ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia will enter the 2011 season with a shortage of experience at offensive tackle after A.J. Harmon's decision to continue his career at another school.
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.
BRUNSWICK - For the second consecutive winter, lower-than-normal temperatures in coastal Georgia drove down estuarine water temperatures to lethal levels for some marine organisms.
The opening day of the Georgia turkey hunting season is March 26, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division anticipates the 2011 season should be fair, with harvest likely down from the 2010 season.
Uga VIII, Georgia's white English bulldog mascot, has been buried at Sanford Stadium beside his predecessors.
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.
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.
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.