When Statesboro's Eddie Lott opened the envelop this summer, he was completely surprised.
Taking it to the hole.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves swapped a starting pitcher for bullpen help Thursday, sending oft-injured lefty Horacio Ramirez to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Rafael Soriano.
Bulloch Academy senior James Conner will get to put on his football helmet and strap up his shoulder pads one more time in his high-school career this week.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The sport that already offers unprecedented fan access is going one step further in 2007, allowing DirecTV viewers to watch an entire NASCAR race from behind the wheel.
NEW YORK - Going .500 gets fans upset, coaches in trouble and players released.
Important players aren't always leading scorers.
PORTAL - The Portal boys basketball team continued its hot start to the season on Tuesday evening. Senior forward Fred Williams stole the show, scoring 22 points as the Panthers ran past Metter for a 57-46 victory.
Kacie Lanier's put-back basket with three seconds left lifted the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to a 59-58 win over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore Tuesday night.
Brittany Carter is used to being the go-to girl. That became even more apparent after teammate Lauren Akins suffered a broken hand on Nov. 25.
Senior John Knox was named region 3-AAAA defensive player of the year on Tuesday, along with five other Blue Devils off a 9-2 team.
ATLANTA - Arkansas was the most surprising team in the Southeastern Conference, bouncing back from a 36-point loss in the season opener to win 10 straight games and play for the league championship.
UCLA and Pittsburgh held onto Nos. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll released Monday. The following three spots, however, were reshuffled by upsets.
Bulloch Academy's 2006-07 junior varsity basketball program got mixed reviews on its opening night Monday.
It was a dark and dreary day when the Statesboro boys went to load the buses. It wasn't raining during the game, but as the story goes, there had been plenty of bad weather leading up to kickoff. The football team of Statesboro High, however, wasn't concerned with trivial things like the weather - they had a game to play.
ST. LOUIS - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.
My best fishing buddy is Coach Steve Cisson. He's a machine when it comes to finding and landing all kinds of creatures from the deep. Most of the things I know about the sport, I learned from him including the fact that you should never go out in a small boat on a big lake when there is a storm brewing. I wish to convey that message to you today so that you will not blunder into the trap he led me into one day on Clarks Hill Lake.
LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions.
HOYLAKE, England - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.
NEW YORK - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.
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.