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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tigers are holding steady despite problems

All things considered, the Detroit Tigers are off to a solid start - but they're still waiting for significant contributions from some of their biggest stars.
By Noah Trister

Freeman makes opening bid to be starting running back for Falcons

Devonta Freeman ready to battle rookie Tevin Coleman to be Falcons' starting running back.
By Charles Odum

Record scoring changes face of college softball

The pitchers' duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels.
By Steve Megargee

U.S. Open, British Open live up to their names

The names of golf's two oldest championships are similar, and so are the concepts.
By Doug Ferguson

Warriors try again to close out Rockets

The Golden State Warriors will get another chance to close out the Houston Rockets Wednesday at home and advance to the franchise's first NBA Finals in 40 years.
By Antonio Gonzalez

All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns

Johnny Manziel on field with teammates for first time before media following rehab stint.

Players have different takes on the Senior PGA Championship course

Colin Montgomerie and Woody Austin had different opinion about the course used for the Senior PGA Championship.
By Doug Ferguson

Reyes throwing harder, better for GreenJackets

GreenJackets right-hander Jose Reyes is back with Augusta after six rough outings in 2013, and he's showing better velocity and sharper stuff to post system-leading numbers so far.
By David Lee

Campbell named interim Paine coach

Paine College hired Chase Campbell today to be its interim head men's basketball coach for the 2015-16 season.
By Chris Gay

Sock it to 'em: Americans Sock, John Isner win openers

PARIS - Jack Sock, a 22-year-old born in Nebraska and currently residing in Florida, and former Georgia standout John Isner, won first-round matches at Roland Garros.
By Howard Fendrich

Freeman makes opening bid to be starting running back for Falcons

Devonta Freeman believes he is next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back.
By Charles Odum

Palace Malice to skip Metropolitan Mile

Palace Malice will not race in the Metropolitan Mile on June 6 and instead will be pointed toward the Whitney Handicap in August.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Dodgers' blasts in eighth help complete comeback against Braves

LOS ANGELES - Andre Ethier, Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins each homered in the eighth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
By Beth Harris

Stamkos has Lightning nearing spot in Stanley Cup Finals

TAMPA, Fla. - Steven Stamkos knows what it's like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup Finals and wind up not playing on the NHL's biggest stage.
By Fred Goodall

Drive score early to beat GreenJackets

The Greenville Drive scored four runs in the first two innings en route to a 5-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets on Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By David Lee


In Surrey, England, Alex­ander Levy shot 66-67 to earn one of 11 spots in the U.S. Open from the sectional qualifier Monday.

Gainesville, Greenbrier will decide Class AAAAA champion Tuesday

After falling 6-2 to Gainesville in Game 1 of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA state baseball championship series, Greenbrier rebounded.
By Scott Rouch

Solid conference play helps UCLA land overall top seed in tourney

OMAHA, Neb. - UCLA's dominance in the Pac-12 this spring impressed the Division I Baseball Committee so much that the Bruins on Monday were awarded their first No. 1 national seed for the NCAA ...
By Eric Olson

Bears release McDonald after arrest in California

SAN FRANCISCO - The Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California.
By Associated Press

James, Cavaliers limping their way toward the NBA Finals

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain. One win from taking the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other.
By Tom Withers

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Hamilton feeling right at home in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas - Josh Hamilton took the turn on Ballpark Way driving toward the Texas Rangers' stadium, and felt right at home.
By Stephen Hawkins

Dooley's stolen ring found at Athens pawn shop

Vince Dooley nearly gave up hope of seeing his Auburn 1957 Southeastern Conference and national championship ring.

Lynn named head baseball coach at Fox Creek

Fox Creek High School reached into the Class AAA ranks in South Carolina to find its new head baseball coach, recently announcing Kevin Lynn as the new coach of the Predators.

Lightning, Rangers set to battle in Game 7

It's one game for a trip to the Stanley Cup finals and the chance to play for hockey's biggest prize. That's what Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers face tonight at Madison Square Garden in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Thibodeau out as Bulls coach

The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, saying a change was needed from the coach who took his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons.


In Asheville, N.C., the Asheville Tourists scored four runs in the fourth inning and went on to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 7-3 on Thursday night.

Red Devils' Campbell to enter Hall of Fame

Former Lincoln County football coach Larry Campbell is to be inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.

SEC adopts 'serious misconduct' rule for transfers

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has adopted a rule prohibiting its schools from enrolling student-athletes with "serious misconduct" issues at previous colleges.

Falcon's Shembo waived after being charged with killing dog

The Atlanta Falcons have waived linebacker Prince Shembo after the player was arrested Friday and charged with killing his former girlfriend's dog.

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