Clemson puts focus on 'what's next'

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney promises his top-ranked Tigers won't lose focus, not this week with so much still left to accomplish, against rival South Carolina.
By Pete Iacobelli

Busch's road to the Sprint Cup title was a bumpy one

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Now that he's won the Sprint Cup Series championship, Kyle Busch has been able to admit the difficulties - and doubt - that came with the injuries.
By Don Coble

Kisner breaks through with win, top 20 ranking

Hardly anyone knew Aiken's Kevin Kisner going into this year, but they do now.
By Doug Ferguson

Fritz denies being in contact with Iowa State

Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz refuted a report saying he has been contacted by Iowa State about the Cyclones' head coaching job.

Silver Bluff plans to stick with winning formula

Silver Bluff coach Al Lown isn't surprised that his Bulldogs have reached the Class AA Lower State championship game.
By John Boyette

Grovetown girls pass first test

GROVETOWN - The Warrior Turkey Classic two-day tournament ended with a bang Tuesday night.
By Scott Rouch

Hawks stop slide with win over Celtics

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Jeff Teague added 16 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 121-97 on Tuesday night.

Kentucky rolls past Boston University

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Top-ranked Kentucky placed five players in double figures as the Wildcats rolled past Boston University 82-62 on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena.

New 'Rocky' film does't sugar-coat risk of boxing

New Rocky film maintains the series' delicate balance between depictions of hyper-stylized, brutal fighting and that acknowledgement of the dangers and damage inherent in boxing.
By Greg Beacham

Spieth, Scott have different takes on Olympic golf

SYDNEY - Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week's Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year's Rio Olympics golf tournament.
By Dennis Passa

LPGA Tour moves International Crown

The LPGA Tour is moving its International Crown to the Merit Club outside Chicago next year.
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Georgia women romp past Georgia Southern

ATHENS, Ga. - Merritt Hempe scored 20 points to lead Georgia to a 75-28 blowout win over Georgia Southern on Tuesday night.
Scott Michaux

Georgia's Trippi was a thorn in the side of Georgia Tech in the mid-1940s

The Yellow Jackets were 9-0 and ranked No. 2 in the country when Trippi and fellow legend Frank Sinkwich delivered a 34-0 drubbing in Athens in 1942. 

Sooners, Hawkeyes move into top four

Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6. Clemson and Alabama remained the top two teams in the third-to-last committee rankings.
By Ralph D. Russo

War put damper on young Syrian soccer star's future in his homeland

IRBIL, Iraq — Nosheen Hanaan's dream of being on the Syrian national soccer team was torn apart by war.
By Vivian Salama

Teen Ko is LPGA's player of the year

The way Lydia Ko plays, no one believes she's just a teenager.
By Tim Reynolds

UConn celebrates anniversary with rout

HARTFORD, Conn. - Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and top-ranked UConn routed Kansas State 97-57 on Monday night, the 30th anniversary of Geno Auriemma's first game as head coach of the Huskies.

Blues rally in the third period to edge past Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Troy Brouwer and Robby Fabbri scored third-period goals, and the St. Louis Blues came back to beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Monday night. 

Timberwolves rally to keep Sixers winless on season

MINNEAPOLIS -Andrew Wiggins scored 17 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to help the Minnesota Timberwolves keep Philadelphia winless on the season with a 100-95 victory over the 76ers on Monday night.

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