Tigers 'good enough' for an encore

Clemson has an offense, led by top Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson, that could render any defensive questions - the Tigerslost eight starters from last year - moot.
By Pete Iacobelli

Serena begins quest for record with victory

NEW YORK - Serena Williams hit 12 aces and reached 121 mph on her powerful serve during a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Ekaterina Makarova, a potentially tricky first-round opponent at the U.S. Open.
By Howard Fendrich

Bulldogs move up in latest prep poll

Thomson moved up two spots to No. 4 in Class AAAA in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football poll released Tuesday.

Pieters is among wild-card picks for Ryder Cup

Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Pieters were European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke's three wild-card picks.
By Steve Douglas

Braves' Teheran gets rare run support

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran won for the first time in 10 starts, rookie Dansby Swanson drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 on Tuesday night.
By George Henry

Tebow shows some power during baseball tryout

LOS ANGELES - Tim Tebow took his first big swings at a baseball career Tuesday, showing off a powerful bat and other developing skills during a workout in front of dozens of major league scouts and reporters.
By Greg Beacham

Falcons to hold out Ishmael in final preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons still expect Kemal Ishmael will open the season as the fill-in starter at strong safety even though he'll miss his third consecutive preseason game this week.
By Charles Odum

Georgia Tech interim AD wasn't gone from the school very long

ATLANTA - Paul Griffin has come out of retirement to lead Georgia Tech's athletic department through another transition.
By Paul Newberry

Agassi is proud of the way he left tennis

NEW YORK - For all of his victories during two decades on the tennis tour, including eight Grand Slam titles, Andre Agassi looks back most fondly these days on the aftermath of a loss.
By Howard Fendrich

NASCAR's next generation poised to take the reins

The next generation of NASCAR standouts has quite an opportunity over these next couple months.
By Noah Trister

Rules expert trying to simplify game of golf

NEW YORK - For the last five years, the top rules experts in golf have come together from around the world to study a jigsaw puzzle. That's what Thomas Pagel of the USGA refers to as the book more commonly known as the Rules of Golf
By Doug Ferguson

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Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Expectations sky high for Dogs' Smart

ATHENS, Ga. - The championship mandate for new Georgia coach Kirby Smart could not be clearer.
By Charles Odum

Brentwood falls to Trinity Christian

In Sandersville, Ga., Whit Mason scored both Trinity Christian touchdowns, including the game-winner over Brentwood with 31 seconds left in the game.

Mustangs drop opener on road

In Greenwood, S.C., Midland Valley fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and never recovered, losing its season opener under new coach Andrew Jenkins.
By David Roberts

Thomson runs record to 2-0

THOMSON - Tyrek Braswell and Mike Thomas both rushed for more than 100 yards as Thomson pulled away in the second half for a victory over Effingham County on Friday night.

North Augusta holds off Evans to remain undefeated

North Augusta coach Brian Thomas was quick to point out his team has several mistakes to fix. Nonetheless, the Yellow Jackets will go into their bye week still undefeated after pulling out a 28-20 ...
By Chris Gay

Last-second field goal lifts Irish over Wildcats

Crimmins Hankinson's 44-yard field goal as time expired capped a crazy finish and lifted Aquinas to its first victory, 19-18, over Laney on Friday night at Laney Stadium in a cross-town renewal ...
By Scott Michaux

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Bulldogs handle Blue Devils

Silver Bluff's Julius Mann finished with 11 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 32-12 victory over Williston-Elko on Friday night.
By Eric Walters

Aiken tops Strom Thurmond in overtime

Collin Flanders broke through the line and blocked Strom Thurmond's point after touchdown attempt in overtime, and the Hornets held on for a 27-26 victory Friday night at Hagood Stadium.
By John Boyette

Musketeers' ride ground game to win over Patriots

A change in offensive scheme and the ability to break big plays marked Richmond Academy's 35-19 season-opening win over Westside on Friday night.
By Scott Rouch

Harlem opens season with big win

Lane Phillips and Jacob Matthews led the way as Harlem opened its season with a 56-13 victory over Glascock County.

Bears charge late to handle Blue Devils

Burke County scored 22 unanswered points to begin the fourth quarter and held on late to beat Statesboro 28-17 on Friday night in the Bear Den.
By David Lee

Sauers, Triplett share Boeing Classic lead

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - U.S. Senior Open champion Gene Sauers eagled the par-5 18th hole Friday for 7-under-par 65 and a share of the Boeing Classic lead with Kirk Triplett.

Vols' Dobbs becoming vocal leader

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs added one more assignment to his long list of responsibilities.
By Steve Megargee

Panthers' Conner has already made his comeback

The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place.
By Steve Megargee

Pole victory at Michigan bodes well for Logano

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Joey Logano won the pole at Michigan International Speedway - and lately at this track, that's been a pretty good indicator of things to come.
By Noah Trister

Reed knows Ryder Cup will take care of itself with victory this week

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - P atrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.
By Doug Ferguson

After more than two months, IndyCar race at Texas set to resume

FORT WORTH, Texas - While James Hinchcliffe has been leading the same IndyCar race for 11 weeks, Will Power has been piling up wins and runner-up finishes.

Smart growing more optimistic about Michel playing in the opener

Georgia running back Sony Michel hasn't been cleared for contact all preseason, but head coach Kirby Smart is growing more optimistic that he might play on Sept. 3 against North Carolina.

Health is a question for Williams, Djokovic

NEW YORK - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there." The U.S. Open's top seeds in both singles brackets are coming off injuries, and neither has ...
By Rachel Cohen

SEC loaded with top pass rushers

Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it.
By John Zenor

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Michaux: There's nothing like college football's first weekend

College football comes and goes so fast that the beginning takes on an outsized relevance. There are no warm-up games. You're only guaranteed 12 shots to make your case for a team's legacy. Championships aren't won before Labor Day, but many have been lost.
By Scott Michaux

Vikings lose Bridgewater for season

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to miss at least the next season while recovering from a dislocated left knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament after a freak practice injury on Tuesday.

Spieth feeling good about his ball-striking

Jordan Spieth never missed so many putts and felt so excited leaving a golf tournament.
By Doug Ferguson

Southern Cal linebacker under investigation in two states

Southern California linebacker Osa Masina is under criminal investigation in two states - California and Utah - for separate incidents, a spokesman for the Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Police Department confirmed Tuesday.

Bat used by 'Shoeless Joe' among items going up for auction

NEW YORK - Nearly 500 baseball artifacts including a "Shoeless" Joe Jackson game bat and material from the Negro Leagues will be auctioned off by Christie's this fall in New York.
By Ula Ilnytzky

Struggling Richard Petty Motorsports restructuring organization

Richard Petty Motorsports released vice president of operations Sammy Johns in an organizational restructuring to jumpstart a struggling team.

Midland Valley reschedules game for Thursday

Midland Valley's home opener against Lugoff-Elgin has been rescheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. because of impending weather.

Vols open season against Mountaineers

Tennessee and Appalachian State open the season Thursday attempting to build on the momentum each team established late last year.

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