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Panthers gamble on Cam

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers selected Auburn quarterback Cam Newton with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, gambling the Heisman Trophy winner will overcome questions about his character and work ethic to become the team's first franchise quarterback.

April 28, 2011 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Magic is gone

ATLANTA - Joe Johnson provided his usual offensive spark. His biggest play, though, was getting a hand on a missed shot.

April 28, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks still in control of series

ATLANTA - There's a sign on the wall leading into the Atlanta Hawks' locker room that says: "We Control Our Own Destiny."

April 27, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Magic is back

ORLANDO, Fla. - Jason Richardson scored 17 points and J.J. Redick added 14 to help the Orlando Magic stay alive in the playoffs with a 101-76 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

April 26, 2011 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Catfish — sometimes a forgotten fishing target

We fishermen often get obsessed with the marquee species. Largemouth bass, striped bass, and hybrids are all worthy opponents and admirable targets for our attentions. There are however, other fish of significance and they can be found all over Georgia. There are three major types of catfish that can be caught throughout the state in trophy proportions, in great numbers, and with relative ease. Channel cats, blue cats and flathead cats are prevalent all over our state and with a little preparation and effort you can put them in your frying pan or hang them on your wall.

April 26, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


NFL in 'lockout limbo'

Lockout has turned into limbo for NFL players and owners, and everyone is stuck there for the time being.

April 26, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uncle Mo picking up speed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Uncle Mo looks good to go. The Factor is good to go home.

April 26, 2011 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Zaza returns for Game 5 in Atlanta

ATLANTA - When Zaza Pachulia showed up for practice Monday, one guy was really glad to see him.

April 25, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


No free agency making things tough

NEW YORK - Strange. Unique. Weird.

April 25, 2011 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Dialed In slight favorite on AP list

A combination of major upsets and minor injuries have turned what appeared to be a strong Kentucky Derby field into a wide-open affair.

April 25, 2011 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


OSU facing 'major' charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a sharply worded rebuke of Ohio State's Jim Tressel, the NCAA on Monday accused the 10-year coach of withholding information and lying to keep Buckeyes players on the field who had accepted improper benefits from the owner of a tattoo parlor.

April 25, 2011 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Judge ends lockout, NFL to appeal

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A federal judge on Monday ordered an end to the NFL lockout, giving the players an early victory in their fight with the owners over how to divide the $9 billion business.

April 25, 2011 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donald within reach of world No. 1

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Luke Donald was more concerned about who was behind him at The Heritage than what's ahead should he win Sunday.

April 23, 2011 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Two suspended for Game 4 between Hawks and Magic

ATLANTA - Stan Van Gundy says he's getting tired of all the flopping by Atlanta's big men. The Hawks accuse Orlando star Dwight Howard of being a little too loose with his elbows. And Jason Richardson sums up his feelings about Zaza Pachulia this way: "I don't like him."

April 23, 2011 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Crawford's big 3 gives Hawks win over Magic, 88-84

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford banked in a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to cap a brilliant second half, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 88-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night and a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

April 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Sports


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Welch and Kaiser are coming home to resurrect success

The phrase "coming home" has been making the rounds in the sports news cycle thanks to the budding feud between NBA basketball stars LeBron James ...

August 03, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


All eyes on QB position as Georgia Tech opens practice

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is no different than most teams.

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Thomas Pieters takes 1-shot lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio - Rory McIlroy had his best friend on the bag and his best start on American soil in 18 months. For Jordan Spieth, it ...

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Back from broken

With the open of fall camp last week, Georgia Southern football players have been excited to strap up the pads and get back on the ...

August 02, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


A Q&A with NASCAR's Kasey Kahne

Wednesday morning NASCAR fans from as far as 300 miles away flocked to the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain outlet in Statesboro to meet ...

August 02, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

LONDON - If world soccer's transfer record is obliterated by Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain, it will be a coup for the French club ...

August 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Former Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

Ara Parseghian reached the pinnacle of his profession at Notre Dame and endured the most painful personal losses as a father and grandfather.

August 02, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: Try your hand at bow fishing

In the time period before the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up ...

August 01, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


L.A. looks ahead to 2028

One of the beautiful things about the Olympics is that the runners-up get prizes, too.

August 01, 2017 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagle hoops back hitting the gym hard

All eyes are turning to fall football camps over the next few weeks, but the guys on the gridiron are far from the only Georgia ...

July 31, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Jon "Bones" Jones victory came after long road back

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jon "Bones" Jones reclaimed his UFC light heavyweight title by stopping Daniel Cormier on Saturday.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already

LAS VEGAS - There's a reason tons of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year's hottest ticket.

July 31, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


5 ready to enter MLB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Tim Raines played in the major leagues for more than two decades, and yet one at-bat still sticks in his mind.

July 28, 2017 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves ship struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to minors

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling shortstop Dansby Swanson to Triple-A Gwinnett.

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gambler tied to golfer Phil Mickelson gets 5 years in prison

NEW YORK - A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the ...

July 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


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