Michaux: Braves' dominance is being rewarded

It was only a matter of time before the Atlanta Braves trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox got their due in Cooperstown. And this is only the beginning.
By Scott Michaux

Falcons want to be 'bigger and stronger' on offensive line

The Atlanta Falcons are looking to improve up front after a miserable 2013 season, when a team with Super Bowl aspirations staggered to a 4-12 mark.
By Paul Newberry

Farr looks back at USC Aiken success

Ashley Farr dominated the Peach Belt Conference and left holding several USC Aiken baseball records. A hidden injury, however, changed his playing career forever.
By David Lee

Teheran, Freeman lead Braves past Padres

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.
By Charles Odum

GreenJackets pull out win

The Augusta GreenJackets saw a four-run lead disappear in the ninth inning before securing an 8-7 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers Saturday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By Royal Shepherd

Clowney limited as Texans open camp

HOUSTON - Jadeveon Clowney was on the field with the Houston Texans as they opened camp on Saturday. But the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft was limited as he continues to recover from surgery to repair a sports hernia.
By Kristie Rieken

Furyk builds three-shot lead

MONTREAL - Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting 5-under-par 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal.

Eger sets bowfishing record with catch

Former Augustan Patrick Eger recently arrowed what turned out to be a world record mako shark that took more than two hours to land.
By Rob Pavey

Italian all but assured of title

PERIGUEUX, France - Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.
By Jamey Keaten

Change in approach key to Johnson's success at Brickyard

SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Jimmie Johnson had a revelation in the middle of the 2005 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He finally figured out the way he approached the second-biggest stock car race of the year was wrong.
By Don Coble

Thomas thrilled to go into hall of fame

Frank Thomas has come a long way to the hall of fame.

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Georgia linebacker Bellamy arrested for DUI

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

Cleveland Browns fans turn out to see Manziel

On the first day of training camp, Cleveland Browns fans came out by the thousands, many of them to get their first live look at Johnny Manziel.

Mets prospect yet to find home run stroke

New York Mets prospect Dominic Smith has the raw power to fit the profile of a slugging first baseman who could also hit for a high batting average, but he has yet to find his power stroke for the Savannah Sand Gnats.
By David Lee

Dillon pulls away, earns first Nationwide win

INDIANAPOLIS - Ty Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch down the stretch Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win for the first time in the Nationwide Series.

Panthers' Stewart is not worried about latest injury

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart isn't concerned about his latest injury limiting his effectiveness this season.
By Steve Reed

Langer has eight-stroke lead at Senior British Open

BRIDGEND, Wales - Bernhard Langer moved closer to his second Senior British Open title on Saturday after shooting a 3-under 68 at Royal Porthcawl for a 14-under 199 and an eight-stroke lead.

Giants acquire Peavy from Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.
By Janie McCauley

Eligibility is cut to 10 years for Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame's board cut a player's eligibility from 15 years to 10 on Saturday.

Overtime

North Augusta's Jeff Pope will try to make it two-for-two in Peak Amateur Series events this season when he tees it up today at the Ping Gordon Lakes Invitational.

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School safety chief touts restructure

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