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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Bosa remained on the turf with the wind knocked out of him after beating yet another offensive lineman for a sack when the appreciative San Francisco 49ers fans started chanting his name.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson relied all year on a strong defense and quarterback Trevor Lawrence to give itself a shot at a second straight national title.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron is already thinking about what comes next for his national champions. More specifically, who comes next.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers defense features a fearsome pass rush, a shut-down cornerback in Richard Sherman and a group of safeties and linebackers that excel in pass coverage.

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball as it heads into the second weekend of league competition.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The top prize for individual excellence in college football is the Heisman Trophy. For the first time in the Super Bowl era, five winners of that prestigious keepsake are expected to suit up in the same game, each in pursuit of the NFL’s most coveted team award — the…

Top-ranked LSU and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow head into the national championship game peaking, matching their record-setting offense with a healthy and improving defense.

The Associated Press analyzed attendance numbers for 33 second- and third-tier Bowl Subdivision bowl games this season. The analysis did not include the so-called New Year's Six bowls because year-to-year comparisons are difficult since those games are part of the College Football Playoff se…

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that's what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox.

The NFL is awarding new grants to six social justice organizations as part of its " Inspire Change " initiative that emphasizes education and economic development, community and police relations, and criminal justice reform.

The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett.

Mississippi State fired Joe Moorhead after just two seasons Friday, making the unusual decision to dismiss a coach after a bowl game.

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern, the basketball-loving lawyer who took the NBA around the world during 30 years as its longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global powerhouse, died Wednesday. He was 77.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When asked about finishing with numbers similar to those posted by the first two quarterbacks drafted this year, Gardner Minshew interrupted the question with one correction: "better."

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State sophomore Reggie Perry played his most complete game of the season on Monday and had a career night.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — LSU has the Heisman-winning quarterback and Clemson brings the 29-game winning streak. The College Football Playoff has delivered another doozy for its title game, and it features two teams of Tigers who haven't lost a game this season.

ATLANTA (AP) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a no-show at the Peach Bowl media day on Thursday, another indicator No. 1 LSU's leading rusher could miss the playoff semifinal because of his hamstring injury.

Gary Woodland was runner-up twice against strong fields in South Korea and Kapalua. He won the U.S. Open. He had another top-10 finish at the PGA Championship. And it still wasn't enough to earn one of eight automatic spots on the Presidents Cup team.

Between them, Tom Brady and Drew Brees have played 38 pro football seasons, 39 if you count 2008 when the New England star wrecked his knee in Week 1. Both probably should be long retired and counting the days until their induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

ATLANTA (AP) — Top-ranked LSU’s leading rusher Clyde Edwards-Helaire is off crutches but still may miss Saturday’s Peach Bowl playoff semifinal against No. 4 Oklahoma.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Assuming general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone get a chance to rebuild the Jacksonville Jaguars, they have to add more playmakers.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is a hero on LSU's Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn't seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. Justin Fields rarely has to step inside an Ohio State classroom building because he also does most of his school work online to…

The Chicago White Sox and left-hander Dallas Keuchel have agreed to a $55.5 million, three-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Gonzaga is the latest No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball poll that has had no stability on the top line.

BEST IN CLASS (based on 247 Sports composite rankings through Wednesday afternoon): Clemson signed the No. 1 and No. 3 prospects in the country, both highly regarded defensive players, paving the way for the top recruiting class. 

BEST IN CLASS (based on 247 Sports composite rankings through Wednesday afternoon): Alabama, Georgia and LSU each landed at least two five-star players, led by the Crimson Tide signing Bryce Young, Chris Braswell and Drew Sanders. Young, the sixth-ranked player in the nation, is a dual-threa…

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — James Wiseman's college career has come to an end after just three games with the Memphis center and likely NBA lottery pick saying on social media he has withdrawn from school to begin focusing on his pro career rather than sitting out the rest of a 12-game NCAA suspension.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Junior running back Cam Akers of Florida State will enter the 2020 NFL draft and won’t play in the Seminoles’ Sun Bowl game on Dec. 31 against Arizona State.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday.

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Lois Odom Maese, age 96, passed away peacefully at home with her family present on January 13, 2020. Lois was born on November 22, 1923 to Lewis Fate Odom and Jesse Diette (Bray) Odom. Lois is survived by her son, Daniel J. Maese, and daughter, Veronica Lois Scott (Broyles), 5 grandchildren …

Ollie Eugene Taylor, 76, of Ochlocknee, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at Whiddon Shiver Funeral Home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Gerald Horne officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p…

Funeral services for Chance Jammal Kelley will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at Disciples of Jesus Ministries. Public viewing will be today from noon to 6 p.m. Chance Jammal Kelley was born on August 31, 2000 to Wanjiru Howell and Christopher Kelley in Thomasville, GA. He moved …

Funeral Services for Ms. Elaine Thomas will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1 pm at Pleasant Grove MB Church, 4072 Brayton Street, Ochlocknee, GA. Public Viewing will be today from 12 pm until 6 pm. Ms. Elaine Thomas was born May 24, 1949 to the late Evelyn T. Roberts and Earnest L. Roberts…