MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up another round of court-ordered mediation Tuesday without any signs of a new agreement and the clock ticking on the 2011 season.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward returned to the Atlanta Braves' lineup Tuesday for a 3-1 victory over Houston, saying their injuries felt much better after rest and injections.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins and perhaps the most popular player in the team's 51-year history, died Tuesday after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.
ATLANTA (AP) - When Brian McCann returned to his locker, Derek Lowe shouted across the room: "Great off day, Mac!"
WASHINGTON (AP) - A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children's football helmets.
ATLANTA - Georgia college students will have to pay up to $450 more per semester in tuition and fees starting this fall under increases approved by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed coach Mike Smith to a three-year contract extension after he led the team to the NFC South title.
Associated Press Yesterday was National signing day and Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Georgia Southern signed several players. UGA signees: David Andrews, c, 6-2, 275, Wesleyan School, Norcross, Ga. Sterling Bailey, de, 6-5, 260, East Hall HS, Gainesville, Ga. Devin Bowman, cb, 6-0, 175, Ridgeland HS, Rossville, Ga. Chris Conley, wr, 6-3, 180, North Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga. Isaiah Crowell, rb, 5-11, 210, Carver HS, Columbus, Ga. Watts Dantzler, ot, 6-7, 315, Dalton (Ga.) ...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters' questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the Packers "the home team."
DALLAS (AP) - After weeks of talking to fans, reporters and Congress about their lagging labor negotiations, the NFL and its players' union are getting around to talking to each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chipper Jones showed Tuesday he can still knock the cover off the ball. Now for the next step in his recovery from knee surgery. Jones, the Braves' switch-hitting third baseman, took a big left-handed swing and ripped the cover from a ball in batting practice on Tuesday morning. As Braves president John Schuerholz held the empty cover in the Turner Field batting cage, the 38-year-old Jones told him "that's what you've got ...
ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves are opening a new rookie camp to show their top prospects where to go and what to do if they're called up to the big leagues.
FLOWERY BRANCH (AP) - The snow that forced the Atlanta Falcons to practice indoors all last week had nearly thawed by Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Bart Starr. Lambeau Field. Ray Nitschke. Titletown USA. Reggie White. Heck, they even named the Super Bowl trophy after Green Bay's most famous coach.
KILN, Miss. (AP) - The sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was released from jail Thursday after a brief appearance in a Mississippi courtroom, a day after she was arrested during a methamphetamine bust. Brandi Favre, 34, wearing orange prison scrubs and a GAP sweat shirt with her hands cuffed in front of her, was in the courtroom less than 10 minutes. Hancock County Justice Court Judge Tom Carver Sr. agreed to arraign Favre ...