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All-SEC team dominated by Auburn

ATLANTA - Cam Newton got an early start on awards week.

December 06, 2010 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Newton, James among 4 Heisman Trophy finalists

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Oregon running back LaMichael James, two of the nation's most dynamic players, will meet in the national championship game next month.

December 06, 2010 | By John Marshall Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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