Streb, Walker share PGA Championship lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Robert Streb became the latest player to shoot 63 in a major, and it earned him a share of the PGA Championship lead after 36 holes.
By Doug Ferguson

Prep football teams are trying to beat the heat

Area high school football teams are adjusting their schedules to adjust for the hot temperatures.
By Chris Gay

Braves' Jenkins earns first career win

ATLANTA - Tyrell Jenkins earned his first career victory, pitching six innings and helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.
By George Henry

What has happened to the venues used in 1996 Olympics?

ATLANTA - Twenty years after the Olympics were held in Atlanta, some remnants of that improbable summer remain a highly visible part of the city's landscape, while others quickly faded away.
By Paul Newberry

Spurrier returns to Florida as ambassador, consultant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Steve Spurrier, who already has a statue outside Florida's football stadium and recently had the field named after him, will now serve as ambassador and consultant for the school's athletic department.
By Mark Long

Decision to include pro boxers in Olympics hasn't gone as planned

The International Boxing Association's high-profile scheme to entice prominent pros to compete in Rio de Janeiro hasn't worked.
By Greg Beacham

Augusta Flyers to send group to Junior Olympics

The Augusta Flyers track club will send a group of track and field athletes to the AAU Junior Olympics to be held July 30-Aug. 7 in Houston.
By David Lee

Falcons' Freeman will get some help from Coleman

Devonta Freeman is the starter for the Falcons, but second-year running back Tevin Coleman appears bound for a larger share of the workload this season.
By Charles Odum

UFC's first card under new ownership is in Atlanta

The UFC's new era under the Hollywood entertainment conglomerate WME-IMG banner kicks off today with UFC 201 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
By Dan Gelston

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Huskers punter Foltz is remembered for tenacity, good humor

OMAHA, Neb. - An evening he spent at a high school basketball game over the holidays revealed the best of Sam Foltz, the star Nebraska punter who died in a car accident in Wisconsin over the weekend.
By Eric Olson

Browns wide receiver reinstated by NFL

Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis.

NFL clears Manning of allegations over HGH use

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.
By Arnie Stapleton

Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at ...
By Doug Ferguson

Anthony gathers athletes, cops, kids in conversation

LOS ANGELES - Carmelo Anthony spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team's day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center because he can't sleep anymore.

Volleyball is ready to shine in Rio de Janeiro

Sand, sun and samba. Even on a royal parade ground in the middle of staid London, the Olympic beach volleyball competition four years ago pulsated to the music of a DJ while dance teams jiggled ...
By Jimmy Golen


Overtime for Tuesday, July 26

7 Russian swimmers to stay banned for Rio Games

MOSCOW - Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olym­pics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world ...
By James Ellingworth

Busch looks to carry momentum

INDIANAPOLIS - Kyle Busch used his first Brickyard 400 victory as a springboard to his first Sprint Cup title. He's trying to make sure it happens again.
By Michael Marot

Football teams begin conditioning

On Monday, Georgia public schools began the first day of football conditioning.
By Chris Gay

Clemson picked to win ACC again

Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Warrior teammates lead Americans past China in exhibition

LOS ANGELES - Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the U.S. basketball team rolled to a second consecutive blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on Sunday.
By Greg Beacham

Broadhurst rallies to win Senior Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Paul Broadhurst won the Senior British Open on Sunday at Carnoustie for his first senior major title, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Scott McCarron.


In Greensboro, N.C., Seth Harrison’s home run in the sixth inning helped the Augusta GreenJackets stave off the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 4-3 on Sunday.

Griffey Jr., Piazza tearfully enter Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Two players who began their careers at opposite ends of the spectrum three decades ago ended up in the same place Sunday - with their names etched on plaques at the Baseball ...
By John Kekis

Hamilton wins fifth race of the season

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record fifth time Sunday to take the championship lead from teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second.

IOC stops short of full ban of Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual global sports federations the task of deciding which ...
By Graham Dunbar and Stephen Wilson

Froome wins third Tour de France crown

PARIS - After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees.
By Andrew Dampf

Kyle Busch completes weekend sweep

INDIANAPOLIS - Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to make it clean sweep at Indianapolis.
By Michael Marot

Atlanta can't avoid sweep despite its chances to score

DENVER - Trevor Story lined his fourth homer in three games, Tyler Chatwood allowed one hit over five erratic innings and the Colorado Rockies swept the Atlanta Braves with a 7-2 win Sunday.
By Pat Graham

Reed bolts into contention at PGA Championship

Former Augusta State star Patrick Reed changed drivers, shot 65 and moved into the mix in the PGA Championship.

Griffin ready to take Browns QB job

Trying to revive a once soaring career that crashed badly in Washington, quarterback Robert Griffin III believes he has a leg up - two of them actually - over the competition to win Cleveland's starting job.

Russia's weightlighters banned from Rio

All of Russia's weightlifters were banned from the Rio Olympics on Friday for doping for what the international federation called "extremely shocking" results that brought the sport into "disrepute."

Truex Jr. wins his 10th career pole

LONG POND, Pa. - Martin Truex Jr. has one of his four career Sprint Cup wins at Pocono Raceway. He added his 10th career pole, too.

Lee cools off but still leads Women's British Open

WOBURN, England - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at Woburn Golf Club.

Pavey: Evans man's ancient oyster might have petrified pearls inside

Bob Pitt might have an ancient treasure that has been right under his nose for decades.
By Rob Pavey

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