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Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. Sure, he's remembered mostly for dethroning the Babe to become baseball's home run king on the way to 755, but don't forget about the .300...

 

DeChambeau ailing after barely making cut at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After struggling to make the cut at the Masters, Bryson DeChambeau said he's just not feeling well. He's not sure what the problem is, but he did get tested for COVID-19 again just to make sure that wasn't the issue. It came...

 

Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across America

Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. Southern Cal's famed white horse, Traveler, won't be galloping triumphantly after a Trojans touchdown. No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be...

 

Oklahoma definite outsider in this College Football Playoff

ATLANTA (AP) — No team in the College Football Playoff has claimed more national titles than Oklahoma. History, though, doesn't carry much weight in this year's field. The Sooners are the clear outsider. No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3...

 

Burrow vs. Hurts: A tantalizing matchup at the Peach Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow needed a year under his belt, along with a coaching change and a new wide-open offense, to really find his way at LSU. Jalen Hurts didn't have even that long to adjust, which makes his lone season at Oklahoma even more...

 

Familiar face missing as playoff coaches gather in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — A familiar face was missing as the coaches gathered Thursday at the College Football Hall of Fame to discuss the upcoming playoff. So was a guy who was supposed to be there. For the first time since the playoff started in 2014, Nick...

 

Column: Hope springs eternal as a sports collection is shed

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — He ambles through the sprawling house, through the trove of treasures from a most interesting life, taking one last look at the autographed baseballs and signed jerseys, boxing gloves and football helmets, Olympic pins...

 
 By Paul Newberry    Sports    August 4, 2019

AP source: Carter returning to Hawks for 22nd NBA season

ATLANTA (AP) — Vince Carter is putting off retirement for at least one more season. With that, he'll claim the longest career in NBA history all to himself. A person familiar with the situation confirmed that Carter has agreed to terms on a...

 
 By PAUL NEWBERRY    Sports    May 24, 2018

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

ATLANTA (AP) — Stand or stay out of sight. Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy...

 
 By PAUL NEWBERRY    Sports    May 23, 2018

AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion

Michael Phelps was hanging at the pool on Tuesday. No, he's not planning another comeback. He's got a bigger goal to tackle. Mental health. After revealing the depths of his depression — and even thoughts of suicide after his second...

 

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