ATLANTA -- Kris Medlen struck out a career-high 13 and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals when Andrelton Simmons scored on a throwing error in the ninth inning Friday night.. Simmons reached on an infield single against Sean Burnett (1-2) and scurried to
If Georgia was planning to take the week off, coach Mark Richt merely had to throw out two words to get his players' attention. Louisiana-Monroe.
ATHENS -- Coming off perhaps the greatest game of his college career, Jarvis Jones could've savored all the accolades.. Instead, he wanted to go over what he did wrong.. There wasn't much to quibble about after the linebacker for No. 7 Georgia demolished Missouri. Two sacks. Two forced fumbles. The
ATHENS -- No one was more relieved than Sanders Commings when Georgia got through its first two games unscathed.. Now, he's ready to start doing his part.. Commings, a versatile player who can start at either cornerback or safety, has completed a two-game suspension after being charged during the
Atlanta's depth at cornerback takes a huge hit
Tony Gonzalez's phone blew up as soon as the NFL schedule came out. There it was, for everyone to see -- the very first game of what he expects will be his final season. Gonzo is going home.
ATHENS -- Tavarres King will be snapping a few pictures when he trots onto Faurot Field.. He always does before he plays in a stadium for the first time.. "I love going to new places," the Georgia receiver said Tuesday. "I love looking at new things.". This is
Andre Ellington rushed for 231 yards, DeAndre Hopkins set a school record with 13 receptions and No. 14 Clemson opened the season with a 26-19 victory over Auburn on Saturday night.
Cliff Lee got some rare run support. That's all he needed. Lee threw five-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Saturday.
Emotions will be running high again Sunday in Atlanta race
Carl Edwards sounded downright giddy after a practice session Friday, not at all like someone who's in danger of missing out on a chance to race for his first Cup title.
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have made a habit of reaching the playoffs.. That's not good enough anymore.. A few days after the Falcons were routed by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants in a wild-card game last season, owner Arthur Blank summoned general manager Thomas Dimitroff
ATHENS -- From Olympic star to just another college student.. For Allison Schmitt, there was hardly any time to savor her breakout performance at the London Games, where she won a total of five medals in swimming. She had to get back to Georgia for the start of her senior
ATLANTA -- The triple-option offense gets most of the attention at Georgia Tech.. The Yellow Jackets know their title hopes will likely depend on what they do on the other side of the line.. While the Atlantic Coast Conference school has piled up big rushing totals during Paul Johnson's
Brent Grimes tears off from one practice field to the next, leaping over a tackling pad that's about as tall as he is along the way.
Atlanta Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent returned to practice for the first time since sustaining a concussion, and the team hopes he'll be fully cleared by today.
ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones still has those glorious moments, the kind that every ballplayer cherishes, from a Little Leaguer just starting out to a 40-year-old on the way out.. When the Atlanta Braves third baseman was in the midst of his first two-homer game in more than
ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones homered twice on a night when a big crowd turned out to get his bobblehead, and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th straight game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday.. Seizing the moment before a weeknight turnout of
Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn't win any medal at all.
LONDON -- The retiring star with more gold medals than anyone. The friendly rival who intends to be the biggest star in London.. Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte.. What a way to start eight days of swimming at the Olympic pool.. The two Americans will go head-to-head today
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Adam Scott had a chance at history.. He gladly settled for tying a course record.. Scott equaled the lowest British Open score at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, taking advantage of prime conditions to rip off eight birdies on the way to a 6-under 64
Amanda Weir is going back to the Olympics. The Brookwood grad and former UGA standout qualified for the summer Olympics in London on Saturday.
Brendan Hansen and Eric Shanteau were the favorites. The race was a different matter.
After a couple of epic duels with his biggest rival, Michael Phelps made this one look easy. Phelps stayed on course to swim eight events at the London Games, pulling away for a dominating win in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Round 2 goes to Michael Phelps.. Getting back at rival Ryan Lochte, Phelps stretched out to win a thrilling 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials Wednesday night, setting up a duel in London that just gets more tantalizing with every race between the world's two
Right-hander Kris Medlen was shipped to Triple-A Gwinnett, but not for anything he's done. The Braves want him to stretch out his arm.
Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer, Michael Bourn also went deep and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak in more than two years, holding off the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Tuesday night after an eight-game skid.
