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Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Rookie helps Braves snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.
By Charles Odum

Troy coach receives support

The Troy Trojans are off to such a rough start that athletic director John Hartwell felt compelled to speak in defense of longtime coach Larry Blakeney this week.

Panthers' Hardy removed from active roster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy. The Pro Bowl defensive end will not play any more games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved.
By Steve Reed

HGH drug testing added by NFL

NEW YORK - The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.

Dogs' Mason putting up modest numbers

ATHENS, Ga. - Aaron Murray topped 300 yards passing in each of Georgia's first three games last season. Hutson Mason will enter Saturday's game against Troy without having reached the 200-yard ...
By Marc Weiszer

Augusta's Fulcher named to hall of fame

Augusta native William Fulcher is among eight new members of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Falcons, Bucs happy to be on short week

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons. Ditto for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
By Paul Newberry

Bonds' conviction could be reversed

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified on performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments today on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his conviction ...
By Ronald Blum

US is leaving its best hope for victory in the Ryder cup back home

A system change needs to be made to ensure the best players make the U.S. Ryder Cup roster and not just the more recognizable names.
By Scott Michaux

NBA video game developer adding 3-D face mapping

LOS ANGELES - NBA 2K15 is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.
By Derrik J. Lang

Royal & Ancient Golf Club set for historic vote

The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women. On the same day Scotland votes on whether to become independent, a historic sporting decision will be made inside ...
By Steve Douglas

Scott, Williams part ways

Adam Scott is looking for a caddie now that he and Steve Williams have decided to end their partnership.

Pistorius return isn't encouraged

Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius.
By Rob Harris

Edwards still part of the team

Although Carl Edwards is leaving Roush Fenway Racing at the end of the season for a new team - and a new manufacturer - the team still allows him to attend meetings to discuss setups and other ...

Chase drivers at bottom must win one of final two races

Aric Almirola's chances to advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship probably went up in smoke last week at Chicagoland Speedway.
By Don Coble

Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges

PHOENIX -- Arizona Cardinals running back and former Georgia Tech standout Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home.

Vikings bench Peterson indefinitely

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. This time, he could be ...
By Dave Campbell

Winston benched for first half of Clemson game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women and Florida State officials say ...
By Kareem Copeland

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Orioles wrap up first division title since 1997

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays.
By David Ginsburg

Nationals clinch NL East title on Braves' turf

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years.
By Paul Newberry

Georgia desperate' for victory

ATHENS, Ga. - The last year Troy lost its first three games, Herschel Walker was running toward the Heisman Trophy at Georgia ub 1982.
By Charles Odum

Young Vanderbilt team faces South Carolina

South Carolina takes on a young Vanderbilt team in its first road game of the season.
By Teresa M. Walker

Georgia Tech seeks consistency on offense

Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech arrive at their Atlantic Coast Conference openers in search of offensive consistency, and knowing their most important game remaining might be the one today.

Georgia Southern to play historic game

Georgia Southern plays its Sun Belt Conference opener on the road against South Alabama.
By Donald Heath

Hester breaks friend's record

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' Devin Hester who holds the NFL record for most return touchdowns all by himself, breaking his No. 1 mentor's record.
By Paul Newberry

Browns' Gordon reinstated, suspension reduced

Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon was reinstated into the NFL and had his one-year suspension reduced to 10 games Friday after the league announced changes to its drug policy.

Keselowski sets track record to claim Sprint Cup pole

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski will start the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship the way he ended the first one - out front.


In Franklin, Tenn., the Georgia Regents women are in sixth place after the first round of the 54-hole Mason Rudolph Championship. The Jaguars shot 7-over-par 295.

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