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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson slides to 4, but why now?

Oct. 21, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

AP Top 25 voters are being tougher on Clemson than any preseason No. 1 team in 48 years. The undefeated defending national champion Tigers are now No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank. Alabama was No. 1 in the Top 25 on Sunday, followed by LSU and Ohio State at No. 3. The...

AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps Clemson to 3rd; Wisconsin falls

Oct. 20, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes. Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and...

Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR's playoffs. It turned out...

Saban: Alabama QB Tagovailoa has procedure for ankle injury

Oct. 20, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a procedure for a high ankle sprain and will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa had what's known as a "tightrope" procedure on his right ankle Sunday. He says it's the same injury the 2018...

As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows. The 14-year-old building...

Rare southern bird on verge of making a comeback

Oct. 20, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Scientists studying the red-cockaded woodpecker in Georgia forests say the rare bird is making a comeback. The bird was likely common long ago, but has been considered endangered in recent years, WABE Radio reported . Habitat loss was the main challenge for the bird. It's homes...

Alabama's Tagovailoa likely out 1 game with ankle injury

Oct. 20, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left in the first half against Tennessee with a left ankle injury and is expected to miss at least one game. Tagovailoa walked off the field and was taken to the sideline medical tent during the second quarter Saturday night. The 2018 Heisman...

Tennessee QB Brian Maurer leaves game with No. 1 Alabama

Oct. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer left the game against No. 1 Alabama with a concussion. Maurer was hurt after absorbing a hit late in the first quarter Saturday. It was the second straight game he's left with a concussion. Maurer stayed on the ground for a while after a hit by...

No. 1 Alabama survives Tua injury, beats Tennessee 35-13

Oct. 20, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama leaned on the old formula once quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with an ankle injury: big defensive plays and running the ball. The top-ranked Crimson Tide turned to the defense and tailback Najee Harris once the high-flying passing game was grounded, pulling out a 35-13...

Woman donates kidney to Alabama patient she's never met

Oct. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It was a miracle from God, Verna Johnson said. Five months ago the Montgomery native took her life into her own hands, launching a campaign to find a donor after an end-stage kidney failure diagnosis. Most people wait years to find a match and Alabama has the longest wait time in...