Saltalamacchia, Alvarez lead Marlins past Braves

ATLANTA -- Former Braves prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night.

Sand Gnats ride Whalen's return to beat GreenJackets

In his first start with the team since leaving because of injury May 1, Savannah's Robert Whalen threw a solid 5 2/3 innings to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 7-2 on Wednesday night.
By David Lee

Davidson graduate earns spot on Falcons' cheerleading squad

Cara Peoples Miller, a Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School graduate, earned a spot this summer as an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader. Miller and Evans High School graduate Cayla Hale are two of the 12 newcomers to the 36-member Falcons squad this year.
By Chris Gay

Freeman leads Braves past Marlins

Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second consecutive start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.

UGA dismisses Taylor from team

University of Georgia redshirt sophomore defensive end Jonathan Taylor has been dismissed from the team following his arrest on aggravated assault/family violence charges early Tuesday morning.
By Marc Weiszer

SoCon commissioner happy with league stability

Southern Conference commissioner grateful he can concentrate on growth instead of realignment

Ex-Gamecock retires from NFL

RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and former South Carolina standout Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after an injury-filled career that included issues with concussions.

Brickyard wins over NASCAR drivers

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home of two of Tony Stewart's biggest victories - both in a stock car.
By Don Coble

NASCAR won't recognize Race Team Alliance

While there's been no formal communication between the newly-created Race Team Alliance and NASCAR, the sanctioning body clearly is digging in for a fight.
By Don Coble

Kubala commits to Coastal Carolina

Lakeside High School's Connor Kubala verbally committed to play football for Coastal Carolina University on Monday.
By Scott Rouch

Tackle show had little that was new

The Icast fishing tackle show in Orlando, Fla., produced over 300 "new" bits of tackle, but a quick glance at the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society Web site report shows that a lot of it was just variations on current themes.
By Bill Baab

Kluwe lawyer: No lawsuit imminent

MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is backing away from his threat to sue the team over alleged discrimination - for now.

LPGA Tour event to determine top country

Thirty-two elite players from eight countries will compete in the International Crown to determine which nation has the best women's players in the world.

Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

PLA D'ADET, France - Poland's Rafal Majka captured his second stage victory at the Tour de France on Wednesday, winning Stage 17th, while leader Vincenzo Nibali, of Italy, increased his lead.
By Jamey Keaten

Seminoles dominate media's All-ACC team

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston is one of nine Florida State players on the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.

Mavericks' Felton pleads guilty in gun case

NEW YORK - Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.

Overtime

Gordon Lakes Golf Course general manager Bill Fumai has approved the rescheduling of the sixth annual Paine College Golf Tournament to mid-October

White, Falcons come to terms

On the eve of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver Roddy White.

Langer grabs lead in Senior British Open

BRIDGEND, Wales - Bernhard Langer made a statement of intent when he opened with a 6-under-par 65 to take a two-stroke lead over American Bob Tway in the Senior British Open at a sweltering Royal Porthcawl on Thursday.

Spurrier says Gamecocks are 'close' to being a title team

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier always considered the Gamecocks were a long-term project, even if some on the outside of the program saw it was just a quick lay-over for the national championship coach.

Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali increases his lead

ARGELES-GAZOST, France - Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.
By Jamey Keaten

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