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Pay Your Respects to Hank Aaron at Truist Park

Pay Your Respects to Hank Aaron at Truist Park

Truist Park will be open today until 6 p.m. and again tomorrow from 10-6 for folks who want to come into the park and see the Hank Aaron statue (socially distant and masked of course)…more info at braves.com/hank The family let us know that in lieu of flowers they would like donations be made to…More

Late entry Brandon Hagy opens with 64 at American Express

Late entry Brandon Hagy opens with 64 at American Express

By GREG BEACHAM LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Hagy didn’t find out he was in the field at The American Express until three days before it started. The Californian then left no doubt he belonged. Hagy took the first-round lead Thursday with an 8-under 64 on the Nicklaus course, staying one shot ahead of…More

Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

By MICHAEL MAROT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Philip Rivers first started tossing footballs as a high-school ball boy, he heaved them any way he could. The throwing motion stuck — and success soon followed. Rivers used that strange, shot put-like style to land a college scholarship, become a first-round draft pick and eventually string together…More

ATL names Saints’ Terry Fontenot as GM

ATL names Saints’ Terry Fontenot as GM

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday named Terry Fontenot the team’s first Black general manager, and team owner Arthur Blank said it’s the kind of hire that will eventually also create more opportunities for NFL minority coaches. The 40-year-old Fontenot joins Atlanta following 18 seasons with NFC South rival New…More

Tennessee fires Pruitt, 9 others for ‘serious’ NCAA issues

Tennessee fires Pruitt, 9 others for ‘serious’ NCAA issues

By TERESA M. WALKER The Tennessee football program is starting over yet again, this time after coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine others were fired Monday for cause when an internal investigation found what the university chancellor called “serious violations of NCAA rules.” Chancellor Donde Plowman said Pruitt was responsible for overseeing the program. Tennessee has…More

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs’ offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat…More

Bills advance to AFC championship with 17-3 win over Ravens

Bills advance to AFC championship with 17-3 win over Ravens

By JOHN WAWROW ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In what was supposed to be a showdown between Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, Taron Johnson literally stole the show. If not for the wall separating the field from the stands in the back of the east end zone, the Bills cornerback might still be…More

Falcons pick Titans OC Arthur Smith as new coach

Falcons pick Titans OC Arthur Smith as new coach

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have chosen offense and youth as the calling cards of their new coach. Atlanta agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Friday to become the team’s head coach. Smith, only 38, has no experience as a head coach. The Falcons’ last full-time…More

Saints’ Brees sees playoff clash with Brady’s Bucs as fate

Saints’ Brees sees playoff clash with Brady’s Bucs as fate

By BRETT MARTEL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny. The Saints quarterback says, for example, that his career-threatening throwing shoulder injury at the end of the 2005 season was meant to be. It precipitated his departure from the Chargers and move to…More

Beamer off to bumpy start as South Carolina’s football coach

Beamer off to bumpy start as South Carolina’s football coach

By PETE IACOBELLI COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer can’t look at his phone these days without worrying if it’s bad news. Player transfers, de-commitment by recruits and offensive assistants Beamer hired opting to leave for a Southeastern Conference rival is not the smooth transition the first-time head coach had hoped he…More