Greenbrier's McMonigle named softball player of year

Greenbrier shortstop Kirsten McMonigle set the program record in batting average while leading the Lady Wolfpack to the Class AAAAA state title.
By David Lee

Harlem prevails in dramatic fashion

HARLEM - Torien Beard scored Harlem last nine points of a frenetic 63-61 win over Grovetown on Friday night.
By Scott Rouch

Gamecocks show no rust in rout of rival

COLUMBIA - Duane Notice scored 19 points as South Carolina clamped down on Clemson in a 68-45 win Friday night.
By Jeffrey Collins

Braves deal Justin Upton to Padres

A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves.
By Paul Newberry

Georgia player can't show teammates around site of Belk Bowl

Georgia freshman tight end Jeb Blazevich grew up near Charlotte, N.C., but he doesn't have too much insight to offer teammates on what to do while at the site of the Belk Bowl.
By Marc Weiszer

New Orleans secondary to face stiff challenge against Atlanta

New Orleans defensive backs Terrence Frederick and Pierre Warren are part of a secondary overhaul that got results last Monday night in Chicago, but likely will be tested much more against Atlanta on Sunday.
By Brett Martel

Saturday Shootout: Rhodes gets triple-double in win

Paine guard Tannasia Rhodes messed around and almost got a quadruple-double in the Lady Lions' win Thursday over Coastal Georgia. A senior guard from Hephzibah, Rhodes recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 steals.
By Chris Gay

Panthers wait on word from doctors about Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton "seems to be right on track" to play Sunday, according to coach Ron Rivera.
By Steve Reed

San Diego Padres shore up their offense

In a dizzying series of trades in just more than a week, new San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller has revamped the worst offense in the major leagues by adding Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks.
By Bernie Wilson

Bowl game sponsors come and go

SAN FRANCISCO - Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on television and in the stands.
By Michael Liedtke

Bulls end Grizzlies' winning streak

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jimmy Butler scored 31 points, Nikola Mirotic added a season-best 27, and the Chicago Bulls snapped Memphis' six-game winning streak with a 103-97 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night.

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Florida quarterback faces charge

Florida quarterback Treon Harris is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.

Cowboys star Murray is questionable for Colts

DeMarco Murray is listed as questionable against Indianapolis after the NFL rushing leader did some work in practice this week for Dallas with a broken left hand.

Marlins acquire ex-Brave Prado

Looking for rotation help at a relatively low price, the New York Yankees acquired right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins on Friday.

FIFA vows unity is back in government

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked.
By John Leicester

Phelps pleads guilty to drunken driving

BALTIMORE - Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino.
By Juliet Linderman

Hurricanes routed by Colonels

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Corey Walden scored 18 points to help Eastern Ken­tucky rout No. 18 Miami 72-44 on Friday night.

Baylor women edge Syracuse

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Nina Davis had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and Niya Johnson hit the go-ahead basket with a minute left in No. 9 Baylor's 74-72 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Friday night in the Florida Sunshine Classic.

Islanders beat Red Wings

DETROIT - Anders Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the New York Islanders went on to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Friday night.

Panthers' Newton to start vs. Browns

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered no setbacks Saturday and is set to start against the Cleveland Browns today, 12 days after suffering two small fractures in his lower back during an automobile accident.

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More Americans traveling this holiday season

You might want to get a head start to Grandma's house this year. It appears more Americans - 98.6 million - will be traveling this holiday season than ever.