CINCINNATI - Blame it on the ballpark. Or, maybe the humidity was the problem. Perhaps it was the strike zone.
Pinewood pitcher Haley Kennedy struck out nine Bulloch Academy batters and allowed just one hit as the Lady Patriots spoiled the Lady Gators' home opener with an 11-0 rout in six innings
PORTAL - The Portal Lady Panthers (1-1, 1-1 Region 3-A) were three outs away from knocking off region foe Calvary Day, but the Lady Cavaliers rallied in the top of the seventh to knock off PHS 11-6 Tuesday night.
When the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators played a home fast-pitch softball game in recent years, it was normally at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department's Memorial Field on Fair Road.
BROOKLET - After coming in second in Region 3-AA behind Screven County in 2006 and making a run in the state playoffs, the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets have their sights set squarely on a 2007 region softball championship.
CINCINNATI - Mark Teixeira hit a pair of homers for the second straight game, and Brian McCann had a first-inning grand slam Monday that powered the Atlanta Braves to a 14-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick agreed Monday to plead guilty to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges, a deal that leaves the Atlanta Falcons quarterback facing up to 18 months in prison and puts his NFL career in jeopardy.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have endured plenty of misery in their 41-year history. This is a franchise that has yet to put together two straight winning seasons.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz wasn't content with 12 strikeouts, a Braves franchise record and a lead through eight innings. He wanted more, telling manager Bobby Cox he was in a groove.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Two days after suffering what appeared to be a serious left knee injury, D.J. Shockley was still listed as the Atlanta Falcons' third-string quarterback Sunday night.
ATLANTA - Rookie right-hander Micah Owings went 4-for-4, including a pair of mammoth homers, drove in six runs and scored four times while pitching three-hit ball through seven innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 12-6 on Saturday night.
ATLANTA - Brandon Webb isn't one of those guys who claims ignorance about his stats. He knows as well as anyone just how long he's gone without giving up a run, and what he needs to do to reach an amazing milestone.
Well, here's the latest update: He's two shutouts away from Orel Hershiser.
Luckily for the Statesboro Blue Devils, they have another two weeks to prepare. As for Emanuel County Institute, the Bullldogs looked well-polished and ready for the start of the 2007 season as they beat SHS 14-0 Friday night at Womack Field in a preseason scrimmage.
Statesboro will entertain Emaneul County Institute tonight at Womack Field for a scrimmage between the schools' football teams. Admission is $5 and kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
ATLANTA - Even with Barry Bonds on the bench, the San Francisco Giants put on quite a power display.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Crown these Royals the American League champions.
SAN FRANCISCO - Once the Giants finally got a bunt down, the rest was easy.
After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing.
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck takes what he calls a lawyerly approach to talking about his involvement with the College Football Playoff selection committee.
BALTIMORE - The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.
BALTIMORE - Alex Gordon hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.
The Heisman Trophy race, much like the playoff chase, took a detour last weekend. The presumptive favorite, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, was unable to prevent his team from being upset. Dak Prescott emerged as a legitimate contender for Mississippi State and a couple of guys who were trending in September - Kenny Hill of Texas A&M and Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska - cooled off.
NAPA, Calif. - Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.