They're not big on nicknames at Georgia Southern. About the flashiest it gets is "AP" for Adrian Peterson.
It was low-scoring, hard-hitting, maybe a little bit boring. One team didn't attempt a single pass and the clock practically never stopped running.
ATLANTA - Braves catcher Brian McCann is having surgery to repair an injury to his right shoulder that hampered his hitting this season.
ATLANTA - Mike Smith gets noticeably uncomfortable when the spotlight is on him. Well, he better get used to it. The Atlanta Falcons coach is starting to keep some heady company. He's got one of the best winning percentages in NFL history at this point in his career, right up there with a bunch of Hall of Famers. If the unbeaten Falcons defeat the Oakland Raiders today, he would tie Dan Reeves as the winningest ...
The defensive-minded Southeastern Conference is generating headlines more for shootouts than shutouts.
If Brent Russell showed up on your doorstep on Halloween with his postgame look - grass-stained uniform, eye black mixed with perspiration running down his face and those massive arms and legs on display - you would be dumping every piece of candy in the house into his helmet.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had just achieved baseball immortality, and everyone around him knew it.
Coco Crisp settled under the final fly ball, and the Oakland Athletics started charging onto the field like a bunch of Little Leaguers chasing an ice cream truck after a big win.
ATLANTA - Georgia Southern University students have endorsed two new fees for athletics. The Georgia Board of Regents now must consider them.
The Texas Rangers are totally set for the playoffs, eager to break out the bats, balls and gloves for really big games.
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Conference commissioners are considering the possibility of adding another game to be part of the semifinal rotation for the new college football playoff.
One official was pulled from duty because he's a fan. Another negated a touchdown without ever throwing a penalty flag. Several others had difficulty with basic rules.
ATLANTA - John Fox and Mike Smith each emphasized power running games in their three years together in the NFC South.
The Georgia Southern Eagles went into the 2012 season with sky-high expectations, a boatload of talent and two huge concerns - the secondary and the kicking game.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones received defensive honor and Florida kicker Caleb Sturgis turned in the top special-teams performance.
It's tournament time in the NCAA. Georgia Southern has been wildly successful in spring sports in recent years - by mid-major standards - and there's a lot on the line for the Eagles as spring turns into summer.
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