ATLANTA - Derek Lowe outpitched Tim Hudson, giving up three hits and an unearned run in seven innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz beat the Dodgers for the first time in more than eight years, pitching seven shutout innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in a matchup of first-place teams.
CONYERS - On the brink of elimination, the Trinity Christian softball team exploded for 12 runs and beat Appling County 12-2 in the second game of Friday's GCAA Class A state championship in Conyers, Ga.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks were too much for the visiting Josey Eagles as SCHS (14-10, 8-6 Region 3-AA) pitcher Cameron Haydon went the distance and struck out 13 allowing one earned run in the 11-2 Gamecock win.
INDIANAPOLIS - College basketball players might want to start polishing up their long-range shooting.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets and the Metter Tigers ended region play in a pitchers' duel Tuesday night at SEB with both pitchers going the distance and combining for 22 strikeouts. MHS senior Josh Vining got the complete-game five-hit shutout, striking out eight as the Tigers (17-9, 12-2 Region 3-AA) knocked off SEB 2-0 in Brooklet.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones kept up his torrid hitting with a two-run double, the Atlanta bullpen shut down Philadelphia over the final four innings and the Braves edged the Phillies 4-3 Wednesday night.
With a hint of confession, Trinity Christian's Megan Page conceded the fact that the Lady Lions softball team may have been a bit "cocky" going into the 2007 season. After all, Trinity had compiled a 14-3 record and had cruised to the school's first ever state championship in the Georgia Christian Athletic Association in 2006. Why would 2007 be any different?
With second place of Region 3-A on the line Saturday night in Portal, senior Brandon Mock took the hill for the Panthers and knew it was time to shut down the rival Bulldogs of Emanuel County Institute. Mission accomplished.
The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team fell at Pike County 2-0 Tuesday in the second-round of Class AA state playoffs.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (12-11, 5-8 Region 3-AA) celebrated Senior Night with an 11-3 win over the Johnson Atom Smashers in a non-region game Monday in Brooklet.
ATLANTA - Tim Hudson honored college teammate Josh Hancock with another strong outing and Andruw Jones won it for the Braves with a three-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Atlanta a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
The Statesboro boys track team won four events Monday, then compiled enough points to pull away from Greenbrier and win the Region 3-AAAA track and field championship at Georgia Southern University.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino wants the Atlanta Falcons' top three draft picks to earn starting jobs long before training camp begins.
DENVER - Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki turned a rare unassisted triple play, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-7 Sunday on Matt Holliday's two-run homer in the 11th inning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.
Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.
All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.
Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.
Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.
The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.
ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.
LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.
ASH, England - Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday.
In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.