Archive for January, 2010

Herschel Walker wins MMA debut with TKO

Ex-UGA superstar Herschel Walker took the next step in his amazing athletic career Saturday.
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Walker won his MMA debut with a third-round TKO over over-matched Greg Nagy at the Florida Panthers arena in Sunset, Fla.

You can get a play-by-play recap at this USA Today site.

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Peachtree Road Race: Changes coming to 2010 event

Online registration for the 41st running of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race will open at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 21, the Atlanta Track Club announced Jan. 28. Read the full story here.

Of even greater importance to Peachtree participants, however, may be this event change for 2010:

“For the first time, start assignments will be performance-based instead of randomly assigned, and the number of start waves will nearly double, allowing for smaller waves and better distribution of participants. The track club is hoping these steps will help ease congestion at the start line and along the course.”

YOU TELL US: What’s your opinion of the changes set to happen for the 2010 Peachtree? Do you think they’ll improve the race or is the event losing some of the “come one, come all” spirit that helped it grow in popularity over the years in an effort to appeal to today’s more serious runners?

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Atlanta Braves Spring Preview: Which MLB opponents look toughest in 2010?

mets_bay Pitchers and catchers will be reporting before we know it and with March comes the start of Spring Training. Baseball’s back, basically, and with so many teams making big offseason moves it’s like it never really left us.

MAKE THE CALL:
Which MLB teams – NL or AL – among the Braves’ 2010 opponents retooled themselves best for the upcoming season and who’s already looking like a cellar dweller? Also, are you headed to Spring Training? Which teams are you most eager to see and why?

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Rumors: Pete Carroll to Seahawks, Saban’s advice to Kirby Smart and Al Groh next at Tech

College football’s version of the Hot Stove is heating up, big time.

Rumors of coaches going here or there are everywhere.
We’ve added some polls of possible candidates, but feel free to add some write-in candidates below.

If Pete Carroll goes to the Seahawks, who will be the next coach at USC?

  • Norm Chow
  • Mike Riley
  • Lane Kiffin
  • Other

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Pete Carroll to Seahawks?
RENTON, Wash.(AP) — The Seattle Seahawks fired Jim Mora after just one season, leaving the former NFC West champs without a coach, general manager and president less than four years after they appeared in the Super Bowl.
Speculation on Mora’s replacement immediately centered on Southern California coach Pete Carroll.
The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that Seahawks chief executive officer Tod Leiweke flew to California this week to interview Carroll for the job. ESPN.com, citing unidentified league sources, said an announcement of Carroll joining the Seahawks could …

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How would you rate the Jackets’ performance?

Time for the report card on Georgia Tech’s effort Tuesday against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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How would you rate the Falcons’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Falcons’ effort Sunday against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Falcons’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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