NEW YORK - Mark McGwire fell far short in his first try for the Hall of Fame, picking by 23.5 percent of voters while Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. easily gained baseball's highest honor.
The boys basketball team of Bulloch Academy used aggressive defense and unselfish play on the offensive end to outscore Trinity Christian School by 25 points in the second half on the way to a 61-32 victory Tuesday night in Dublin.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino's introduction as the Atlanta Falcons coach Monday also served to introduce the new coach to the problems he'll be asked to solve in the Michael Vick-led offense.
GREENSBORO, N.C - UNC Greensboro made nine 3-pointers on the way to shooting 64.3 percent from behind the arc as the Spartans defeated Georgia Southern 80-55 at Fleming Gymnasium Monday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Bobby Petrino turned basketball-crazy Louisville into a national college football power in four years, so perhaps his next challenge with the Atlanta Falcons may not seem so imposing.
It's hard to get SEB's James Scott out of position.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Not even close.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said Monday that he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins and was waiting to hear if he was still a candidate to replace Nick Saban.
ATLANTA - For Calvin Johnson, this was a no-brainer.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A new era of college football begins tonight with No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Florida playing a game that's grown too big to be called a bowl.
ATLANTA - Louisville coach Bobby Petrino agreed Sunday to become the new coach of the Atlanta Falcons, moving to the NFL less than a week after Jim Mora's firing.
Bulloch Academy's parquet basketball court is a sight to behold, but extremely high humidity Friday night turned sections of it as slick as glass.
BROOKLET - The Screven County Gamecocks survived a fight Friday night in Brooklet. In the end, it would come down to turnovers, and Southeast Bulloch had just too many of them.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers took on the Jenkins County Eagles in a double-header on Friday, and while the Lady Panthers could not soar with the Eagles, the boys cruised to an easy 76-53 win to cap off the night.
This weekend marks the beginning of the heart of high school basketball's region schedule. While many teams have played a few scattered region contests, the schedule from here on out will be predominantly region contests. With a slew of games scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, here's a breakdown of how each team feels headed into the region season.
NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.
NAPA, Calif. - A new PGA Tour season starts Thursday, and it's about time.
This week's weather has made it evident that the temperatures are trending downward and with that pattern comes the onset of another round of largemouth bass fishing.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.
WASHINGTON - Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes - or how long.