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September 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Receiver Calvin Johnson's left leg was hurting. He wasn't sure if he'd be able to play until he went out for warmups. Then he went out and had the best game of his Georgia Tech career. Shaking off a sore quadriceps, Johnson caught touchdown passes of 66 and 58 yards on the way to piling up 165 receiving yards, leading the Yellow Jackets past feeble Virginia, 24-7, Thursday night at Atlanta.
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.
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...
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...
May 21, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Assn. approved a rule Tuesday that outlaws the "anchor putting stroke" that was used by four of the last six major champions. The new rule goes into effect in 2016. "We strongly believe that this rule is for the betterment of the game," USGA President Glen Nager said. "Rule 14-1b protects one of the important challenges in the game - the free swing of the entire club. " Golfers will still be able to use long putters, they just won't be able to anchor the club against their body, creating a hinge effect.
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 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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