tournament lost and wondering if they'd squandered any NCAA tournament hopes.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich is expected to make a decision on Paul Hewitt's future at the school within a few days, but the two are not meeting on Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Alabama rallied from 14 points down in the final 7 minutes of regulation and pulled it out in overtime, boosting its NCAA hopes with a stunning 65-59 victory over Georgia in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Friday.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Officials say nearly 200 college teams are descending on the Georgia coast for the High Tide Ultimate, an ultimate disc tournament being held in Glynn County near Brunswick.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar was airlifted to a hospital Wednesday after being hit in the face by a foul ball during an exhibition game.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Alex Montgomery scored 17 points, including a key three-point play down the stretch, to help Georgia Tech rally for a 70-64 victory over No. 13 Maryland in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament quarterfinals.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Georgia Tech came to the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament looking for some recognition, if not a national ranking.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Stephen Nicholas said Thursday he and other Atlanta Falcons linebackers plan to work out together this offseason if the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement means there are no team workouts.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Chipper Jones played third base for the first time since injuring his knee last August, and the longtime All-Star was flawless in the field Thursday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Brett Myers looked exactly one month ahead, to opening day against the Philadelphia Phillies.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech is entering the last week of a disappointing regular season and it could be the end of coach Paul Hewitt's tenure on the bench.
WASHINGTON (AP) - All 10 members of the NFL owners' labor committee and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees attended Wednesday's mediation session between the league and the players' union, with fewer than 40 hours left until the collective bargaining agreement expires.
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