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Icy roads still pose a threat for Monday commute; school closings announced

The storm that coated metro Atlanta in layers of snow and ice was long gone by Sunday, but forecasters warned plunging temperatures could complicate road conditions across parts of metro Atlanta and North Georgia on Monday as residents prepared to return to work and school. With temperatures set to drop below freezing overnight before warming up to the low 50s later in the day, forecasters warned...


U.S. deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

U.S. deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board

The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals — including some who lived in Georgia and Minnesota — did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest...
Republicans step up attacks on FBI officials over handling of Clinton, Trump probes

Republicans step up attacks on FBI officials over handling of Clinton, Trump probes

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 elections and any ties to the campaign of President Donald Trump, Republicans in the Congress have joined Mr. Trump in stepping up attacks on the FBI, raising questions about political bias inside the top ranks of that agency, an effort that could well form the basis for partisan opposition...
Five things to know about Alabama’s U.S. Senate election

Five things to know about Alabama’s U.S. Senate election

Alabama voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the race for U.S. Senate between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, and the outcome is being closely watched across the nation. No Democrat has been elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama since 1992 and President Donald Trump won the state by nearly 30 percentage points. But allegations that Moore pursued sexual relationships with teenage...
1 dead, 1 in custody after DeKalb Waffle House robbery

1 dead, 1 in custody after DeKalb Waffle House robbery

What started as a robbery of a DeKalb County Waffle House ended in a deadly SWAT standoff Sunday morning, police said. Two people tried to rob the restaurant near intersection Evans Mill and Mall roads, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said. Police tracked the suspects to a convenience store at Snapfinger Woods Drive and Shellbark Road, where gunfire erupted, Campbell said. At...
Delta Air Lines, MARTA running with minimal delays

Delta Air Lines, MARTA running with minimal delays

Delta Air Lines delayed 53 flights Sunday morning, and nine flights were canceled, which is considered normal.  Atlanta-based Delta had an overall on-time arrival rate of nearly 86.5 percent in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. That means about one out of every seven flights was delayed, based on federal calculations.  The airline canceled about 375 flights...
Georgia DOT: Monday morning commute should be ‘normal but cautious’

Georgia DOT: Monday morning commute should be ‘normal but cautious’

Melting snow and round-the-clock efforts to keep metro Atlanta roads passable should make for a typical commute Monday morning – which means it will be awful, but probably just the usual awful. Most interstate highways were already passable before the melt began Saturday afternoon. Roads were expected to refreeze overnight, and the Georgia Department of Transportation hopes you’ll...
Atlanta weather: Friday’s traffic no SnowJam, but painful all the same

Atlanta weather: Friday’s traffic no SnowJam, but painful all the same

Metro Atlanta averted another traffic disaster from a few inches of snow — but just barely. Friday’s winter storm had all the ingredients for a sequel to the region’s “Snowjam ‘14,” when a mere 2.6 inches of snow paralyzed the region and turned the area into a national laughingstock. By early afternoon, snowfall had already surpassed predictions. Schools...
How SCAD sells a dream

How SCAD sells a dream

The best-paid college president of 2014 walked the red carpet, ready for her close-up. The limelight is a familiar place for Paula Wallace, president of the Savannah College of Art and Design. On this evening last year, she posed for photographers with her husband at the school’s annual film festival. Often, she appears beside a celebrity visiting SCAD, as the school is known. It might...
The Fab’rik of life

The Fab’rik of life

Fab’rik owner Dana Spinola to take a hiatus from her successful retail business, but the lessons it taught her about balance may well sustain her for a long time to come.
Torpy at Large: Now, 1 mayor must somehow bridge Atlanta’s 2 sides

Torpy at Large: Now, 1 mayor must somehow bridge Atlanta’s 2 sides

A Keisha Lance Bottoms supporter was teasing (sort of) that the Great White Hope went down in flames during the mayoral election Tuesday. I responded that flags were at half-staff in mourning along West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, where three precincts went 92, 93 and 95 percent for Mary Norwood, who lost by 759 votes out of 92,000 cast. White folks overwhelmingly vote for white candidates...
Opinion: A day of reckoning coming to Congress?

