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Strasburg scratched from start

WASHINGTON - Rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night because he had problems warming up his prized and powerful right arm before the game against the Atlanta Braves.

July 27, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tebow to pose for Jockey

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Tim Tebow has agreed to a multiyear contract - not with the Denver Broncos, but with Jockey International Inc. to be an underwear spokesman.

July 27, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Lyttle leads Dream past Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. - Sancho Lyttle had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Iziane Castro Marques scored 23 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Tulsa Shock 105-89 Tuesday.

July 27, 2010 | The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Fish outlasts Isner to win in Atlanta final

ATLANTA - Mardy Fish won his second straight tournament and 10th straight match, beating John Isner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) in the finals of the Atlanta Tennis Championships on Sunday.

July 25, 2010 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McMurray wins Brickyard after Montoya falters

July 25, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


This week: Falcons open training camp Friday

Are you ready for some football?

July 25, 2010 | Adam Krohn | Staff sports picks


Isner advances to finals at Atlanta Tennis Championships

JOHNS CREEK - A weather siren sounded on the nearby Atlanta Athletic Club golf course as John Isner prepared to serve on match point against Kevin Anderson.

July 24, 2010 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Roddick advances to tourney semifinals

JOHNS CREEK - No. 1 seed Andy Roddick beat Xavier Malisse 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Atlanta Tennis Championships on Friday night.

July 23, 2010 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


New UT coach not trying to rock the boat

HOOVER, Ala. - Derek Dooley is no Lane Kiffin.

July 23, 2010 | By John Zenor The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


The votes are in: Alabama picked by media to win SEC

HOOVER, Ala. - The media votes are in - all 177 of them - and it's no surprise the Southeastern Conference predicts Alabama and Florida will face off in the conference title game in Atlanta.

July 23, 2010 | By Jeremy Fowler McClatchy Newspapers | Staff sports picks


Inquiries about UGA's QB situation too

July 22, 2010 | | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Tennis Championships: No. 1 seed Roddick battles heat to advance

JOHNS CREEK - After losing a second-set tiebreaker, Andy Roddick needed some confidence.His two opponents, Rajeev Ram and the stifling Georgia heat, were bearing down.

July 22, 2010 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Atlanta lands MLS expansion soccer team for 2017

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.

April 16, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Record-setting Olympian Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

April 14, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott wins 2nd consecutive Nationwide race

DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

April 11, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Former Gainesville QB Watson out with collarbone injury

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This year's Masters is there for the taking

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


MLS moving toward deal on Atlanta expansion team

ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott arrives as NASCAR's rising star

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.

April 05, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott grabs 1st Nationwide Series victory

FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.

April 05, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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