Harlem prevails in dramatic fashion

HARLEM - Torien Beard scored Harlem last nine points of a frenetic 63-61 win over Grovetown on Friday night.
By Scott Rouch Columbia County Bureau

Jaguars rally late, win in front of largest crowd

On Education Day, 2,000 Richmond County fifth-grade students rocked and rolled throughout the game as 23rd-ranked Georgia Regents went on a big run late for a 68-58 conference-opening win over Georgia Southwestern.
By Chris Gay

Michaux: Clemson's Hall wants to make tourney

Only one goal will satisfy Clemson point guard Rod Hall.
By Scott Michaux

Gee scores 28, but Georgia Regents women lose again

The Georgia Regents women struggled with turnovers and fell to Georgia Southwestern, 62-58, at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
By Chris Gay

Duke responds against Connecticut

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and No. 2 Duke responded to a tongue lashing by coach Mike Krzyzewski to beat defending national champion Connecticut 66-56 on Thursday night.
By Tom Canavan

Falcons expect to have hands full with Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.
By George Henry

Column: Dogs must pay Bobo what he's worth

Every time we see Mike Bobo's name tweeted about during a new head coaching search, I think back to John Malkovich's line in the 1998 gambling film Rounders. "Pay that man his money."
By Fletcher Page

Fishermen might head to Cuba soon

Resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba might result in the next world record largemouth bass coming from the island's fabled Treasure Lake.

Todman's TD run lifts Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday night.

Braves deal Justin Upton to Padres

A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves.
By Paul Newberry

Saturday Shootout: Rhodes gets triple-double in win

Paine guard Tannasia Rhodes messed around and almost got a quadruple-double in the Lady Lions' win Thursday over Coastal Georgia. A senior guard from Hephzibah, Rhodes recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 steals.
By Chris Gay

College football awards show moving to Atlanta

The Home Depot College Football Awards will move to the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in downtown Atlanta in 2015

Former Brave Medlen signs with Royals

Ex-Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen signed an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery.

Vonn considers dropping the giant slalom

VAL D'ISERE, France - Lindsey Vonn's days of competing in all five ski disciplines might be behind her.
By Jerome Pugmire

Georgia paid attorney more than $40,000 to represent Gurley

The University of Georgia paid an attorney more than $40,000 to represent Todd Gurley while he sought reinstatement from the NCAA after he was suspended for accepting money for autographs.

South Carolina coach has better feel for rivalry with Clemson

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Frank Martin has a better understanding of his school's rivalry with Clemson after losing his first two matchups with the Tigers. Now he's ready to feel what it's like on the winning side of the series.
By Pete Iacobelli

Georgia Southern dumps Stetson

DELAND, Fla. - Jelani Hewitt scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Georgia Southern to a 76-67 win over Stetson on Thursday night.

No. 6 Cavaliers cruise

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half Thursday night and No. 6 Virginia returned from an 11-day layoff for exams with a 70-54 victory against Cleveland State.

Butler leads Bulls to victory

CHICAGO - Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 103-97 on Thursday night in a game that was missing All-Stars Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony.

Penguins win in overtime

PITTSBURGH - Blake Comeau scored with 2:36 left in overtime to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 on Thursday night.

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Historic building on Laney campus demolished

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