Opinion: A day of reckoning coming to Congress?

AP File Photo / J. Scott Applewhite Al Franken’s announcement Thursday that he will resign from the Senate may not be the beginning of the end of the story of powerful elected officials in Washington brought down by their bad behavior. It might not even be the end of the beginning. The Minnesota Democrat finally stepped down after another...
Some playoff suggestions and ranking bowls from 1 to No-Jimbo

Some playoff suggestions and ranking bowls from 1 to No-Jimbo

It’s that time of year again when we ask the question: “Is a Gasparilla Bowl more or less important than a Frisco Bowl?” And, “Wouldn’t the world be a better place without ‘Spuddy Buddy,’ mascot for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl?” And what’s the chance college football can just expand to 16-team playoff and junk all of the bowls except maybe...
Two more hires as Braves’ forward-thinking front office takes shape

Two more hires as Braves’ forward-thinking front office takes shape

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- New Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos was part of a Dodgers front office at the forefront in its use of analytics, cutting-edge technology and other current trends in baseball, and he’s putting together a similarly forward-thinking group in Atlanta. The Braves and Anthopoulos made two more front-office hires Sunday, pulling Alex Tamin away from the...
Asad, Walkes left unprotected by Atlanta United

Asad, Walkes left unprotected by Atlanta United

Atlanta United left unprotected on Sunday 15 players, including Yamil Asad, Anton Walkes and Romario Williams, for the upcoming expansion draft. MLS allowed each of the 22 teams to protect as many as 11 players. Those lists of protected/unprotected players were released by the league on Sunday. The expansion draft to help LAFC build its roster for its inaugural season will be held Tuesday. The team...
Fulton County Schools closed Monday, but some employees to work

Fulton County Schools closed Monday, but some employees to work

Fulton County Schools will remain closed Monday because of “persistent icy road conditions” in parts of the county.  The district announced the decision shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday. But not everyone is getting a snow day. The district said in a written statement that employees who work 220-day, 225-day and 235-day calendars are to report at their regular work times Monday...
Decatur schools’ post-storm schedule Monday

Decatur schools’ post-storm schedule Monday

Students in Decatur will return to school Monday after a wintry mix coated the ground into the weekend. While school districts to the north, such as Cobb County, are remaining closed due to the effects of the snowstorm, including power outages, Decatur and surrounding DeKalb County emerged relatively unscathed. A sunny Sunday helped to reduce the ice on roads in Decatur, where district spokeswoman...
Game preview: Hawks at Knicks

Game preview: Hawks at Knicks

Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis lost to Lauri Markkanen and the Bulls on Saturday. (AP Photo) When/where: 7:30 p.m. today, Madison Square Garden TV: Fox Sports Southeast Stream: Fox Sports Go Radio: 92.9 The Game Injuries: Hawks— John Collins (shoulder), Dewayne Dedmon (leg) and Mike Muscala (ankle) are out; Luke Babbitt (back) is probable. Knicks—Tim Hardaway Jr. (Jonathan Isaac (ankle)...
NFL player arrested after alleged drunken behavior at Chamblee nightclub

NFL player arrested after alleged drunken behavior at Chamblee nightclub

Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive tackle Malik McDowell is out on bond after being arrested at a Chamblee night club early Sunday morning. McDowell was at the SL Lounge in the 4100 block of Buford Highway, when police were called shortly before 2:30 a.m., according to an arrest report. The NFL player - who has yet to see any action after he was hurt in an ATV crash before the season started - allegedly...
In the end, Army-Navy uplifts us all

In the end, Army-Navy uplifts us all

While maybe you wouldn’t want to make a steady diet of the kind of grind-it-out football that Army and Navy inevitably play, there is one very reassuring take-away from Saturday’s Black Knights 14-13 victory over the Midshipmen: If, as future soldiers and sailors these players hold their positions like they hold the football, then we can all sleep well at night. There were but a total...
9 things to know about trekking through the Atlanta snow this weekend

