PORTAL - When David Buchannon and the Portal Panthers made a run deep into the 2008 state playoffs, the Portal faithful weren't the only ones that noticed.
Going into Monday's final event at the Region 3-AAAA girls' track and field championship at Georgia Southern, Statesboro was smack in the middle of the pack and clinging to hopes of a second place finish.
SAVANNAH - Rock Racing is a cycling team unlike any other, which is by design.
SAVANNAH - Ivan Dominguez gently shrugged off his Toyota-United teammates when they told him the first stage of the Tour de Georgia would be all his - short, flat and ideal for strong sprinters.
Konnichiwa cracka's. Hope all is well in readership land - that magical place where nothing is at it seems and all reason takes a back seat to fallacious assumption.
TYBEE ISLAND - One by one, the competitors in this week's Tour de Georgia were announced at the race's kickoff gala, all to a smattering of applause, some ovations longer than others.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan saved the Spurs with a rare 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, and Manu Ginobili hit a layup with 1.8 seconds left in double OT to send San Antonio past the Phoenix Suns, 117-115 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round series.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Boo knows birdies, especially at Harbour Town Golf Links.
A brilliant pitchers' duel spiraled out of control late in the game as Trinity Christian School beat Bulloch Academy 6-0 in a pivotal GISA Region 2-AA baseball match-up at Gator Alley Friday.
BROOKLET - Trailing the Claxton boys by 10 points heading into the 1600-meter relay - the final event of the 2008 Region 3-A championship held at Southeast Bulloch's track Wednesday and Friday - the Jenkins County Eagles needed a miracle.
Statesboro graduate Jeremy Mincey will host a free picnic/barbecue today at noon at Luetta Moore Park.
There's just no other way to put it: Crawford Simmons was unhittable.
One region team championship trophy, one region runner-up trophy, two high-point award winners, 18 individual region champions and 58 entries into next week's state meet - not a bad day for Bulloch Academy Thursday at the GISA Region 2-AA track and field championships.
NEW YORK - Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom were far from the major leagues at the start of 2013.
AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon was once again denied in his drive for No. 5.
TAMPA, Fla. - Standing in a winning locker room for the first time in nearly two months, Matt Ryan stopped short of saying the Atlanta Falcons are back on track after ending a five-game losing streak.
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Matt Dobson returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown to help Georgia Southern win its seventh-straight game, holding off Texas State 28-25 on Saturday night.
NEW YORK - A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league.
SHANGHAI - Graeme McDowell typically looks at the leaderboard more often at the start of a tournament. It gives him a sense of how the course is playing and what score he might need to contend at the finish.
When Syracuse played defending national champion Florida State the only thing surprising about the outcome was the score.
Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.
Georgia's bobwhite quail season comes in later this month and that is the best news I can give you.
MIAMI - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.
Jahlil Okafor has yet to play a game for Duke. The hype surrounding his arrival is all pegged to potential and what he accomplished against high school players.
CHICAGO - Joe Maddon's unusual road to the manager's office at Wrigley Field included a job interview at an RV park in Pensacola, Florida. The first public stop was a bar across the street from the iconic ballpark, where Maddon offered to buy a beer and a shot for everyone in the room.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.
SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.