Gray takes home player of the year award

Washington County's A.J. Gray won the Deon Grant Player of the Year Award.
By Wayne Staats

Andersen honored with kicking hall of fame induction

Former Atlanta Falcon Morten Andersen was inducted along with Bobby Walden into the American Football Kicking Hall of Fame during the All-Area Football Banquet on Wednesday night.
By David Lee

Hawks extend winning streak to 17

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
By Paul Newberry

Jaguars keep cool, upset No. 19 UNC Pembroke

Keshun Sherrill scored five of his 20 points in the final 1:07 as Georgia Regents blew a large lead, rallied late and shocked the 19th-ranked Braves, 57-55, at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
By Chris Gay

Ganassi deflects spotlight

Chip Ganassi is the primary owner of a sports car team that's won five championships, two IndyCar teams that have won 10 championships and two NASCAR teams that still are trying to make a breakthrough.
By Don Coble

Paine looking to keep win streak alive

Paine College's men's basketball team will look to extend its school-record, 13-game winning streak when it plays at 7:30 tonight at Morehouse.
By Chris Gay

Experienced Pacers seeking deeper run

USC Aiken enters the 2015 season ranked 14th in Division II after going 36-17 last season. The Pacers have experience and depth across the board as they shoot for a deep postseason run.
By David Lee

Bulldogs starting to turn heads

ATHENS, Ga. - Basketball is usually an afterthought at Georgia, something to pass the time between football season and spring practice. That might be changing.
By Paul Newberry

Patriots back where they lost shot at perfection

The New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship - and an unbeaten record - barely eluded them seven years ago.
By Howard Ulman

Jaguar women best Braves

Camille Gee scored 18 points, Hutt had a double-double and the Georgia Regents women defeated UNC Pembroke, 55-47, at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
By Chris Gay

Tigers clamp down on Gamecocks

BATON ROUGE, La. - Thanks to its defense down the stretch, Louisiana State ran its winning streak to three games with a 64-58 Southeastern Conference victory against South Carolina on Wednesday night.
By Bryan Lazare

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New wave of Australian punters arrives in the U.S.

Both Hornsey and Hackett honed the punting craft at Nathan Chapman’s Prokick Australia school in Melbourne, and their success fuels a pipeline of graduates to U.S. colleges.
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Paine expects more success

The Augusta Chronicle provides a three-part preview series on the college baseball season.

Stewart buys All Star sprint car series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart won't be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for "a very, very long time, " but he can't bear to be away from the grass-roots level of racing,
By Jenna Fryer

Seahawks coach praises general manager

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's drive this year is getting recognition for general manager John Schneider, the co-architect of the Seattle Seahawks' rise who usually tries to avoid the spotlight.

Lynch stuck in repeat mode

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch found a new way to say nothing to the media.

Deep, talented bench key in Gamecocks women's success

COLUMBIA - Top-ranked South Carolina puts one of the most experienced and accomplished starting lineups on the floor each game. The action really picks up, though, when the Gamecocks go to the bench.

Irving scores 55 points in Cavs victory

CLEVELAND - Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth consecutive win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

Tigers knock off Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jordan Roper scored 10 of his 18 points before halftime as Clemson built a huge first-half lead then held off North Carolina State 68-57 on Wednesday night.
By Aaron Beard


In Savannah, Ga., USC Aiken went ice cold from the field in the second half and lost to Armstrong State 82-57 on Wednesday night.

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Queen takes Classic Open crown

Aboard TGI Playtime, Skip Queen marked the highest score of the show this week - 228 - to claim the Classic Open finals Friday night at James Brown Arena.
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What you pay at pump may change

ATLANTA - House leaders released the outline Wednesday of a plan they say will boost funding for transportation by $1 billion without raising taxes, although legislators and lobbyists who heard it ...