Panthers force Game 3 against Warriors

After Lakeside dropped Game 1 of its Region 3-AAAAAAA playoff matchup Wednesday at Grovetown, 8-0, the Lady Panthers rallied for a 6-5 win in the nightcap to extend their season.
By Chris Gay

Willett apologizes for brother's comments

CHASKA, Minn. - With stakes at the Ryder Cup so high, the players are under plenty of pressure. Danny Willett's focus faltered a bit Wednesday during practice at Hazeltine National Golf Club. This wasn't a case of rookie nerves, though.
By Dave Campbell

Giants, GreenJackets announce extension

The San Francisco Giants and Augusta GreenJackets announced Wednesday a two-year extension to the current player development contract through the 2018 season.
By David Lee

Falcons thriving in red zone

The Atlanta Falcons have scored touchdowns on eight of their past 10 trips inside the opponents' 20-yard line. That's a major improvement from last year's struggles and a slow start this season.
By George Henry

Tennessee girds for 'deep' run attack if Chubb doesn't play

ATHENS, Ga. - Tennessee coach Butch Jones on Wednesday said his team is preparing as if Nick Chubb will play Saturday in Sanford Stadium.
By Marc Weiszer

Woods is getting used to his role as vice captain

CHASKA, Minn.- The first awkward moment for Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup came when he lined up to get into the U.S. team picture. Oops, sorry Tiger, only players are allowed.

Stewart faces his final race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end.
By Jenna Fryer

Marlins escort Hernandez's hearse

MIAMI - Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team's ballpark Wednesday.
By Curt Anderson

Freeman extends streak to 30 as Braves roll

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are giving themselves plenty of reasons to be hopeful about 2017, from a surging offense to improved young pitching. All of it was on display Wednesday night in a 12-2 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies.
By Paul Newberry

Offenses are ruling the ACC

The continuing evolution of spread and no-huddle offenses in college football is changing the way some coaches measure defensive success.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Texans place Watt on injured reserve

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt is out until at least December and could miss the rest of the season with an injured back, leaving the Texans searching for ways to deal with the loss of the NFL's best defensive player.
By Kristie Rieken

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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

LSU fires Miles

Two people familiar with the decision say Louisiana State has fired head football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head ...

Harvick wins at New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track.
By Dan Gelston

Marlins' Fernandez dies in boating accident

Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.
By Tim Reynolds and Steven Wine

Four-time Masters Tournamentchampion Palmer dies

Arnold Palmer, who won the Masters Tournament four times and helped bring golf to the masses, died Sunday night, according to multiple media reports. He was 87.
By John Boyette

Russian police ready for Tottenham's visit

Russian police are getting ready for Tottenham's game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League.

McIlroy wins Tour Championship in playoff

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday.
By Doug Ferguson

Georgia Tech student to relax after winning Ironman 70.3 Augusta

Christopher Douglas is planning to take a well-deserved break from competition. Douglas bested the Ironman 70.3 Augusta field Sunday with a time of 4:08:04.
By Chris Gay

Frederiksen wins Ironman 70.3 Augusta women's pro division, Atlanta's Douglas claims overall victory

Helle Frederiksen ran away with the win in the pro women's division of the Ironman 70.3 Augusta on Sunday in her return from a devastating knee injury last year.
By David Lee

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

National roundup: Michigan routs Penn State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - De'Veon Smith led an overwhelming ground game with 107 yards rushing and a touchdown and Karan Higdon ran for two scores and No. 4 Michigan routed Penn State 49-10 on Saturday ...

Kenseth knows how to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Matt Kenseth has certainly figured out New Hampshire Motor Speedway since making the move in 2013 to Joe Gibbs Racing.

Wildcats top Gamecocks

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Benny Snell Jr. scored the go-ahead touchdown from 1 yard midway through the fourth quarter, Boom Williams broke a 43-yard TD and Kentucky held off South Carolina 17-10 on ...
By GARY B. GRAVES

Georgia Southern suffers its first loss

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Zach Terrell threw four touchdown passes and Western Michigan won its fourth in a row to open the season by beating Georgia Southern 49-31 in a nonconference showdown Saturday ...

ACC roundup

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - AJ Reed kicked a 19-yard field goal with 84 seconds left as Duke rallied back from an early two-touchdown deficit to beat Notre Dame 38-35 on Saturday.

Marlins snap Braves' winning streak

MIAMI - Derek Dietrich hit a two-run homer to help the Miami Marlins end the Atlanta Braves' winning streak at seven games, winning 6-4 on Saturday night.
By Christopher Stock

SEC roundup: Auburn upsets LSU in chaotic finish

AUBURN, Ala. - Daniel Carlson kicked six field goals and Auburn beat No. 18 LSU 18-13 on Saturday night after officials ruled Danny Etling's apparent last-gasp scoring pass came after time expired.

McCarron leads Champions Tour event by two shots

VICTORIA, British Columbia - Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 12th and shot 5-under-par 66 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

Vols storm back, snap streak against Gators

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Joshua Dobbs accounted for five second-half touchdowns Saturday and No. 14 Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit to beat No. 19 Florida 38-28 and end their 11-game losing streak ...
By Steve Megargee

Dahlberg: Vin Scully created the soundtrack of a lifetime

Vin Scully's voice has been part of the soundtrack of my life for so long I can't remember ever being without it.
By Tim Dahlberg

Wisconsin wallops Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Alex Hornibrook threw for 195 yards and a touchdown, and 11th-ranked Wisconsin turned its early-season showdown with No. 8 Michigan State into a rout, beating the Spartans ...
By Noah Trister

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Warhorses ranked 4th in South Carolina poll

Five area schools are represented in the latest South Carolina Prep Media Poll released this week, including Barnwell at No. 4 in Class AA.

Newton plans to deliver the ball quicker

Cam Newton says he needs to get rid of the football quicker in Sunday's game against Atlanta - and get it to his big wide receiver a little more, too.

Tennessee won't have Kirkland Jr. for the Georgia game

Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. will miss a third consecutive game Saturday at No. 25 Georgia due to a high ankle sprain.

Manager of Atlanta's expansion MLS team ready to get started

ATLANTA - Gerardo Martino hasn't spent much time in the United States and admits that he needs to learn more English, yet the coach from Argentina knows enough about Atlanta United FC that he can hardly wait to start as the first manager of the Major League Soccer expansion club.
By Matt Winkeljohn

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Honeymoon is over for Georgia coach

ATHENS, Ga. - The honeymoon is over for Kirby Smart.
By Paul Newberry
 
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