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

Blessed Trinity's defense outmatches Westside

Blessed Trinity's quick defense proved too much for Westside as the Lady Titans beat the Lady Patriots 3-0 on Tuesday in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs.
By David Lee

Defending state champions take out Lakeside

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Defending state champion Columbus cruised to a three-set sweep (25-13, 25-13, 25-9) of visiting Lakeside in the second round of the Class AAAAA volleyball tournament.

Calls of SEC bias on the rise

As Southeastern Conference football teams dominate rankings, calls of #SECBias rise from Oregon to Ohio - but is it real?
By Ralph D. Russo

Auburn must finish strong for shot at the west

AUBURN, Ala. - Gus Malzahn is hoping Auburn can be a second-half team again.
By John Zenor

Young star from Mexico is making his mark

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.
By Doug Ferguson

South Carolina picked to repeat in women's bsaketball

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows the work it took to reach the top of the Southeastern Conference. She understands it'll be an even greater challenge.
By Pete Iacobelli

Georgia Tech has big hole to fill at running back

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.
By George Henry

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

Mississippi State in no danger of losing hold of top spot

Mississippi State is solidly atop the rankings, and the Bulldogs aren't leaving No. 1 any time soon with Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee-Martin next up on the slate. 

Georgia receiver proud to be in a women's book club

ATHENS, Ga. - Malcolm Mitchell used to be known mostly for catching footballs. If he's thought of now as the wide receiver who is in a women's book club, that's fine by him.
By Marc Weiszer

McGladrey Classic has gained in stature in short time

Late October is proving to be an idyllic setting for the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic.
By Scott Michaux

Undefeated Irish, Golden Hawks remain No. 1

Both the Aquinas and Washington County football teams are ranked No. 1 in the latest high school polls.
By Wayne Staats

Allegations against Oklahoma State program 'fundamentally unfounded'

The NCAA and Oklahoma State announced that allegations of widespread misconduct within the football program outlined in a Sports Illustrated expose were "fundamentally unfounded."

'Antsy' Durant doesn't plan to rush back

Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot.

Sam is released by Dallas

The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster.

Orange to play first visit to Death Valley

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse has stopped its four-game losing streak. Now coach Scott Shafer has to make sure the Orange don't start another skid.
By John Kekis

Kansas City adds Jayson Nix to roster

Infielder Jayson Nix was added to the Kansas City Royals' active roster for the World Series against San Francisco in place of rookie Christian Colon.


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