9 things to know about trekking through the Atlanta snow this weekend

Winter came early for Atlantans Friday morning when record-snowfall struck the city and other parts of Georgia. As the snowflakes began to cover the streets, school districts and businesses began announcing early dismissals and road conditions became increasingly hazardous for locals. The snowfall might have come to an end by Saturday, but the weather will continue to impact the metro area throughout...
Braves hire Tamin as director of major league operations

Braves hire Tamin as director of major league operations

New Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos tapped into his Blue Jays roots previously to fill a front-office post in Atlanta, now he’s hiring someone from his more recent stint with the Dodgers.  The Braves and Anthopoulos have hired Alex Tamin as director of major league operations. Tamin served as director of baseball operations for Dodgers, where he worked with Anthopoulos, who was...
Atlanta United busy in MLS trade window

Atlanta United busy in MLS trade window

Atlanta United was active if not necessarily impactful in the MLS half-day trade window on Sunday. The traded traded away the rights to striker Kenwyne Jones and goalkeeper Alex Tambakis, the team’s first-ever announced signing, as well as Harrison Heath. Their options were declined by the team after the season. Jones, who indicated on social media weeks ago that he may be retiring and implied...
Ryan plans to shake off 10th lowest passer-rated game of his career 

Ryan plans to shake off 10th lowest passer-rated game of his career 

For the Falcons’ playoff push to really take off, they need the real Matt Ryan to stand up. The reigning most valuable player turned in lowest passer rating in 39 games in the 20-17 win over the Saints on Thursday. The Falcons (8-5) are set to play Tampa Bay at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at Raymond James Stadium.  Ryan completed 15 of 27 passes for 221 yards. He threw for one touchdown,...
Kennesaw State football says it’ll be back

Kennesaw State football says it’ll be back

The things that carried Kennesaw State through its successful third season went missing in just enough key moments for the Owls to fall to Sam Houston State 34-27 in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs on Saturday in Huntsville, Texas. A team that tackled well and avoided costly penalties in winning the Big South Conference and its first two playoff games, the Owls weren’t as strong in both...
Clark Howard’s 27th foster kids Christmas gift drive still needs help

Clark Howard’s 27th foster kids Christmas gift drive still needs help

Clark Howard meets Amanda Howard, who has helped out 23 out of 27 years of the event, save for four years living in Kentucky. Her mom has brought her as a teen and she has been bringing her daughter Emily, now 12, as well. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com Posted Sunday, December 10, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog Consumer guru Clark Howard...
Five observations from the Hawks’ 117-110 win over the Magic

Five observations from the Hawks’ 117-110 win over the Magic

The Hawks played one of their most energetic games Saturday night, when Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 26 points and Kent Bazemore added 19 and a couple huge defensive plays/dunks in the final minute in Philips Arena to trigger a 117-110 win over the Magic. Here are five observations from a fun game:  The Hawks (6-19) started quickly as one might expect of a team that last played Wednesday...
Temps rise, but icy roads expected Monday morning

Temps rise, but icy roads expected Monday morning

Today: Abundant sunshine. High 44 Tonight: Clear skies. Low 31 Tomorrow: Mainly sunny. High 53 Though air and pavement temperatures are above freezing and ice has melted off most of the roads, conditions are expected to worsen overnight. “Pavement temperatures are out of the ‘danger zone’ across metro Atlanta,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls...
Kennesaw State’s rally falls short in FCS playoffs

Kennesaw State’s rally falls short in FCS playoffs

Trailing by as many as 17 points in the first half, Kennesaw State’s chance to tie Sam Houston State in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs fell short on fourth-and-5 at the 11-yard line with less than two minutes remaining. The Bearkats escaped with a 34-27 victory in Huntsville, Texas, Saturday night. The loss ended Kennesaw State’s 12-game win streak and its third season of football...
Concert review and photos: Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings comfort and joy to Duluth

Concert review and photos: Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings comfort and joy to Duluth

