TALLADEGA, Ala. - The leader on the last lap isn't supposed to win at Talladega Superspeedway. Everybody knows that.
State playoffs, meets and matches will take place across the board in high school sports this week, and there are a number of teams around the area participating.
RICHMOND, Va. - Kyle Busch capped a perfect weekend Saturday night by winning the spring race at Richmond for the fourth consecutive year.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants filled a need on the offensive line taking Auburn offensive tackle Brandon Mosley, a Jefferson High graduate, with their second pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have put pitcher Micah Owings on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and called up right-hander Dale Thayer from Triple-A Tucson.
ATLANTA - The junior quarterback of Georgia State University's football team has been dismissed and two other players suspended indefinitely after they were arrested in Atlanta.
Water temperatures are right around 70 degrees. Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,065.65, which is 5.35 feet below full pool of 1,071 feet. We should see an increase as the recent rains flow into the lake. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and mostly clear in the creeks and coves. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Biffle regained the lead when he charged under Jimmie Johnson with 30 laps left Saturday night, then pulled away to end his 49-race winless streak while giving owner Jack Roush another NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in Texas.
Jose Constanza had a two-run triple to provide the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves the winning margin in a 14-12 comeback win against the Norfolk Tide on Wednesday afternoon in Norfolk, Va. The G-Braves (4-3) scored seven runs in the top of the ninth to send the game to extra innings and then won it with two runs in the top of the 11th.
Hall County is bringing back an old tradition on Thursday with the track and field championships at Johnson High. After a few years away from holding the meet, Flowery Branch, Johnson, North Hall, East Hall and Chestatee will all be part of the field. Results have no bearing on seeding for region championships that come later this month.
AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson started the day by watching the rarest shot in golf. He ended another thrill-a-minute Sunday at Augusta National with a signature shot of his own to win the Masters.
JEFFERSON - Despite the number of years that Dan Elliott has been involved in racing, he'd never before seen what caught his eye Thursday as he drove through the infield of Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson.
DENVER - Brittney Griner came up big for Baylor, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to help the Lady Bears finish off an undefeated season with an 80-61 win over Notre Dame in the national championship game Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS - This NCAA tournament was described as Kentucky's to lose.
It's spring break for Hall County schools, but a number of local baseball teams can't afford to take a week off with big games this week.
The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue has attracted yet another major international event.
Weightlifters from the Georgia IronDawgs earned five more world championships in meets on opposite sides of the globe.
It's been a week since the NASCAR Sprint Cup season ended with a dramatic finish as Kevin Harvick earned his first championship in NASCAR's top series.
Scott Adams won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
CLEMSON, S.C. - Injured Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson won't return this week.