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Report: ACC teams to play 2016 football game in Ireland

Atlantic Coast Conference teams Boston College and Georgia Tech reportedly will play a football game in Dublin, Ireland, in 2016, according to Eurosport.com.

Newton quarterback Romario Johnson and Eastside defensive lineman Arthur Holmes named to offensive and defensive players of the year

Both Newton and Rockdale County saw some exciting times on the gridiron this season as four of the six local schools made it to the playoffs.

Bobo, Colorado State agree on five-year contract

New Colorado State coach Mike Bobo reached agreement with the school on a five-year contract that includes a $1.35 million base salary.

Sibert, Pierre pace Flyers in win over Tech

Jordan Sibert and Dyshawn Pierre lead Dayton in scoring and they showed why on Tuesday.

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Hawks edge Clippers for fifth straight win

DeMarre Carroll is best known for his ability to turn up the heat on defense for the Atlanta Hawks. But on Tuesday night the muscular forward showed that his offensive skills aren’t lacking either.

Falcons’ run defense key to winner-takes-division finale

For the third consecutive game, the Atlanta Falcons dug themselves a hole against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Newton grad Croone scores 1,000th career point

Stephen Croone reached a huge career milestone recently.

Hawks keep rolling, stop Mavs to complete 3-0 road trip

Dennis Schroder and the Atlanta Hawks completed a phenomenal road trip Monday.

Harrow leads GSU past Southern Miss

Ryan Harrow scored 27 points and the Georgia State basketball team celebrated being back on its home court with a 68-55 victory over Southern Miss Sunday at the GSU Sports Arena.

Bulldogs cruise past Seton Hall

Kenny Gaines scored 15 points to lead a balanced effort as the host Bulldogs showed no signs of rust in routing the Pirates.

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Falcons inch closer to NFC South title

They are far from perfect — and, if truth be told, maybe even far from mediocre — but the 6-9 Atlanta Falcons, incredibly, have the NFC South title in their sights with one game left in the season.

Salem girls, Gainesville boys win Saturday matinees

A huge third quarter allowed Gainesville to build a big lead, then the Red Elephants held off Salem, 65-58 in Region 8-AAAAA play Saturday afternoon.

Thompson, Eagles handle Croone’s Paladins

Stephen Croone got the better of Bernard Thompson on the stat sheet, but Thompson and his teammates won the battle on the scoreboard Friday.

GSU hangs on against Umass in holiday tourney

Georgia State had just enough to hold off Massachusetts Friday.

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Hawks visit Houston Saturday

After a very impressive win to begin a challenging three-game road trip, Atlanta meets its next obstacle Saturday in Houston.

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