Gamecocks rout Patriots

Malik Prescott's big night helped lead No. 7 Screven County to a 42-0 road win against Westside.
By Wayne Staats

Nick leads Rebels past Bulldogs

JOHNSTON, S.C. — Quarterback Tyrece Nick totaled 309 yards of offense and four touchdowns as Strom Thurmond beat Silver Bluff 35-20 on Friday night.
By David Lee

Georgia's foe has had success against Power Five Conference teams

ATHENS, Ga. - Louisiana Monroe's veteran players shouldn't be awed by looking up at 92,000 fans at No. 9 Georgia's Sanford Stadium on Saturday.
By Charles Odum

Laney upsets Westminster-Atlanta

ATLANTA — Laney finally solved a recent nemesis to give its new coach Rodney McFadden a memorable first win.
By Wayne Staats

Panthers pull away from Musketeers

After gashing Richmond Academy for a long touchdown reception in the second quarter, Lakeside's Savon Stokes helped finish the game off with a lenghty fourth-quarter drive.
By Scott Rouch

Eagles romp past Knights

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - Northside came out firing on offense and overwhelmed Evans 38-7 on Friday in the GHSA Region 2-AAAAA opener for both programs.
By Ryan Jordan

Daniel Carr leads Midland Valley

Daniel Carr ran, passed and danced his way all over the field Friday night as Midland Valley defeated South Aiken, 39-18, at the Stomping Grounds. The senior accounted for five of Midland Valley's six touchdowns.
By John Boyette

Predators take back paddle from Lions

NORTH AUGUSTA - Fox Creek took advantage of a pair of Augusta Christian special teams mistakes in the first half and rolled to a 45-6 over its cross-river rival at Lions Field.
By Chris Gay

Clemson expects tough test from Wofford's offense

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables did not need a refresher on Wofford's option offense to get worried for today's opener. All the holes on the 12th-ranked Tigers' defense took care of that long ago.
By Pete Iacobelli

West Virginia coaches believe Georgia Southern can pose threat

The football coaches at West Virginia know very well what's in store for them today. They just hope their players understand it, too.
By Nathan Deen

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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Thomson running over foes

THOMSON — Led by first-year offensive coordinator Jarrett Troxler, Thomson's offense is rolling early in the season.
By Wayne Staats

Gators picks sophomore to start at QB

Florida coach Jim McElwain announced Wednesday that sophomore Treon Harris will start against New Mexico State on Saturday night. Redshirt freshman Will Grier also will see playing time.

Jackets' Thomas confident he can lead inexperienced group

ATLANTA- Justin Thomas has a bunch of new guys around him heading into tonight's opener. Georgia Tech doesn't seem the least bit worried.
By Paul Newberry

Bears star linebacker to retire

Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire.

Gamecocks' Mitch excited for first start

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — South Carolina sophomore quarterback Connor Mitch will see some familiar faces when he makes his first career college start against border state rival North Carolina in ...
By Steve Reed

Georgia Southern sets sights on postseason

Georgia Southern won just about everything in 2014 - except the chance to celebrate in the postseason.

Haas must move up to make the Presidents Cup team

NORTON, Mass. - Bill Haas is grinding to qualify for the U.S. Presidents Cup team.
By Doug Ferguson

Confederate flag exchange offered at Darlington

Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed at a church in ...

Darlington back in business on Labor Day weekend

After an 11-year run on Mother's Day weekend, track officials decided to celebrate the Southern 500's move back to its previous Labor Day weekend slot by promoting a throwback scheme from the 1970s.
By Don Coble

Litke: NFL won't appreciate movie

We already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It’s a movie scheduled for release that morning based on a true story and bluntly titled Concussion.
By Jim Litke

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Murray wins first round match in U.S. Open

Andy Murray was only briefly troubled by Nick Kyrgios in the most-anticipated match of the U.S. Open's first round.

Olivera hitless in Braves debut

ATLANTA - In what is shaping up as their worst season since 1990, the Atlanta Braves at least have a little something to be excited about in the final month of the season.
By Paul Newberry

Cross Creek makes region statement

GROVETOWN - While it's still early, Cross Creek got a big Region 2-AAAAA softball win over Grovetown Tuesday night.
By Scott Rouch

Focus is on Watson at Clemson

Clemson fans don't seem concerned about the massive losses on last year's top-ranked ranked defense, the muddled picture at running back or the departure of high-powered offensive leader Chad ...
By Pete Iacobelli

Azarenka gets testy with umpire at US Open

NEW YORK - Victoria Azarenka's been known to flash a temper on court - and it happened again during her first-round victory at the U.S. Open.

Clemson to turn Watson loose in opener

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he won't slow down the offense with quarterback Deshaun Watson back when the Tigers play host to Wofford on Saturday.

New stipend could play role in where recruits go to college

A new stipend that scholarship athletes are receiving to pay for some of the things that their scholarship doesn't cover could be a game changer for college sports.
By Tim Reynolds

USOC picks Los Angeles for 2024 bid

LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Olympic Committee named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host.
By Michael Blood

Tar Heels to put new-look defense to test against Gamecocks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina brought in new coaches, changed the scheme and spent offseason workouts trying to change every part of a defense that couldn't stop anyone last season. 
By Aaron Beard

Michaux: Richt better have made the right choice

Georgia's Mark Richt needs to have gotten this choice right for starting quarterback. The Bulldogs can't afford another throwaway season in the underwhelming SEC East.
By Scott Michaux

Holyfield's son commits to Georgia

Elijah Holyfield, the son of boxing champion Evander Holyfield, committed to Georgia during an announcement at his school on Friday.

Braves drop 10th in a row on walk-off homer

WASHINGTON - Michael Taylor had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Gordon set to bid farewell to Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Jeff Gordon hopes to make his last Southern 500 as a full-time driver as memorable as the rest of his career at Darlington Raceway.
By Pete Iacobelli

Falcons to go with Sean Renfree as backup quarterback

The Atlanta Falcons have released quarterbacks Rex Grossman and T.J. Yates, leaving Sean Renfree as the backup to starter Matt Ryan.

De Jonge leads Deutsche Bank Championship

Brendon De Jonge ran off seven birdies in calming conditions at the TPC Boston for 6-under-par 65 that gave him a two-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Williams survives early scare at U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Can't count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as she bids for a calendar-year Grand Slam.
By Howard Fendrich


An early run was all the Charleston River Dogs needed to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 3-0 at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Friday night.  

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