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Nick Williams steps up in Hankerson’s absense

8:24 pm Oct. 28, 2015

By JuliaKate E. Culpepper

Although he has played in each of the Falcons’ seven games this season, Nick Williams likely will play a greater role Sunday when he replaces the injured Leonard Hankerson at wide receiver.


Thursday’s sports on TV

5:12 pm Oct. 28, 2015

8 p.m.      TNT         Hawks at Knicks
10:30 p.m.  TNT         Mavericks at Clippers

7 p.m.      ESPN       North Carolina at Pittsburgh
7:30 p.m.   ESPNU    Texas State at Georgia Southern
7:30 p.m.   FS1      West Virginia at TCU
7:30 p.m.   CBS SN   Western Michigan at Eastern  Michigan
8 p.m.     

Is something wrong with Matt Ryan’s elbow?

4:45 pm Oct. 28, 2015

By D. Orlando Ledbetter
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan continued to contend that he’s 100 percent healthy on Wednesday.

“I feel great,” Ryan said. “I’m fine.”

But it’s pretty clear from the photo that he

Bradley: Braves fans can take heart from this October

3:22 pm Oct. 28, 2015

By Mark Bradley
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Of baseball’s 10 postseason qualifiers, seven were bad not long ago; six had been bad for a while. The Rangers lost 95 games in 2014. The Astros lost 416 games over

Tarkenton makes large donation for UGA practice facility

11:38 pm Sep. 9, 2015

Former Georgia and NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton has pledged a six-figure donation to the Georgia Athletic Association’s campaign to raise funds to build an indoor athletic facility.

Tarkenton, who led the Bulldogs to the 1959 SEC

Chipper Jones apologizes for ‘irresponsible’ tweet

11:04 pm Feb. 7, 2015

Former Braves great Chipper Jones has made 4,006 posts on his Twitter account. But there’s one he’d like to take back.

The retired third baseman apologized twice Saturday for a tweet he made a day earlier

What’s scheduled Saturday? Tech fans say a thrashing of UGA

7:23 pm Nov. 28, 2014

Apparently, some Georgia Tech backers are also hackers.

Someone edited a schedule on Georgia’s official athletic website and replaced Saturday’s Bulldogs-Jackets matchup with “Get (profanity) kicked by GT.”

The schedule has been changed back to its original

Tour Phil Mickelson’s $6 million home

9:56 am Nov. 6, 2014

Golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, are selling their home near San Diego for nearly $6 million.

The 9,200-square-foot compound features two guesthouses, a pool and, surprise!, a three-hole putting green.

Built in 2001, the palatial one-story home on 5 acres includes five bedrooms and six full bathrooms – one of which one includes an amazingly decorated steam shower and a coffee/juice bar.

But take a look for yourself:

According to the L.A.

Mississippi State, SEC, Southeastern Conference, college football

Mississippi State goes gold for Egg Bowl

12:10 pm Nov. 4, 2014

The Egg Bowl is going to be golden.

The top-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs unveiled their uniforms for one of the biggest rivalry games this season. The Bulldogs will wehare white uniforms with gold numbers (with outlines