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Westlake community knows and loves Cam Newton

The Carolina Panthers’ often polarizing quarterback, Cam Newton, is two days from leading his team against the Broncos in the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl.
Aqib Talib’s sketchy past is behind him

Aqib Talib’s sketchy past is behind him

Denver cornerback Aqib Talib has a sketchy past.He had a bumpy start to his career in Tampa Bay, such as when got into a fist fight during the rookie symposium in 2008.
Kubiak, Rivera are NFL coaching survivors

Kubiak, Rivera are NFL coaching survivors

Denver’s Gary Kubiak and Carolina’s Ron Rivera are NFL coaching survivors.The former players and assistant coaches, who reached the Super Bowl in their previous football lives, will cross paths when they take the field Sunday as head coaches in Super Bowl 50.
Peyton Manning may be playing his last NFL game

Peyton Manning may be playing his last NFL game

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, 39, has had one of his more difficult seasons in the NFL.He had to battle through a torn plantar fascia and strained rib injuries.
Cam Newton ready for Super Bowl’s center stage

Cam Newton ready for Super Bowl’s center stage

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is comfortable with the bright lights on the game’s grandest stage.If the Panthers win you can only imagine how hyped Newton’s celebration will become.
Is Super Bowl three years from Atlanta?

Is Super Bowl three years from Atlanta?

From seats near the top of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., several representatives of the Atlanta Sports Council will watch Super Bowl 50.
Will robots take the field in Super Bowl 100?

Will robots take the field in Super Bowl 100?

The architects of the Super Bowl could not have scripted a better first 50 years.The NFL has seen the game grow into the cultural, entertainment and football event of the year.
3 key Super Bowl 50 matchups

3 key Super Bowl 50 matchups

Carolina CB Josh Norman vs. Denver WR Demaryius Thomas: In Carolina’s scheme, Thomas points out that Norman likely will have help in coverage from safety Roman Harper.
Georgia Tech needing more from point guards

Georgia Tech needing more from point guards

In a season that veered off course in the past nine games, Georgia Tech doesn’t have much trouble finding areas that need improvement.
Pacers-Hawks Report Card

Pacers-Hawks Report Card

A recap of the Hawks’ 102-96 win over the Pacers Friday:Noteworthy* The Hawks had 10 steals, the 24th time this season they’ve had double-digit steals.
Pacers-Hawks Quoteboard

Pacers-Hawks Quoteboard

What they said after the Hawks’ 102-96 win over the Pacers Friday:“It was a game where both teams made a run at each other.
Five observations from the Hawks’ 102-96 win over Pacers

Five observations from the Hawks’ 102-96 win over Pacers

The Hawks needed this one. After losing twice to the Pacers in Indiana, the Hawks defended their home court with a back-and-forth 102-96 victory in a nationally televised game Friday night at Philips Arena.
Arthur Blank on Dimitroff, PSLs and Super Bowl bid

Arthur Blank on Dimitroff, PSLs and Super Bowl bid

After his team finished 8-8 in its first season under coach Dan Quinn, Falcons owner Arthur Blank liked the progress that was made and didn’t want to disrupt things by jettisoning general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Former Cavs coach Blatt visits Hawks

Former Cavs coach Blatt visits Hawks

Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt attended Hawks shootaround Friday morning at Philips Arena in advance of tonight’s game against the Pacers.
Dimitroff impressed with Super Bowl GMs

Dimitroff impressed with Super Bowl GMs

SAN FRANCISCO – Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has been impressed with the two different methods that the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers have used to build their teams and reach the Super Bowl.
Hawks scout leaves for position in Germany

Hawks scout leaves for position in Germany

Hawks Director of International Scouting Himar Ojeda is leaving the organization for a position with German team Alba Berlin.
Falcons leaning toward keeping Roddy White

Falcons leaning toward keeping Roddy White

SAN FRANCISCO – Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn appear to be leaning toward retaining wide receiver Roddy White, who has two years left on his contract.
Whatever happened to: Cornelius Bennett

Whatever happened to: Cornelius Bennett

What he did: On both the college and NFL levels, Cornelius Bennett was one of the best linebackers to play the game in the 1980’s and 90’s.
Quinn meets weekly with Blank to discuss football, leadership

Quinn meets weekly with Blank to discuss football, leadership

SAN FRANCISCO — Much like Carolina coach Ron Rivera, who meets with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson weekly, Falcons coach Dan Quinn has regularly scheduled meetings with Falcons owner Arthur Blank.
Splitter to miss third straight game with hip injury

Splitter to miss third straight game with hip injury

Tiago Splitter will miss his third straight game with a right hip injury as the Hawks reserve center was ruled out of Friday’s game against the Pacers on the team’s injury report.
Catching up with Elton Brand

