News for Sunday, October 2, 2011

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THE BLITZ: Big games make the season fun

Brandon Brigman looks at some of the big games on tap this Friday.

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BISHER: Braves fall apart in September

Stand back just a moment or two, before you start piling on Fredi Gonzalez and pinning a tail on your chosen victim for the crash of the Braves. Let's look a little closer at some of the circumstances over which he had no control.

Prep football notes: Buford special teams live up to name

While Buford had been finding its points from its running game, passing game and defense, it had yet to produce any scoring from its special teams.

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All-Star appearance highlight of McCann's rough season

Despite playing in the All-Star Game for the sixth time in as many full major league seasons, Brian McCann will hardly remember his baseball year fondly.

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Big start, defense keys Georgia win over Mississippi State

ATHENS -- If last year's upset loss to Mississippi State wasn't enough motivation for Georgia to get some payback in this year's Bulldog Battle, a pregame incident in which the teams had to separated should have given it even more incentive.

PREP ROUNDUP: Broncos cross country third in national meet

CARY, N.C. -- Even missing its No. 2 runner Gabe Gomez to the SAT, the Brookwook cross country team took an impressive third place in the prestigious Great American Cross Country Festival in North Carolina on Saturday.

G-BRAVES NOTES: International League a road circuit in 2012

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will be a travel team in 2012, not an ideal situation for the New York Yankees' top farm team or the rest of the International League.

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Moore, Lynx face Dream in WNBA Finals

Courtesy of the best regular-season record in the league, the Minnesota Lynx got home-court advantage for the WNBA Finals. Thanks to the team's No. 1 overall draft pick, they may have a Maya Moore advantage for its road games, too.

Gladiators burst into training camp

More than an hour into the Gwinnett Gladiators' first training camp session, the skates were still churning as the players flew around the ice.

O'REILLY: Alternative energy will be driven by marketplace

President Obama has fast-tracked green energy projects, and the results, thus far, have been awful. The Solyndra scandal is the best example. The feds provided this solar panel company $528 million in loans. Shortly after that, the company declared bankruptcy. See you later, a half-billion taxpayer dollars.

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