When Blake Sims committed to play football at the University of Alabama, he was praised for his athletic ability. It was said that Sims could fit into the Crimson Tide's system in multiple ways, becoming a true difference maker for coach Nick Saban.
Following a successful freshman season at Tennessee in 2012, Will Maddox believed he could make an even bigger impact as a sophomore. The former Gainesville standout did just that this year, even if he won't quite admit it.
MIAMI - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - The cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease, a station official said Monday.
ARDMORE, Pa. - Justin Rose could see all the pieces coming together in this U.S. Open.
BROOKLYN, Mich. - Greg Biffle raced to his second straight Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, easily holding off Kevin Harvick after points leader Jimmie Johnson smacked the wall in the final laps Sunday.
Gainesville High grad and current Lynchburg Hillcats left fielder Robby Hefflinger has been chosen to play in the Single-A Carolina-California League All-Star Game on June 18 in San Jose, Calif.
Three years is all it took for Ty McCormack to leave a lasting legacy as a great distance runner at Clemson University.
Robby Hefflinger can't single out any one reason why he has so thoroughly dominated the Carolina League this season.
DOVER, Del. - With one big move, Tony Stewart put Juan Pablo Montoya and a sluggish season well behind him.
CONCORD, N.C. - Cross another milestone off of Jimmie Johnson's list. He stands alone in All-Star history.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has visited injured junior safety and White County High graduate Ashely Lowery as he recovers from a Saturday morning car accident in Georgia.
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Rain and wrecks pushed NASCAR to the edge of darkness Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where three of the biggest names in the sport led the field to final flag.
The Georgia State Patrol says University of Kentucky safety and White County grad Ashely Lowery was not wearing a seat beat when he wrecked and got ejected from his car.
LAS VEGAS - Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
CLEMSON, S.C. - For the first time in five years, Clemson has questions at quarterback.
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