NEW YORK - Gary Sheffield doubled twice in an eight-run fourth inning and the New York Mets battered Derek Lowe, rebounding from an early deficit for a 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
August 19, 2009|
BY Mike Fitzpatrick
The Associated Press
The Gwinnett Braves defeated the Norfolk Tides 7-4 Tuesday at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. The Triple-A G-Braves improve their record to 72-52 while the Tides fall to 64-58. With Durham also recording a win tonight over Charlotte, Gwinnett maintains their three game lead in the South Division.
The Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is holding its 2009 Induction Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at the Georgia Mountain Center. A reception will follow at the Northeast Georgia History Center. This year's inductees are air pistol shooter Jody Briggs, baseball standout Victor Menocal, swimmer Sam Morgan and Gainesville High athletic director and former baseball coach Wayne Vickery.
This week I expect to see a big deal made in the national media about the fact that it has been 40 years since the famous Woodstock festival, Aug. 15-18, 1969. For those too young to know about this, it was a four-day event at Bethel, N.Y., (40 miles from Woodstock) showcasing what many of us thought was wrong with our society: the drug culture, irresponsible sex, anything goes, and "me" before anything else. An estimated 400,000 people attended.
August 18, 2009||Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor
The Mekong Dragons, members of the Laotian Dragonboat community, won the title of Lanier Dragonboat Racing Series champions on Saturday at the Olympic venue on Clarks Bridge Road. The Mekong Dragons, which have competed at the venue in the past with the Hong Kong Dragonboat Festival, defeated eight others teams for the title.