Grovetown ousted from state volleyball tournament

GROVETOWN - Grovetown was knocked out from the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA state volleyball tournament Tuesday night, losing 3-0 to Northside-Columbus.
By Scott Rouch Columbia County Bureau

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison, completing a transformation from sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to criminal in a police van.
By Christopher Torchia and Gerald Imray

Royals, Giants ready to shake off rust for shot at title

Going into Game 1 tonight at Kauff­man Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?
By Ben Walker

Falcons lose center for rest of the season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons placed center Peter Konz on injured reserve with a left knee injury Monday, dealing another blow to their battered offensive line.

Keselowski goes his own way

TALLADEGA, Ala. - It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR.
By Jenna Fryer

Former GreenJackets fill World Series roster

Five former Augusta GreenJackets will suit up for the San Francisco Giants in their third World Series appearance in five years, including a left-hander.

Year is over for Redskins' Orakpo

ASHBURN, Va. - Redskins coach Jay Gruden says linebacker Brian Orakpo needs surgery and is done for the season because of a torn right pectoral muscle.

Ravens get defensive in win over Falcons

BALTIMORE - Elvis Dumervil and Pernell McPhee each had two sacks, part of a dominant defensive performance that carried the Baltimore Ravens past the Atlanta Falcons 29-7 Sunday.
By David Ginsburg

NHL suspends Kings' Voynov after arrest on suspicion of domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES - The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

Several more records in Manning's reach

DENVER - Next up for Peyton Manning: the NFL passing yardage record.
By Eddie Pells

Drone use becoming issue at soccer venues across Europe

LONDON - Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events.
By Rob Harris

Evans' Buck named fall sports player of the week

Evans pitcher Brooke Buck allowed one run in seven innings in Game 1 of the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs, then hit a two-run home run in Game 2.
By David Lee

Evans' pitching, defense strong in playoff win

Evans used strong pitching and defense, and timely hitting, to beat Northside (Columbus) in two close games to advance to the second round of the Class AAAAA softball playoffs.
By David Lee

Bulldogs lead nation in turnovers

ATHENS, Ga. - An online headline from an Athens Banner-Herald story in October of 2013 no longer would apply: "Georgia defense near bottom of pile in forcing turnovers."
By Marc Weiszer

Health concerns force Manning to step aside

Archie Manning will have surgery in November and is stepping aside from the College Football Playoff selection committee.

What's in a college's name? A lot

The Sun Belt differentiates its members by making Georgia State "GSU" and Georgia Southern "GS." But can you really just lop off a "U" and expect no one to notice?
By Donald Heath

IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
By Stephen Wilson

Midland Valley-Airport is the Game of the Week

The crucial Midland Valley-Airport showdown is the Game of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Clemson loses running back for season

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said leading running back Adam Choice is lost for the season after tearing a knee ligament.

Michaux: A few Ryder Cup suggestions

Despite not being asked to join the newly creaqted PGA of America task force,, here's a few suggestions for what could help the U.S. side bring a little more balance to the biennial proceedings.
By Scott Michaux

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