It hasn’t been an easy year for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra family. In July, longtime bassist David “Z” Zablidowsky was killed in a car accident while touring with his other band, Adrenaline Mob. Three months earlier, TSO endured serious heartache when founder Paul O’Neill, 61, died from an unexpected reaction to prescription medication. But the organization...
Army’s ground forces outflank Navy, barely

Army’s ground forces outflank Navy, barely

It hardly was the most efficient snow-removal system, but certainly the most precise. Thousands of feet synched as a single pair – left, right, left, right – clearing tracks in the newly dusted field.  Shoulder to shoulder, company by company, the 4,400-member corps of Army cadets marched first into Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, nearly three hours before kickoff. Leading the...
Stacey Evans: Casey Cagle couldn’t find a woman lawmaker for a sexual harassment panel?

Stacey Evans: Casey Cagle couldn’t find a woman lawmaker for a sexual harassment panel?

Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Evans in an October file photo. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com Democrat Stacey Evans was the first candidate for governor to exceed room temperature this frigid Saturday, blistering Republican rival Casey Cagle for failing to appoint a woman to a select state House-Senate committee on sexual harassment. Said Evans, one of women vying for the Democratic...
Warnings issued even as snow melts: beware black ice

Warnings issued even as snow melts: beware black ice

Despite the significant snowfall that blanketed much of North Georgia on Friday night, by late Saturday morning metro Atlanta began recovering from power outages, downed trees and delayed or canceled flights. But there was a foreboding to the drip, drip, drip that comes when snow meets sunshine. Black ice. “We will be dealing with black ice and icy patches throughout tonight and again Sunday...
High school football championship games rescheduled for next weekend

High school football championship games rescheduled for next weekend

Saturday’s high school football state championship games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium have been postponed and will be played next weekend. Two of the four games scheduled for Friday were postponed after heavy snow hit metro Atlanta during the day on Friday.  Two of Saturday’s games were postponed at the time, and the final two games scheduled for today were officially postponed...
John Boyega may miss ‘Last Jedi’ premiere, stuck in Atlanta due to snow

John Boyega may miss ‘Last Jedi’ premiere, stuck in Atlanta due to snow

Uh oh, there’s a chance “Star Wars” actor John Boyega may not make it to the Los Angeles premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The actor, who plays former stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn in the franchise, posted a series of tweets Saturday morning about a disturbance in the force that’s keeping him from leaving Atlanta. But really...
‘Widespread black ice’ possible overnight

‘Widespread black ice’ possible overnight

Snow has stopped falling and started melting in many areas throughout metro Atlanta. But that could lead to another potential hazard for many residents. “Widespread black ice” is possible early Sunday as the temperature is expected to fall to the mid-20s overnight, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said. "A big concern I have is what melts this afternoon will refreeze...
Worst global warming predictions likely the most accurate, study finds

Worst global warming predictions likely the most accurate, study finds

The worst-case predictions regarding the effects of global warming are the most likely to be true, a new study published this week has warned. "Our study indicates that if emissions follow a commonly used business-as-usual scenario, there is a 93 per cent chance that global warming will exceed 4°C by the end of this century," Dr. Ken Caldeira, an atmospheric scientist at the Carnegie...
Snow makes metro Atlanta colleges revise Saturday schedules

Snow makes metro Atlanta colleges revise Saturday schedules

Several metro Atlanta colleges and universities revised their plans to reopen Saturday as snow continues to blanket the region and state transportation officials urge motorists to stay off the roads. Here’s the latest schedule for some campuses: Kennesaw State University has closed all of its campuses Saturday. It is delaying opening Sunday until 10 a.m. The University of West Georgia,...
Melting snow helps Atlanta roads, but they’ll refreeze tonight

Melting snow helps Atlanta roads, but they’ll refreeze tonight

[2:05 p.m.]: Sunny skies and warming temperatures helped clear metro Atlanta roads Saturday afternoon. But freezing temperatures later are expected to leave roads icy again tonight and Sunday morning, and state transportation officials urged motorists to stay off the roads. “We will be dealing with black ice and icy patches throughout tonight and again Sunday,” Georgia Department...
Thousands still without power after storm

