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Falcons’ Morris doesn’t look at himself as an interim coach

Falcons’ Morris doesn’t look at himself as an interim coach

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — Raheem Morris would prefer that everyone stay away from the “I” word. Sure, he’s officially the interim head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, a caretaker role handed to him by a team that fired Dan Quinn after losing its first five games. But Morris refuses to look at himself…More

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Thursday for raping a developmentally disabled woman who prosecutors said he lured to his home with the promise of a babysitting job. The sentence was issued by a judge in San Jose after denying a…More

SEC standouts who returned for more finding success so far

SEC standouts who returned for more finding success so far

By MARK LONG DeVonta Smith could be tearing up the NFL instead of the Southeastern Conference. The Alabama standout has 38 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in four games, including consecutive performances in which he topped 160 yards while helping the second-ranked Crimson Tide score a combined 104 points. Even Georgia’s NFL-ready secondary…More

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

By STEPHEN HAWKINS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe kept finding his name near the top of Tampa Bay’s lineup even as his offensive struggles continued to mount this postseason. After Lowe finally busted out in Game 2 of the World Series, the Rays and Dodgers are tied deep in the heart of Texas. “Sometimes…More

Smart stands by Dogs’ Bennett after 3 interceptions in loss

Smart stands by Dogs’ Bennett after 3 interceptions in loss

By CHARLES ODUM An unexpected open week would be the perfect opportunity to consider changes following No. 4 Georgia’s ugly loss to Alabama. There was no indication from coach Kirby Smart on Tuesday that a change is coming at quarterback. Asked if Stetson Bennett is still Georgia’s starter, Smart said “Like I have talked about…More

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

By RONALD BLUM ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts — the Los Angeles Dodgers stars all shined. Nothing out of the ordinary there, even if the setting was surreal. Baseball’s best team during the pandemic-shortened season showed off its many talents in the first World Series game played at a neutral…More

Iowa says it won’t pay ex-players’ demand for $20 million

Iowa says it won’t pay ex-players’ demand for $20 million

By ERIC OLSON The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced playeingfor the Hawkeyes. The university general counsel’s office released its response Sunday to a 21-page certified letter dated Oct. 5 from civil rights attorney…More

Morris uses communication skills to spark Falcons to victory

Morris uses communication skills to spark Falcons to victory

By GEORGE HENRY Heading into his first game as interim head coach, Raheem Morris sought to make the underachieving Atlanta Falcons uncomfortable last week. The ploy, seeking to convince players that nobody’s job is safe, had its intended effect. The Falcons won 40-23 at Minnesota as the team excelled in all three phases. “It helped…More

Who can contain No. 2 Alabama’s receivers? Not even Georgia

Who can contain No. 2 Alabama’s receivers? Not even Georgia

By JOHN ZENOR If it wasn’t Jaylen Waddle outrunning the Georgia defense, it was DeVonta Smith winning a fight for the ball in the back of the end zone or slipping free on a wheel route. Not even No. 4 Georgia’s vaunted defense could contain No. 2 Alabama’s speedy, crafty, sure-handed receivers Saturday night. The…More

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