ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons will open the season hosting the Philadelphia Eagles in a Monday night game on Sept. 14.
Weeks after Rick Hurst announced he was leaving his position as Eastside High School's Football coach, the school has named science teacher and Assistant Head Football Coach Troy Hoff as the new head coach.
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Georgia weather isn't really known for its consistency or its beauty, at least not in the winter. Spring sports are in full swing, but the spring weather hasn't arrived just yet. Still, track, soccer and baseball athletes are playing as well as they can and as much as they can in the weather they're facing.
The Loganville Christian Academy varsity boys basketball coach, Mark Davis, reached his 200th career win over his 10 year tenure at LCA this past week. The team is currently in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Region 1AAA tournament and has already secured a spot in the GISA state tournament that will be played next weekend at Mercer University.
The region tournaments are over and the state playoffs are beginning. Here is a definitive guide to the upcoming games for the state playoff games for the next couple of days.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs.
Ask anybody at Indian Creek Middle School - students, teachers, etc. - about Coy Mullen and you'll discover a theme among the many smiling faces when you mention his name. Simply by talking to them for a couple of minutes you can see the impact he's had on their lives and how much they love him.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl in his second career start and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 230 yards, leading Ohio State to a 42-35 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal Thursday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.
Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt expects star tailback Todd Gurley's indefinite suspension to stay in place this week.
You could hear a calm bellow of "Amen" from the Salem Seminoles gathered in the middle of their field after a goal-line stand against Winder-Barrow that gave them a 31-24 win on Friday night. The team was praying after a short celebration of the win, Salem coach John Starr gathered his team to talk them about the game and after that they all prayed together.
The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse. Send your submissions and vote atcovnews.upickem.net.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race.
In a Friday packed with thrilling matchups, Newton County's three high school football teams went 0-3, but two of them stood strong and were a few plays away from getting a win.