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December 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
Maybe Georgia Tech Coach Chan Gailey will ease up on Reggie Ball now. Ball threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Yellow Jackets to a 51-14 victory over Syracuse in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday night. Gailey has been critical of his sophomore quarterback all season, and he reiterated this week that Ball will have to win the starting job again next spring. Ball certainly stated his case against the Orange, completing 12 of 19 passes for 207 yards with an interception.
September 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Tashard Choice helped Georgia Tech fans forget about the loss of Calvin Johnson. Notre Dame's three quarterbacks had Fighting Irish fans longing for Brady Quinn. Choice rushed for a career-high 196 yards and two touchdowns, and the Georgia Tech defense had little trouble with Notre Dame's new passers, forcing two fumbles by Demetrius Jones, sacking Evan Sharpley seven times and keeping Jimmy Clausen from doing any damage in a 33-3 victory Saturday.
November 10, 2009 | Sam Farmer
A common postgame response to questions after NFL games is, "I have to wait to see the film." Times NFL writer Sam Farmer sorts through the best of Monday's film review: :: Jim Schwartz, Detroit coach, on a rumored rift between Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson partly based on TV shots from the sideline: "Good gracious, if there was a camera on every single person on every single play, you could read...
December 24, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Ryan Freel, a former Cincinnati Reds player, was found dead Saturday of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Freel, 36, retired after the 2009 season after a series of concussions and other injuries. He spent six of his eight seasons with the Reds and finished with a career .268 average and 143 stolen bases. “RIP Ryan Freel!! Great teammate, great guy,n loved his family!” former Cincinnati Reds player Sean Casey tweeted.
September 7, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
She'll sing that she's been waiting all day for Sunday night, but really Carrie Underwood has been waiting months. Underwood, who replaces Faith Hill in singing the "Sunday Night Football" opening for NBC, performed her segment in June at an airport-hangar-sized studio in Playa Vista. Her rendition debuts Sunday night when the New York Giants open the season against the Dallas Cowboys. The song will be the same one sung by Pink in 2006, and Hill each year since - "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" - but Underwood's version is intended to be faster-paced and more energetic.
May 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Keenan Allen might want to take a quick glance in the mirror before posting another video online. That way he can avoid embarrassing himself like he did with his recent Vine post. No, he didn't have food stuck in his teeth or something hanging out of his nose. No hair was out of place and there wasn't a smudge on his face. His offense was much, much worse. The third-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers was wearing an Oakland Raiders cap. He also had a really goofy look on his face while sipping out of a straw at In-N-Out Burger.
October 9, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
In a setting that has all the makings of a frenzy, the Detroit Lions draw a Monday night home game against the NFC North division rival Chicago Bears while trying to extend their unbeaten start to 5-0. The once-floundering organization that failed to win a game three seasons ago and has one playoff victory since 1957 will send its vaunted pass rush against Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, whose increasingly shaky outings bear the scars of a leaky offensive...
September 5, 2012 | By Joe Flint
If this whole football thing doesn't work out, Drew Brees may have a second career as a cartoon character. The Saints quarterback is among the National Football League stars who are lending their voices to "Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians," an animated series that will debut on Viacom's kids cartoon channel Nicktoons on Nov. 30. Already the most popular sport in the nation, the NFL takes nothing for granted and knows it needs to get kids...
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