WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ Sports Sports en-us Copyright 2017, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:01:05 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 LSU remembers championships in Georgia Dome as venue hosts final game http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-remembers-championships-in-georgia-dome-as-venue-hosts-final-game/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-remembers-championships-in-georgia-dome-as-venue-hosts-final-game/ Sports Sat, 21 Jan 2017 2:44:01 PM Trey Couvillion LSU remembers championships in Georgia Dome as venue hosts final game

BATON ROUGE - The Georgia Dome in Atlanta will host its final football game Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons face-off against the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship Game.

The LSU Tigers have had some fond memories inside the Georgia Dome, having won four Southeastern Conference titles in football over a 20-year-span.

A total of three former LSU players will be playing on the field Sunday, as the stadium hosts its final sporting event before being demolished later this summer.

Former Tigers Tyson Jackson, Deion Jones and Jalen Collins will all be starters hoping to "win" a ticket for Super Bowl 51.

Jackson was part of the LSU team that won the 2007 SEC Championships in the Georgia Dome. And just a year later, Jackson played his final game as a Tiger in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in the Georgia Dome when LSU dominated Georgia Tech 38-3. Jackson said he's had some great memories from the stadium.

"When I think back to the games that we played in the Georgia Dome while at LSU, it's brings back some great memories and puts a smile on my face," Jackson said Friday afternoon following Atlanta's final practice before Sunday's game. "From the Miami game in 2005 where we dominated in all three phases of the game, to beating Georgia Tech my final collegiate in 2008 and then the win over Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game in 2007, those are all great Georgia Dome moments and memories for me that will last a lifetime. This building is a special place."

The SEC Championship Game, along with all Falcons home games, will be played in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium next season, which is located right across the street from the Georgia Dome. 

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium will also host the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

The stadium currently nearing completion. 

LSU went 9-2 overall in the Georgia Dome.

Date Opponent Results Game
Dec. 28, 1996 Clemson W, 10-7 Peach Bowl
Dec. 29, 2000 #15 Georgia Tech W, 28-14 Peach Bowl
Dec. 8, 2001 #2 Tennessee W, 31-20 SEC Championship Game
Dec. 6, 2003 #5 Georgia W, 34-13 SEC Championship Game
Dec. 3, 2005 #13 Georgia L, 34-14 SEC Championship Game
Dec. 30, 2005 #9 Miami (Fla.) W, 40-3 Peach Bowl
Dec. 1, 2007 #14 Tennessee W, 21-14 SEC Championship Game
Dec. 31, 2008 #14 Georgia Tech W, 38-3 Chick-fil-A Bowl
Sept. 4, 2010 #18 North Carolina W, 30-24 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic
Dec. 3, 2011 #12 Georgia W, 42-10 SEC Championship Game
Dec. 31, 2012 #14 Clemson L, 25-24 Chick-fil-A Bowl

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Date announced for Saints-Dolphins game in London http://www.wbrz.com/news/date-announced-for-saints-dolphins-game-in-london/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/date-announced-for-saints-dolphins-game-in-london/ Sports Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:53:51 PM Associated Press Date announced for Saints-Dolphins game in London

LONDON - The NFL says the Jacksonville Jaguars will play the Baltimore Ravens in the first game at Wembley Stadium next season on Sept. 24.

The Miami Dolphins will take on the New Orleans Saints the following weekend, Oct. 1, at English soccer's national stadium.

The NFL has yet to announce the start times.

They are two of four regular-season games being played in London next season. Twickenham, England's national rugby stadium, is hosting two games later in October.

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Friendly competition for LSU's all arounders http://www.wbrz.com/news/friendly-competition-for-lsu-s-all-arounders/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/friendly-competition-for-lsu-s-all-arounders/ Sports Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:48:49 PM Brandon Saho Friendly competition for LSU's all arounders

BATON ROUGE -  What a luxury it is to have two of the nation's best all arounders on the same team. Ashleigh Gnat and Myia Hambrick compete neck and neck for the team's highest score, but for them it is just friendly competition.