Thousands still without power after storm

Saturday marked another day of snow and ice in metro Atlanta. Also, there were steps toward recovery. Here’s a recap: [6:53 p.m.]: Several churches have called off or delayed services and activities Sunday; here’s a list, from Channel 2 Action News. [5:57 p.m.]: As of 5 p.m., about 80,000 customers were without power, Georgia Power said....
Buffalo soldier’s mission now is to keep historic unit’s story alive

Buffalo soldier’s mission now is to keep historic unit’s story alive

Harold S. Cole grew up hearing stories of the legendary buffalo soldiers. Cole, 93, is one of the oldest surviving members of the all-black horse cavalry and infantry units he always admired, serving from 1942 until 1946. His mission today is to make sure that their rich history is never forgotten. “I want people to know about these units,” said Cole, who lives in Mableton and is a retired...
Uncertainty about federal tax overhaul clouds Georgia’s budget process

Uncertainty about federal tax overhaul clouds Georgia’s budget process

Georgians won’t know how much they’ll pay in federal taxes until after Congress decides how it will alter the tax code. They may wait even longer to find out what they’ll pay in state income taxes. Income taxes are the state’s No. 1 source of revenue, and because of the uncertainty, Gov. Nathan Deal is trying to put final touches on the budget he will propose to lawmakers in...

Opinion: Ga. Power nuke plants a total loss

Here’s how bad things have gotten in Georgia Power’s attempt to build two new nuclear plants: If we stopped construction of the two half-built nuclear plants immediately, writing them off as a complete loss, then started from scratch with construction of brand new natural-gas plants, we would be able to generate the same amount of energy promised by those two abandoned nuke plants. We...
Where can I find it?

Where can I find it?

Q: Is there anywhere in the area that carries Smucker’s sugar-free blueberry jam? I can find it easily in New York and New Jersey, but not in Duluth. Here we have an endless supply of strawberry, blackberry, apricot and orange marmalade, but no blueberry. My daughter supplies me when she drives down, but I would love a steady supply. Thanks. Michael Blackwood, email A: Michael, Smucker&rsquo...
Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Mary J. Blige, Gabriel Iglesias, Royal Blood

Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Mary J. Blige, Gabriel Iglesias, Royal Blood

Mary J. Blige performed a sold-out show at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Aug. 8. 2017. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog  If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Saria Canady at  scanady@ajc.com. Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call the venue before driving a long distance. Follow us on  ...
Atlanta Concerts this week: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kelly Clarkson

Atlanta Concerts this week: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kelly Clarkson

SATURDAY Trans-Siberian Orchestra Despite the death of tour founder and mastermind Paul O’Neill earlier this year, his legacy will live on through the lasers and pomp-rock of TSO. Al Pitrelli, the musical director for one of the two TSO units that tour the country, said fans won’t see TSO fade away anytime soon. 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 9. $48.50-$88.50...
Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ tour will be a spectacle to behold

Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ tour will be a spectacle to behold

When fans step into Philips Arena on Tuesday to behold Katy Perry’s “Witness” tour, they’ll be transported to a world of kaleidoscopic colors, mega-sized props (you can’t miss the salt and pepper shakers) and other visual dazzlers to accompany her set list of frothy pop songs. While the inarguably plucky Perry is willing to fly high to entertain...
Snow gives metro Atlanta school leaders an agonizing decision

Snow gives metro Atlanta school leaders an agonizing decision

Students at Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in south DeKalb County were supposed to be released from school at 1:30 Friday, prompted by the steadily falling mix of snow and rain seen across metro Atlanta. Buses were still pulling up a half hour after the scheduled early dismissal. DeKalb and other metro districts changed plans in the middle of the school day as snow began sticking to grass...
Anonymous donor buys every toy at Goodwill, gives them to children

