ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman's two-out single in the 10th inning scored Jason Heyward with the winning run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Tuesday.. Heyward doubled to the opposite field against lefty Brian Duensing (0-1), who intentionally walked Justin Upton to set up a force play
ATLANTA -- Pinch hitter Evan Gattis drilled a long two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Turner Field.. The rookie worked the count to 2-and-2 against reliever Kenley
Not only did heavy rains force the postponement of Saturday's game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, it also altered the pitching matchups for the final game of the series between the two NL East opponents.
ATLANTA -- Dan Haren scattered four hits over eight innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Thursday, salvaging a split in the four-game series at Turner Field.. Haren retired the first eight batters he faced and didn't allow his first hit until two outs in
ATLANTA -- The quarterback question took center stage at Georgia Tech's annual spring football game on Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium.. Vad Lee gave no reason to believe he shouldn't remain the No. 1 quarterback going into the summer. However, backup Justin Thomas showed that he's got enough talent
ATLANTA -- Left-hander Mike Minor continued his mastery of Chicago, allowing five hits and one run in 7 innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win over the Cubs on Friday at Turner Field.. Minor (1-0) improved his career record against the Cubs to 5-0. He struck
CLEMSON, S.C. -- True, the Georgia Tech defense didn't exactly distinguish itself again on Saturday. But it would be improper to lay the entire 47-31 loss to Clemson at the feet of the defense. The Tech offense and special teams deserve equal culpability.. Twice the Tech defense came away with
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Anthony Autry, a true freshman from Nocross, got his first start of the season and it didn't take him long to get into the flow.. On its second possession, Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington threw a strike to Autry on the right sideline and he turned it
Rookie Keegan Bradley wins the PGA Championship in his first appearance in a major.
NORCROSS -- Their second-round playoff game turned out to be a rout, but Greater Atlanta Christian coach Thom Jacquet believes his team still accomplished something in the 8-0 victory over Coosa on Wednesday.
It didn't take the Brookwood boys long to declare their intentions Wednesday night. The Broncos got a goal in the first minute of play to set the tone against Northview and went on to post a physical 3-1 victory.
For the second straight season, it was Northview that played the villain for the Parkview girls. This time it was especially painful, as the Titans came to the Big Orange Jungle and prevailed 1-0 on penalty kicks in the first round of the Class AAAAA soccer playoffs.
The CEO of the PGA of America has no question that the Atlanta Athletic Club is ready for a successful stint as host for the 93rd PGA Championship in less than six months.
NORCROSS — When the Greater Atlanta Christian boys basketball team opened the game with a pair of 3-point baskets, one of the Jordan coaches confidently told the team, “They’re not going to do that all night.”
NORCROSS — The standards are pretty high for the Wesleyan girls basketball team. That’s why they got chewed on a little at halftime, even though they were winning their Class A second-round playoff game by an insurmountable 24 points.
SUWANEE — Marietta, which entered the state playoffs with an 11-17 record, seemed like an ideal first-round cupcake for No. 5-ranked Peachtree Ridge. And that feeling was reinforced when the Lions scored the first 13 points of the game.
NORCROSS — There was bad news and worse news for the Warren County girls basketball team on Friday. The bad news? The team bus got lost on the way to Wesleyan for their first-round Class A playoff game. The worse news? The driver eventually found the school.
ATLANTA — When the football left the right arm of Drew Little, it was like time almost stood still for Georgia State coach Bill Curry. The ball seemed to slowly travel toward tight end Arthur Williams, glance off the hands of a defender in the end zone and pop into the air. With defenders surrounding him, the guy they call “Bully” was somehow able to wrap his meaty hands around the ball.
ATLANTA — Georgia State’s first-year football program took another step in the maturation process on Saturday.
ATLANTA -- Drew Little continues to leave little doubt that he's earned the starting quarterback job at Georgia State.The redshirt freshman from McDonough had his fourth straight impressive start on Saturday in leading the Panthers to a 55-21 win over Savannah State at the Georgia Dome. Little was again efficient while directing the Georgia State offense and completed 16 of 25 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns.
