Friday, September 16
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This did not seem to be an unconvincing vote of confidence. UGA President Dr. Michael Adams on Thursday called for Georgia football fans to unite in support of the team. His comments came during the fall semester meeting of the UGA Cabinet when asked to assess the job being done by 11th-year head coach Mark Richt. ... "The issue for me right now is I think this is the time for all of us to come together and get behind this group of guys who played a heck of a game last Saturday and deserve our support. I've never folded on anything 15 or 20 percent into it, and that's what we would be doing. I'd love to see the stadium full Saturday for probably what will not be the most high-profile opponent we'll play this year." (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)Comment
A Broncos fan in Kentucky may wind up disappointed in his investment. "I've seen a lot of billboards and can't remember one that really influenced me," [John Fox] said, smiling after [Thursday's] practice. Jesse Oaks of Independence, Ky., said Wednesday that he and seven of his friends intended to use $10,000 to purchase two billboards in downtown Denver to declare Tebow should replace Kyle Orton as the team's starter. "I love our fans' passion," Fox said. ... Asked about the prospect of billboards supporting him, Tebow said: "Um, well, I mean I guess I appreciate the support. But we have people in charge here that we trust, and trust that they're going to do the right thing and do a good job." (The Denver Post)Comment
Fear not, Warriors fans. Stephen Curry said his right ankle is "perfectly fine" and there was no re-injuring of it during a pickup game at Impact Basketball on Thursday night. Four minutes into Thursday's game featuring several Warriors players, guard Curry left the floor, took his right shoe off and began getting some treatment on his right ankle. He watched the second quarter while icing the ankle. All precaution, according to Curry. "I've had a schedule for my recovery of coming back and I've been doing some high-impact workouts and I just wanted to run up and down the court a little bit," Curry said. "I have no limitations right now and am just pacing myself to get back to 100 percent." (CSNBayArea.com)Comment
U.S. Open runner-up Rafael Nadal jumped back into action at the Davis Cup in Cordoba, Spain on Friday. (Sergio Torres/AP)
Sporting KC forward C.J. Sapong loves Hope Solo. He tells her as much in rap form here.
Game To Watch
Red Sox, Josh Beckett look to maintain their three-game lead in the wild card when the Rays visit Fenway Park, 7:10 p.m. ET.
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This Day in Sports
- 2002 -- Diamondback righty Curt Schilling strikes out his 300th victim to join Randy Johnson in becoming the first teammates to each strike out at least 300 batters in the same season.
- 1991 -- Atlanta's Otis Nixon is suspended for the rest of the 1991 season after cocaine was found in his system during a drug test.
- 1973 -- Buffalo's O.J. Simpson rushes for a then-NFL record 250 yards in Buffalo's 31-13 victory at New England.