Anonymous donor buys every toy at Goodwill, gives them to children

For nearly a decade, an anonymous donor has bought every toy in a Goodwill so that any child who walks through the door leaves with something.  Children who walked into the store on Saturday were invited to choose a toy, stuffed animal or a book, according to The Coloradoan. Tarryn Henkelman, 6, was able to replace her recently broken scooter with a blue one she found.  The donor and...
Titans reveal QB Marcus Mariota played through injury against Cardinals

Titans reveal QB Marcus Mariota played through injury against Cardinals

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota fought through injury during Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals. Titans coach Mike Mularkey said that Mariota injured a knee early in the game but continued to play, via to the Tennessean’s Jason Wolf. That injury may have hampered Mariota’s performance, because he was 16-31 for 159 yards, no touchdowns and 2 interceptions. ...
TCU’s Gary Patterson says coaches ‘love it here’ in wake of Chris Del Conte leaving for Texas

TCU’s Gary Patterson says coaches ‘love it here’ in wake of Chris Del Conte leaving for Texas

TCU athletics has entered a transition period after athletic director Chris Del Conte was announced to have been hired in the same role at the University of Texas on Saturday. Del Conte had been with the Horned Frogs since 2009 and oversaw the school’s entrance into the Big 12 Conference in time for the 2012-13 school year. The sudden departure, which left TCU fans shocked...
South Carolina offers Tyler Fromm, younger brother of Georgia QB Jake Fromm

South Carolina offers Tyler Fromm, younger brother of Georgia QB Jake Fromm

On Sunday night, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp offered 2019 tight end Tyler Fromm, the younger brother of Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm. It was the first SEC offer for the younger Fromm, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect from Hoschton County High School in Warner Robins, Ga. “It was basically just [Muschamp] telling me how great of a program South Carolina...
Former Michigan State DT Malik McDowell reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct

Former Michigan State DT Malik McDowell reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct

Malik McDowell was arrested early Sunday morning at a night club outside of Atlanta for disorderly conduct, according to USA Today. A former Michigan State defensive tackle standout, McDowell is currently in his rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks. McDowell got into an argument with a night club employee over payment before the police got involved, according to the USA ...
Louisville football: 3-star JUCO TE commits to the Cardinals

Louisville football: 3-star JUCO TE commits to the Cardinals

Louisville picked up an intriguing prospect on Sunday, as 3-star JUCO tight end Nigel Kilby committed to the Cardinals, according to Rivals’ Chris Person. Kilby, whose size is an obvious positive attribute, is the No. 3 2018 JUCO tight end, according to 247 Sports. He’s the No. 33 JUCO player in the country. Kilby also garnered serious interest from UCF while...
Broncos end eight-game losing streak behind defense

Broncos end eight-game losing streak behind defense

For the first time since Oct. 1, the Denver Broncos walked away from a football game victorious. The Broncos used their old reliable formula to end the franchise’s eight-game losing streak — good defense and timely offensive production. Although, the preeminent factor why Denver finally won is the team won the turnover battler. What once seemed like an impossible feat...
Eagles announce QB Carson Wentz will not return against Rams due to injury

Eagles announce QB Carson Wentz will not return against Rams due to injury

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will not be able to finish their Week 14 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Wentz made run towards the goal-line late in the third quarter, but got sandwiched by two Rams’ defenders in the process. He had to go to the medical tent, and the Fox Sports’ broadcast showed him running into the locker room. The Eagles have announced...
Missouri WR J’Mon Moore on Josh Heupel’s departure: ‘It’s kind of like a slap in the face’

Missouri WR J’Mon Moore on Josh Heupel’s departure: ‘It’s kind of like a slap in the face’

Few players have been as intertwined with the Mizzou offense over the past four seasons as J’Mon Moore. While former offensive coordinator Josh Heupel was only there two years, it’s only natural for Moore to have a strong reaction. It sounds like Moore wants to give his former coach the benefit of the doubt, but it’s also tough to grasp the ‘why’ when a coach...
Duop Reath comes off bench to lead LSU over UNC-Wilmington

