Expectations sky high for Dogs' Smart

ATHENS, Ga. - The championship mandate for new Georgia coach Kirby Smart could not be clearer.
By Charles Odum

Fowler leads Barclays by one shot

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Rickie Fowler shot 3-under-par 68 for a one-shot lead over former Augusta State star Patrick Reed in The Barclays.
By Doug Ferguson

Michaux: Clemson will win it all this time

It's a new football season in every sense of the word around here. But one thing won't change: Clemson is the cream of the crop.
By Scott Michaux

Bears committee approach working early

Burke County has adopted a committee approach to its offense over the years under coach Eric Parker, and the team effort seems to be stronger than ever so far this season.

Williams still measures herself by each match

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.
By Howard Fendrich

Biffle could miss the Chase for the second consecutive year

BROOKLYN, Mich. - With time running out on his bid to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Greg Biffle is back at the site of his most recent victory. It was over three years ago.
By Noah Trister

Braves prospects made strides this season

Several Atlanta Braves prospects, including Dustin Peterson, Touki Toussaint and Rio Ruiz, took big steps toward becoming major leaguers with strong seasons in the minor leagues.
By David Lee

New York, South Korea to meet for title at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Michael Mancini led Endwell, N.Y., to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tenn,, in the U.S. final.

Ex-Jag Reed wins The Barclays, earns spot on Ryder Cup team

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Former Augusta State All-American Patrick Reed parred the 72nd hole to secure his first victory since 2015 and earn a spot on this year's Ryder Cup team.

Kyle Larson takes advantage of late restart for first Cup victory

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Kyle Larson raced to his first Sprint Cup victory Sunday, taking the lead on a restart with nine laps remaining and holding off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway in a duel between two of NASCAR's up-and-coming standouts.
By Noah Trister

New York wins Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Ryan Harlost led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series title, striking out eight and limiting South Korea to five hits in six innings in a 2-1 victory Sunday.
By Travis Johnson

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Two Miami Hurricanes starters are kicked off team

Miami threw two defensive starters off its team Saturday for NCAA violations, after a months-long probe into whether players had access to luxury rental cars.

Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.
By Josh Dubow

Romo's status uncertain after back injury

Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season.

Jutanugarn leads the Canadian Pacific Women's Open

PRIDDIS, Alberta - Ariya Jutanugarn missed a chance to take a big lead into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, making two late bogeys at Priddis Greens.

McDowell earns his first Xfinity title

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Michael McDowell pointed his No. 2 Chevy against a concrete barrier at the finish line, burning his tires in a smoky celebration.

Overtime

Minor League Baseball Vizcaino hurls Jackets to win In Rome, Ga., Raffi Vizcaino allowed just four hits and two runs over seven innings, leading the Augusta GreenJackets to a 7-2 win over the Rome Braves on Saturday.

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