The two Bulldogs gave their team reason to celebrate on Saturday as Caldwell-Pope overcame a scoreless first half to finish with 18 points in Georgia's 62-54 overtime victory over South Carolina.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help Georgia beat Auburn 57-49 on Wednesday night.
Associated PressATHENS, Ga. (AP) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 22 points, Donte' Williams added 14 and Georgia snapped a three-game losing streak with a 67-58 victory over LSU on Saturday night.Johnny O'Bryant finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds as LSU (9-6, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) lost its fourth straight. The
FLOWERY BRANCH -- It's too early for the Atlanta Falcons to know how much defensive end John Abraham will play in Sunday's NFC title game.. Abraham, the NFL's active sacks leader, made it through just 15 snaps in last week's divisional playoff victory over Seattle before aggravating a left ankle
ATHENS-- After watching Kentavious Caldwell-Pope light up his team's zone defense in the first half, Mississippi State coach Rick Ray decided to make a defensive switch.. Ray used a man-to-man defense with Jalen Steele, who was assigned the task of guarding Caldwell-Pope in the second half
Nearly every time Julio Jones reports to work, the second-year Atlanta receiver seeks out position coach Terry Robiskie..
Last year's playoff disappointment hit so hard that Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith needed to change his staff from the top.. It seems Smith made the right decisions when he hired Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator and Dirk Koetter to run the offense.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Everyone wants to know if the Atlanta Falcons can finally win a playoff game under coach Mike Smith.. The Falcons whiffed on their first three tries, but now they're back as the NFC's No. 1 seed with a 13-3 record for the second time in three years
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has gotten over his initial disappointment of missing out on the Pro Bowl for the first time in five years.
Quarterback Matt Ryan is enjoying his best season in five years with the Atlanta Falcons.. So it's no wonder Ryan was delighted to hear that offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter won't be leaving to take a head coaching job with another NFL team.
Tony Gonzalez is still 95 percent sure he will retire at the end of the season.
ATHENS -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope kept hoping that Southern Cal would keep using one man to defend him in the second half.. The Trojans didn't disappoint.. "It was shocking to me that they didn't double me," he said. "Most teams, when I'm hot like that, will try to double
FLOWERY BRANCH -- As the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line sees it, there's no need to antagonize Ndamukong Suh.
ATHENS -- Georgia coach Mark Fox is still waiting for a second and third scorer to complement Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.Several players have a chance to fill the role, and Fox credits Caldwell-Pope with working harder to improve his efficiency on offense.. "The game slows down for him a little
It didn't take long for Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to get his players' attention after last week's embarrassing loss at Carolina.
ATLANTA -- Devin Harris scored 20 points, Josh Smith added 18 and the surging Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte 113-90 on Thursday night to hand the Bobcats their 10th straight defeat.. Gerald Henderson finished with 17 points and Ramon Sessions had 16 for Charlotte.. The Hawks are 12-3 since losing three
FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons aren't too impressed with winning their second NFC South title in three years.. In fact, the latest division championship hardly stirred excitement when coach Mike Smith congratulated the players on Tuesday.. "We've won the division before, so it's not that big of a deal
The Falcons picked up just one first down in Thursday’s win against the Saints, and it’s an issue that’s concerning to both sides of the ball.
ATLANTA -- Coach Paul Johnson knows that Georgia Tech is at a strange crossroads to a bizarre season.. If the Yellow Jackets upset No. 13 Florida State in the ACC championship game, they will earn a spot in the Orange Bowl.. If they lose, it might take an NCAA waiver
ATLANTA -- Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks won their fifth straight game with a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.. Blake Griffin scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 for
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hopes he never has to endure another five-interception game. It might sound too simple, but Ryan considers last week's narrow victory over Arizona as a learning experience that could have ended much worse.
Al Horford scored 15 points and Lou Williams added 14 to lead the Atlanta Hawks past the Orlando Magic 82-72 on Monday night.