Duop Reath comes off bench to lead LSU over UNC-Wilmington

BATON ROUGE, La. — Rust was sometimes evident in LSU’s first basketball game in 12 days, but the Tigers prevailed 97-84 over defending Colonial Athletic Association champ UNC-Wilmington in their first game since Nov. 29. Center Duop Reath led the way with a career-high 30 points off the bench. LSU started a smaller lineup, pairing forwards Aaron Epps and Wayde Sims...
Demaryius Thomas passes Hall of Fame TE Shannon Sharpe in Broncos’ record book

Demaryius Thomas passes Hall of Fame TE Shannon Sharpe in Broncos’ record book

The Denver Broncos are well on the way to their first victory since Oct. 1, and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas moved up the franchise record books in the process. Thomas went into to their Week 14 matchup against the New York Jets 58 yards behind Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe for No. 2 all-time in receiving yards in Broncos’ history. He passed Sharpe ...
Bullied boy's confessional video resonating across the globe

Bullied boy's confessional video resonating across the globe

Holding back tears, a Tennessee boy asked a simple question.  "Just out of curiosity -- why do they bully? What's the point of it," said Keaton Jones.  Keaton's confessional video about bullying has been watched more than 17 million times. His mother posted it on Facebook after Keaton asked to make a video about bullying. She was picking him up early because he was afraid to go...
Matt Corral hosting Dan Mullen on Monday, visiting Florida next weekend

Matt Corral hosting Dan Mullen on Monday, visiting Florida next weekend

Florida is looking to lock up 4-star quarterback commit Matt Corral this week. Gators coach Dan Mullen will conduct an in-home visit Monday with the nation’s No. 3 pro-style QB, who has been committed to UF since late July. Corral is scheduled to official visit to Florida next weekend, which will be the final days of the contact period. That gives the Gators...
Baker Mayfield autographed 300 pieces of memorabilia in 33 minutes after winning Heisman

Baker Mayfield autographed 300 pieces of memorabilia in 33 minutes after winning Heisman

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield captured the sixth Heisman Trophy in program history Saturday at PlayStation Theatre in New York, NY. And following suit with previous winners, No. 6 had no shortage of memorabilia to sign his way through after capturing the coveted award. Mayfield was tasked with autographing 300 separate pieces of memorabilia after the ceremony ended, according...
Iowa announces team awards: Josey Jewell, Akrum Wadley named MVPs

Iowa announces team awards: Josey Jewell, Akrum Wadley named MVPs

On Sunday afternoon, the Iowa Hawkeyes held its annual awards banquet. Winning the Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Players for the team were LB Josey Jewell and RB Akrum Wadley. Both Jewell and Wadley are seniors. Hawkeyes signal caller Nate Stanley, OL Sean Welsh, Jewell, DB Josh Jackson and LB Kevin Ward were five team captains that were announced. Jewell is the...
The Bears noticed that no ESPN experts predicted them to beat the Bengals

The Bears noticed that no ESPN experts predicted them to beat the Bengals

The Chicago Bears played arguably their best game of the season in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky went 25-32 for 271 yards and touchdown as the Bears defeated the Bengals, 33-7, on the road. Prior to the game, 10/10 ESPN NFL experts picked the Bengals to win that game. The Bears noticed and tweeted out some friendly advice for those experts. In fairness...
LOOK: New Florida assistant Brian Johnson appeared on cover of NCAA Football video game

LOOK: New Florida assistant Brian Johnson appeared on cover of NCAA Football video game

New Florida assistant coach Brian Johnson appeared on a video game cover. Yes, that’s a real thing. On Sunday, the Gators announced that the former Utah quarterback will join Dan Mullen’s staff as an assistant. Johnson was a Utes quarterback from 2004-08, before he began his career as a coach. He spent time at Utah from 2010-13 as a quarterbacks coach and offensive...
Seahawks rookie DL Malik McDowell arrested for disorderly conduct

Seahawks rookie DL Malik McDowell arrested for disorderly conduct

Malik McDowell’s rookie season hasn’t gone according to plan. The Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive lineman was arrested Sunday morning for disorderly conduct. McDowell got into an argument at a nightclub right outside of Atlanta, per  A.J. Perez and Tom Schad of USA Today. McDowell got into a verbal altercation with club employees. According to a...
3 things from Tennessee’s 82-75 victory over No. 2 Texas

