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Rookie NFL coaches tasked with fixing Falcons, Eagles

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press ATLANTA — Call this the Rebuilding Bowl. When the Atlanta Falcons open the season Sunday hosting the Philadelphia Eagles, it will be a matchup of rookie coaches leading the two worst teams in the NFC from a year ago. Former Tennessee Titans ...

Mailbag

Williams was special talent at Saint Francis Reading the Mirror sports pages on Thursday, Aug. 26 brought back memories from years ago. I was saddened by the news of Sandy Williams’ death, but remembering how his basketball skills impressed me as a 19-20-year-old young man brought back ...

Sports spending is out of control

By Bill Contz For the Mirror Back in 1990, a recording artist known as Callaway scored a hit with a song titled “I Wanna Be Rich.” It’s likely this tune was playing nonstop in the front offices of several big market major league teams while being simultaneously hummed by key ...

Another year of Alabama simply re-loading

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press ATLANTA — In the circle of college football life, Alabama sends another hefty batch of future stars to the NFL and still begins a new season as the top-ranked team. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will get an early read on the latest group of five-star ...

College football teetering after another earthquake

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press The Southeastern Conference is getting bigger and, somehow, even stronger. Three other major conferences have formed an alliance, whatever that means. And the Big 12 is dead man walking. After a period of relative stability, college football heads ...

A night to remember — and forget

By Greg Johnston The school year is once again upon us and, as with every other year, the staff reconvenes in the hallways, classrooms and offices. Reconnecting often leads to the proverbial “How was your summer?” Idle chit-chat becomes more in depth and before you know it, you ...