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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dillon pulls away, earns first Nationwide win

INDIANAPOLIS - Ty Dillon pulled away from Kyle Busch down the stretch Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win for the first time in the Nationwide Series.

Bolt healthy, ready to run at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland - Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of attention paid to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the ...
By Rob Harris

Mets prospect yet to find home run stroke

New York Mets prospect Dominic Smith has the raw power to fit the profile of a slugging first baseman who could also hit for a high batting average, but he has yet to find his power stroke for the ...
By David Lee

Clowney limited as Texans open camp

HOUSTON - Jadeveon Clowney was on the field with the Houston Texans as they opened camp on Saturday. But the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft was limited as he continues to recover from ...
By Kristie Rieken

Eger sets bowfishing record with catch

Former Augustan Patrick Eger recently arrowed what turned out to be a world record mako shark that took more than two hours to land.
By Rob Pavey

Italian all but assured of title

PERIGUEUX, France - Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic ...
By Jamey Keaten

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Change in approach key to Johnson's success at Brickyard

SPEEDWAY, Ind. - Jimmie Johnson had a revelation in the middle of the 2005 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He finally figured out the way he approached the second-biggest stock car race of ...
By Don Coble

Georgia linebacker Bellamy arrested for DUI

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

Cleveland Browns fans turn out to see Manziel

On the first day of training camp, Cleveland Browns fans came out by the thousands, many of them to get their first live look at Johnny Manziel.

Michaux: Braves' dominance is being rewarded

It was only a matter of time before the Atlanta Braves trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox got their due in Cooperstown. And this is only the beginning.
By Scott Michaux

Teams prepare for heat, season

Friday marked the first day Georgia High School Association-member football teams could hold practice.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, July 25, 2014

Padres rookie turns back Braves

ATLANTA - Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against ...

GreenJackets top Sand Gants

Chase Johnson turned in one of his best outings of the season as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Savannah Sand Gnats on 5-2 Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By Royal Shepherd


In Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Megan Sabol, of Martinez, won the girls division in the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's TPC Sawgrass Junior Classic. Sabol shot 72-80 to win the girls 15-19 age group ...

Managing rivals will get their due

Managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, and Bobby Cox will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Giants call up Uggla

SAN FRANCISCO - Dan Uggla needed a fresh start. The San Francisco Giants needed a healthy second baseman who could step in and produce. Both are hoping they can solve each other's problem.

Busch makes return to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy. He's only entered in one race, scheduled to drive just 400 miles, and has no reason for a mad dash to the helicopter to catch a ride to another track.

Battle for second looms in Tour de France

BERGERAC, France - Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France.
By Jamey Keaten

Boxers adjusting slowly to fighting without headgear

In a decision last year, the International Boxing Association stopped the use of headgear in male bouts, citing medical experts who said it would help reduce concussions.
By Dennis Passa

Ex-Cavs swimming coach joins Gamecocks staff

COLUMBIA - South Carolina assistant Mark Bernardino is glad to be back in the pool coaching, even if it isn't what the Atlantic Coast Conference championship-winning coach expected at this point in his career.
By Pete Iacobelli

Woman selected to lead players union

Washington trial lawyer Michele Roberts has been chosen as the new executive director of the NBA Players Association.

Fryer: Gordon on track for fifth title

Thirteen years after Jeff Gordon launched "The Drive for 5," he is on track to collect that elusive fifth title.
By Jenna Fryer

Jones highlights recent GreenJackets roster moves

The Augusta GreenJackets received several roster moves over the weekend that changed the shape of the lineup and pitching staff.
By David Lee

U.S. Olympic Committee will pay price if a U.S. city lands the 2024 Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning.
By Eddie Pells

Rio's polluted bay is under fire

A weeklong regatta on Rio's Guanabara Bay will feature all 10 Olympic classes, with 216 boats and 321 competitors from 34 nations and will start Sunday.
By Stephen Wade

Cho Yang-ho set to return as head of committee for 2018 Games

SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.

UGA to sell parking permits for football games

ATHENS, Ga. -- With the University of Georgia's home opener about a month away, UGA Parking Services is preparing for football traffic by selling season-long parking permits.


Tiger Woods is returning to play in Notah Begay's charity event.

Suns forward facing charge of 'extreme' DUI

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker was charged with 'extreme drunken driving' two months before he signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract - $12.7 million guaranteed - with the Suns.

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