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ATLANTA -- Now about Georgia's other college football team … no, not the one with Uga as the world's most famous mascot featuring a collar and fleas. Nor is it Georgia Southern, ...(full article)

The last time the Cavaliers did this, won an Eastern Conference finals, they surprised themselves. Not this time. Not even close. It showed then in how they handled the clincher an...(full article)

The win-now mentality that the NFL is so well known for doesn’t even preclude first-year head coaches from that type of pressure, as new hires are routinely expected to deliver...(full article)

About the time you were about to say, "Hello, Delly. Crikey! What's next? Running for mayor soon?" ... Nearly at the time you were about to say, "Welcome back, Your Highness. How ...(full article)

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