"I would say that there are things that we push each other on but mostly we support each other. I love being able to be there for her as she competes and I know she loves to do the same thing for me," says Gnat.

Hambrick adds, "I think that we just go about it as any athlete would with that competition mindset that you want to do the best that you can do. And it just so happens that we are pretty even."

Early in the season, Myia and Bugs' scores have been within fractions of each other. But the two are much closer than any number on a scoresheet.

"She is one of my closest friends, and I think the way that she has progressed in gymnastics is incredible so being able to watch her the way that she competes now is amazing."

"We really are best friends and we hangout outside of the gym all of the time. And I text her all day even though I'm going to see her later in the afternoon. But yeah I mean she is amazing and it is nice to have people who are on your level and you want to improve because if you're in a place where you're the best and no one can match you, it's not very fun."

But it is fun to watch these two compete and grow together, for fans and teammates alike.

"Myia and Bugs they are great examples for us to follow. It's just awesome because I can go to them for anything. They lead through their actions and their words," says teammate Sarah Finnegan.

Lexie Priessman adds, "They raise the bar in the gym. Every day we come in and we're an ambitious team, we get in there and we do our work and we know what is expected but without them we really wouldn't be who we are."

With both Myia and Bugs, the Tigers are a team led by experience, looking to have their best season yet.

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LSU gives Mike VII update; mascot will no longer attend home games http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-gives-mike-vii-update-mascot-will-no-longer-attend-home-games/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-gives-mike-vii-update-mascot-will-no-longer-attend-home-games/ Sports Thu, 19 Jan 2017 1:08:46 PM Jeremy Krail LSU gives Mike VII update; mascot will no longer attend home games

BATON ROUGE - The search continues for another live tiger mascot after the passing of Mike VI.

David Baker, LSU’s attending veterinarian, continues to search for a young male tiger to take up the mantle of LSU mascot. 

Renovations on the current habitat, paid for by the Tiger Athletic Foundation, are set to begin in April with a planned completion date of August 2017. The university plans to move Mike VII into the habitat in August to join the incoming freshman class.

LSU has also announced the live mascot will no longer enter Tiger Stadium during home games. He will instead remain in his habitat seven days a week.

In a statement Thursday, the university said it believes these changes are in the best interest of the longevity and ethical management of the LSU tiger mascot program.

Mikes IV, V and VI were all donated to LSU from rescue facilities. LSU has not purchased a tiger since Mike III in 1956, and LSU does not support the for-profit breeding of tigers.

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Raiders file papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas http://www.wbrz.com/news/raiders-file-papers-to-move-from-oakland-to-las-vegas/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/raiders-file-papers-to-move-from-oakland-to-las-vegas/ Sports Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:47:56 AM Associated Press Raiders file papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas.

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders. Sisolak is part of an 11-member panel that was appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to study plans for a proposal backed by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson's company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., to build a domed stadium to lure the Raiders to town.

The proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium is expected to cost $1.9 billion, including $750 million in hotel tax revenue, $650 million from Adelson, and $500 million from the Raiders and the NFL. Any relocation to Las Vegas must be approved by three-fourths of NFL team owners.

"I am happy to see the process moving forward, and greatly appreciate the commitment of the Raiders and work of the Adelson family to the hope of making Las Vegas the home of the Raiders," Sisolak said.

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LSU football dismisses Travonte Valentine http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-football-dismisses-travonte-valentine/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lsu-football-dismisses-travonte-valentine/ Sports Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:01:55 AM Kevin Dupuy LSU football dismisses Travonte Valentine

BATON ROUGE – LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron announced Thursday that nose guard Travonte Valentine has been dismissed from the team.

According to a statement released Thursday morning, Valentine was dismissed due to violating team rules.

“At this point in time, Travonte is no longer part of our football program,” Orgeron said. “We wish him the best.”

Valentine is a sophomore from Hialeah, Florida. He played the first five games of the 2016 season recording a total of 10 tackles. He did not play in LSU’s final seven games.