Ray Edwards' loss is Kroy Biermann's gain for the Atlanta Falcons. Biermann took over as a starting defensive end earlier this week after the Falcons cut Edwards, but the move was a bit ceremonial.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner has heard the critics say that he's too slow and too old to convert short-yardage downs.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons are ready to prove they aren't defenseless against New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.. Since Brees joined the Saints in 2006, Atlanta is 2-10 in the NFC South series, and the Falcons know why.. Brees hasn't just beaten Atlanta with his right arm. His footwork
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson never questioned Atlanta's offseason trade for Asante Samuel.. Robinson, a ninth-year veteran in his third season with Atlanta, was the undisputed leader of the team's secondary when Samuel, one of the NFL's most talkative players, arrived last spring.. It didn't take long
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn't like to discuss his accomplishments for more than a couple of minutes. That's nothing unusual. Ryan never says too much when asked to consider his chance to become NFL MVP.
Coach Paul Johnson needed little time to sum up what he had just witnessed in another Georgia Tech loss.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Five games into his 16th NFL season, Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez feels reborn on the football field.. It's not so much that Gonzalez leads the league with 39 catches. When the year began, Gonzalez was already the NFL's No. 2-career leading receiver.. What's making
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Running back Michael Turner has found his groove and it couldn't come at a better time for the Atlanta Falcons.. The first two weeks of the season were tough on Turner, who struggled to establish some rhythm on the field and made his circumstances worse with a
Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew knows his players are excited about the team's new up-tempo approach. To gain his favor, though, the Hawks must commit themselves to defense.
Mike Minor pitched 6 1/3 sharp innings to win his fifth straight decision, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had an RBI and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night.. Chipper Jones, who played his next-to-last regular-season game at Turner Field
First-year defensive coordinator Mike Nolan keeps putting the Atlanta Falcons in position to make big plays. The Falcons' pass rush and coverage schemes have created 11 takeaways, tops in the NFL through the first three games.
Coach Paul Johnson wants Georgia Tech to forget about its Atlantic Coast Conference record and focus solely on Middle Tennessee.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan still won't criticize his NFL colleagues for leaving him off a list of the league network's top 100 players this summer.. Instead, Ryan has turned that slight to his favor.. He has emerged as the NFL leader in passer rating, completion percentage
Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to put the Atlanta Braves back in the playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says that the Yellow Jackets still have several goals in mind despite starting 1-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.. Johnson insists the Jackets are upbeat even though they have won just four of their last 11 games.. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Johnson
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith had plenty of concerns following his team's late-night victory over Denver.. Injuries. Running game. Then he had to add Michael Turner's off the field troubles to the list.. The former Pro Bowl running back was arrested for drunken driving and speeding
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are 6-1/2 games out of the division lead with 16 games to play.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- As a defensive coordinator and head coach, Mike Nolan has just one victory in seven tries against quarterback Peyton Manning.. Nolan, in his first season as coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, hopes to change his luck when Manning and the Denver Broncos visit the Georgia Dome on
Mike Minor held Colorado hitless for six innings, Craig Kimbrel earned a four-out save and the Atlanta Braves beat the Rockies 1-0 on Wednesday night. Minor (8-10) lost a no-hit bid in the seventh when Jordan Pacheco led off with a single.
ATLANTA -- Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.. Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless
Quarterback Tevin Washington says Georgia Tech had its best summer camp in his five years on campus. He also believes the Yellow Jackets' offense needs all the good vibes it can muster.
ATLANTA -- Roneeka Hodges scored 20 points, Temeka Johnson had 17 and the Tulsa Shock beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 84-80 on Tuesday night to snap a 13-game road losing streak.. The Dream played without guard Angel McCoughtry, who was suspended indefinitely before the game by new coach
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Abraham excited about what can happen with a healthy Edwards
ATLANTA -- Coach Paul Johnson said Georgia Tech has so much depth that he's yet to decide on starters at several positions.. The Yellow Jackets still have more than two weeks before the season begins Sept. 3 at Virginia Tech, but with two more Atlantic Coast Conference games on the
Roddy White doesn't shy away from the diva tendencies of many successful receivers. He's still confident and outspoken, but White has taken on a different role for the Atlanta Falcons this season.
ATLANTA -- Justin Maxwell had a career-high four hits, including two homers, rookie Lucas Harrell won his first career start at Turner Field, and the Houston Astros snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.. The Astros won for just
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Roddy White and Julio Jones believe they can become the NFL's top receiving tandem.. That's not to say White and Jones are promising that success will come easily.. The Atlanta Falcons' offense is still a work in progress.. "Every year, I feel like if we don't win
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is close to retiring from the NFL. How close is up in the air. Gonzalez said Friday that he's 95 percent sure the upcoming season will be his last, but he wasn't ready to completely rule out a return in 2013.