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Bring on the Irish: A historic game between the hedges

Bring on the Irish: A historic game between the hedges

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia players know it’s a big game. They can read the polls. They can hear all the chatter around campus. That doesn’t mean they’re well-versed on Notre Dame’s storied past. George Gipp? “Uhh, no,” tight end Eli Wolf conceded Monday. The Four Horsemen? “That rings a little…More

Jones scores late TD, leads Atlanta past Philly 24-20

Jones scores late TD, leads Atlanta past Philly 24-20

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Jones hauled in a short pass behind the line of scrimmage, got the blocks he needed and didn’t stop running until he was well past the end zone. The Philadelphia Eagles never had a chance. In the blink of an eye, Jones turned a fourth-down screen pass into…More

Braves clinch playoff spot behind Acuña Jr.

Braves clinch playoff spot behind Acuña Jr.

By GREG SWATEK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves celebrated another playoff berth with heavy hearts. Ronald Acuña Jr. ignited the decisive four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning, as the NL East leading Braves wrapped up a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. The…More

Is Cam Newton running out of time as Carolina’s quarterback?

Is Cam Newton running out of time as Carolina’s quarterback?

By STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton has lost his last eight starts, and it’s becoming increasingly obvious the Carolina Panthers’ hopes of turning him into a pocket passer are failing. That raises questions about the former No. 1 pick’s long-term future in Carolina. Whether it’s a matter of coaches not wanting to…More

Hernandez helps lead Phillies past Braves

Hernandez helps lead Phillies past Braves

By AARON BRACY PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A playoff chase has J.T. Realmuto feeling energized. Realmuto hit one of four Philadelphia home runs to help the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Thursday night. Cesar Hernandez had a homer and an RBI single and Jean Segura and Adam Haseley also went deep for the Phillies,…More

Dickerson homers twice, leads Phils to 6-5 win over Braves

Dickerson homers twice, leads Phils to 6-5 win over Braves

By DAN GELSTON PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Kingery timed a diving catch just right. He hustled around the bases for a thrilling inside-the-park home run. Kingery was in the right place for the Phillies — except in the clubhouse. “Go stand in your locker. Have you ever done this before,” J.T. Realmuto kidded his teammate…More

Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown’s release

Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown’s release

By JOSH DUBOW OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The night started with Oakland Raiders fans derisively chanting at former disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown and ended with coach Jon Gruden celebrating a victory in the Black Hole. The saga that consumed the football world for days didn’t hamper the Raiders a bit. Derek Carr threw a touchdown…More

Scherzer, Nats win 9-4, stop Braves’ 9-game winning streak

Scherzer, Nats win 9-4, stop Braves’ 9-game winning streak

By GEORGE HENRY ATLANTA (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer felt some relief after helping Washington team end a tough four-game series with a win. “We’ve been playing pretty well,” he said. “We lost three games. To come here and take one and avoid the sweep, that feels good.” Scherzer won for the first time…More

Donaldson, Albies homer again, Braves win 9th straight

Donaldson, Albies homer again, Braves win 9th straight

By GEORGE HENRY ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann helped Houston win the World Series in 2017. He feels the same vibe with the streaking Atlanta Braves. “I think this series just showed we’re a complete team,” the veteran catcher said. “We can beat you in any phase of the game. We can beat you with…More

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