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  • Greyson Lambert says he's heading to Georgia

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Mark Richt has gotten the quarterback he's been recruiting. Former Virginia QB Greyson Lambert is reportedly heading to Georgia.

    Greyson Lambert says he’s transferring from Virginia to Georgia

    Greyson Lambert confirms to the AJC that he is transferring to Georgia: "Yes sir. I'm going to Georgia." Story coming.

    A graduate transfer, Lambert has two years of eligibility remaining.

    Richt confirmed earlier in the week that the team was recruiting Lambert. Hutson Mason, who replaced Aaron Murray as the team's starter, was a senior in 2014. Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park competed to be Georgia's starter over the spring an no official starter had been named. Given the transfer, Lambert likely has a good chance to start in 2015.

    Lambert, a Georgia native, announced he was leaving Virginia in May after he graduated. He started nine games in 2014, though he fell behind Matt Johns on the depth chart. Lambert threw for 1,972 yards, 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

    For more Georgia news,visit UGASports.com.

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  • Devonte Fields' assault charge dismissed

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    The legal wranglings surrounding Louisville DE Devonte Fields' assault charge appear to be over.

    According to ESPN.com,the Tarrant County, Texas, District Attorney's office said the charges will be dismissed if Fields completes four anger management courses.

    A trial was reportedly scheduled to begin in the case in two weeks.

    Fields parted ways with TCU over the summer after the charge, which stemmed from an incident with an ex-girlfriend in July of 2014. He was accused of hitting her and threatening her. According to the police report after the incident, she thought he had a gun.

    He announced his intentionto play for Louisville early in 2015. He'll have two seasons of eligibility with the Cardinals.

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  • Random Recap: The 2013 Party in the Poconos 400

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 5 hrs ago

    Welcome to Random Recaps, our new weekly feature at From The Marbles. In this space, we'll recap a race from the past at the track the where Sprint Cup Series is racing next. This week's race is the 2013 Party in the Poconos 400.

    Jimmie Johnson was untouchable at Pocono.

    The five-time champion led 128 of the race's 160 laps and was nearly unpassable during the race. His car was so good that he used the word "long" six times in a post-race quote describing how good his car was.

    "That's the best car I've had in a long, long, long, long, long, long time," Johnson, who started first after qualifying was rained out, said. "Not only a good race car but a good engine. Had fuel mileage and plenty of power. It was awesome on the straightaways today to be able to do what I wanted around other cars."

    If and when Jimmie Johnson exclaims about the strength of a car, you know it's a damn good car.

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  • Charlie Strong had tiger cubs in his office (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 22 hrs ago

    There were two tiger cubs in Charlie Strong's office on Tuesday.

    Here's the photographic proof from Dalton Santos.

    Another day at the office. @Strong_TexasFB decided he was gunna bring his pets to work.. #HookEm #TexasFight pic.twitter.com/SQc29uWsIo

    We weren't sure we believe that Charlie Strong has two pet tiger cubs, so we asked a Texas spokesperson about the cats. They are being fostered by a Texas booster. They're twins, named Bonnie and Clyde at the moment, weigh 20 pounds and will be eventually sent to the Portland Zoo.

    We give Strong credit, he does look quite relaxed in their presence.

    Santos even took a picture with one of the cubs on the field.

    Doing a little modeling with my pet tiger.. 🐯🐯🐯🐯#GQ #TexasFight #hookem pic.twitter.com/5MYq0HdOdA

  • Former Michigan AD Dave Brandon now CEO of Toys R Us

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    The headline is not a mistake. Michigan's former athletic director is now with Toys R Us.

    The toy retailer announced in a statement Tuesday that Dave Brandon, 63, would be its new CEO.

    “I consider it a tremendous privilege to assume this important leadership role at Toys“R”Us, one of the most well-known retail brands in the world, Brandon said in a statement. "... I believe our best days are ahead of us and I’m eager to get started. Meeting our employees and vendors is something I very much look forward to, as we begin to work together to drive future growth and create memorable shopping experiences for our customers.”

    Brandon gave Michigan fans some memories in the final months of his tenure. Though they were bad ones, and unlike a dud toy from Toys R Us that you can take back, Michigan fans were unable to exchange 2014.

    Brandon resigned in October.Former coach BradyHoke was fired at the end of the season. You undoubtedly know that Michigan's new coach is Jim Harbaugh.

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  • Power Rankings: Once again, the top 2 finished 1-2

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com.

