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.
Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.
In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.
HOOVER, Ala. - Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform - not that they're complaining.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.
OYONNAX, France - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.
Georgia's archery season for deer opens September 13th and one of the best things you can do to prepare is to practice with your compound bow. There is nothing worse than having spent hours waiting in a stand only to blow the shot when Big Ed finally shows up.
HOYLAKE, England - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.
MINNEAPOLIS - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.
MINNEAPOLIS - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.