IRVING, Texas - Imagine this: Deion Sanders high-steps across the stage at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, circling his newly unveiled bust. He looks at it quizzically, as if something's missing. He then reaches for his back pocket, pulls out a do-rag, places it on the head of the statue and smiles.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Roddy White stripped off his pads after practicing for nearly 2½ hours on a balmy Georgia morning, knowing he wouldn't have to go through that again.
ATHENS - Officials say a new video board will be in place at Sanford Stadium when the University of Georgia Bulldogs open the football season.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are still ticked off about their last game.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan had several good reasons to show up early for his first trip to Atlanta Falcons headquarters in five months.
SAVANNAH - Organizers of Savannah's inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Marathon say they may have to limit how many runners can compete in the race after more than 15,000 have already registered.
Thomas Sharkey was only beginning to show what he was capable of on the golf course.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Appalachian State has company atop the Southern Conference this preseason.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Jimbo Fisher's second season at Florida State is expected to end where his first one did: In Charlotte for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Drew Stubbs went to the plate ready to swing at the first pitch.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NFL owners and players agreed early Monday to the terms of a deal to end the lockout, and players were expected to begin their voting process later in the day, two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is well aware of the recent criticism of the NCAA - complaints about prolonged investigations and rulings that leave coaches and administrators scratching their heads.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - For the second consecutive year, Georgia Southern defensive tackle Brent Russell was selected as a preseason first-team All-American, listed in the 2011 edition of Phil Steele's College Football Preview. Russell earned several All-America honors in 2010 and was a Buck Buchanan Award finalist. The media organization released its All-America and Southern Conference picks Wednesday.
HOOVER, Ala. - All things considered, Mark Richt has overseen an extremely successful decade at Georgia.
We may not see the likes of Thomson High School football coach Luther Welsh again, at least not in the coaching ranks.