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Matt Ryan has leaned heavily on backup T.J. Yates to learn new offense
T.J. Yates played for the Houston Texans for three seasons and ran the offense that’s being installed by new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Two goals are a top 10 ranking and maintained status as a takeaway leader
With eight starters back and defensive linemen Jabari Hunt-Days and Kenderius Whitehead plugged into the depth chart after being sidelined last season, the Jackets have the manpower to accomplish it.
Near-capacity crowd watches quarterback perform well
After a rather sloppy performance in the rain at the University of South Florida on Saturday night, Jameis Winston was arguably as sharp and accurate as he’s ever been in a Bucs uniform.
Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. all ran out of fuel in the closing laps
When the three drivers ahead of Matt Kenseth ran out of fuel, it vaulted him from a solid top-five finish to a surprising win, his second of 2015.
Auburn seventh, Georgia ninth, Georgia Tech 17th
Competition is always fierce in the Southeastern Conference, which has eight ranked teams in the preseason poll, including five of seven teams in the SEC West Division.
Patriots owner apologizes to team’s fans
Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick held a press conference Wednesday morning to address Roger Goodell’s decision regarding their star quarterback’s punishment as the Patriots’ veterans report to training camp.
Falcons concerned about offensive front
The Falcons are still counting on key players to rebound from major surgeries as the players report today and hold their first practice Friday.
Youngster has shown power since being called up from Gwinnett
Adonis Garcia hit a total of 55 home runs over his final three seasons in the top league in Cuba but hadn’t shown that kind of power since leaving the country.
Bear Bryant had a way with his players
Bear Bryant’s advantage over so many of his competitors was his ability to get his players ready to play mentally and to gain the edge psychologically.
Tom Brady’s attorneys expected to take case to federal court
With Tuesday’s ruling by Roger Goodell, Tom Brady is currently slated to miss the Patriots’ first four regular-season games: the Sept. 10 home opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sept. 20 at the Buffalo Bills, Sept. 27 at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oct. 11 at the Dallas Cowboys before the team’s Week 5 bye.
Running back is facing misdemeanor battery charges
Coach Jimbo Fisher told ESPN Radio on Tuesday that Cook’s misdemeanor battery charges — for allegedly punching a woman in the face several times — must be settled before he’s welcome at practice.
His run could also make a good comeback story
For the first time since his extraordinary comeback following injuries in February, Kyle Busch declared himself to be happy with his life’s situation in the post-race victory ceremonies at Indy, where he was joined by his wife and infant son.
Quarterback still a question mark for coaches
Aside from quarterback, there will be at least one noticeable change on offense: New offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will most likely call plays from the sideline, as he did the past nine seasons in the NFL.
Atlanta Braves outfielder makes first return to city where he played for nine seasons
The Orioles drafted Nick Markakis in the first round of the 2003 draft out of Young Harris College and he played right field for them from 2006 to 2014.
Jen Welter will be a coaching intern during training camp this year
Jen Welter, who has a Ph.D. in psychology, joins the Cardinals’ staff after playing for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League.
16U travel softball team went 10-1 in tournament
The championship run included victories over teams from Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio and Missouri.
Tournament concluded last week
The tournament featured 22 of the top teams from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.
Team loses twice on Monday to finish fifth at World Series
ADDS: Albany State releases cross country schedule; Miami Heat trades Zoran Dragic; Boston pulls out of 2024 Olympic bidding
Smoltz's speech lasted 29 1/2 minutes on Sunday
Part of an elite class with multi-Cy Young Award winners Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez and 3,000-hit-club member Craig Biggio, John Smoltz became the third member of the Braves Big Three pitching dynasty inducted in a two-year span.