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Dikembe Mutombo

Dikembe Mutombo Tops List Of Hall Of Fame Inductees

Former Atlanta Hawks defensive player Dikembe Mutombo is among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.
Craig Kimbrel outfielder

Braves Trade All-Star Closer Kimbrel, Upton

Some Braves fans are upset over the team's decision to trade All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel. The organization has traded Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres in exchange for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.
former NFL QB Eddie LeBaron

Former NFL QB Eddie LeBaron Dies At Age 85

College football Hall of Famer, former NFL quarterback and war hero Eddie LeBaron Jr. has died. He was 85. The University of Pacific said LeBaron died of natural causes Wednesday.
R.J Hunter

Georgia State's R.J. Hunter Going Pro

Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter says he's entering the NBA draft.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank

Falcons Fined, Lose Draft Pick For Pumping In Fake Noise

The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's competition committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games.
Ryan Bamford

Georgia Tech's Bamford Named New AD At UMass

The University of Massachusetts has selected a high-ranking athletics administrator at Georgia Tech with New England roots to be its new director of athletics. Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy on Monday announced the appointment of Ryan Bamford.
GSU Panthers vs. Xavier

Xavier Ends Georgia State's Feel-Good Run In NCAA Tournament

Jalen Reynolds and Myles Davis came off the bench for a combined 38 points as sixth-seeded Xavier ended the biggest feel-good story of the NCAA Tournament with a 75-67 victory over Georgia State on Saturday night.
Georgia Bulldogs at Michigan State

Bulldogs Lose To Michigan, Panthers Face Xavier

The Georgia Bulldogs lost to Michigan State Friday in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64. But another Georgia team will move on to game play on Saturday.
RJ Hunter during Sunbelt game

Georgia State Upsets Baylor In NCAA Tournament Win

R.J. Hunter's 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining capped a comeback from a 12-point deficit and lifted 14th-seeded Georgia State to a 57-56 opening-game victory over third-seeded Baylor in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

March Madness Starts With A Bang, And A Big Comeback

Ole Miss scored 62 points in the second half last night to dig its way out of a hole and into the big bracket, on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. At the half, the Rebels were 17 points behind BYU which had pulled off its own miracle comeback just three years ago.