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Dunans, Auburn hold off LSU for 78-74 victory http://www.wbrz.com/news/dunans-auburn-hold-off-lsu-for-78-74-victory/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/dunans-auburn-hold-off-lsu-for-78-74-victory/ Sports Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:22:44 PM JOHN ZENOR Dunans, Auburn hold off LSU for 78-74 victory

AUBURN, Ala. - T.J. Dunans scored 12 points, including a jump shot with 38 seconds left, and Auburn held off LSU 78-74 Wednesday night.
Auburn (12-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) lost most of a 15-point second-half lead before regrouping. Auburn, which had lost four of its last five games, had five players score in double digits.
Aaron Epps helped LSU (9-8, 1-5) close to within two points several times down the stretch but the visiting Tigers couldn't finish off the comeback.
Duop Reath grabbed an offensive rebound and dished it to Jalyn Patterson for a 3-pointer with 55 seconds left, cutting it to 73-71. Auburn hit two straight baskets - Dunans' jumper and Horace Spencer's breakaway dunk. Reath then drilled a 3 with 9 seconds left, but Ronnie Johnson sealed the win with a free throw.
Mustapha Heron also had 12 points for Auburn. Anfernee McLemore scored 11 and Spencer had 10 points and seven rebounds. Austin Wiley scored 10 points.

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Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season http://www.wbrz.com/news/court-upholds-rule-dividing-gulf-red-snapper-season/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/court-upholds-rule-dividing-gulf-red-snapper-season/ Sports Wed, 18 Jan 2017 1:29:36 PM ASSOCIATED PRESS Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season

NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court ruling means there will continue to be different red snapper fishing limits in federal Gulf of Mexico waters for charter fishing boats and recreational anglers who have their own boats.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans refused Tuesday to strike down a federal rule that was supported by charter owners and opposed by an organization representing private anglers.

Private anglers have been limited to only nine days of red snapper fishing in federal Gulf waters for the past two years. Charters have been allowed more than 40 days.

Charter interests say the rule benefits people who like to fish but don't have their own boats. The Coastal Conservation Association has said the rule benefits charter businesses at the expense of recreational fishers.

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Steelers get rematch with Patriots for AFC title http://www.wbrz.com/news/steelers-get-rematch-with-patriots-for-afc-title/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/steelers-get-rematch-with-patriots-for-afc-title/ Sports Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:48:55 PM Associated Press Steelers get rematch with Patriots for AFC title

The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to get a rematch with the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

Chris Boswell set an NFL record with six field goals, Le'Veon Bell broke his own franchise playoff record by running for 170 yards as the Steelers advanced to the AFC title game for the first time since the 2010 season.

The Patriots beat the Steelers 27-16 on Oct. 23. Pittsburgh played without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was out with a knee injury.

The Steelers have won nine straight games.

Alex Smith threw for 172 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Spencer Ware ran for a 1-yard score with 2:43 remaining to get the Chiefs within two points. They converted a two-point conversion but it was called by due to a holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher. The ensuing pass fell incomplete and Pittsburgh ran out the clock.

Kansas City remains winless at home in the playoffs since the 1993 postseason.

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Coates leads No. 5 South Carolina past LSU, 84-61 http://www.wbrz.com/news/coates-leads-no-5-south-carolina-past-lsu-84-61/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/coates-leads-no-5-south-carolina-past-lsu-84-61/ Sports Sun, 15 Jan 2017 4:21:52 PM Associated Press Coates leads No. 5 South Carolina past LSU, 84-61

BATON ROUGE - Alaina Coates had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 5 South Carolina again overcame the absence of All-American A'ja Wilson, beating LSU 84-61 on Sunday.

Coates scored 18 of her points in the first half - eight of those from the free throw line - en route to the powerful 6-foot-4 center's 53rd career double-double. Allisha Gray scored 21 and Bianca Cuevas-Moore added 17 points for South Carolina (15-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference), which now rides a nine-game winning streak.

Chloe Jackson scored 24 for LSU (14-4, 3-2), which lost for the first time in four games. Raigyne Moncrief added 13 points.

