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Albany State men’s basketball opens season

Rams play exhibition game against Xavier University of Louisiana

With the uncertainty of losing eight players from last season’s squad to graduation, the Rams won’t have a head coach after Chris Cameron resigned.

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Todd Gurley assures Georgia that he'll finish the drill

Gurley continues to practice and will finish the season

As a draft-eligible junior and projected Top 10 NFL pick, Todd Gurley could choose to forego the rest of the season to begin training for the next level and becoming a multi-millionaire without the risking injury while completing his junior season.

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Albany Herald People's Choice High School Football Player of the Week -- Week 10

Candidates this week are Emory McKenzie, Garet Morrell, Malik Rhodes, Jysanti Richardson

Online voting for the Player of the Week continues through noon Thursday.

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ALBANY STATE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: ASU gears up for Fort Valley State rivalry

Even with no title on the line, game is still important

No matter what happens on Saturday in the Fountain City Classic in Columbus, ASU will meet the Tuskegee-Miles College winner on Nov. 15 in the SIAC Championship game in Montgomery.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany State's Kenyan Conner inducted into Thomasville-Thomas County Sports Hall of Fame

Former TCC standout was also a strong player for Albany State

ADDS: Darton golfers top national poll, Darton wrestling team to host tournament

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Former governor Carl Sanders did a lot for UGA

Former governor and football letterman died Sunday

As governor, Carl Sanders was always looking out for his university whenever he had the opportunity.

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Kevin Harvick finds happiness long before NASCAR title

Harvick ends season strong for first Sprint Cup championship

Kevin Harvick was a worthy winner of NASCAR’s revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, which successfully put the emphasis on victories over the final two races.

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First-year coach Willie Fritz flying high at Georgia Southern

Eagles are 8-3 heading into their season finale

With an expanded stadium and new team facilities ready to open, Willie Fritz said he was given wide latitude to do what he felt needed to be done to bring the program into its new era in the Sun Belt Conference and FBS-level competition.

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Atlanta Braves to meet with free agent pitcher Jon Lester

Lester interested in playing in Atlanta

Jon Lester is being pursued by at least a half-dozen teams, with the Cubs, Blue Jays and his longtime former team, the Red Sox, expected to engage in a bidding war that some believe will push the price tag closer to $25 million annually.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany State men's basketball top AUM

Earl Farnum scored 23 points in victory

ADDS: Darton’s Armbrister named GCAA Player of the Week; Georgia Tech’s Smelter, Davis named ACC Player of the Week

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Pelham's Briunna Freeman signs with Arkansas

Guard helped Pelham to Class AA state quarterfinals in 2013-14

Briunna Freeman averaged 18 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game and led the Lady Hornets to a 27-1 record last season.

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Alabama is No. 1 in College Football Playoff Rankings

Crimson Tide surges to top after beating Mississippi State

The top four teams as selected by a 12-person panel will earn berths in the inaugural college football semifinals to be played in the Sugar Bowl and the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

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Kevin Harvick's win quiets calls for Chase changes

New playoff format accomplished everything NASCAR officials hoped

Under a formula that was touted to put more emphasis on winning, Kevin Harvick claimed his first series championship by winning the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

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Matt Bryant's field goals help revive Falcons

Bryant's four field goals help Falcons beat Panthers

The Falcons (4-6) clearly won the kicking game as Carolina’s Graham Gano missed a 46-yard field goal with 1:27 remaining and then had a desperation 63-yarder blocked as time expired.

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Atlanta Braves trade Tommy La Stella to Cubs

Braves re-aquire reliever Arodys Vizcaino

Sunday’s trade was another sign the Atlanta Braves are making moves with an eye toward 2017 and beyond.

Braves trade Jason Heyward, Jordan Walden for Cardinals' Shelby Miller

Atlanta also receives minor league pitcher Tyrell Jenkins in the deal

The Atlanta Braves trade Gold Glove right fielder Jason Heyward and short reliever Jordan Walden for St. Louis starting pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor leaguer.

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Sherwood Athletics Director Eddie Dixon resigns

Head football coach Otis Covington will be promoted to athletic director

Eddie Dixon, who helped oversee the school’s move from the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) into the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA), will remain with the school through the end of the month.

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Saints fan steals football intended for female Bengals fan | VIDEO

After Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints, he casually tossed the ball to the only Bengals fan he saw. It was a woman wearing an A.J. Green jersey.

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Todd Gurley done for season with torn ACL

In his first game game from suspension, Gurley rushed for 138 yards

Todd Gurley energized the Bulldog crowd the first time he touched the ball against Auburn, racing 105 yards on a kickoff return before the play was nullified by a penalty

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Darton women, Albany Tech men win

Albany Tech women drop close game to Denmark Tech

Trio of local school competed in the Albany Tech Classic at Albany State

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