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College football begins with low-key opening game

Alabama head coach Nick Saban tracks his defensive backs during Alabama football practice, Tuesday, Aug.26, 2014, at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT   Mandatory Credit

ATLANTA (AP) — Welcome back, college football!

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Hawks’ Scott earns new deal with scoring surge

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed Mike Scott, who improved his 3-point shot in his second season and almost doubled his scoring average.

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RB Steven Jackson returns to Falcons’ practice

Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) runs past Tennessee Titans free safety Michael Griffin (33) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Steven Jackson practiced on Monday for the first time in almost a month, and Falcons coach Mike Smith said the running back is on schedule to be play in Atlanta’s season opener against New Orleans.

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Sankey’s late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) and wide receiver Julio Jones celebrate a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton)

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Bishop Sankey’s 3-yard touchdown run and 2-point conversion with 5:45 remaining gave Tennessee its first lead as the Titans rallied for a 24-17 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.

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Vandersloot leads Sky past Dream 80-77

Chicago Sky's Elena Delle Donne, right, and Atlanta Dream's Tiffany Hayes, left, tussle for the ball during the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot hit the game-winning jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left to lead the Sky to an 80-77 win over the Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series.

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