3 things from Tennessee’s 82-75 victory over No. 2 Texas

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has surveyed its first major test of the season Sunday. The Lady Vols led wire-to-wire on the way to defeat No. 2 Texas 82-75. The game showed just how dangerous the team can be this season. The game never got out of hand, typically staying between three to five points. Tennessee (10-0) kept its cool and executed in the biggest moments. The...
Sooners can end ugly distinction for Big 12 in College Football Playoff

Sooners can end ugly distinction for Big 12 in College Football Playoff

The Big 12 Conference hasn’t had the easiest luck with the College Football Playoff since its implementation for the 2014 season. Just ask TCU and Baylor about that. The conference has only had one appearance in college football’s final four. Oklahoma earned a bid to the 2015 edition of the playoff, but lost to No. 1 Clemson in the semifinals. The Sooners are now...
3 doctors aboard flight save unresponsive woman

3 doctors aboard flight save unresponsive woman

A Tampa woman said she is grateful to three doctors who saved her life during a flight home from Vietnam. Debbie Taylor said she started feeling sick on the plane and then became unresponsive. That's when three doctors administered CPR until the pilot could make an emergency landing in Alaska. "It feels really good to be alive," Taylor said. “I have some angels up there that said it...
Undefeated Arizona State tops No. 2 Kansas on the road in stunning upset

Undefeated Arizona State tops No. 2 Kansas on the road in stunning upset

Bill Walton couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Was this Allen Fieldhouse? One of the toughest places to play in the country? Was it emptying, with time on the clock? It was. Such is the effect of Arizona State basketball this season. The Sun Devils were at it again on Sunday afternoon, stunning No. 2 Kansas on the road, 95-85, keeping their undefeated season in tact...
Nebraska’s top-rated 2018 commit Joshua Moore announces de-commitment

Nebraska’s top-rated 2018 commit Joshua Moore announces de-commitment

While many Nebraska fans were ready to part ways with the Mike Riley era of Huskers football, many also knew it may have a negative impact on recruiting. Nebraska let Riley go on Nov. 25 and has since hired UCF’s Scott Frost. Frost opted to bring his entire staff from UCF, which meant there was no spot for key recruiters to be retained from Riley’s – like...
Former Florida WR Antonio Callaway moving in with Atlanta-based agent to train, repair NFL stock

Former Florida WR Antonio Callaway moving in with Atlanta-based agent to train, repair NFL stock

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By signing with an agent, suspended wide receiver Antonio Callaway made it official this week that he won’t play another game at Florida. As for securing an opportunity in the NFL, he’ll now try to maximize these next few months with regard to both training and repairing his image after a series of off-the-field issues with the Gators....
Mark Dantonio not surprised by Jim Harbaugh’s comments about Michigan State

Mark Dantonio not surprised by Jim Harbaugh’s comments about Michigan State

The latest war of words in the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry began after bowl matchups were released last Sunday. Michigan, with an 8-4 record and loss to Michigan State, was picked for the Outback Bowl over the Spartans, who went 9-3 and are heading to the Holiday Bowl. When Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was asked about the difference in bowl destinations between the...
Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence staring down fine after going off on refs

Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence staring down fine after going off on refs

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is set to earn a massive raise this offseason as the NFL sack leader approaches free agency, but he’s going to be a little lighter in the pocket temporarily after their game against the New York Giants on Sunday. Lawrence was held sackless for the fourth time in the last six games in a 30-10 victory and he thought he was...
Disney releases details on new gondola system, Disney Skyliner

Disney releases details on new gondola system, Disney Skyliner

Disney released new details and visuals on the gondola system that will connect some of its theme parks and hotels at Walt Disney World. The Disney Parks and Resorts Blog released information on the gondola system, called the Disney Skyliner.  Each cabin will showcase Disney characters and stations will be spread out throughout the park to give visitors a scenic view of the resort.  The...
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