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Georgia football podcast: UGA hosts another crop of impressive recruiting visitors

Georgia football podcast: UGA hosts another crop of impressive recruiting visitors

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to keep the Bulldogs on top of the SEC. On episodes No. 909 (March 25, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about a recap of some top recruits weekend visit to UGA. Georgia football podcast: UGA hosts another crop of impressive recruiting visitors Beginning of the show: Georgia hosted a number of top recruits over the weekend. I’ll explain on today’s show why the 2020 recruiting cycle looks to be heating up for UGA. 10-minute mark: I’ll talk about national reaction to UGA’s non-conference schedule. 15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Chip Towers joins the show. Some of the topics covered include… Thoughts on UGA freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson’s arrest ***NOTE: This conversation occurred before new details came to light regarding wide receiver Tyler Simmons’ involvement*** Reaction to UGA coach Kirby Smart’s comments from last week regarding how UGA’s offense could be different under new coordinator James Coley An opinion regarding Smart’s challenge to his defense to wreak more “havoc” this season And a look back at a thrilling series win for the Diamond Dawgs vs. LSU 30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including LSU getting a commitment from 4-star defensive end Demon Clowney, Alabama adding 3-star offensive lineman Seth McGlauglen to its 2020 class, a comparison between Alabama’s success with former defensive lineman Quinnen Williams and UGA’s upcoming crop of talented prospects and an update on Auburn’s quarterback competiton. 35-minute mark: I share audio of SEC Network analyst Ben McDonald’s thoughts on the Diamond Dawgs, provide a brief followup to my piece on Jonathan Ledbetter’s comments on UGA’s defense and update our DawgNation Daily bracket contest. End of show: I share some brief thoughts on the passing of Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams. The post Georgia football podcast: UGA hosts another crop of impressive recruiting visitors appeared first on DawgNation.

Federer finishes with flurry of aces in 3rd round at Miami

Federer finishes with flurry of aces in 3rd round at Miami

Roger Federer finished with a flurry of aces and advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open by beating Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-3 Monday. In the final game, Federer smacked aces on the first three points. An ace on the next point was overturned by a replay review, and instead Krajinovic dumped the last shot into the net. Federer finished with 14 aces and pulled away after converting only one of his first eight break-point chances. Seeded fourth, Federer improved to 14-2 this year. He made his Miami debut 20 years ago and won the tournament in 2005, 2006 and 2017, when it was played on Key Biscayne. ___ More AP tennis coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis

Honoring rivalries: Packers at Bears to open 2019 schedule

Honoring rivalries: Packers at Bears to open 2019 schedule

As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept. 5. Usually, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. None fits better than Chicago-Green Bay. The teams have met 198 times since 1921, when the Bears were the Chicago Staleys. Green Bay leads the series 97-95-6, including the clubs splitting two postseason games. Staging the Thursday night game at Chicago's Soldier Field — even if it is a modernized version of the stadium — adds to the theme. This will be the first time since 2003 the Super Bowl champion has not hosted the opener. New England instead will open at home in the prime-time game Sunday night, Sept. 8. The opponent has not yet been determined. The full schedule will be announced next month. 'With the 100th season, we want to do something to kick it off in a special way,' said Hans Schroeder, the league's chief operating officer of media. 'We're celebrating the Bears, one of the original member clubs, in their 100th season, and the Packers are in their 101st. It's an iconic matchup.' Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invoked the name of George Halas, the team's founder, in welcoming the news. 'George 'Papa Bear' Halas and the NFL's co-founders probably didn't imagine the federation they established 100 years ago in cities and towns across the Midwest would one day be the most successful professional sports league in the world,' Emanuel said in a statement. 'But that's what their vision achieved. Chicago — the most American of American cities — is the perfect venue for this game.' Schroeder and Brian Rolapp, the NFL's chief media and business officer, outlined other plans for the 100th season: NFL Films will produce a series that selects the 100 greatest teams, plays, games, characters and game changers; an all-time team is being chosen and will be featured in a TV series; and Peyton Manning will talk to fans around the country about the history of the NFL for another television series. ___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_