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Column: Spring football could work, but XFL2 not the answer

Jan. 26, 2018 10:45 AM EST

Vince McMahon is resuscitating the XFL. OK, let's get the bad jokes out of the way: Are some teams going to be wearing masks and representing parts unknown? Will the hook-and-ladder play involve smashing someone with a real ladder? The XFL was a "colossal failure" the first time McMahon tried it — his...

Saints' Jordan aims to disappoint his dad's old fans

Jan. 12, 2018 1:08 AM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — As much as Saints All-Pro Cam Jordan admires his father, Steve, and effusively praises the former Minnesota Vikings tight end, he hasn't been able to resist the urge to be his own man. Cam Jordan never wanted to play tight end, and acknowledged on Thursday that he doesn't always follow...

Jaguars-Steelers Capsule

Jan. 11, 2018 4:47 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE (11-6) at PITTSBURGH (13-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Steelers by 6 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Jaguars 9-8, Steelers 7-9 SERIES RECORD — Jaguars lead 13-11 LAST MEETING — Jaguars beat Steelers 30-9, Oct. 8, 2017 LAST WEEK — Jaguars beat Bills 10-3; Steelers had...

The Latest: UCF ends up 6th in final AP Top 25 of season

Jan. 9, 2018 3:06 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff national football championship game on Monday night (all times local): 2:30 a.m. Alabama and Georgia topped the final Top 25 college football poll of the season but many eyes were on Central Florida. Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated...

Saban, complacency-proof Alabama faces Georgia for title

Jan. 7, 2018 2:35 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban's greatest rival, his most persistent foe, is human nature. So far, Saban is winning that matchup. Alabama's coach has his Crimson Tide back in the College Football Playoff national championship game for the third straight season. Alabama has won four national titles since Saban...

Dooley knows Smart's challenge; ex-UGa coach beat Bear, Bama

Jan. 7, 2018 1:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Before there was Kirby Smart vs. Nick Saban, another young second-year Georgia coach took on an Alabama coaching giant. Vince Dooley was only 33 and trying to establish his program at Georgia when the Bulldogs opened the 1965 season with an 18-17 win over mighty Bear Bryant and the Crimson...

Running game will be difference for Georgia win over Tide

Jan. 7, 2018 2:26 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — To win national championships the old-school, SEC way, you must have a smothering defense packed with big plays and a strong kicking game. Most importantly, you must run the ball. Then run it some more. Georgia's running game is deeper and better than Alabama's, by only a slight margin....

Georgia and Alabama arrive in Atlanta, home away from home

Jan. 5, 2018 10:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The bus ride for No. 3 Georgia was about 75 minutes from its campus in Athens to the capital city. No. 4 Alabama spent less time than that in the air, flying from Tuscaloosa to what has become something of a home away from home for the Crimson Tide. The Bulldogs and Tide made triumphant...

No mystery: Georgia, Alabama like running, stuffing the run

Jan. 5, 2018 5:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — There's no mystery in what the Georgia and Alabama offenses do best: Run the ball. Stopping them is harder to manage, though both defenses do that quite well, too. The third-ranked Bulldogs pound away with Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, one of college football's best tailback tandems. No. 4...

Sony Michel, Georgia can finally 'play for something big'

Jan. 2, 2018 2:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Sony Michel wouldn't give up after a devastating lost fumble, and his resolve helped lift Georgia to within one win of its first national championship in almost four decades. Michel's teammates also wouldn't give up in Monday's double-overtime 54-48 Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma. The win sends...