The Blitz - Week 5

Sports writers Wayne Staats and David Lee break down the high school football match ups in the CSRA for Week 5, including the game of the week Evans at Lakeside.

Falcons, Bucs happy to be on short week

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons. Ditto for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
By Paul Newberry

US is leaving its best hope for victory in the Ryder cup back home

A system change needs to be made to ensure the best players make the U.S. Ryder Cup roster and not just the more recognizable names.
By Scott Michaux

Dogs' Mason putting up modest numbers

ATHENS, Ga. - Aaron Murray topped 300 yards passing in each of Georgia's first three games last season. Hutson Mason will enter Saturday's game against Troy without having reached the 200-yard passing mark yet.
By Marc Weiszer

Winston benched for first half of Clemson game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women and Florida State officials say that the quarterback will undergo internal discipline.
By Kareem Copeland

Chase drivers at bottom must win one of final two races

Aric Almirola's chances to advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship probably went up in smoke last week at Chicagoland Speedway.
By Don Coble

Panthers' Hardy removed from active roster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy. The Pro Bowl defensive end will not play any more games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved.
By Steve Reed

Rookie helps Braves snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.
By Charles Odum

Royal & Ancient Golf Club set for historic vote

The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women. On the same day Scotland votes on whether to become independent, a historic sporting decision will be made inside arguably the most famous building in golf.
By Steve Douglas

Vikings bench Peterson indefinitely

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. This time, he could be gone for the season.
By Dave Campbell

Pistorius return isn't encouraged

Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius.
By Rob Harris

Edwards still part of the team

Although Carl Edwards is leaving Roush Fenway Racing at the end of the season for a new team - and a new manufacturer - the team still allows him to attend meetings to discuss setups and other proprietary issues.

NBA video game developer adding 3-D face mapping

LOS ANGELES - NBA 2K15 is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.
By Derrik J. Lang

Scott, Williams part ways

Adam Scott is looking for a caddie now that he and Steve Williams have decided to end their partnership.

Bonds' conviction could be reversed

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified on performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments today on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his conviction thrown out.
By Ronald Blum

Augusta's Fulcher named to hall of fame

Augusta native William Fulcher is among eight new members of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges

PHOENIX -- Arizona Cardinals running back and former Georgia Tech standout Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home.

HGH drug testing added by NFL

NEW YORK - The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.

Troy coach receives support

The Troy Trojans are off to such a rough start that athletic director John Hartwell felt compelled to speak in defense of longtime coach Larry Blakeney this week.

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