Catching up with Elton Brand

Elton Brand didn’t want a job.Good thing he doesn’t consider it work to play basketball.It appeared Brand’s NBA career was over when he finished two one-year contracts with the Hawks last season, the apparent culmination of a 16-year career.
How Elway, Gettleman built Super Bowl teams

How Elway, Gettleman built Super Bowl teams

Denver general manager John Elway and Carolina counterpart Dave Gettleman, with a nice assist from ex-GM Marty Hurney, are the architects of Super Bowl 50’s two teams.
Atlanta United releases season ticket prices for 2017

Atlanta United releases season ticket prices for 2017

Atlanta United’s season-ticket prices will range from $20 per game to $225 per game, and the sales process will start next week for Founders’ Club members in the order they joined.
With trust, Hardaway Jr. increased role with Hawks

With trust, Hardaway Jr. increased role with Hawks

Defense got Tim Hardaway Jr. on the floor. Trust is keeping him there. The guard had season-highs in six statistics as part of a balanced attack that led to the Hawks lopsided 124-86 win at the 76ers Wednesday night.
Holiday to re-join Warriors for White House visit

Holiday to re-join Warriors for White House visit

Justin Holiday will miss Hawks practice Thursday.He has a pretty good reason.It’s not every day you are invited to the White House to meet the President of the United States.
Hawks-76ers Report Card

Hawks-76ers Report Card

A recap of the Hawks’ 124-86 victory over the 76ers Wednesday:Noteworthy* The Hawks own point totals against the 76ers this season – 127, 126 and 124.
Hawks-76ers Quoteboard

Hawks-76ers Quoteboard

What they said after the Hawks’ 124-86 win over the 76ers Wednesday:“I think all up and down the roster on both ends of the court a lot of guys played well.
Thomas remembers his signing day with Georgia Tech

Thomas remembers his signing day with Georgia Tech

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was considered to be the next “Calvin Johnson” when he signed with Georgia Tech back in 2006.
Kirby Smart keeps a strong class for Georgia

Kirby Smart keeps a strong class for Georgia

Kirby Smart didn’t make a grand entrance. The man that so many Georgia fans had come to see just walked out of the stairwell, briefly acknowledged the huge cheer, then put on a microphone and commenced with the interview.
10 things to know about Georgia signing class

10 things to know about Georgia signing class

Another successful signing day was logged by the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday. But seriously, how often have you ever heard anybody say they had a bad day at the recruiting office?
10 things to know about Georgia Tech’s signing class

10 things to know about Georgia Tech’s signing class

No one will know the quality of Georgia Tech’s 2016 signing class for at least a year or two. Tech fans can point to two-star prospects such as All-American guard Shaquille Mason and All-ACC B-back Zach Laskey as evidence.
A tepid signing day for Georgia Tech

A tepid signing day for Georgia Tech

It’s tempting to see Georgia Tech’s 2015 season as a worst-case scenario of youth and injury and a wicked schedule and lousy luck.
5 observations about Georgia State’s signing day

5 observations about Georgia State’s signing day

Georgia State signed 17 high school football players Wednesday, joining the five high school players and a transfer who already enrolled for the spring semester and two players who enrolled last fall, to complete the Class of 2016.
5 observations from Kennesaw State’s signing day

5 observations from Kennesaw State’s signing day

Kennesaw State signed 18 high school players Wednesday on the program’s third signing day.“More kids we get in the program and on campus, the more people will know about what’s going on in the university and the football program,” coach Brian Bohannon said.
Splitter frustrated by nagging hip injury

Splitter frustrated by nagging hip injury

Tiago Splitter is frustrated.The Hawks center will miss his second straight game and ninth of the season Wednesday due to a right hip injury.
Horford discusses trade speculation

Horford discusses trade speculation

Al Horford knows his name is being mentioned in the trade speculation so prevalent at this time of the season.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Ajani Kerr

Meet Georgia Tech signee Ajani Kerr

Ajani Kerr Position: Cornerback Committed: Feb. 3 Height, weight: 6-foot-0, 183 pounds Hometown: Powder Springs What to know: Along with Georgia Tech, Kerr had 10 total offers including Central Michigan and Kennesaw State.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Jahaziel Lee

Meet Georgia Tech signee Jahaziel Lee

Jahaziel Lee Position: Offensive lineman Committed: Jan. 24 Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 245 pounds Hometown: Ponchatoula, La.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Lucas Johnson

Meet Georgia Tech signee Lucas Johnson

Lucas Johnson Position: Quarterback Committed: Jan. 25 Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 195 pounds Hometown: San Diego What to know: Johnson is a four-year varsity starter who chose Georgia Tech after committing to San Diego State.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Jordan Woods

