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It's official: No. 1 Auburn vs. No. 2 Oregon for national title

A season spent talking about BCS busters will end with another clash of the big boys - just not the ones we've gotten used to seeing in the title game.

December 05, 2010 | By Ralph Russo The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Auburn cruises to SEC championship

ATLANTA - Cam Newton left nothing to chance. He ran and passed the Auburn Tigers to a shot at the national championship they were denied six years ago, and he might as well start working on that Heisman pose, too.

December 04, 2010 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta unveils downtown site for football hall

ATLANTA - When the College Football Hall of Fame settles into its new home, it will be an interactive experience that celebrates the sights and sounds of the game.

December 03, 2010 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


It's title time in the SEC

ATLANTA -- Gene Chizik was still in his I'm-only-talking-about-the-game mode Friday, even though Cam Newton has been cleared to play by the NCAA.

December 03, 2010 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


NCAA rules Auburn's Newton is eligible

AUBURN, Ala. - Heisman Trophy favorite Cam Newton can focus on playing for the SEC championship instead of worrying about pay-for-play.

December 01, 2010 | By John Zenor The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ga. Southern expects Shaw back for 2nd round

After an injury knocked him out of Georgia Southern's first-round playoff win on Saturday, Flowery Branch grad Jaybo Shaw is expected to play in the second round this weekend.

November 29, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


This week: Buford's march for 4th straight title continues

The Buford High football team is coming down the stretch on a run for its fourth consecutive Class AA state title. Standing in the Wolves' way this week is their Region 6-AA foe Lovett (10-3) in the state semifinals on Friday at Tom Riden Stadium.

November 29, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Lamb out at Furman after 4 years

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Bobby Lamb says he will resign as Furman head coach after the Paladins' season finale.

November 19, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins as Hamlin's big lead evaporates

November 15, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: Area football teams prep for 2nd round

Four of the five area teams that entered the high school football playoffs are still alive, but this week's challenging second round contests might mean the end of the road for some teams.

November 15, 2010 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Lions QB Stafford to see well-known sports doctor

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has an appointment with well-known sports Dr. James Andrews.

November 12, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


More allegations against Cam Newton surface

AUBURN, Ala. - ESPN is reporting on its website that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and his father each had a phone conversation with a Mississippi State recruiter that acknowledged a pay-for-play arrangement for the prized recruit.

November 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This week: 5 area high school football teams in playoffs

Even though the high school sports season is winding down for the fall, the next five weeks that make up the football playoffs are some of the most closely followed by fans.

November 07, 2010 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


Shaw leads Eagles past Mountaineers

STATESBORO - Robert Brown scored on a 4-yard run to give Georgia Southern a 21-14 overtime win Saturday over Appalachian State, snapping the Mountaineers' 26-game winning streak in Southern Conference play.

November 06, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Auburn had no contact with Rogers

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn has had "no contact whatsoever" with a man who allegedly tried to secure payment from Mississippi State during the recruitment of Tigers quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Cam Newton, according to a person familiar with the situation.

November 05, 2010 | By John Zenor The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Shorter days trigger fish into action

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.53 or 2.47 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures remain in the low 80s except up where the rivers feed into main lake, where the water may be slightly cooler. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

September 18, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Prevost: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 17, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Horschel's fearless aggression pays off vs. McIlroy

Billy Horschel stared down the world's best golfer on Sunday and came out victorious.

September 15, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Keselowski takes opening round in Chase for Sprint Cup championship

JOLIET, Ill. - With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship.

September 14, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


5 things to know about NASCAR's Chase

NASCAR's version of the playoffs, the Chase, begins today at Chicagoland Speedway.

September 14, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


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