Banks brings new energy to Red Devils

Replacing Larry Campbell is inarguably the toughest act to follow in the history of Georgia high school football. Now comes Kevin Banks, starting his 20th football season at Lincoln County but his first as head coach
By Scott Michaux

Game is family affair for Evans' Marshall

Players often talk about a coach being a father figure. It's a little more literal for Evans quarterback Matlin Marshall. His father, Marvin, is his position coach.
By Wayne Staats

Durham honored by Bulldog Club

Former Georgia basketball coach Hugh Durham was feted by the Greater Augusta Bulldog Club at Julian Smith Casino. The legendary coach won more than 600 games.
By Chris Gay

Marte's big hits down GreenJackets

Hickory third baseman Luis Marte's first home run of the season came at the opportune time for his team as the Crawdads beat the Augusta GreenJackets 2- 1.
By David Lee

Upton, Braves spoil McCutchen's return

PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3.
By Will Graves

Falcons' Peters relieved to be back in practice

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon last season. Eight months later, he is back.
By Charles Odum

Irish, Golden Hawks ranked No. 1 in preseason poll

Aquinas is ranked No. 1 in Class A in the first Georgia Sports Writers Association polls for the 2014 season.
By Wayne Staats

Knights ready to take the next step

Evans coach Marty Jackson believes the Knights have the chance to take the next step this year after just missing a playoff berth last season.
By Scott Rouch

Mahan wants to stay in hunt for stretch drive

With a twirl of his club, Hunter Mahan enters golf's stretch drive knowing there's more he can do.
By Doug Ferguson

Chicago stays alive at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game.

Georgia's Barber seeks to reclaim job

Georgia punter Collin Barber is trying to win back his starting job entering his junior season.

Buckeyes' Miller to miss 2014 season

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State says quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his throwing shoulder.
By Rusty Miller

Kuchar's quest for slip-and-slide ultimately kept him out of PGA

PARAMUS, N.J. - Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic.
By Doug Ferguson

FIFA-Russia relations hit snag

GENEVA - Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain as major issues flare up over Crimea clubs and stadium costs for the 2018 World Cup.
By Graham Dunbar

Browns coach yet to decide on starting QB

LANDOVER, Md. - Browns coach Mike Pettine has not picked his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.

Palmer has pacemaker implanted

PITTSBURGH - Arnold Palmer had a pacemaker implanted Tuesday to correct an abnormal heartbeat.

Sooners suspend running back after assault charge

NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the season after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault.

Ballmer says Clippers are 'looking forward'

Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.

Coach K, US team pay visit to West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Mike Krzyzewski returned to West Point on Monday with the U.S. national team, which toured the campus, ate lunch with cadets in the mess hall and held an open practice for military personnel and families.
By Brian Mahoney

Watkins day-to-day with bruised ribs

Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins is day-to-day after tests confirmed a diagnosis of bruised ribs, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Monday.

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