BUFORD - The NFL lockout hasn't affected an emerging friendship between Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and rookie receiver Julio Jones.
Lofty expectations are nothing new for the Georgia Southern Eagles. But after four seasons without a playoff appearance - and three head coaches since that loss to Texas State in 2005 - the Eagles' return to the Football Championship Subdivision postseason has some thinking big things in Jeff Monken's second year.
ROSEMONT, Ill. - NFL owners and players are discussing a straight split of income in the next collective bargaining agreement that would net the players just under 50 percent of total revenues.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Rafael Nadal opened his Wimbledon title defense with a convincing victory Monday, beating Michael Russell 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on a "fantastic" day while his parents watched from the Royal Box.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks general manager Rick Sund doesn't have much leverage entering the NBA draft next week.
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. tries not to worry too much about his winless stretch, which reached three years earlier this week.
It's been a long time since the expectations were this high for the Georgia Southern Eagles.
Rather than chuckle at the irony of Richard Childress Racing being his racing savior in 2011, Wisconsin veteran Scott Wimmer chooses to cherish the relationships.
ESPN's AFC East reporter Tim Graham recently included Gary Guyton among his list of underrated players in the conference.
AMERICUS - Kansas City Chiefs player Leonard Pope is being hailed as a hero by a South Georgia mother, who credits him with saving her son from drowning.
The regular season doesn't get under way for a few months, but there's never a bad time to discuss college football in the South.
PHILADELPHIA - In the minutes before giving his first commencement speech, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick professed to be more nervous than before a football game.
DALLAS (AP) - A chance for another championship ahead of him, Dwyane Wade refused to look back.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have drafted left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin from Florida State with their first pick in the amateur draft.
Georgia Southern was eliminated from the NCAA Division I baseball regional Saturday in Columbia, S.C., losing 5-2 to North Carolina State
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