ATLANTA (AP) — The No. 8 pick stole the spotlight from the top choice in the NFL draft. Bijan Robinson caught a touchdown pass in his debut and set up another score with a long run, giving the Atlanta rookie immediate bragging rights over Carolina's Bryce Young as the Falcons opened with season with a 24-10 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

ATLANTA (AP) — Safety Jessie Bates led a cast of new veteran starters on the Atlanta Falcons' defense that was dominant against Carolina rookie quarterback Bryce Young, especially in the second half. “Honestly, it was my day. I felt good,” Bates said after the Falcons' season-opening 24-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Stetson Bennett has moved on. No problem for No. 1 Georgia. The Bulldogs have a new walk-on star. Mekhi Mews sparked Georgia with a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown and the Bulldogs, taking advantage of three interceptions, blew away Ball State 45-3 on Saturday.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Luke Sprague completed 79% of his pass attempts and threw for two touchdowns and Jouvensly Bazil ran for two scores and Bethune-Cookman beat Savannah State 31-6 on Saturday.

ATLANTA (AP) — Andruw Jones, who won 10 Gold Gloves in a career that began with 12 seasons in Atlanta, became the 11th Braves player or manager to have his number retired on Saturday night.

ATLANTA (AP) — Haynes King passed for 290 yards and four touchdowns, Jamal Haynes ran for 113 yards and one score and Georgia Tech bounced back from a season-opening loss to beat South Carolina State 48-13 on Saturday.

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Davis Brin threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns and Georgia Southern beat UAB 49-35 on Saturday.

ROME, Ga., — Shorter University answered Erskine College's opening drive score with 28 unanswered points to win their home opener, 28-7. The game at Rome's Barron Stadium was delayed by 2 hours …

Serbia has a chance for its biggest win in 21 years. Canada is seeking its first medal at a major global tournament in 87 years. Germany is one win away from its biggest basketball accomplishment, ever.

Virginia will play its first home football game in 10 months on Saturday and the Cavaliers hope it is the high point of a long, emotional journey that started in a horrific way.

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