The calendar may still say it is early August, but the high school sports season is ready to get rolling.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tauren Poole seriously considered leaving Tennessee after a 2009 season that found him as low as fourth on the Volunteers' running back depth chart.
The Atlantic Coast Conference's reputation has taken plenty of hits since it expanded to 12 teams. The league certainly has plenty of chances this year to shut those critics up.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A year ago, Carl Edwards started 33rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and finished third. This time he'll start at the front.
TYSONS CORNER, Va. - Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1 atop the USA Today preseason coaches' poll.
Trailing after the first two rounds, Cheyenne Woods and Michelle Shin of Wake Forest carded a 139 on Thursday to win the Hooters Women's Collegiate Team Championship at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Motor Speedway will host just one NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2011.
Brooke Pancake and Jennifer Kirby of the University of Alabama continue to lead the Hooters Women's Collegiate Team Championship after carding a second round, 7-under 65 on Wednesday at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega.
MANKATO, Minn. - Ready for another flip-flop? Brett Favre is planning to play for the Minnesota Vikings this season if his surgically repaired ankle allows it.
PHILADELPHIA - A 21-year-old man who intentionally vomited on a spectator and his 11-year-old daughter at a Philadelphia Phillies game was sentenced Friday to up to three months in jail and community service, which the judge suggested be fulfilled by cleaning ballpark toilets and trash.
WASHINGTON - Rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night because he had problems warming up his prized and powerful right arm before the game against the Atlanta Braves.
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.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
DARLINGTON, S.C.- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won't play in this weekend's Orange & White game concluding spring practice.
AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.
ATLANTA - Major League Soccer is closing in on a deal with Falcons owner Arthur Blank to bring an expansion franchise to Atlanta's new downtown stadium.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Bill Elliott rarely got rattled during his three-plus decades racing at NASCAR's highest level. He worked hard, didn't worry about what was going on around him, and did his talking on the track.
FORT WORTH, Texas - When qualifying ended at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott hopped a fence and went on his way without a single fan bothering to stop him for an autograph or picture.
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