VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Georgia Southern All-American and Walter Payton Award winner Adrian Peterson was selected by the Virginia Destroyers in the third round, 14th pick overall, of the United Football League (UFL) draft May 2. Peterson, who played eight seasons with the NFL's Chicago Bears from 2002-09, helped Georgia Southern win back-to-back national championships in 1999 and 2000. Head coach and general manager Marty Shottenheimer leads the Destroyers into their inaugural season, which begins in August.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is hoping to line up a world-championship fight if he can beat Brian Nielsen in a non-title bout Saturday.
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls were out of sorts long before Derrick Rose hobbled off the court at the end of the game.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Though they are huge rivals on the field, Auburn University is among the colleges reaching out to help devastated Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama.
NEW YORK - From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout - with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild.
TERLINGUA, Texas - Kenneth Butler touched the metal end of his prosthetic arm instinctively as he recalled the horrors he witnessed in Iraq.
Outstanding performances by Georgia Southern freshmen Stephanie Hicks and Hinesville's Kwajelin Holsendolph earned the pair multiple all-freshman honors from the Southern Conference on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL is a long way from playing football.
ATLANTA - Thomas Dimitroff is looking at more than just defensive ends as the Falcons' general manager considers his options for the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Zaza Pachulia is not one to back down.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Braves have promoted right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin from Triple-A Gwinnett to strengthen their fatigued and injury-depleted bullpen. Outfielder Matt Young was optioned to Gwinnett to open a spot on the 25-man roster for Gearrin.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers haven't always made it easy for their fans to root for them.
He's hit more home runs than anybody else in the country.
ATLANTA (AP) - Hawks coach Larry Drew said Wednesday big man Al Horford is too valuable not to have available late in a playoff game against Orlando.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - So much for distractions. The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to focus on Derek Lowe and the Atlanta Braves.