The Gamecocks, who shot 57 percent, never trailed by more than two points and never trailed after Cuevas-Moore's jumper tied it at 11 half way through the first period.

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Lewis leads Pats over Texans 34-16 in playoffs http://www.wbrz.com/news/lewis-leads-pats-over-texans-34-16-in-playoffs/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/lewis-leads-pats-over-texans-34-16-in-playoffs/ Sports Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:45:42 PM Associated Press Lewis leads Pats over Texans 34-16 in playoffs

Dion Lewis became the first player in NFL postseason history to score touchdowns by rushing, receiving and a kickoff return, leading New England to a 34-16 victory over the Houston Texans and pushing Tom Brady and the Patriots within two more wins of another title.

The Patriots (15-2) weren't perfect on Saturday night, but they didn't let their bye week throw them off their game on their way to a sixth straight appearance in the AFC championship game.

They intercepted Brock Osweiler three times and sent the heavy-underdog Texans (10-8) home on the strength of a breakout performance by their backup running back Lewis.

Brady threw for two touchdowns, despite two interceptions in an 18-for-38 performance, and improved to 23-9 in the playoffs in his career.

Julian Edelman caught eight passes for 137 yards for the Patriots, who will host either Kansas City or Pittsburgh on Jan. 22 for a spot in the Super Bowl.

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Atlanta moving on after beating Seattle 36-20 http://www.wbrz.com/news/atlanta-moving-on-after-beating-seattle-36-20/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/atlanta-moving-on-after-beating-seattle-36-20/ Sports Sat, 14 Jan 2017 8:31:36 PM Associated Press Atlanta moving on after beating Seattle 36-20

The Atlanta Falcons have advanced to the NFC championship game for the fourth time in franchise history, beating the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday.

Matt Ryan threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns as Atlanta won just its second playoff game since 2004. Atlanta last played in the NFC title game four years ago, losing to San Francisco at home. The Falcons will face either Dallas or Green Bay in the NFC championship game next Sunday.

The Falcons used a 19-point second quarter to take a 19-10 halftime lead and added a pair of touchdowns in the second half, capped by Ryan's 3-yard TD to Mohamed Sanu with 3:40 remaining.

Seattle lost in the divisional round for the second straight year and the Seahawks have not won a road game in this round of the postseason since 1983.

Russell Wilson threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, but also fell in the end zone for a safety and threw two interceptions in the fourth quarter. Seattle started quick, taking a 10-7 lead, but never recovered from a momentum-changing penalty on a punt return in the second quarter that sparked Atlanta's surge.

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Collins scores 24, Alabama beats LSU, 81-66, with late surge http://www.wbrz.com/news/collins-scores-24-alabama-beats-lsu-81-66-with-late-surge/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/collins-scores-24-alabama-beats-lsu-81-66-with-late-surge/ Sports Sat, 14 Jan 2017 8:29:29 PM Brett Martel Collins scores 24, Alabama beats LSU, 81-66, with late surge

BATON ROUGE - Corban Collins scored a season-high 24 points against the school where he began his college career and Alabama defeated reeling LSU 81-66 on Saturday.

Collins, a post-graduate transfer who spent his freshman season with the Tigers in 2012-13 and played at Morehead State for two seasons, was 7 of 11 from 3-point range after going just 2 of 10 from deep over his previous three games.

Riley Norris scored a season-high 20 points, including a pair of second-half 3s as the Crimson Tide (10-6, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) broke open a 56-all tie during the last five minutes for its fifth victory in six games.

Duop Reath had 12 points and nine rebounds for LSU (9-7, 1-4), which has lost three straight and five of six.

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South Carolina pastor hopes Clemson fans join him to worship http://www.wbrz.com/news/south-carolina-pastor-hopes-clemson-fans-join-him-to-worship/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/south-carolina-pastor-hopes-clemson-fans-join-him-to-worship/ Sports Sat, 14 Jan 2017 4:21:14 PM Associated Press South Carolina pastor hopes Clemson fans join him to worship

GREENVILLE, S.C. - For Clemson fans who were seeking divine intervention for their team in last Monday's college football championship game, a South Carolina pastor is hoping those same fans will now seek a little divine guidance.

