Doctor: Alabama’s Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Sports 04/22/19, 19:09

Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery.Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and "should be able to return to work in the very new future." Cain says the right hip replacement was "robotic assisted" at Andrews Sports Medicine, with ...

Nick Saban working with young Alabama team, not much depth

Football 04/13/19, 02:02

Alabama's Nick Saban isn't likely to get much sympathy from his coaching peers regarding his offseason challenges.But even the Crimson Tide faces some, especially on a defense that was uncharacteristically vulnerable late last season. Such challenges are inevitable when seven underclassmen declare for the NFL draft, even more than the ...

Top 25 Podcast: Hurts brings ‘Bama process to Oklahoma

Sports 04/04/19, 14:49

Jalen Hurts is now at Oklahoma and apparently he is bringing a bit of Nick Saban's process to the Sooners.On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , George Schroeder of USA Today joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about the transition from Alabama to Oklahoma for Hurts. The ...

Update: Davey Allison joins dad in NASCAR Hall of Fame

Football 02/01/19, 21:05

The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):9 p.m.The late Davey Allison has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Allison was a famed member of the "Alabama Gang" and his induction began with a video message from Alabama football coach Nick Saban. He was ...

New Browns coach Kitchens adds assistants, ‘Bama coordinator

Football 01/18/19, 19:21

New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens added seven assistants to his staff, including Tosh Lupoi, Alabama's defensive coordinator last season.Lupoi will coach Cleveland's defensive line. He spent five seasons working under Nick Saban with the Crimson Tide, who were recently beaten by Clemson in the national championship game.Kitchens also hired Chris ...

Alabama, Saban face big offseason challenges after loss

Football 01/08/19, 17:02

Alabama coach Nick Saban is famously quick to start focusing on his postseason to-do list, whether the Crimson Tide just won a national championship or fell short.It's how he's wired, and there's plenty of work to do this offseason.Saban needs to regroup from easily the worst beating of his Alabama ...

Tua Tagovailoa struggles as Alabama loses title game 44-16

Football 01/08/19, 06:39

Tua Tagovailoa dropped back on Alabama's third play of the game, threw in between two receivers and had the ball intercepted and returned for a touchdown.It proved to be that kind of night for the Crimson Tide's uber-talented quarterback, who didn't fare nearly as well as a starter in the ...

Column: Saban endures most humiliating loss of Bama career

Football 01/08/19, 00:36

By the time the fourth quarter rolled around, Nick Saban knew his seventh national title would not come on this night.He stalked the Alabama sideline as he always does, barking into his headset and at anyone within earshot.There was nothing he could do.The greatest coach in college football history watched ...

No. 2 Clemson uses big moments to topple top-ranked Alabama

Football 01/08/19, 00:02

Clemson needed a big performance to unseat defending champion Alabama. The Tigers got plenty of them from start to finish.Cornerback A.J. Terrell got it rolling with a 44-yard pick six on Tua Tagovailoa's third pass of the game, Justyn Ross had a stunning display of acrobatic catches and Clemson's defense ...

Tua Tagovailoa struggles as Alabama loses title game 44-16

Sports 01/07/19, 23:53

Tua Tagovailoa dropped back on Alabama's third play of the game, threw in between two receivers and had the ball intercepted and returned for a touchdown.It proved to be that kind of night for the Crimson Tide's uber-talented quarterback, who didn't fare nearly as well as a starter in the ...

Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title

Sports 01/07/19, 23:52

Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat 'Bama for the national title ...

Alabama already among greatest college dynasties

Sports 01/07/19, 04:41

With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something never done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936.Winning another crown Monday night against Clemson would lift the Crimson Tide even further above other college football dynasties and into the conversation about the ...

No. 1 Alabama meets No. 2 Clemson for CFP championship

Football 01/06/19, 17:14

College Football Playoff national championshipNo. 2 Clemson (14-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (14-0) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN)Line: Alabama by 5½.Series: Alabama leads 14-3.WHAT'S AT STAKE?The winner of the fourth straight playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide will be the first major college ...

Alabama-Clemson IV: Can Saban’s dynasty reach new heights?

Football 01/06/19, 16:24

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney went through the familiar routine Sunday.Joint news conference, during which Swinney does most of the talking. Saban compliments Swinney's Tigers. Swinney compliments Saban's unprecedented run with the Crimson Tide. Handshake. Pose for a picture with a trophy. They have done this ...

Running games overshadowed by QBs in national title game

Football 01/06/19, 15:18

In four years at Alabama, Damien Harris has shared the backfield with several runners who either have or will play in the NFL.From Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake in 2015, to Bo Scarbrough the next two years, to his current running mates Najee Harris and Joshua Jacobs, ...

Column: Saban changes with the times _ better than anyone

Sports 01/05/19, 19:24

Flexibility and a willingness to change are traits generally associated with youth.There lies the true greatness of Nick Saban.At 67 — an age when retirement plans are formed, a comfortable routine firmly established — the Alabama coach has undergone a remarkable transformation this season, one that has taken the Crimson ...

At Alabama, Clemson everything matters in building champs

Football 01/05/19, 19:13

At Alabama and Clemson, being the best at one thing means being the best at everything.That sounds like coach speak or corporate-retreat lingo, but Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney strive to make it a reality. It is the common thread that runs through the very ...

Update: Hurts ready to do whatever he can to help Tide

Football 01/05/19, 12:57

The Latest on the College Football Playoff national championship media day (all times local):9:50 a.m.Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is ready to do whatever he can to help the Crimson Tide defeat Clemson in the national championship game.He's not ready, however, to talk about his future at Alabama.Hurts is a junior ...

Bama-Clemson loaded with NFL draft picks along D-line

Football 01/05/19, 02:41

Quality defensive linemen are just about the toughest find in football."Well, I do think that most people would agree, whether it's the NFL draft or trying to find guys and recruit guys when they're in high school that have the size and athleticism to be effective in terms of their ...

Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

Football 01/04/19, 15:21

LeBron vs. Steph in the spring, Dabo vs. Nick in the winter.As much as Cleveland and Golden State became annual opponents in the NBA Finals before James left the Cavaliers last summer to join the Los Angeles Lakers after losing the title for the third time in four years to ...

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