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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Cal Stars rout Gym Rats for title

The Cal Stars bounced back from an early deficit to rout the Indy Lady Gym Rats in the Nike Nationals Championship on Thursday at Riverview Park.
By David Lee

Georgia No. 9 in coaches poll

Georgia will begin the 2015 football season exactly where it ended the 2014 season - ranked No. 9 in the Amway Coaches Poll.
By Marc Weiszer

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Former South Carolina standout Phil Disher is joining USC Aiken head baseball coach Kenny Thomas’ staff as an assistant coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Orioles complete sweep of Braves

BALTIMORE - Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Wednesday night for a ...
By David Ginsburg

American Pharoah arrives for Haskell

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received star treatment as he arrived to prepare for the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.
By Mike Farrell

Bach says Boston alone is to blame for failed bid

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic ...

Coaches with local ties on hand at Nike Nationals

NORTH AUGUSTA - Ken Griffin says he hasn't worked a single day over the past decade.
By Mike Rosier

Spurrier confident despite roster uncertainty

Steve Spurrier hasn't settled on a quarterback, his defense is untested and there are plenty of new faces in the South Carolina football program. Yet he remains confident.
By John Boyette

Peterson brings pop in return to training camp

Most veterans dread the early days of camp and the first few hits that open the door to six months filled with jarring blows, aches and pains. Not Adrian Peterson.
By Jon Krawczynski

Southern Miss names street after Guy

A street on the Southern Mississippi campus has been renamed in honor of former Southern Miss star and Hall of Fame punter Ray Guy.

Brady files lawsuit against NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP.
By Jimmy Golen

Players shrugging off Trump's planned visit to Women's British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland - Lizette Salas should be midway through her first round at the Women's British Open this morning when Donald Trump arrives via helicopter to expected fanfare at his Turnberry ...
By Steve Douglas

Changing rules packages leads to rising costs in NASCAR

NASCAR teams will go back to the original aerodynamic package for the next two races before going back to the high-downforce setup used last week. If it’s difficult to keep up with that, ...
By Don Coble

Success at event has Rose eager to tee it up

GAINESVILLE, Va. - Most of the world's top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn't miss it - even if he weren't the defending champion.
By Ben Nuckols

Rahal mounting charge in IndyCar standings

Of the 13 drivers still mathematically eligible for the IndyCar title, Graham Rahal is perhaps the biggest surprise.

Busch's crew chief has been steadying force

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There was little doubt that Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens could be successful together.
By Jenna Fryer

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Shorebirds outlast GreenJackets

Augusta reliever Dusten Knight kept the GreenJackets in the game with 5 2/3 scoreless innings, but the Delmarva Shorebirds did enough damage early to win 5-4 on Tuesday night.
By David Lee

Davis powers Orioles past Braves

BALTIMORE - Chris Davis homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
By David Ginsburg


In Mexico City, embattled Mexican national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday after a TV reporter’s claim that the coach known as “El Piojo” punched him.
Scott Michaux

SEC schedule has wrong mix again

With unquestionably the lamest non-conference football schedule of any major league, the SEC will rely on its reputation to impress the playoff selection committee.

Perry leads Champions Tour event by four shots

BLAINE, Minn. - Kenny Perry had a hole-in-one and matched the tournament record with an 11-under-par 61 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the 3M Championship.

Gordon out to end winless streak at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon would love to wave to the zero in the win column that would force him to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup on points.
By Dan Gelston

USOC contacts other cities about 2024 bid

U.S. Olympic leaders have started contacting Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington about the possibility of bidding for the 2024 Games.

Panthers' secondary is no longer defense's weak link

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Carolina Panthers' secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season.
By Steve Reed

Braves add flexibility in Olivera deal

The Atlanta Braves gave up a hefty package to acquire Hector Olivera on Thursday, but they also showed creativity with an underrated financial component to the trade.
By David Lee

Braves' Bird has stuff for majors

The prospect added to the Atlanta Braves system in Thursday's trade was almost considered an afterthought, but Zachary Bird shows the arm strength and stuff to be a major leaguer.
By David Lee

Lion's death puts hunters in crosshairs

The malice and hatred toward hunters – and all things hunting – has spread into late-night comedy monologues, CNN and National Public Radio. It has “trended” across Twitter and Facebook, becoming one of the biggest news stories in the world.

NFL's woes continued through off-season

The NFL's endless aggravation raged through an off-season marked by more crime and punishment, rules violations by owners, and the never-ending "Deflategate" saga.
By Arnie Stapleton

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