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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Fishing guides are valuable

Wait until after Labor Day when crowds subside and head to Fripp Island Marina or go out with Capt. Judy Helmey in Savannah, Ga.
By Bill Baab

Trojans' Shaw could return this season

LOS ANGELES — Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning.

Parents uncomfortable with their child playing football

Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.
By Kurt Voigt

Stewart returning to competition at Atlanta

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a ...
By Jenna Fryer

Richard comes up big in Greenbrier win

Wolfpack running back earns The Augusta Chronicle's Player of the Week honors

The Blitz - Week 2

Watch this week's episode of The Blitz, featuring staff writers Wayne Staats and David Lee, as they report from Westside High School.

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Georgia State ends 16-game losing streak

ATLANTA - Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

Braves nip Mets, snap skid

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off former Augusta GreenJacket Zack Wheeler and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
By Charles O'Brien


In Savannah, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets scored all their runs off doubles in Wednesday's 5-4 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats.

Venus Williams makes it to the third round

NEW YORK - Two-time U.S. Open champion Venus Williams reached the tournament's third round for the first time since 2010, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Curtis Baptist returns hungry after near title

Curtis Baptist enters the season with a senior-heavy core after reaching the GISA Class A state championship in 2013.
By David Lee

Douglas remains relevant in Bulldogs' offense

Brendan Douglas, a sophomore from Aquinas, remains a part of the Bulldogs' gameplan as the No. 3 tailback during UGA's preseason camp.
By Scott Michaux

South Carolina has plenty of talent left

Steve Spurrier's confident South Carolina hasn't run out of football talent, even with some of the best in the game off to the NFL.
By Pete Iacobelli

Southern Cal player suspended after admitting story is a lie

LOS ANGELES - Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to ...

Logano has thrived since joining Penske

Joe Gibbs Racing didn't hesitate when it had the opportunity to add Matt Kenseth to its roster a year ago, even if it meant getting rid of Joey Logano.
By Don Coble

Sharapova digs deep to win

NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova came through the way she so often does in the crucible of a third set, beating 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Questions abound for Manchester United

MANCHESTER, England - Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United. He couldn't have thought it would get this bad.
By Steve Douglas

Darlington gets Labor Day weekend race back

Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR's 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

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Solving the schedules

If the 14-team Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences would scrap the two-division system, they could maintain essential rivalries while establishing more frequent competition within the conferences.

S.C. State wants to take next step

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough was glad to see his team rebound last season. Now, he's seeking even more out of the Bulldogs.
By Pete Iacobelli

Georgia Tech opens with Wofford

ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson says he has no problem defending his six-year record at Georgia Tech.
By George Henry

49ers' Smith suspended for nine games

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

Harvick claims pole for Sprint Cup race in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick has won the pole for the NASCARs Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

I.K. Kim leads LPGA Tour event

PORTLAND, Ore - I.K. Kim continued her birdie run and now has a three-shot lead in the Portland Classic.

Upton, Heyward propel Braves

ATLANTA - Justin Upton homered and had three RBI, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third consecutive win.
By George Henry

Rams cut Sam

The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

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Accord tops list of stolen vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual report on the 10 most stolen vehicles in the country earlier this month, and some residents say they aren't surprised with what they saw.