    1. Jimmie Johnson (LW: 2): Hey, look who's back at the top spot? How fun would it have been if Johnson got the lead on pit road in the late laps given the team's appeal of the pit stall choice penalty it got for its sideskirt manipulation warnings? Instead, Johnson won the race because crew chief Chad Knaus kept him out on track. While the No. 48 bunch may think they're behind the No. 4 in terms of pure speed, they're proving to be the best at playing the clean air game.

    7. Brad Keselowski (LW: 10): Keselowski didn't have one of the race's fastest cars so he played the strategy game at the end, hoping for a yellow flag as he stayed out. Keselowski tried to run his tank dry while leading after everyone else had pitted. It didn't work, and he was forced to pit under green. He finished a spot behind Logano and the first car one lap down.

    Dropped Out: N/A

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  • Reports: Virginia Tech QB Andrew Ford to transfer

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Virginia Tech redshirt freshman QB Andrew Ford is leaving the program.

    QB Andrew Ford has received a release from his #Hokies scholarship and plans to transfer, as confirmed by source w/i Tech's athletic dept.

    According to the Roanoke Times, he was granted his release from his scholarship two weeks ago. He came close to playing in 2014 at the end of the season as he was the third string quarterback. Starting QB Michael Brewer had a knee injury against Virginia and Brenden Motley suffered a concussion. Brewer returned to the game.

    Ford entered the season as the No. 4 quarterback but was elevated to No. 3 when Mark Leal, who was competing for the starting job with Brewer at the beginning of the season, left the program.

    For more Virginia Tech news, visit HokieHaven.com.

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  • WVU AD in favor of Big 12 expansion if 'right' teams

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons is a proponent of Big 12 expansion. He's not in favor of the Big 12 adding just anyone, however.

    In an interview with WVIllustrated.com, Lyons said there was a conference presidential committee "kind of" looking at the possibility of adding two more teams.

    “There's a presidential committee that's kind of looking at that as well, but as athletic directors, we try to look at the bigger picture of what actual teams and partners we could bring in that would add value to the conference and that's still being explored,” Lyons said.

    "I'm in favor of expansion if it's the right two teams to bring in,” he continued. “Obviously for us, it would be nice to have more of an eastern partner, but at the same time, I want to make sure it's the right partner and from a revenue standpoint it doesn't impact us negatively as well by bringing additional partners in.”

    For more West Virginia news, visit WVSports.com.

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  • The late laps at Dover did not go in Joe Gibbs Racing's favor

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

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    Joe Gibbs Racing was looking good entering the final third of Sunday's race at Dover. We won't go as far as to say the team was heading to victory lane for the third-straight week, but it wasn't out of the question.

    Instead, after a myriad of events, mostly unrelated, the team's drivers finished 19th, 21st, 36th and 39th. Let's start from the top.

    Carl Edwards, 19th: The Coca-Cola 600 winner had two pit road penalties. The first, for equipment leaving the pit box, wasn't too severe. A sleeve for the wedge wrench stayed in the car after a crew member removed it and Edwards drove off with it still attached to his back windshield. The infraction happened under green, but a caution came out afterwards. Because Edwards was able to serve the penalty under yellow, he simply had to start at the end of the longest line on the restart rather than make a pass-through penalty on pit road under green.

    The second penalty was a pass-through. After recovering from the first penalty, Edwards sped on pit road under green and there was no caution to save him. He ended up three laps down.

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  • Jimmie Johnson gets his 10th Dover win

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

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    Jimmie Johnson now has 10 wins at Dover and the latest came with a familiar strategy.

    Much like he did at Kansas earlier in May, Johnson opted for track position instead of tires during a late-race caution. He subsequently took the lead and held on through two more restarts for the win.

    Until he took the lead on lap 384, Johnson wasn't having a bad day unless you judge him by his Dover standards. After staying out when Kyle Busch and Brian Scott crashed, he restarted second next to Kevin Harvick. He took the lead from Harvick immediately after the restart and no one really came close to catching Johnson the rest of the way.

    "Gosh, just driving hard, working that trackbar adjuster as much as I could," Johnson said of how he got the win by staying out. "Trying to be smart with my line and I guess guys with two tires weren't all that fast. Chad said something to me about that on the radio and they never really came. [Harvick] and I did just fine on our old tires and held those guys off."

    Johnson now leads the series with four wins in 2015. Harvick, with two, is the only other driver to have multiple victories.

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