Expectations sky high for Dogs' Smart

ATHENS, Ga. - The championship mandate for new Georgia coach Kirby Smart could not be clearer.
By Charles Odum

Fowler leads Barclays by one shot

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Rickie Fowler shot 3-under-par 68 for a one-shot lead over former Augusta State star Patrick Reed in The Barclays.
By Doug Ferguson

Michaux: Clemson will win it all this time

It's a new football season in every sense of the word around here. But one thing won't change: Clemson is the cream of the crop.
By Scott Michaux

Bears committee approach working early

Burke County has adopted a committee approach to its offense over the years under coach Eric Parker, and the team effort seems to be stronger than ever so far this season.

Williams still measures herself by each match

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match.
By Howard Fendrich

Biffle could miss the Chase for the second consecutive year

BROOKLYN, Mich. - With time running out on his bid to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Greg Biffle is back at the site of his most recent victory. It was over three years ago.
By Noah Trister

Braves prospects made strides this season

Several Atlanta Braves prospects, including Dustin Peterson, Touki Toussaint and Rio Ruiz, took big steps toward becoming major leaguers with strong seasons in the minor leagues.
By David Lee

New York, South Korea to meet for title at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Michael Mancini led Endwell, N.Y., to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tenn,, in the U.S. final.

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Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Panthers' Conner has already made his comeback

The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place.
By Steve Megargee

Pole victory at Michigan bodes well for Logano

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Joey Logano won the pole at Michigan International Speedway - and lately at this track, that's been a pretty good indicator of things to come.
By Noah Trister

Reed knows Ryder Cup will take care of itself with victory this week

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - P atrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.
By Doug Ferguson

After more than two months, IndyCar race at Texas set to resume

FORT WORTH, Texas - While James Hinchcliffe has been leading the same IndyCar race for 11 weeks, Will Power has been piling up wins and runner-up finishes.

Smart growing more optimistic about Michel playing in the opener

Georgia running back Sony Michel hasn't been cleared for contact all preseason, but head coach Kirby Smart is growing more optimistic that he might play on Sept. 3 against North Carolina.

Health is a question for Williams, Djokovic

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there." The U.S. Open's top seeds in both singles brackets are coming off injuries, and neither has ...
By Rachel Cohen

SEC loaded with top pass rushers

Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it.
By John Zenor

Cowboys owner not happy with Elliott

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was not pleased to see a video on TMZ that appeared to show Ezekiel Elliott at a marijuana dispensary hours before the rookie running back was ...

Falcons rookie strong safety to miss start of season

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons rookie strong safety Keanu Neal, the team's first-round pick and a projected starter, will miss the beginning of the season with a knee injury.
By Charles Odum

Appeal for harsher sentence against Pistorius denied

JOHANNESBURG - A South African judge on Friday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher sentence against Oscar Pistorius who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Falcons fall to Dolphins in preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. - Running back Arian Foster had a 2-yard touchdown run in the Miami Dolphins' 17-6 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.
By Terrance Harris

Tennessee team advances to U.S. title game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Zach McWilliams hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, RJ Moore struck out five in two relief innings and Goodlettsville, Tenn., beat Bowling Green, Ky., 8-4 on Thursday ...

Knights slip past rival Wolfpack

Evans answered a tied score late with two key runs and withstood comeback efforts to beat Greenbrier 5-4 on Thursday night.
By David Lee

Blistering hot start has Lewis in tie for lead at European Tour event

FARSO, Denmark - Tom Lewis flirted with the first 59 in European Tour history Thursday until three late bogeys made him settle for 9-under-par 62 and a three-way tie atthe Made In Denmark tournament.

Reed tied for lead at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Two days after Patrick Reed broke the gavel during the ceremonial closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, the former Augusta State star kept a clean card and shot ...
By Doug Ferguson

Chargers coach on Bosa: 'We all want him here'

A day after the Chargers took their contract dispute with rookie defensive end Joey Bosa public, San Diego coach Mike McCoy had nice things to say about the former Ohio State star.

White named Auburn's starting QB

Sean White is Auburn's starting quarterback in the opener against No. 2 Clemson.

Harrison, Matthews, Peppers meet with NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to ...
By Barry Wilner

Watson sets sights on another big year

CLEMSON, S.C. - Deshaun Watson doesn't need much more than his tight circle of family, friends and teammates when prepping for the season, even one where the Clemson quarterback could very well be ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Bears set to make turf debut

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Fresh artificial turf will be under the feet of Burke County's football players Friday night when they play their home opener against rival Statesboro.
By David Lee

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Two Miami Hurricanes starters are kicked off team

Miami threw two defensive starters off its team Saturday for NCAA violations, after a months-long probe into whether players had access to luxury rental cars.

Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.
By Josh Dubow

Romo's status uncertain after back injury

Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it's unknown when he will return, although Dallas coach Jason Garrett says he expects his star quarterback to play this season.

Jutanugarn leads the Canadian Pacific Women's Open

PRIDDIS, Alberta - Ariya Jutanugarn missed a chance to take a big lead into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, making two late bogeys at Priddis Greens.

McDowell earns his first Xfinity title

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Michael McDowell pointed his No. 2 Chevy against a concrete barrier at the finish line, burning his tires in a smoky celebration.


Minor League Baseball Vizcaino hurls Jackets to win In Rome, Ga., Raffi Vizcaino allowed just four hits and two runs over seven innings, leading the Augusta GreenJackets to a 7-2 win over the Rome Braves on Saturday.

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