INDIANAPOLIS -- James Hinchcliffe can't understand it.. In this sports-crazed nation, there are skilled athletes who willingly get behind the wheel of exotic-looking race cars and risk their lives at more than 200 mph, yet the interest level in what they're doing 364 days out of the year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At his first Olympics, Eric Shanteau was distracted by a far more important race -- beating cancer.. Now, he can focus on winning in the pool.. "I'm going to have lighter footsteps walking around the deck, that's for sure," Shanteau said, chuckling.. In Beijing, he surprisingly
The Atlanta Hawks are running out of players. The team learned Wednesday that forward Josh Smith has a strained tendon in his left knee, perhaps costing the Hawks another key player for their playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
The Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
ATLANTA -- Four years ago, Boston and Atlanta were in much different places when they met in the NBA playoffs.. The Celtics, a champion in the making. The Hawks, a team on the rise.. This time, they're in a similar situation: playing to stay together.. The Celtics are possibly making
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves keep winning in April.. They know how important that could be in September.. Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh that broke a close game open, and the streaking Braves defeated the
ATLANTA -- Josh Smith can still come across as nothing more than a big kid.. He bounces around the court with an obvious love for the game, wowing teammates and opponents with the depth of his skills.. That's the good Josh.. Then there's those times when he throws up a
ATLANTA -- Al Horford had hoped to give the Atlanta Hawks a boost in the playoffs.. Now he knows that won't be possible, at least not in the opening round.. The All-Star center said Wednesday he's definitely out for the best-of-seven series against Boston, which begins this
Joe Johnson scored 28 points, including a wild 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Atlanta Hawks held on for a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, moving a step closer to wrapping up home-court in the first round of the playoffs.
ATLANTA -- Tracy McGrady led six players in double figures and the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks built a 37-point lead in the first half on the way to a 116-84 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.. With their highest-scoring half of the season, the Hawks were
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves finally beat the New York Mets, taking advantage of shaky defense to hand Johan Santana the shortest start of his career in a 9-3 victory Tuesday night.. Tyler Pastornicky's two-run double highlighted a five-run second that finished off Santana. Randall Delgado (2-0) won
Brian McCann equaled a career high with four hits, including a homer and four RBIs, and Dan Uggla's broken-bat single in the eighth inning gave the Braves a wild 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta's home opener Friday night.
ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones is back in the lineup, the team actually has a winning streak, and now it's time to go home.. Yep, things are looking up for the Atlanta Braves.. A week into a season that began with four straight losses, the Braves are slated for their home
Go ahead, bash Dwyane Wade all you want.. Call the NBA superstar unpatriotic, greedy, just another millionaire athlete who doesn't understand how good he's got it.. Then listen, really listen, to what he tried to say.. A lot of people are making a lot of money off the Olympic Games
Luol Deng scored 22 points and led a flurry of 3-pointers as the NBA-leading Chicago Bulls won another game on the road, blowing out the Atlanta Hawks 98-77 on Wednesday night.
Say this about Tim Tebow: He's excited to be with the New York Jets. He sure said so -- over and over and over again.
As soon as the NCAA women's bracket was announced, Sasha Goodlett started getting a flood of texts from her friends.
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones says this will be his final season (With Video)
ATLANTA -- Joe Johnson hit a tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation and knocked down a baseline jumper with 10 seconds left in overtime, giving the Atlanta Hawks a 103-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.. The Hawks rallied from 16 points down early on and
Georgia Tech (24-8) opens March Madness against No. 13 seed Sacred Heart, while Georgia's women (22-8) open against MAAC champ Marist as the NCAA women's tournament begins on Sunday.
ATLANTA -- Welcome to the Blue Devil-Tar Heel Invitational.. Sure, the official name is the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, but Duke and North Carolina have turned college basketball's hallowed postseason shindig into nothing more than an exclusive showcase for the Big Two.. The ACC's powerhouse programs have divvied up
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jason Aldean circled the bases, touched home plate and collapsed next to the batting cage, pulling his cap over his face.. "After lunch, let's come back and do it again," Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said jokingly.. Sprawled on the ground and struggling to catch his
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jason Heyward reaches into the basket, pulls out a ball, places it on the tee and stares out toward the empty mound.. He sweeps the bat once in front of his knees, pulls it back behind his left ear, pauses briefly, then -- after slightly lifting his