Stories by Paul Newberry

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hawks cling to final playoff spot

The Atlanta Hawks are barely clinging to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, one game ahead of the New York Knicks with nine games left in the regular season.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, March 28, 2014

Injury-plagued Atlanta Braves ready to leave Florida

For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival. No wonder they're so eager to get the season going.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hawks drop third in a row

ATLANTA - Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points, four teammates reached double figures and Phoenix won its fourth in a row, beating the Atlanta Hawks 102-95 on Monday.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Georgia's new QB studies up on Tom Brady

ATHENS, Ga. - Hutson Mason has some big shoes to fill in his one and only season as Georgia's starting quarterback. So he's trying to pick up a few pointers from an even bigger name
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Florida holds off Kentucky to take SEC title

ATLANTA - Top-ranked Florida capped a perfect run through the Southeastern Conference when Kentucky failed to get off a shot on its final possession, allowing the Gators to escape with a 61-60 ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, March 14, 2014

Newberry: Conference tournaments are no longer needed

ATLANTA - Looking around at all the empty seats at the Georgia Dome, one can't help but wonder if conference tournaments have outlived their usefulness.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Gators, bubble teams in the spotlight

While top-ranked Florida tunes up for the NCAA Tournament, a bunch of teams enter the SEC Tournament on the bubble.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, March 7, 2014

Newberry: Time to crack down on unruly fans

The NCAA and its schools need to buckle down on courtside security and work to tone down the nasty behavior in the stands before something really bad happens.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Georgia romps past Mississippi State

ATHENS, Ga. - Kenny Gaines scored 14 points and Georgia overcame a sluggish start to keep its hold on third place in the Southeastern Conference, routing Mississippi State 66-45 Wednesday night.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

New suits take heat for US speedskating woes

SOCHI, Russia - They were touted as the fastest speedskating suits in the world. Looks like they might be slowing the Americans down.
By Paul Newberry

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Mulder leads another Dutch sweep

Michel Mulder led another sweep by the Netherlands at Adler Arena on Monday, edging teammate Jan Smeekens by 12-thousanths of a second. Mulder's identical twin brother, Ronald, got the bronze.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Wust taking another gold back to Netherlands

SOCHI, Russia - Ireen Wust, of the Netherlands, claimed a speedskating gold medal at her third consecutive Winter Olympics, knocking off defending champion Martina Sablikova in the 3,000 meters ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Manning and Sherman deserve admiration

Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman are both worth celebrating as the Super Bowl approaches.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Pittsburgh pulls away to beat Georgia Tech

ATLANTA - Talib Zanna scored 22 points, James Robinson added 16 and No. 22 Pittsburgh pulled away in the second half, remaining perfect in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 81-74 victory over ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Petrino says he's a changed man - we'll go with reality

Bobby Petrino says he's a changed man after his return to coach at Louisville. However, we'll go with reality.
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Korver, Antic lead Hawks past sluggish Pacers

Kyle Korver and Pero Antic led the Atlanta Hawks past a sluggish Indiana Pacers team 97-87 on Wednesday in Atlanta, snapping Indiana's 3-game winning streak.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Maddux, Glavine look to enter Cooperstown

ATLANTA - There were a lot of guys who threw harder than Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. No one knew more about pitching.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

Teen to compete in second speedskating event in Sochi

Emery Lehman earned a second Olympic event with a thrilling victory over Jonathan Kuck in the 10,000 meters Wednesday, the final race of the U.S. speedskating trials.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Whitmore gets 1st in 500-meter

Mitchell Whitmore captured first place in the 500-meter event, while Jonathan Garcia, who would have made the U.S. team, was disqualified for not wearing timing transponders.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Rookard skates to easy win, second Olympics

Jilleanne Rookard skated to an easy win at the U.S. trials in the 3,000-meter on Friday. The win secured her second trip to the Olympics.
By Paul Newberry

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Augusta pensioners eye benefit increase

With an eye on the millions remaining in the city's oldest pension funds - its 1945 and 1949 plans - a handful of retired city and county employees are reviving a push to increase their monthly ...