Nike Peach Jam has had an illustrious run

Nike Peach Belt alumni include No. 1 draft picks in the NBA Draft, current superstars and others who have gone on to Hall of Fame careers in the NBA.
By Chris Gay

Braves fend off Phillies

ATLANTA - Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.
By Charles Odum

Defending women's champion Kvitova eliminated at Wimbledon

Former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic beat the defending Wimbledon champion 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Saturday on Centre Court, coming back from a set and a break down to reach the fourth round at the All England Club.
By Howard Fendrich

Serena survives scare at Wimbledon

LONDON - No. 1-seeded Serena Williams overcame a surprisingly staunch challenge from 59th-ranked Heather Watson and emerged with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 victory in the third round Friday.
By Howard Fendrich

Baseball's scouting scale has deep roots

The scouting scale has been used for years to evaluate and project a baseball player's abilities, and it's a way to tell a unique version of the stars' impact on the game.
By David Lee

Women, adults tuning in for Women's World Cup

Viewership is up big for this summer's Women's World Cup with a major assist coming simply from geography.
By Rachel Cohen

Circumstances different for Japan in World Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced.
By Anne M. Peterson

Vegas, Langley share The Greenbrier Classic lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Jhonattan Vegas shot 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round of the Greenbrier Classic on Friday.
By John Raby

Some Confederate flags on display at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR fan Alex Lee says that if the Confederate flag was banned by the track, he'd come anyway. But it's not prohibited, so the flag remained draped at his infield campsite Friday.

WNBA officials have rough first month

It sure has been a rough first month of the season for WNBA referees.
By Doug Feinberg

Late climbs in Tour de France favor Froome

Chris Froome is in great form entering the Tour de France while defending champion Vincenzo Nibali is not.
By Jerome Pugmire

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Sports voices prominent on flag issue

Head ball coach Steve Spurrier and his University of South Carolina coaching brethren have spoken up in support of their governor. NASCAR chairman Brian France has weighed in emphatically.

Busch not hurt in latest crash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February. Nobody was injured Friday.
By Don Coble

Oilers, No. 1 pick agree on deal

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with center Connor McDavid on a three-year, entry-level contract.

Bulldogs receiver undergoes knee surgery

Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday.

Dubuisson is tied for lead in his hometown tournament

PARIS - Frenchman Victor Dubuisson is in a three-way tie for the lead after the second round of the French Open.

Djokovic makes short work of his foes so far

LONDON - Novak Djokovic isn't facing much of a test so far in the defense of his Wimbledon title.

Dempsey scores goal in US win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala 4-0 Friday night in an exhibition ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.


In Savannah, Ga., Scarlyn Reyes shut down the Augusta as the Savannah Sand Gnats earned a doubleheader split with the GreenJackets on Friday.

GreenJackets split with Sand Gnats

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Scarlyn Reyes shut down Augusta as the Savannah Sand Gnats earned a doubleheader split with the GreenJackets on Friday. Augusta won the opener 3-1.

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