BOSTON - From the brink of elimination and the depths of a yearlong slump, J.D. Drew helped the Boston Red Sox force a Game 7.
SAVANNAH – Ciera Weaver singled in Kelly Hadden to give the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets a dramatic 1-0 victory over Brantley County Friday and move within one victory of qualifying for the Elite 8 of the Class AA state softball tournament.
Screven County racked up 498 yards of rushing and rolled to a 28-12 win over Josey in Augusta on Friday night.
CLAXTON – The Portal Panthers (0-7, 0-3 Region 3-A) came out in a new look with Octavious Rawls and Steven Cox sharing time at quarterback and running a shotgun set to spread out the opposing defense, but it could not stop Claxton from getting its second-consecutive home victory as the Tigers topped PHS 21-7 Friday night.
CHULA - Bulloch Academy senior Jordan Walker threw for a touchdown, ran for another and helped prevented a Tiftarea score as the fourth-ranked Gators whipped the Panthers 21-7 here Friday night.
Statesboro scored 21 second quarter points and backup quarterback Aaron Cone led the Blue Devils (6-1, 5-1 Region 3-AAAA) to a 42-6 romp over the Academy of Richmond County Friday at Womack Field on homecoming.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers are still trying to get in the win column for the first time this season, and it will be no easy task as they travel to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers.
Statesboro linebacker Weldon Watts has become a leader on and off the field for the Blue Devils. With 521⁄2 tackles, four interceptions, two tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery, Watts has emerged as an anchor for an SHS defense that week-by-week is only getting stronger.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch got a taste of team speed and athleticism in last Friday's 41-23 loss to Josey, so it will be no surprise when the Laney Wildcats offer more of the same in today's contest.
Around 10 tonight, Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan will know how good his 6-1 Gator football team really is.
SYLVANIA - In a young Screven County Gamecock backfield, somebody had to step up and be a leader. It appears that the role has gone to junior running back Travis Coles.
BROOKLET - Coach Aimee Civalier and her Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets were disappointed when they let the Region 3-AA softball championship slip out of their hands at home on Saturday.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks stumbled in the last game of the regular season, dropping the finale to Southeast Bulloch 6-1.
Jenkins County is just the type of team the opposition doesn't want to see this time of year.
ATLANTA - The New York Giants are on another roll. Now, they've got to sustain it.
ATLANTA - When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself.
NEW YORK - They were beaten badly in the regular season and were losing by a little in the playoffs.
AVONDALE, La. - Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.
AVONDALE, La. - Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.
NEW YORK - NCAA President Mark Emmert is glad the Big Ten has sparked a discussion about freshman ineligibility, even though it is an idea fraught with potential pitfalls.
ATLANTA - Seven months after a racially charged email put the Atlanta Hawks on the market, there's an agreement to sell the NBA team for $850 million.
ATLANTA - Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.
Sadly this is a recurring theme. You know what I'm talking about. Spring arrives, unwanted and unsightly vegetation grows and it's time to break out the grass-cutting devices. I have previously detailed some of my travails in this realm and I supposed it's time for an update so here it is - the weeds on my road are knee-high and steadily growing at a prolific rate due to recent rains. This means that my trusty weed-eater and I are once again on the prowl. I must say that my relationship with this implement has been a particularly close ...
ATLANTA - Al Horford was able to return to the court after dislocating his right pinky finger in the first game of the playoffs.
BOSTON - Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Troy Merritt felt the fear Saturday he experienced during his successful amateur career. The third-round leader at the RBC Heritage expects another healthy dose Sunday.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."
ATLANTA - They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James.