Royals beat Athletics in 12-inning AL wild-card thriller

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.
By Dave Skretta

Lady Cavaliers win twice in crossover event

For 13 years, Augusta Prep coach Rich Bland wondered how his teams would fare against the public school programs in Columbia County.
By Scott Rouch

Eagles gearing up for pass happy teams

Georgia Southern has six Sun Belt Conference games remaining and its foes all rank in the top six in passing offense among the 11 league teams.
By Donald Heath

Georgia quarterback vows to fix passing game

Georgia quarterback Huston Mason is out to fix Bulldogs' struggling passing game.
By Marc Weiszer

Braves hitting coach quits

ATLANTA - Greg Walker has quit as hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves.

Two Georgia receivers expected to make season debuts Saturday

Wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley are expected to make their season debuts for No. 13 Georgia on Saturday against Vanderbilt.

European captain made sure duo bonded

Because the European Tour is so vested in the Ryder Cup, captain Paul McGinley was given control over the tee times for the opening rounds at tournaments.

Falcons lose pair of linemen for the season

The Atlanta Falcons said injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes, forcing safety William Moore to miss eight weeks.

Vikings' secondary to face tough test

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is coming off the best game of his brief career. Good timing. Aaron Rodgers is next.
By Dave Campbell

Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers

The Detroit Tigers will start this postseason just like last year's: Max Scherzer in Game 1, Justin Verlander in Game 2.
By Noah Trister

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Michaux: Ryder Cup is hard to beat for intensity

It is, without question, the greatest second-guessing spectacle in sports. The Monday-morning captaining is one of the best traditions on the biennial golf calendar.

Overtime

Overtime for Wednesday, Oct. 1

Shutdown in 2012 helped Strasburg

Two years after being shutdown by the Washington Nationals in 2012 to protect his surgically repaired right elbow, Stephen Strasburg debuts this week.
By Howard Fendrich

Hawks take it easy with Horford

The Atlanta Hawks are playing it safe with Al Horford, not wanting to risk another injury like the ones that kept him out for the better part of two seasons.
By Paul Newberry

Gurley falsely accused of bar punch

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, Athens-Clarke County police said.
By Joe Johnson

FCC sacks NFL blackout rule

FCC sacks sports blackout rule as unnecessary and outdated; no more cover for NFL
By Jennifer C. Kerr

High-scoring Cougars off to a fast start

WHO'S HOT Brigham Young. The No. 18 Cougars are off to a 4-0 start thanks to their high-powered offense. It has defeated the likes of Texas and Virginia.
By Chris Gay

Burke County at Thomson is the Game of the Week

Thomson and Burke County play in the first of two season meetings on Friday. This one is the Game of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

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