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Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Georgia defense has slimmed down

ATHENS, Ga. - The push made this offseason for Georgia defensive players to slim down to get quicker and recover easier has shown results this preseason.

Record lap has Harvick on pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick turned a lap at a track-record 131.362 mph Friday night.

Bayern's stamina will be tested

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - He already knows Bayern is fast, and now Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to give the 3-year-old colt a chance to see how far he can stretch his speed.

Phelps returns to top of podium in relay win

GOLD COAST, Australia - Michael Phelps helped the United States win the 4x200-meter relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships.
By John Pye

Lakeside's Roundtree among top college prospects

Lakeside's Rashad Roundtree wants to lead Panthers to a playoff victory.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Upton leads Braves past Reds

CINCINNATI - The Atlanta Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
By Joe Kay

Overtime

The 19th annual Aiken Soccer Cup will be played Saturday and Sunday, and is expected to draw more than 2,000 players. Games will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Powderhouse and Whitney Polo Fields.

Pittsburgh Steelers' duo play against Philadelphia

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, who were charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, played in Thursday night's 31-21 ...

Chicago ends Davis', Philadelphia's run

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 on Thursday ...

High school football begins tonight

The 2014 high school football season starts tonight for many area teams. Not every preseason question will be answered in the first week, but here are five storylines to watch for this season:
By Wayne Staats

Ryu leads Canadian Open with course record round

LONDON, Ontario - So Yeon Ryu set a course record with 9-under-par 63 to take the lead at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open after one round on Thursday.

Former Georgia star gives team hard-earned advice

ATHENS, Ga. - Tim Worley knows firsthand the pitfalls that have ensnared some Georgia football players by decisions made off the field.
By Marc Weiszer

Bears lose 2013 star, hopefully not momentum

WAYNESBORO, Ga. -Burke County will search for a new identity now that star quarterback Donquell "Gator" Green is gone.
By Wayne Staats

Hickory's Demeritte flashes surprising power

Hickory Crawdads second baseman Travis Demeritte was drafted as a gap-to-gap hitter, but he has quickly developed into a power hitter, leading the league with 24 home runs.
By David Lee

New helmets hope to make a dent in reducing concussions

A futuristic helmet design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex is supposed to be the latest in head protection. But it's a bit of a leap of faith.
By David Brandt

NFL coaches making visits to locker rooms

More NFL coaches are making their presence felt in locker rooms, a place they weren't always welcomed.
By Rob Maddi

Off-season of change for high school head coaches

This past high school football offseason was a perfect storm for movement, between coaches retiring or leaving for other jobs. Fourteen of the 46 area schools in the Augusta area have new ...
By Wayne Staats

Warriors have enough back for another playoff season

The classification might change, but don't expect Jefferson County's nonregion games to get any easier.
By Wayne Staats

Van Pelt takes lead at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Bo Van Pelt shot 6-under-par 65 to lead The Barclays, the opener of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
By Doug Ferguson

Season starts with interesting games

It's the first week of the football season, but there are some intriguing games scheduled.
By Wayne Staats


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Wolfpack roll past Bulldogs in season opener shutout

New Greenbrier head coach Jarrett Troxler used an up-tempo no-huddle offense to keep Harlem on their heels all night.
By Dave Ward

Georgia defense has slimmed down

ATHENS, Ga. - The push made this offseason for Georgia defensive players to slim down to get quicker and recover easier has shown results this preseason.

Record lap has Harvick on pole at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick turned a lap at a track-record 131.362 mph Friday night.

Phelps returns to top of podium in relay win

GOLD COAST, Australia - Michael Phelps helped the United States win the 4x200-meter relay Friday at the Pan Pacific championships.
By John Pye

Ryan Blaney wins Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night for his second career victory.

Patriots slow down Panthers

Tom Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal as New England beat Carolina 30-7 in a preseason game on Friday night.
By Matthew Carroll

Browns work up package for Manziel

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine is not ruling out the possibility of working backup quarterback Johnny Manziel into games by using a special package of plays designed for him.

Overtime

Lexington sent 10 batters to the plate in the ninth inning, scoring four times, to rally past the Augusta GreenJackets 6-4 on Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

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McDuffie wreck victims named

THOMSON, Ga. - A 1-year-old girl has died after being injured in a crash Friday afternoon in McDuffie County, bringing the death toll to three.

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