Libazs saves Paine with block in overtime

Denzel Dillingham scored 25 points for Paine, while Arnis Libazs made a big block at the end.
By Chris Gay

Georgia College races past USC Aiken

Georgia College took advantage of USC Aiken's struggles to beat the Pacers 73-63 on Wednesday night.
By David Lee

Ryan isn't feeling added pressure vs. rival

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.
By George Henry

Pacers women top Bobcats

The USC Aiken women opened Peach Belt Conference play on a strong note by beating Georgia College 56-51 on Wednesday night.
By David Lee

Bobo interviews for Colorado State job

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's bowl practices began Wednesday night with offensive coordinator Mike Bobo expected to be in his usual spot. How much longer Bobo might remain in his familiar role remains to be seen.
By Marc Weiszer

Gordon deserves recognition for bounce-back season

Jeff Gordon might not agree, but it's hard to argue the 44-year-old driver with a bad back didn't deserve was NASCAR's Comeback Driver of the Year.
By Don Coble

Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global race.
By Stephen Wilson

Seminoles will feel right at home in Rose Bowl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national championship in the same stadium it won the title a year ago: The Rose Bowl.
By Brent Kallestad

Wolfpack top Vols

RALEIGH, N.C. - Ralston Turner had career highs of 33 points and eight 3-pointers to help North Carolina State beat Tennessee 83-72 on Wednesday night.

Surging Hawks dominate Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.

Newton returns to practice; status still unclear

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Whether or not he starts Sunday against the Cleveland Browns remains unclear.
By Steve Reed

49ers release McDonald amid sexual assault investigation

Defensive lineman Ray McDonald was released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.

Braves trade Varvaro to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox acquired Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers.

Path to majors could get easier for Cuban players

Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.
By Ronald Blum

American lawyer resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA - The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.
By Graham Dunbar

Female bobsledders sliding into four-man competition for first time

Elana Meyers Taylor, of the U.S., and Katharin Humphries, of Canada, will make history at Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday, when they compete against men on bobsledding's top circuit, the World Cup tour.
By Tim Reynolds

Spurrier expects Davis to turn pro

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said he expects running back Mike Davis to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft after the Gamecocks face Miami in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27.

Busch testifies he tried to defuse situation

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.
By Randall Chase

Gamecock women breeze to 10th win

HAMPTON, Va. - Tiffany Mitchell made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, and No. 1 South Carolina beat Hampton 69-49 on Wednesday night.

Hornets drop fourth in a row

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Reserve Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, Goran Dragic had 20 and the Phoenix Suns snapped a six-game losing streak with a 111-106 victory over the struggling Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.


Former USC Aiken men’s standout Alvin Brown will begin his international career in Mongolia with the Erdene Drilling Rigs of the National Super League.

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