Juan Arbelaez dreamed of being a professional soccer player while watching his father, a former pro, play the game back home in Pereira, Columbia.
West Hall graduate Juan Arbelaez, who played soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University the past two seasons, was drafted Tuesday by the Montreal Impact in the third round of the Major League Soccer supplemental draft.
ST. LOUIS - Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 92.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame said a story that star Manti Te'o's girlfriend had died of leukemia - a loss he said inspired him all season and helped him lead the Irish to the BCS title game - turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker.
MIAMI - It was supposed to be a colossal clash between two of college football's giants, a slugfest between the nation's two stingiest defenses.
ATLANTA - Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night.
This is the week Georgia and Georgia Tech look to cap off the regular season with a bowl victory.
Imani Cross had a much deserved break for a few days during Christmas to re-connect with family in Georgia, even though he was still in football mode as the University of Nebraska freshman running back and North Hall High grad was readying to face his home state University of Georgia in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.
Cody Getz spent his first three years at the United States Air Force Academy playing behind old friend Asher Clark, whom he grew up with in Lawrenceville. As a senior, however, Getz took over at running back and has certainly seized the opportunity to start for the Falcons.
Oglethorpe University senior Branden Jovaag doesn't know how long he'll be able to keep it up, but the Chestatee grad and the rest of his teammates and coaches are benefiting each time he's out on the floor.
Forget the Oscars or the Emmys.
ATLANTA - Jail records show that former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw Jones is free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta on a battery charge.
Good riddance, 2012.
FLORENCE, Ala. - Matt Pierce returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and freshman Cedric O'Neal ran for 140 yards and a score to lead Valdosta State to a 35-7 victory over Winston-Salem State on Saturday in the Division II championship game.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee freshman guard Andraya Carter will undergo season-ending surgery on her right shoulder Thursday.
It's March. Time to get serious about college basketball.
HAMPTON - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
College football fans have entered one of those dreaded "down times" on the annual calendar.
Joey Logano continues his climb up the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ladder. His victory in the Daytona 500 on Sunday was the latest proof.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of NASCAR's top stars.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kurt Busch has lost his appeal to be reinstated for the season-opening Daytona 500.
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