No. 9 Georgia runs past South Carolina for 45-16 victory
Georgia went old school Saturday night, returning to its Running Back U roots and bulldozing an overmatched South Carolina team, 45-16, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.A week after totaling only eight yards net rushing in a win over Mississippi State, the Bulldogs had 200 more than that by halftime, with James Cook averaging 19.6 yards per carry in the process. After taking a knee at the South Carolina 1 to end game, Georgia finished with 332 yards rushing.Cook finished with 104 yards and two touchdowns on only six carries, and Zamir White added 84 yards and two more scores as Georg...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dwight Howard's role with the Sixers could help both the player and the team
PHILADELPHIA — Dwight Howard said all the right things.The 76ers’ new reserve center was complimentary of the team’s cornerstones, All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. He spoke of doing whatever it takes to help the Sixers win. And the 17-year veteran talked of mentoring Embiid not just through words but with actions.“You know, in order to have longevity in this league, you have to work hard every day and sacrifice,” Howard said during Wednesday’s introductory Zoom call. “That’s what it takes to win, and I’m looking forward to kind of showing and helping these young guys see (that) sacrifice...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Santa Clara County moves to shut down all 49ers activities for three-week minimum
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The 49ers might not be able to practice at their Santa Clara facility or host games at Levi’s Stadium in the coming weeks.That announcement was made Saturday by James Williams, counsel for Santa Clara County, in a news briefing as the county’s public health department announced new COVID-19 protocols amid the growing number of new cases in the area and decreased availability of hospital beds.Per the county’s new health guidelines, contact sports will be prohibited in the county for a minimum of the next three weeks. That means the 49ers, Stanford football team, San Jose S...
The Sacramento Bee
Western states call for massive rent relief — and political wins
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The best hope for swift pandemic aid to struggling California tenants and landlords might come from Georgia.State lawmakers from California and three other Western states this week are urging their congressional delegations to step up with $100 billion for rent relief — an achievable goal, they believe, if Democrats win two seats in U.S. Senate elections in Georgia, seize control of the upper chamber, and push a significant stimulus bill through Congress.Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, chair of the housing and community development committee, said the federal aid...
The Mercury News
Second person dies after Black Friday shooting at Sacramento mall
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A second person has died after being wounded in a shooting inside Arden Fair during the height of Black Friday shopping in what was described as a targeted and isolated attack.The victim, a 17-year-old male, was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours later, the Sacramento Police Department said Saturday morning. The other victim, identified by police as a 19-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the mall by Sacramento Fire Department personnel.On Friday night, shoppers and workers quickly evacuated the sprawling shopping hub following the shooting at 6:11 p.m., which ...
The Sacramento Bee
Ex-Eagle Nelson Agholor has found success and happiness far from the harsh spotlight of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — There were no tears shed by Eagles fans in March when wide receiver Nelson Agholor signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.Despite the valuable contribution he made to the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl effort — 62 receptions, including a team-high 22 third-down catches, and nine catches for 84 yards against the Patriots in Super Bowl LII — Agholor was viewed largely as a first-round disappointment (No. 20 overall in 2015) who had two good years out of five in Philly, who was paid $9 million last year and had three touchdown catches, who dropped too many passes, and who, during one bout of s...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Keshad Johnson sparks San Diego State victory against UC Irvine
SAN DIEGO — San Diego State coaches knew. The players knew. The NBA scouts who attended practice knew.Now everybody else knows.Keshad Johnson could be a special player at San Diego State.The sophomore who wears No. 0 — resembling the letter “O” for his hometown of Oakland — erupted for 13 points in less than three minutes in the second half Friday as the Aztecs blew open a previously tight game with UC Irvine for an easy 77-58 victory at Viejas Arena.Consider: Johnson’s former career high was seven, and he only managed 34 total points over 18 games last season.But potential magically turned in...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
1 killed, 1 critically wounded in Arden Fair shooting; Sacramento mall shut down
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One person was killed and another person wounded following a shooting at Arden Fair mall, according to emergency officials.The sprawling shopping hub was evacuated around 6 p.m. Friday following the shooting. According to the Sacramento Police Department, two people were wounded and the gunman fled the area. The Sacramento Fire Department confirmed one of the victims died; the other victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.“There is no active threat at this time. Police will remain in the area as the investigation continues,” the police department said...
The Sacramento Bee
Mac Engel: To get to Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. needed one of the worst moments of his life
Rather than lie and say it doesn’t bother him, Roy Jones Jr. admits that something that happened in the ring all the way back in 1988 is still there.Because there are just some things that you never can quite clear.Jones is one of the best boxers of all time who won titles, belts, and was once called the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, but that one loss in 1988 still gets him.“You never get over it,” he told me back in July.Roy Jones Jr. will probably lose to Mike Tyson in their eight-round, pay-per-view exhibition fight scheduled for Nov. 28 in Carson, Calif.If Jones loses, he lose...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Minneapolis adds ethnic studies to high school graduation requirements
MINNEAPOLIS — In addition to English, math, science and art classes, Minneapolis high school students will now have a new one to take — in ethnic studies — before they receive their diploma.The school board unanimously approved the requirement, which goes into effect for the class of 2025, at a meeting earlier this month.“This is an important step in revolutionizing our curriculum and coursework to better serve all of our students,” board Chairwoman Kim Ellison said at the meeting. “I’m just so thrilled to see it happening.”Talk of mandating these courses — defined by the district as ones that...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)