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Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Falcons still struggling to win on road

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances. Given Atlanta's recent lack of success.
By Charles Odum

Hawks camp set to open under cloud of controversy

When training camp opens Tuesday at the University of Georgia, the Atlanta Hawks will be under the cloud of a racially charged scandal that forced owner Bruce Levenson to put his share of the team ...
By Paul Newberry

Mickelson saves best shot at Ryder Cup for Watson

Phil Mickelson knew this Ryder Cup was a lost cause before it was over. That's what led him to say in a television interview, "We had a great formula in '08 and I don't know why we strayed from ...
By Doug Ferguson

SEC West set for three huge showdowns

Three teams from the Southeastern Conference's powerful Western Division are finally going down. That much is assured Saturday, when six teams ranked in the top 15 clash in an unprecedented day ...
By John Zenor

Lakeside leads area cross country programs

Lakeside's strong group of runners has emerged as the area cross country program to beat this year.
By David Lee

Cowboys looking to stay grounded

IRVING, Texas - Tony Romo keeps handing the ball to DeMarco Murray, and the league's worst defense from a year ago keeps making enough plays to finish off wins for Dallas.


In Columbus, Ohio, the Georgia Regents men's golf team slipped two spots Monday and tied for sixth place in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational at the Ohio State Golf Club's Scarlet Course.

Michigan coach says QB didn't have a concussion

Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he has never kept a player with a suspected concussion in a game, trying to address questions over his handling of Shane Morris.

Dwyer indicted on assault charges

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was formally charged with assaulting his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.

Stewart says he never considered retiring after Ward's death

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart talked at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Kevin Ward Jr.'s death.
By Jenna Fryer

Lakeside's Bowles named fall player of the week

Lakeside cross country runner Christian Bowles has been named the fall sports player of the week for his win Sept. 18 at the Greenbrier meet at Wildwood Park.

Burke County at Thomson is the Game of the Week

Thomson and Burke County play in the first of two season meetings on Friday. This one is the Game of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Mickelson unhappy with Watson's decisions as captain

U.S. captain Tom Watson suffered a pair of defeats Sunday in the Ryder Cup - first from the Europeans, and then from Phil Mickelson.
By Doug Ferguson

South Alabama claims disc golf titles

South Alabama won the fifth annual SouthEast Collegiate Open Disc Golf Tournament by shooting 42-under as a team during the two-day event at Wildwood Park.
By Royal Shepherd

Rodgers delivers as Packers beat Bears 38-17

CHICAGO — Aaron Rodgers threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and Green Bay shook off one of its worst offensive performances in years with a 38-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
By Andrew Seligman

Jordan Zimmermann throws Nationals' first no-hitter

WASHINGTON — Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter for the Washington Nationals, the gem preserved when defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch in left field for the ...
By Howard Fendrich

Georgia's Gurley turns in star performance against Vols

ATHENS, Ga. — Todd Gurley wasn’t in the mood to discuss the Heisman Trophy. He never is. So we’ll let a teammate speak for him. “He’s been my Heisman choice since the season ...
By Paul Newberry

Jeff Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

DOVER, Del. - Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.
By Dan Gelston

McMahon runs away with Ironman 70.3 Augusta win

Canadian Brent McMahon won the overall event at the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta on Sunday. Dallas resident Lauren Barnett claimed first in the women's division.
By David Lee

McMahon, Barnett win Ironman

Brent McMahon of Victoria, Canada won the sixth annual intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta this morning.

Washington County tops Power Poll

Washington County is ranked No. 1 in this week's Power Poll.

Gordon isn't focusing on career milestones

The victory last Sunday at Dover International Speedway was the 92nd in Jeff Gordon's 22-year career, and just 13 away from tying David Pearson for second place on the all-time winner's list. But Gordon is only concerned with victory No. 93.

Oslo drops bid for 2022 Winter Games

Oslo became the latest city to drop its bid for the 2022 Winter Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing Wednesday amid concerns the games were too costly.
By Stephen Wilson

Phelps' speech was 'mush mouth' at traffic stop

BALTIMORE - Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. 
By Juliet Linderman

Tigers looking to fill void left by top scorer

SUNSET, S.C. - Clemson coach Brad Brownell is looking to fill the void created by the departure of Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of Year K.J. McDaniels.
By Pete Iacobelli

Receiver's return gives Bengals a boost

CINCINNATI - The Bengals are in position to get a lot better in the one area where they're lacking on offense. Receiver Marvin Jones is close to rejoining the Bengals (3-0) as they get ready to play at New England (2-2) on Sunday night.
By Joe Kay

Newton surprised ankle is still hurting

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he never thought he'd still be dealing with pain in his left ankle six months after surgery.

'Big 5' conferences plan to provide athletes more benefits

The five wealthiest college football conferences have notified the NCAA of their proposals to provide more benefits to athletes under the new governance model.


In Atlanta, Georgia Regents beat Montevallo 26-28, 15-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-12 then defeated Clark Atlanta 25-13, 25-15, 25-14 in volleyball on Wednesday.

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