The Blitz - Week 10

Sports writers Wayne Staats and David Lee preview the high school football matchups in the CSRA for Week 10, including the game of the week Airport at Midland Valley.

Royals even series with Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single in a five-run sixth inning, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each and the Kansas City Royals rebounded to beat San Francisco 7-2 to even the World Series.
By Ronald Blum

Ex-Clemson golfer trending in right direction

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - The best moment of Ben Martin's career started in the worst kind of way - but "Worst to First" is a slogan any PGA Tour pro can live with.
By Scott Michaux

UGA seeks Gurley reinstatement

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia will file paperwork today with the NCAA to seek reinstatement for suspended star running back Todd Gurley, the school said in an announcement Wednesday morning.
By Marc Weiszer

Trip to Atlanta will be homecoming for many Georgia Southern players

Georgia Southern's Robert Brice and Cornelius Collins get a chance to return home this weekend. And they're not looking to stock up on food staples or save quarters on dirty laundry.
By Donald Heath

Harlem ousted from state softball playoffs by Vidalia

HARLEM - For the first time in the postseason in three years, there was no joy for the Harlem Lady Bulldogs on their home field Wednesday night.
By Scott Rouch

Kirk returns to McGladrey as defending champ

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Chris Kirk had a five-week break that featured no Ryder Cup and no complaints. Considering the Americans' ugly loss at Gleneagles and the resulting fallout, it was probably a good one to miss.
By Doug Ferguson

Tattnall County sweeps Westside

Tattnall County used strong defense and the arm of Lily DeLoach to sweep Westside in the second round of the Class AAA softball playoffs.
By David Lee

Westside coach's health issue is 'straightened out'

Westside coach Scott Tate wants to keep the focus on this week's game, not on his health.
By Chris Gay

SEC West is about to get wild

All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.
By John Zenor

Gators to start freshman QB against Dogs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - With his job on the line, Florida coach Will Mus­champ has turned to freshman quarterback Treon Harris.
By Mark Long

California Chrome, undefeated Shared Belief to meet in Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and undefeated Shared Belief will face off in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic next week, with Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist also in the overcrowded field.
By Beth Harris

Earnhardt raises awareness about concussions

Dale Earnhardt Jr., other athletes, recount their battles with concussions in a video made for the Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
By Jenna Fryer

Nine employees disciplined in academic fraud case

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported.
By Aaron Beard

Federal agents seize phony World Series tickets, merchandise

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Federal agents have seized phony World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, along with counterfeit Royals panties and other merchandise.

Georgia's Green back practicing with defensive backs

ATHENS, Ga. -Georgia's J.J. Green was back practicing with the defensive backs after a week at tailback. He will stay there if tailback Todd Gurley is reinstated.

NBA owners fail to approve draft lottery reform

NBA owners voted down proposed changes to the league's draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

NHL game postponed because of shootings in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario - The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of the shootings in Ottawa.


Columbus State rallied from a two-set deficit to beat Georgia Regents 3-2 in a Peach Belt Conference matchup on Wednesday night at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

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SC Speaker Harrell quits, pleas guilty

COLUMBIA - Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has pleaded guilty to six campaign fiance violations and agreed to resign from office.