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January 22, 2018 - 3:26 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that Greg Knapp is returning to the team as quarterback coach, working with 2016 MVP Matt Ryan. Knapp replaces Bush Hamdan, who left to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Washington. Knapp was the Falcons' offensive...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2008, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones drives in a run with a double in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Atlanta. When Chipper Jones took stock of all of the familiar names he's on the cusp of rejoining, he wondered if it might be time to expand the Baseball Hall of Fame. "We need to see if we can erect our own room in Cooperstown," he quipped, flashing that dry sense of humor he was known for during his playing days. All signs point to Jones becoming the latest member of those great Atlanta Braves teams of the 1990s and early 2000s to enter the Hall when the next group of inductees is revealed on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 22, 2018 - 3:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Chipper Jones took stock of all of the familiar names he's on the cusp of rejoining, he wondered if it might be time to expand the Baseball Hall of Fame. "We need to see if we can erect our own room in Cooperstown," Jones quipped, flashing that dry sense of humor he was known...
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January 22, 2018 - 2:52 pm
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January 22, 2018 - 2:50 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Patrick Chun of Florida Atlantic University is the new athletic director at Washington State. Chun has spent the past five years leading the sports programs at FAU, a Conference USA school. He replaces Bill Moos, who left recently to become athletic director at Nebraska. Chun...
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New England Patriots fans cheer during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game between the Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 22, 2018 - 2:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings fans who walked through hostile enemy territory that would set the...
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Fans celebrate outside Lincoln Financial Field after the NFL football NFC championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 38-7 to advance to Super Bowl LII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 22, 2018 - 2:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say few arrests have been made amid celebrations following the Eagles' NFC championship game victory. The arrests came as thousands of fans took to the streets following the Eagles' 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. The Eagles advanced to...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a two-time Xfinity Series champion and coming off the best season of his NASCAR career. He won his first two Cup races and made the playoffs for the first time in his five seasons. Building on that momentum will be his goal this year, not discussing his breakup with Danica Patrick.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a two-time Xfinity Series champion who is coming off the best season of his NASCAR career. He won his first two Cup races last year and made the playoffs for the first time in five seasons of racing in NASCAR's big leagues. Building on that momentum...
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January 22, 2018 - 1:01 pm
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 21, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. UConn (32) 18-0 800 1...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, Elana Meyers Taylor, front, and Kehri Jones, of the United States, come to a stop after racing to a third-place finish in the women's World Cup bobsled race in Whistler, British Columbia. The progression is obvious. Bronze in 2010. Silver in 2014. That would mean Meyers Taylor has one Olympic stone left unturned, and after a very challenging year the U.S. women's bobsledder is starting her final preparations to win the gold that slipped away at the Sochi Games four years ago. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 22, 2018 - 12:22 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The record books and the result sheets and the photos from the medal podium all make it very clear. Officially, U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor won a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics. She has a different perspective. "I lost gold," she said. "For sure." That has been...
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