NEW YORK - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves roughed up a rusty Orlando Hernandez in a 13-5 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - A loss to Washington left the Braves talking about the need to sweep the New York Mets in a series beginning Monday. But even that might not be enough to revive Atlanta's playoff hopes.
MINNEAPOLIS - Somewhere, Michael Vick must have been shaking his head.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers began their first home game of the 2007 season with a bang. However, the Tigers could not maintain momentum throughout the night, falling to the Trojans of Johnson County by a 12-0 margin.
Pinewood senior Lane Miller galloped for two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Patriots put away a determined Bulloch Academy squad 19-0 at Gator Alley Friday night.
PORTAL - Coach John Kenny got his first win at Southeast Bulloch as the Jackets (1-1) visited Portal (0-2) and topped the Panthers 34-7 Friday night at Panther Field.
Jenkins County has been in this position before.
Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan has been looking to Boone, N. C. for inspiration as his Gators prepare to take on powerful Class AAA rival Pinewood Christian Academy.
In one of the most anticipated games of the Bulloch County prep football season, Southeast Bulloch (0-1) will hit Highway 80 and head just a few miles west to take on cross-county rival Portal (0-1) in the newly-renovated Panther Stadium tonight at 7:30 p.m.
ATLANTA - The Braves will have a hard time making the playoffs, despite their most remarkable comeback of the season. So they went ahead and celebrated as though this one was for a championship.
PORTAL - When the Portal Panthers decided to commit to running the triple-option offense after the 2006 season, they needed a quarterback to run it. All eyes on the PHS coaching staff immediately turned to junior DB/RB Steven Cox.
BROOKLET - You won't find the stat on an official stat sheet, no Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jacket will boast about how many they have and the SEB coaches aren't exactly thrilled to mark one down during review of last week's game film.
Edmund Burke Academy's Lady Spartans let the bats do the talking Tuesday against GISA Region 2-AA foe Bulloch Academy.
FONTANA, Calif. - After going four months without a victory, Jimmie Johnson picked a great time to get back to Victory Circle.
The reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion came on strong at the end of Sunday night's 250-lap race, grabbing his series-leading fifth victory of the season, clinching a spot in the Chase for the championship and guaranteeing he will be no worse than a tie for the top seed in the 10-race playoff.
ATLANTA - Maybe it was the heat. Perhaps it was carryover from a bad loss to the Marlins. Whatever it was, Ryan Howard and Aaron Rowand couldn't make contact, and the Philadelphia Phillies lost again.
By FRED LIEF
Warmer temperatures are probably not far off and even though winter may not be completely over with, it's time to go ahead and start planning your strategy.
LOS ANGELES - This is what Tom Watson knows about the American with a big lead in the Ryder Cup standings.
SOCHI, Russia - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.