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Cardinals edge Dodgers, 1-0, take 2-0 lead in NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Rookie Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning with zero margin for error and the St. Louis Cardinals silenced the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second straight day, winning 1-0 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the NL championship series.

October 12, 2013 | By R.B. Fallstrom Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Cardinals top Dodgers 3-2 in 13-inning NLCS opener

October 12, 2013 | | Staff sports picks


South Carolina QB Shaw leaves game with injury

ORLANDO, Fla. - South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Shaw has left the Gamecocks' game against UCF with a right shoulder sprain.

September 28, 2013 | Kyle Hightower Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kenseth wins opening race in Sprint Cup Chase

JOLIET, Ill. - Matt Kenseth restored order to a chaotic week for NASCAR with a steely victory over teammate Kyle Busch in the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2013 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Flowery Branch grad, South Carolina QB Shaw seeing his stock rise

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he's getting more questions from NFL scouts about Connor Shaw. With the senior quarterback's strong start to the season, expect those inquiries to rise.

September 15, 2013 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Edwards wins race, Keselowski misses out on Chase

RICHMOND, Va. - NASCAR will have a new champion. For now, it has yet another conspiracy.

September 08, 2013 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Jefferson grad Shirreffs has pair of TDs for N.C. State in win over Richmond

RALEIGH, N.C. - Niklas Sade's 48-yard field goal with 33 seconds left lifted North Carolina State past Richmond 23-21 on Saturday night.

September 07, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Kyle Busch wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON- With a big hand from his pit crew, Kyle Busch locked up his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with his fourth victory of the year Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

September 02, 2013 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Georgia welcomes in 2 new college football programs

ATLANTA - Georgia's state college football landscape is rapidly changing.

August 29, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Rally4Wrestling tourney starts Friday

The Rally4Wrestling tournament for USA Wrestling and youth clinic to promote the growth of wrestling as an Olympic sport is Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at The Cooler in Alpharetta.

August 26, 2013 | Staff Reports | Staff sports picks


Former Bulldog, Steelers LB Jones released from hospital after chest injury

PITTSBURGH - Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was released from the hospital on Sunday after being treated for a chest injury.

August 25, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Shaw leaves South Carolina football scrimmage with bruised thumb

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wasn't happy with his team's offensive showing on Saturday. Then again, it's usually difficult to move the ball against Gameoccks All-American Jadeveon Clowney.

August 17, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville grad Johnson emerging as leader at LB for Tennessee defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - One year after leading the Southeastern Conference in tackles, Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson wants to become a better leader of his own defense.

August 16, 2013 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Staff sports picks


A-Rod suspended by MLB through 2014

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago.

August 05, 2013 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bulldogs open camp, preparing for tough early season schedule

ATHENS - Aaron Murray said Thursday he's glad he has had three seasons to prepare for Georgia's tough first few games this season.

August 01, 2013 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett Championship

DULUTH - Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.

April 20, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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


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