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Friday, May 20, 2016

USA Swimming moves camp out of Puerto Rico because of Zika virus

ATLANTA - USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp in July out of Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Celebrities are helping kids learn to swim

The USA Swimming Foundation is hoping Ludacris and other celebrities can bring a little star power to its efforts to teach kids how to swim through the "Make A Splash" program.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, May 13, 2016

US swimmer is rounding into Olympic form

ATLANTA - Katie Ledecky began her final tuneup for the U.S. Olympic trials with another impressive showing in the 200-meter freestyle.
By Paul Newberry

Newberry: High schools are now joining the stadium arms race

In this wackiest of election seasons, here's a result that should really leave us all aghast. A city in Texas has approved the building of a nearly $63 million stadium - for high school football, ...
By Paul Newberry

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hawks enter off-season with uncertainty

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap tossed and turned much of the night. He didn't expect the summer to begin this soon.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Love, James lead Cavs to another sweep of the Hawks

ATLANTA - Kevin Love scored 27 points, LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go, and the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off their second straight playoff sweep, beating the Atlanta Hawks ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, May 6, 2016

Cavs on brink of sweeping Hawks

ATLANTA - Channing Frye scored a career playoff-high 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage Friday night, pulling away in the closing minutes for a 121-108 victory ...
By Paul Newberry

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Frustrated Hawks still looking forward

ATLANTA - Thoroughly embarrassed by Cleveland's record-setting performance, the Atlanta Hawks spent part of Thursday watching film from their Game 2 debacle. Not the whole game, mind you.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hawks get another shot at James, Cavs

ATLANTA -The Atlanta Hawks were a work in progress much of the season, a team that went from relying on a dazzling, spread-the-ball offense to a grittier, defensive-minded bunch.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hawks turn it around against Boston, take 3-2 series lead

ATLANTA - Kent Bazemore sparked a stunning turnaround with three consecutive 3-pointers in the second quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks reclaimed the upper hand in their playoff series against the ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, April 22, 2016

Newberry: NASCAR going in wrong direction

At a time when other sports are leading the charge toward a brighter social future, the good ol’ boys seem intent on returning us to a more divisive era.
By Paul Newberry

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hawks take 2-0 series lead

ATLANTA - The Hawks held the Boston Celtics to the lowest-scoring first quarter in the playoffs since the NBA went to the shot clock, building a 21-point lead and holding on despite an ugly ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hawks holds off Celtics in Game 1

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague stymied another big Boston comeback, taking matters into his own hands in the closing minutes to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 102-101 victory over the Celtics in Game 1 of the ...
By Paul Newberry

Friday, April 15, 2016

Playoffs have different feel for Hawks, Celtics

ATLANTA - For both the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics, the NBA playoffs feel a lot different than they did a year ago.
By Paul Newberry

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Braves face bleak 2016, bright future

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are looking forward to a shiny new stadium and the bounty of a replenished farm system. First, they must get through 2016.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, April 1, 2016

Newberry: Woods' greatness is now in past tense

Something is missing at this dawning of spring: Tiger Woods in his prime.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Georgia takes swimming and diving national title

ATLANTA - Georgia won the NCAA women's swimming and diving championship for the third time in four years, holding off Stanford and defending champion California on Saturday night.
By Paul Newberry

Newberry: LaRoche case has no bad guys

This is a debate with no bad guys. Kudos to Adam LaRoche for wanting to spend time with his son. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with the White Sox saying “Bring Your Child To Work ...
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Francoeur feels less pressure in second stint with Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur is the first to concede that his career hasn't gone quite as expected. From the cover of Sports Illustrated at 21 to battling for a job at 32, it's been a long, ...
By Paul Newberry

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Braves' rotation likely to go through growing pains

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - In the tunnel leading to the dugout at the Atlanta Braves spring training stadium, there are pictures of John Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. My, how times have changed.
By Paul Newberry
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A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to ...