BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive has unfinished business and he isn't leaving what has lately become college football's penthouse anytime soon.
Flowery Branch graduate and University of South Carolina track athlete Erika Rucker won a gold medal Sunday in the World Junior Championships in Barcelona as part of the US women's 4x400 relay team.
Owen Thomas loved football. And his mother, Kathy Brearley, loved that he loved it.
In 2004, the Madden football video game added the "Hit Stick" feature, a way to deliver high-impact tackles, to its best-selling NFL game.
Spencer Ralston and Drew Lasseter, both of Gainesville, won their respective age divisions in an Atlanta Junior Golf Association tournament on Wednesday on the Woodlands Course at Chateau Elan.
Flowery Branch graduate Erika Rucker, who is representing the United States at the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, finished first in heat six of six yesterday morning in the 400-meter dash and will move on to the second round at 3 p.m. today.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera turned the All-Star game into a Giant blowout.
PEARL, Miss. - Ben Sheets gave up three runs in 5 2-3 innings during his second start with the Double-A Mississippi Braves.
WIMBLEDON, England - A Grand Slam title drought did indeed end in Sunday's historic and riveting Wimbledon final, only it was Roger Federer's lengthy-for-him gap between trophies that came to a close, rather than Britain's 76-year wait for a homegrown men's champion.
The Atlanta Braves will be well represented in this week's All-Star Game on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. Braves second baseman Dan Uggla earned the start at second base, despite hitting below .230 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs. Uggla has struggled in the final 10 games, only managing two hits leading into Saturday night's game at Philadelphia.
SAN DIEGO - Injured San Diego Padres pitcher and Gainesville High graduate Micah Owings will attempt to return to the majors as a position player on Monday. He still holds the state record with 69 home runs in his career with the Red Elephants from 1999-2002.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - There was no fire or rain. Still, another frantic finish at Daytona International Speedway.
Erika Rucker has plenty of memories from her six years of running competitively.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott set the fast time in qualifying (16.609 seconds) and went on to win the World Crown 300 on Wednesday at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson.
It wasn't until well after he had finished that North Hall grad Ty McCormack, 19, found out that he was not only the top Georgia finisher for the second consecutive year at the Peachtree Road Race on Wednesday in Atlanta, but the fourth American overall.
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.
Another NASCAR regular season is almost upon us. For the third time in four years, somebody other than Jimmie Johnson is the defending champion.
When Dawsonville's Charity Witt decided to try her hand at competitive powerlifting, it came at the urging of her boyfriend, powerlifter and Georgia's Strongest Man winner Landon Jameson, as well as a personal desire to get stronger.
Roquan Smith never wanted to be a trailblazer, a revolutionary. He never set out to be the next Curt Flood, challenging college football's version of baseball's reserve clause.
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