SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football's greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion.
ATLANTA (AP) — Adrian Clayborn set an Atlanta record with six sacks, Matt Ryan threw a pair of short touchdown passes and the Falcons romped to a 27-7 victory Sunday over the Dallas Cowboys, who looked anemic offensively in their first game without suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jared Goff was preparing to become the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft earlier this year, many scouts and observers compared him to Matt Ryan, the veteran quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 33 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from 20 down in the second half to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-110 on Friday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH (AP) — Vic Beasley heard the grumbling. He was a wasted pick in the first round. He wasn’t going to be able to play every down in the NFL.
FLOWERY BRANCH (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday tied for the lead in the NFC South and all banged-up for the final month of the regular season.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are struggling to figure out what happened to the team that won 60 games just two seasons ago.
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The Brazilian club Chapecoense, which lost most of its players in an air crash last week, has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana championship by the governing body of South American soccer.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — John Schuerholz was perfectly happy at his job, teaching world geography and English to eighth graders in suburban Baltimore.
In the end, true chaos never came to college football this season. Four teams that started near the top of the College Football Playoff rankings will play for the national championship.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former commissioner Bud Selig, who oversaw baseball’s great growth along with some of its darkest moments, and longtime general manager John Schuerholz were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons have found different ways to win despite ranking near the bottom of the league in yards allowed.
ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about a mismatch. Alabama’s defense is the best in the nation. Florida’s offense looks like one of the worst.
ATLANTA (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 23 points, Tobias Harris added 18 and the Detroit Pistons beat the reeling Atlanta Hawks 121-85 on Friday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There’s one more hurdle in third-ranked Clemson’s quest to get back to the College Football Playoff — tonight’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against No. 19 Virginia Tech.
DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has a dismissal agreement with prosecutors that will require the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback to meet conditions for a year before being cleared of a domestic violence charge against him.
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves made another move in the dramatic offseason retooling of their rotation on Thursday by acquiring left-hander Jaime Garcia from the St. Louis Cardinals.
TOKYO (AP) — A top IOC official renewed his demand Thursday that Japanese organizers further reduce their $18 billion budget ceiling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying the figure could scare off cities considering bids for future games.
MOSCOW (AP) — Seven years after the race of her life at the world track and field championships, Olive Loughnane is still waiting for her prize money.
MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Simultaneous tear-filled tributes were held at packed stadiums in Colombia and Brazil for the victims of this week's air tragedy that claimed 71 lives when a chartered plane crashed while ferrying a scrappy, small-town soccer team to the finals of a prestigious Sout…
NEW YORK (AP) — The league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.
FLOWERY BRANCH (AP) — An Atlanta Falcons defense already having to adjust to losing its top cornerback for the season now also must compensate for the loss of one of its top pass rushers.
ATLANTA (AP) — In just his third day on the job, Georgia Tech’s new athletic director made it clear he’s a big fan of football coach Paul Johnson.
PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 23 points off the bench and Phoenix reserves combined for 54 as the Suns held off the slumping Atlanta Hawks 109-107 thanks to a key fourth-quarter run Wednesday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference's two stingiest defenses will take the field in the league championship game.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — On a night when his veteran superstars were not performing to their potential, Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox found offensive firepower elsewhere.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s Jim McElwain made Southeastern Conference history by becoming the first coach to reach the league’s championship game in his first two seasons.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Shep Garner scored 17 points and Mike Watkins added 12 and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Penn State to a 67-60 win over Georgia Tech in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game on Tuesday.
Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties.
MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed outside Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 76 people, Colombian officials said Tuesday. Six people initially survived, but one of them later died in a hospital.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Jordan Clarkson added 18 points and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of two injured starters for a 109-94 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.