Falcons blow out Bucs

ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped to an NFL record with his 20th career touchdown return, Matt Ryan threw three scoring passes and the Atlanta Falcons beat Tampa Bay 56-14 in their NFC South matchup.

Winston's absence for a half could prove to be costly

This is awkward. The most important game of the Atlantic Coast Conference season takes place Saturday night in Tallahassee, Fla. It will start without the conference’s most prominent and marketable player.
By Scott Michaux

Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews votes yes on female members

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews has voted overwhelmingly to admit female members for the first time.
By Doug Ferguson

Panthers, Knights ready to go

The winner of Friday's Lakeside-Evans game should get a big boost to playoff hopes.
By Wayne Staats

Greenbrier rolls past Evans in softball

Greenbrier scored three first-inning runs, tacked on six more in the fourth and rolled past Evans 9-1 game in a that was stopped after Evans was retired in the top of the fifth.
By Scott Rouch

Top women's professional disc golfers headed to Wildwood Park

Starting Friday, International Disc Golf Center in Wildwood Park is playing host to the 2014 United States Women's Disc Golf Championship.
By Scott Rouch

Offensive woes might keep Braves out of playoffs

After spending a good part of the year in or near first place in the NL East, the Atlanta Braves faded from contention with a dismal showing since the All-Star break.
By Paul Newberry

A boat adds to enjoyment

I've been fishing Thurmond Lake since it opened to the public in 1952, but started to really enjoy it when I bought my first boat in 1965.
By Bill Baab

Dwyer won't play again for Cardinals this season

PHOENIX - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, a former Georgia Tech player, head-butted his wife and broke her nose, then punched her in the face the next day in July, police said Thursday.
By Jacques Billeaud

South Carolina QB calms down

COLUMBIA. - Dylan Thompson understands he must learn to temper his emotions, even in the midst of one of his biggest successes as South Carolina quarterback.
By Pete Iacobelli

Jefferson County's Jordan is player of the week

Jefferson County quarterback Will Jordan is the Player of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Five big games hold interest in high school football

The Golden Hawks are a strong No. 1 in Class AAA again, and now they take that to Waynesboro, Ga.
By Wayne Staats

Marshall paces Auburn to victory

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.

Woods says he might coach himself

Tiger Woods is not set on a new coach, saying he might do it himself after parting with Sean Foley.

North Koreans welcomed at Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea - First hurdle cleared - the Asian Games organizers raised the right flag for North Korea on Thursday. The South Korean break dancers, however, found themselves working a tough audience.
By Eric Talmadge

Green back at Bengals' practice

Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green was back at practice Thursday, working out for the first time since a toe injury forced him to exit early from Sunday's 24-10 win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons.

Blair leads Web.com Tour Final

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Zac Blair matched the course record with 7-under-par 63 on Thursday to take the lead in the Web.com Tour Championship, the final event in the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals.


In Rome, Ga., Augusta's Scott Parel cooled off, but he still leads the Hopkins Tour's Stonebridge Classic.

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Scots reject independence in historic vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.