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Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other

Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other

By DAVE SKRETTA KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from a 24-0 hole to beat Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs, a brutally efficient comeback that ultimately propelled the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title…More

Gene Budig, academic who ran American League, dies at 81

Gene Budig, academic who ran American League, dies at 81

By RONALD BLUM and BEN WALKER NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He was 81. His death was announced by the commissioner’s office and the Charleston RiverDogs, a…More

Dustin Johnson cashes in and finally wins the FedEx Cup

Dustin Johnson cashes in and finally wins the FedEx Cup

By DOUG FERGUSON ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson only looks like he plays without a pulse. Beneath his stoic stare and that swagger as he walked the fairways of East Lake were jangled nerves Monday because it meant so much to him. The $15 million prize for winning the FedEx Cup? That would get anyone’s…More

Out of the box: Umps eject Nats GM Rizzo from luxury suite

Out of the box: Umps eject Nats GM Rizzo from luxury suite

By BEN WALKER Now this was an out-of-the-box ejection. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was tossed for yelling at umpires from a luxury suite in Atlanta on Sunday, with longtime crew chief Joe West saying, “enough is enough.” “I wouldn’t take that from a player. I wouldn’t take that from a manager,” West told…More

Teams sending QBs packing in final cuts despite pandemic

Teams sending QBs packing in final cuts despite pandemic

By The Associated Press The theory that NFL teams would go with three quarterbacks to start the pandemic-impacted season took a hit Saturday. Lots of third-stringers were sent packing as the 32 teams got down to the 53-man limit. The season opens Thursday night with Houston at Super Bowl champion Kansas City. Perhaps most noteworthy…More

Football coach Lou Holtz to get Medal of Freedom

Football coach Lou Holtz to get Medal of Freedom

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to longtime football coach Lou Holtz. Trump made the announcement at the White House as Holtz looked on. He did not announce a date for the ceremony but said it…More

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant wins NBA’s rookie of the year award

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant wins NBA’s rookie of the year award

By TIM REYNOLDS LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The first three baskets of Memphis’ season set the tone for Ja Morant’s rookie year. All were layups, all by him, the level of difficulty increasing each time. He made them look easy that night. He made plenty look easy all season. Morant was announced Wednesday…More

Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75

Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver transformed a franchise and captivated a city, setting enduring standards as he whipped his powerful right arm overhead for the Miracle Mets and dirtied his right knee atop major league mounds for two decades. A consummate pro and pitching icon, he finished fulfilled after a career…More

Friday Night Football Returns For 2020!

Friday Night Football Returns For 2020!

CHRIS MOONEYHAM 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – We begin our 2020 regular season with an interesting county rivalry matchup as the Douglas County Tigers (#11-ranked in AAAAAA) visit the Lithia Springs Lions (#19-ranked in AAAAA). Optimism is the key word when it comes to the Lithia Springs program these days. One big reason for the…More

Launching the GA High School Football Network Scoreboard Show

Launching the GA High School Football Network Scoreboard Show

2020 Georgia High School Football Network Scoreboard Show Atlanta, GA – Dickey Broadcasting Company’s Sports Radio 680 The Fan & Southern Sports Today Network, along with the GHSA and the Georgia News Network are proud to announce a production partnership for the 2020 Georgia High School Football Network Scoreboard Show. The program will feed live…More

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