KOHLER, Wisc. -- This has been a summer of surprises at the major golf championships. Three months ago Graeme McDowell was just another good young player; today he's the U.S. Open champion. Louis Oosthuizen wasn't mentioned as the next great hope for South African golf; today observers marvel about the beauty of his swing after he ran away with the British Open.
Lassiter's two starting pitchers overwhelmed the Parkview bats on Tuesday, limiting the No. 1-ranked Panthers to only one run and 10 hits in a two-game sweep at Hugh Buchanan Field.
Parkview senior Kim Spence set the school's career scoring record with two goals on Wednesday night to lead the Panthers to a 4-0 win over East Paulding in the first round of the Class AAAAA girls soccer playoffs.
Brookwood nearly gave one away on Tuesday night, missing numerous scoring opportunities in regulation and surviving for a 2-1 victory on penalty kicks against pesky Marietta in the first round of the Class AAAAA boys soccer playoffs at Brookwood Community Stadium.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mountain View earned its first varsity baseball victory on Saturday, beating Berkmar 11-1 in five innings.
The Meadowcreek boys nearly got a rude awakening Friday in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs. The Mustangs played less-than-inspired basketball for three quarters, but woke up in time to survive a scare from Etowah with a 55-50 overtime victory at Meadowcreek.
NORCROSS -- The Buford girls faced an awkward situation in their Region 6-AA opener against Avondale on Friday at Greater Atlanta Christian. The Wolves were overwhelming favorites, but could afford to neither let up against the gritty Blue Devils nor simply run up the score against an outmanned opponent.
There's one reason the Grayson football team won't get a chance to play for the state championship this year. The Rams couldn't find a way to deal with two-way Newnan standout Alec Ogletree.
Grayson converted a fumbled kickoff into a touchdown, scored on a long punt return and kicked a field goal Friday, enabling it to turn back determined Roswell 24-14 at Grayson Community Stadium.
It took Loganville only two plays to prove it was serious about making the state playoffs. That's how long Red Devils needed to score their first touchdown. Storm Johnson ran for a 68-yard TD, the first of his three, to set the pace for a 57-18 win over Winder-Barrow at Red Devil Stadium.
DACULA - While the misty, muddy setting was forgettable, Dacula's defensive performance in what is likely to be its final home game of the season was quite memorable. The Falcons won their fourth consecutive game, whipping Berkmar 40-0 before a spirited Senior Night crowd at Barron Field, to clinch third place in Region 8-AAAAA.
NORCROSS - A three-touchdown performance by Delino DeShields and a stellar effort by the Norcross defense sparked a 29-7 victory over Duluth, keeping the Blue Devils' faint playoff hopes alive and extending their dominance in Gwinnett County's oldest rivalry.
DULUTH - The offensive troubles continued for Duluth on Friday as the Wildcats were beaten 27-0 on homecoming at Cecil Morris Field by a South Forsyth team that entered the game without a victory. The outcome left coach Gary McDonald wondering what to do next.
NORCROSS - The Greater Atlanta Christian administrators decided to move this year's homecoming festivities from basketball season, where it had been conducted since the school opened, to football season.
SUWANEE - The Georgia Tech football team always seems to have a couple of Thursday night games on the schedule each season, so perhaps Collins Hill tailback Charles Perkins was just getting ready for 2010, when he joins the Yellow Jackets. His performance in Thursday's 37-0 win over Duluth was definitely worthy of prime time.
NORCROSS - Senior Carter Garrison didn't actually put any points on the board, but the linebacker's performance in the early going set the tone for Wesleyan's 52-6 homecoming win over Social Circle.
SUWANEE - No one appreciated the effort of the Collins Hill defense in the fourth quarter more than running back Charles Perkins.
DULUTH - Senior Scott Morton kicked five field goals, three of them from long range, and the Mill Creek defense allowed only two second-half first downs, as the Hawks posted an 21-6 win over Duluth at Cecil Morris Field.
SUWANEE - Looks like the only thing Peachtree Ridge needed in order to get past any remaining emotional wounds left by last week's licking at Lowndes was a good dose of Northview.
NORCROSS - It wasn't a fun week around the Wesleyan campus. A lot of students were sick with flu-like symptoms and football coach Franklin Pridgen was concerned with how his team would perform.
LILBURN - Berkmar couldn't overcome a season's worth of mistakes in its home opener.