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ATHENS — The National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame formally presented the University of Georgia football team and head coach Kirby Smart with the MacArthur Bowl, the organization’s national championship trophy.

ATHENS (AP) - Georgia coach Kirby Smart told a near-capacity crowd at Sanford Stadium on Saturday the Bulldogs don't plan to wait another 41 years for their next national championship.

By Tuesday morning, the field of 14 NFL teams vying to become Super Bowl champions will be narrowed to eight as the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend begins Saturday.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially severed ties with Antonio Brown, terminating the contract of the mercurial receiver while also contradicting the player’s claim that he was fired in the middle of a game for not playing through an ankle injury.

ATLANTA — Taysom Hill and the New Orleans Saints will be watching the scoreboard when they close their regular season at the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

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Local high school basketball teams hit the courts Tuesday. The Griffin High School Bears took on Clarke Central High School. The Griffin boys lost 68-84, while the Griffin girls won their second game in a row, beating Clarke Central 61-25. Across town, The Spalding High boys lost 67-49 again…

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GRIFFIN — Playing for the first time since Dec. 20, Jaleel Chambliss scored 12 points and Alfred Weems scored 10 to lead Griffin High in a 64-48 loss to Clarke Central on Tuesday night at The House in Griffin.

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GRIFFIN — Both local public school girls basketball teams have been on a roll heading into late games Tuesday night, Spalding High at Westside-Macon and Griffin at home against Clarke Central.

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GRIFFIN — Two local assistant coaches were recently recognized for their efforts this season.

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Both Griffin High and Spalding High play their first game back post holiday break tonight (Tuesday), Griffin when it hosts Clarke Central and Spalding when it travels to take on Westside-Macon.

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There were plenty of moments that kept local sports fans on the edge of their seats and gave them reasons to cheer and celebrate in 2021.

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Stetson Bennett has the full support of No. 3 Georgia’s coaching staff even as he continues to hear the same doubts that have followed him since he first joined the Bulldogs as a walk-on.

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By now most of the folks in Griffin know that the first head coach in Griffin High Bears history, Max Dowis, 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Christmas eve. What some may not realize, however, was just how important he was to the program’s foundation.

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The first head football coach in Griffin High Bears history passed away peacefully in his sleep on Christmas eve.

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CINCINNATI — Joe Burrow’s franchise record-breaking 525-yard passing performance clearly meant something to the Cincinnati Bengals, who continued calling deep throws for him late in the fourth quarter with a 20-point lead against division rival Baltimore until the mark was secured.

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HAMPTON — After 163 days of work, crews celebrated the completion of paving at the all-new Atlanta Motor Speedway with fireworks and cheers, the track said in a release on Tuesday.

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Christmas is a bittersweet time for me. All the good and not so good memories come flooding back and I know those days and times are gone from my life forever. Memories are all that are left.

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After battling toe-to-toe with the ABA No. 5-Power Rank Mobile Jesters and only losing by three points 151-148 on Dec. 11 at First United Methodist in Griffin, the Atlanta Aliens proved that they are a force to be reckoned with when they defeated the Jekyll Island Pharaohs 142-121 Saturday a…

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons are leaning on the “crazier things have happened” justification for retaining playoff hopes following a loss at San Francisco that had the appearance of a postseason elimination game.

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Griffin High swept Spalding High in a battle of crosstown rivals Friday night at Spalding, the Lady Bears winning the early game 67-51 and the Bears winning the nightcap 63-38.

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Having known current Spalding High head coach Carl Kearney since he was a player at Griffin High School back in the late 1990s, it’s not a surprise that he has become a successful head coach.

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The accolades keep pouring in for the Spalding High football program this season.

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THE FLATS — Thirteen high-school seniors signed National Letters of Intent to attend Georgia Tech and play football for the Yellow Jackets on Wednesday.