Cal Stars rout Gym Rats in title game

The Cal Stars bounced back from an early deficit to rout the Indy Lady Gym Rats in the Nike Nationals Championship on Thursday at Riverview Park.
By David Lee

Michaux: Teen's next leap is on big stage

Rahmeer Carter, 14, qualified for the maximum four events in the AAU Junior Olympics, which will take place Aug. 3-8 at Norfolk State University in Virginia.
By Scott Michaux

Brown leads Phillies over Braves

PHILADELPHIA - Domonic Brown homered and Aaron Harang snapped his losing streak at eight starts, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
By Aaron Bracy

Georgia No. 9 in coaches poll

Georgia will begin the 2015 football season exactly where it ended the 2014 season - ranked No. 9 in the Amway Coaches Poll.
By Marc Weiszer

Aiken Training Track losing stable

Darley America, owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, announced Wednesday that it would move its string of horses training at the Aiken Training Track by the end of September.
By John Boyette

Goosen, Ishikawa share lead in Virginia

GAINESVILLE, Va. - Retief Goosen and Ryo Ishikawa shot 8-under-par 63s to lead the Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
By Ben Nuckols

Hawks coach enjoys break from busy summer

ATLANTA - After a hectic start to the summer, Mike Budenholzer is doing important work in Africa while relishing some quality time with his wife and kids. The Hawks coach will never say his work is done. That's not his style.
By Paul Newberry

Baab: Guide's advice is short and sweet

Check out the fishing report from Tony Shepherd below and you’ll find the shortest report I’ve ever received since this feature was started more than 30 years ago.
By Bill Baab

Judge doesn't want Brady case in court

A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday ordered the NFL and NFL Players Association to try to resolve their differences over New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension without litigation.

American Pharoah is 1-5 favorite for Haskell

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds for Sunday's $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.
By Mike Farrell

Probe finds sewage, viruses at sites of Rio's Olympic events

RIO DE JANEIRO - The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes.

Kim leads women at Turnberry

TURNBERRY, Scotland - South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim shot 7-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead in the Women's British Open.

Ohio State suspends four players

Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech.

Overtime

Minor League Baseball Homer by Cain powers Jackets In Rome, Ga., Andrew Cain had three hits, including a game-winning homer, as the Augusta GreenJackets topped the Rome Braves 5-3 on Thursday night.

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CDC says more HPV vaccination needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines against HPV, meningitis and pertussis or whooping cough.
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