TAMPA, Fla. -- A winning record fell short of expectations for the Atlanta Falcons.Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers enabled the team to finish with consecutive winning seasons for the first time in franchise history. That provided little consolation for missing the playoffs
MIAMI -- The Iowa Hawkeyes were counting down the final seconds in the latest in a series of improbable victories, and offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe stood on the sideline, trying to absorb what he had just witnessed.O'Keefe turned to his defeat-defying quarterback, Ricky Stanzi."I can't remember coaching a guy who threw four interceptions before," O'Keefe said."Coach," Stanzi replied, "I threw five."
PLAINS -- The mayor of former President Jimmy Carter's hometown said the city acted immediately to remove an effigy of President Barack Obama that was found hanging from a building.
LOS ANGELES -- James Cameron's science-fiction epic "Avatar" had another stellar weekend with $68.3 million domestically, shooting past $1 billion worldwide, only the fifth movie ever to hit that mark.