Meet Georgia Tech signee Jordan Woods

Jordan Woods Position: Defensive line Committed: Jan. 25 Height, weight: 6-foot-4, 255 pounds Hometown: Citra, Fla.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Parker Braun

Meet Georgia Tech signee Parker Braun

Parker Braun Position: Offensive lineman Committed: Aug. 29 Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 275 pounds Hometown: Hallsville, Texas What to know: At Georgia Tech, Braun will join his brother, offensive lineman Trey Braun, who was a sophomore last season.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Jay Jones

Meet Georgia Tech signee Jay Jones

Jay Jones Position: Quarterback Committed: Jan. 16 Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds Hometown: McCalla, Ala.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Xavier Gantt

Meet Georgia Tech signee Xavier Gantt

Xavier Gantt Position: A-back Committed: Feb. 11 Height, weight: 5-foot-9, 165 pounds Hometown: Buford What to know: He chose Georgia Tech over Ohio State, Arizona State, Miami, Mississippi, Wake Forest and more.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Stephen Dolphus

Meet Georgia Tech signee Stephen Dolphus

Stephen Dolphus Position: Wide receiver Committed: Oct. 21 Height, weight: 6-foot-5, 200 pounds Hometown: Macon What to know: According to Sheddrick Risper, his high school coach, Dolphus was the all-time reception leader at Westside High School.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Jakob Brashear

Meet Georgia Tech signee Jakob Brashear

Jakob BrashearPosition: LBCommitted: March 19Height, weight: 6-foot, 205 poundsHometown: DaculaWhat to know: Brashear chose Georgia Tech with the help of his parents because of the strength of the football program and the proximity to where his parents live.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Jalen Camp

Meet Georgia Tech signee Jalen Camp

Jalen Camp Position: Wide receiver Committed: Dec. 9 Height, weight: 6-foot-2, 210 pounds Hometown: Cumming What to know: Committed to Liberty in June.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Jair Hawkins-Anderson

Meet Georgia Tech signee Jair Hawkins-Anderson

Jair Hawkins-Anderson Position: Wide receiver Committed: Dec. 26 Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds Hometown: Suwanee What to know: Chose Georgia Tech over Louisville and Illinois.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Kenny Cooper

Meet Georgia Tech signee Kenny Cooper

Kenny CooperPosition: Offensive linemanCommitted: Dec. 8Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 288 poundsHometown: CalhounWhat to know: Cooper’s other scholarship offers were from non-FCS schools, according to his high school coach Jim Kremer.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Brandon Adams

Meet Georgia Tech signee Brandon Adams

Brandon AdamsPosition: Defensive tackleCommitted: Jan. 24Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 315 poundsHometown: Brentwood, Tenn.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Jarett Cole

Meet Georgia Tech signee Jarett Cole

Jarett ColePosition: SafetyCommitted: July 30Height, weight: 5-foot-10, 180 poundsHometown: NorcrossWhat to know: He chose Georgia Tech over Iowa, Kansas State and Nebraska.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Chris Martin

Meet Georgia Tech signee Chris Martin

Chris MartinPosition: Defensive linemanCommitted: May 9Height and weight: 6-foot-2, 260 poundsHometown: LoganvilleWhat to know: Martin chose Georgia Tech because of the competitive academic programs and football program, the closeness to home and the relationship he formed with the coaching staff, according to his high school coach, Mickey Conn.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Desmond Branch

Meet Georgia Tech signee Desmond Branch

Desmond BranchPosition: Defensive endEnrolled: Jan. 11Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 270 poundsHometown: Rio Rancho, N.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Dedrick Mills

Meet Georgia Tech signee Dedrick Mills

Dedrick MillsPosition: B-backEnrolled: Jan. 11Height, weight: 5-foot-11, 200 poundsHometown: WaycrossWhat to know: According to Franklin Stephens, his coach at Ware County High, Mills chose Georgia Tech because Tech offers him a chance to compete on a high level, provides a great education and was close to home.
Meet Georgia Tech signee Emanuel Bridges

Meet Georgia Tech signee Emanuel Bridges

Emanuel BridgesPosition: LinebackerEnrolled: Jan. 11Height, weight: 6-foot-2, 215 poundsHometown: NewnanWhat to know: Bridges started for Newnan High School since his sophomore year.

2016 Georgia signee list

Sort through the list of Georgia players and where they will go to college for National Signing Day 2016.
Georgia State lacking in transition

Georgia State lacking in transition

The most shocking stat in Georgia State’s 63-53 loss at Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday was zero fast-break points.
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