MIAMI - Brian McCann hit his second grand slam in a week and the Atlanta Braves beat the slumping Florida Marlins 13-2 Monday night to bounce back after a rough weekend in St. Louis.
RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick's guilty plea to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge will cap one of the most rapid and startling falls from stardom in U.S. sports history.
ST. LOUIS - Adam Wainwright has dominated most of his foes since the All-Star break. He's been especially tough on the team from his home state.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - When Carl Edwards was paying his bills as a substitute teacher, hoping and praying he'd someday make it into NASCAR, he pictured himself racing at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (4-3) dropped the consolation game against East Laurens 5-1 in the Silver Bracket of the 2007 Battle in the 'Boro Tournament Saturday at Mill Creek.
ST. LOUIS - John Smoltz worked eight innings for the second straight start and Mark Teixeira drove in his 29th run in 22 games with the Atlanta Braves, who ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Wayne County scored six runs in the bottom of the second inning to end any hopes of Statesboro's quest for a White Bracket championship Saturday at the 2007 Battle in the 'Boro Tournament. The Lady Yellow Jackets cruised to an 11-1 win over the Lady Blue Devils (2-6) in what was deemed a successful tournament overall.
The Statesboro Blue Devils are finally in the win column.
CINCINNATI - Bob Wickman has seen about enough of Adam Dunn in key situations at Great American Ball Park.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets reached the end zone through the air and on the ground, but both times, the scores were negated on penalties as the Jackets dropped a preseason scrimmage 6-0 against Wheeler County Friday at Fred Shaver Field.
They'll be plenty of softball this weekend for softball enthusiasts, as 16 teams from around the state arrive in Statesboro today for the 2007 Battle in the 'Boro Softball Tournament at Mill Creek.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch scored seven unanswered runs Tuesday over the final three innings, running away from Statesboro for a 10-3 win at SEB.
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
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.
LONDON - Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in less than an hour Saturday to win Wimbledon for the second time in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.
LONDON - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.
RIO DE JANEIRO - It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.
LEEDS, England - So your national team is out of the World Cup in Brazil, Wimbledon doesn't seem the same without Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal and your baseball team is slumping.
LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.
Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.
SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.
LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.
Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.
SALVADOR, Brazil - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
LONDON - For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal made an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or lower.
This week always brings back some unpleasant memories. I know that Independence Day evokes thoughts of America's newly won freedom for most people but for me it is a reminder of a different war that was bitterly contested on American soil in the 1960's. Sadly it was brother against brother and friend against friend.