The Greenville News reports Pastor Matthew Greer became an online sensation when he posted a sign outside Piedmont United Methodist Church 12 hours after the Tigers defeated Alabama 35-31.

The sign read: "If you made any promises on Clemson's last drive, service starts at 10. #AllIn at 10:00."

The church normally greets about 70 and can hold 100. This weekend, Piedmont is planning for as many as 160 visitors.

Greer said in light of the recent news from South Carolina, it's delightful that his sign can get a few seconds of fame.

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Chargers, McVay coming to LA http://www.wbrz.com/news/chargers-mcvay-coming-to-la/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/chargers-mcvay-coming-to-la/ Sports Fri, 13 Jan 2017 8:43:17 AM Associated Press Chargers, McVay coming to LA

It was quite a day for Los Angeles football fans. It began with the return of the Chargers before the Rams made Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history.

The Chargers announced that they are leaving San Diego after 56 years and coming back to the LA market, where they began as an AFL franchise. The Chargers plan to play their home games at a 27,000-seat stadium in suburban Carson before joining the Rams at a new facility in Inglewood.

The Chargers' departure comes less than three months after San Diego voters resoundingly rejected a team-sponsored measure that would have financed a new stadium in the area through an increase in hotel occupancy taxes. Chargers owner Dean Spanos had spent 2015 trying to get approval for a stadium in Carson that the Chargers would share with the rival Oakland Raiders. That plan was voted down by fellow owners who eventually granted the Chargers the option to move to L.A.

Hours after the Chargers made their big splash, the Rams butted in by naming McVay their head coach, 12 days before his 31st birthday. McVay spent the past six seasons as an assistant with the Washington Redskins, the last three as offensive coordinator under Jay Gruden (GROO'-dehn).

McVay replaces John Fassel, who became interim head coach when Jeff Fisher was fired 13 games into the Rams' return season in Los Angeles.

The Rams reportedly hired a defensive coordinator as well. ESPN.com says Wade Phillips has accepted the job.

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San Diego Chargers bolt to Los Angeles http://www.wbrz.com/news/san-diego-chargers-bolt-to-los-angeles/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/san-diego-chargers-bolt-to-los-angeles/ Sports Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:37:49 AM Associated Press San Diego Chargers bolt to Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation's second-largest media market two NFL teams for the first time in decades.

Team chairman Dean Spanos made the announcement today in a letter posted on the Chargers' Twitter account.

The Chargers' decision to move comes less than three months after San Diego voters resoundingly rejected a team-sponsored measure asking for $1.15 billion in increased hotel taxes to help fund a $1.8 billion downtown stadium and convention center.

San Diego could become a tenant in the stadium being built in Inglewood for the Rams if the Chargers exercise that option. If not, the Oakland Raiders would have the option to join the Rams in the L.A. area, though Raiders owner Mark Davis has indicated his intention to seek a move to Las Vegas.

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Ascension schools make special-needs kid's dream come true http://www.wbrz.com/news/ascension-schools-make-special-needs-kid-s-dream-come-true/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/ascension-schools-make-special-needs-kid-s-dream-come-true/ Sports Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:50:47 PM Chris Price Ascension schools make special-needs kid's dream come true

ST. AMANT - Austin Walls has always loved basketball, and tonight the Wildcats guard scored a basket in a game for the first time. 

Acutally, he scored two. 

Walls - who was born with Down syndrome - was formerly a team manager at Lake Elementary before transferring to St. Amant middle this year.

Both teams love him, and with both sides facing each other tonight, administrators from each school collaborated to allow Walls to score a basket for each team. 

Walls scored the first basket of the game for Lake before running the floor and dropping in the first bucket for St. Amant. 

"I think it means the world to him," Lake Elementary Head Coach Sampson Smith said. "It means the world to us. He's a kid that you look at, and you know that's what humanity is all about. At the end of the day he wants to know that everyone loves him and he wants you to know that he loves you too."

The stat sheet will show that Walls went 2-3 on the night, or 66% from the field, but it's clear from the love and support from both sides that he was 100% the star of the game. 

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Alabama seeks 15-0, last reached by Penn in 1897 http://www.wbrz.com/news/alabama-seeks-15-0-last-reached-by-penn-in-1897/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/alabama-seeks-15-0-last-reached-by-penn-in-1897/ Sports Mon, 9 Jan 2017 7:14:45 PM APNewsNow Alabama seeks 15-0, last reached by Penn in 1897

TAMPA, Fla. - Alabama could be the first college football team in the modern era to finish 15-0.

That doesn't mean it hasn't happened before.

When this College Football Playoff championship game kicks off later Monday night, these Alabama and Clemson squads will become only the seventh and eighth teams to play 15 games since the NCAA was formed in the 1930s. The others are BYU in 1996, Kansas State in 2003, Ohio State and Oregon in 2014, and Alabama and Clemson last season.

And of those, none finished 15-0.

Alabama has the chance in this title game; Clemson had the same chance last year in the championship game, before getting beaten by the Crimson Tide.

Yale won 15 games in 1889 and 16 games in 1894. Penn won 15 games in both 1892 and 1897. So even if Alabama isn't going into truly uncharted territory, it's aiming to reach some pretty rare air.

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Jamal Adams' father inspires him to make it to NFL http://www.wbrz.com/news/jamal-adams-father-inspires-him-to-make-it-to-nfl/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/jamal-adams-father-inspires-him-to-make-it-to-nfl/ Sports Sun, 8 Jan 2017 8:09:46 PM Brandon Saho Jamal Adams' father inspires him to make it to NFL

BATON ROUGE - "As for my father, I can not think of a better role model and example. You being selected as a first round draft pick to the Giants is something that has always fueled me, made me eager to work, and made me feel like my goals were tangible because my own father had already achieved them."

The father-son bond between George and Jamal Adams is one of both family and football. His dad being motivation that he carried with him at LSU and now inspiring him on to the NFL.

"George, his dad's challenge to him is something he let everyone know. In other words, his father didn't say I was a first round draft pick. But what he said was just by being there and being a part of that family, he challenged him to do better," said Les Miles.

His father's career as a running back in the NFL was cut short because of injury, something George didn't want for his son.

"I had him at running back and safety, but my thing is I've already had two hip replacements and still am having trouble with my hip. I didn't want him to take that pounding, so I wanted him to be on the other side of the ball where he delievered the licks instead of take the licks."

George has watched Jamal delever the licks at LSU for the past 3 years, now both are just waiting to see where he'll play next.

"I know I got drafted, I was the 19th pick in the first round but this means more, because I'm more excited for my son."

"It's definitely a dream come true. My goal is top 10, but sometimes I might knock it down to top seven, top six. But no matter where ever I land it's really in God's plan. And I'm just looking forward to it."

"I keep telling my wife I won't break down, but if he goes that high, you'll probably see me crying like a baby."

Adams is projected to be a first rounder, and maybe even be taken in the top ten. But no matter when his name is called, it'll be a proud moment for this father and son.

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All 4 divisional games regular-season rematches http://www.wbrz.com/news/all-4-divisional-games-regular-season-rematches/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/all-4-divisional-games-regular-season-rematches/ Sports Sun, 8 Jan 2017 7:33:48 PM Associated Press All 4 divisional games regular-season rematches

There will be a familiar feel to the NFL playoffs next weekend: Every divisional-round game will be a rematch from the regular season, the first time that's happened in six years.

In the NFC, it's the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks at the Atlanta Falcons. In the AFC, it's the Houston Texans at the New England Patriots, and the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Kansas City Chiefs.

The first times around, Dallas beat Green Bay 30-16 in Week 6, Seattle beat Atlanta 26-24 the same week, New England beat Houston 27-0 in Week 3, and Pittsburgh beat Kansas City 43-14 in Week 4.

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