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Friday night football roundup

In a Friday packed with thrilling matchups, Newton County's three high school football teams went 0-3, but two of them stood strong and were a few plays away from getting a win.

September 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Hawks GM Ferry takes leave of absence

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent.

September 12, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Hawks for sale after racial remarks

ATLANTA (AP) - Less than one month after the Clippers' sale ended Donald Sterling's ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner.

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Bryant's FGs lift Falcons past Saints

ATLANTA (AP) - Joplo Bartu recovered the crucial fumble. Matt Ryan threw for some impressive records.

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


NCAA extends Ga. Tech's probation to 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said Friday he hopes the school's extended NCAA probation announced this week is "the last time we go down this road."

September 06, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Yates makes case for Falcons' backup

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


College football begins tonight at Dome

ATLANTA (AP) - Welcome back, college football!

August 27, 2014 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | SPORTS


Murray pulls off win at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

August 26, 2014 | RACHEL COHEN, AP Sports Writer | SPORTS


Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love is finally teaming up with LeBron James.

August 23, 2014 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writers JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writers | SPORTS


2013 champ Nadal out of US Open

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Newton-Eastside rivalry continues with scrimmage

The phrase "more than a game" encompasses everything that the Newton/Eastside rivalry is to the people of Newton County.

August 14, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


The Big 6

Now, less than two weeks away, the 2014-2015 high school football season is slowly creeping up on us. Last year, the six schools from Newton and Rockdale County combined for 32 wins. Four of the teams had winning records, and each team has something to look forward to for the upcoming season.

August 09, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Pause for the cause

At CrossFit Unyielding's charity event "Unyielding to Cancer" on a cloudy Saturday morning, the Church at Covington was surrounded with people and love. There wasn't a parking space to be found, nor was there a frown on a anyone's face.

August 09, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Rise Up vs. Who Dat

Anthony Veal a.k.a "Big Ant" from 1430 AM's "Matters of the Heart" – which airs on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – and his friend "Hotlanta Boss" showed off their fanatic vehicles which "Hotlanta Boss" decks out for customers. They go to all the Falcons/Saints games, or as many as they can. They also sell tickets to the games and they are both travel agents. You can visit their websites makethemoneyyoudeserve.com and gotovegasonme.com if you're interested.

August 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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Heart to heart leads to wins

Before facing Dawsonville, the Post 77 baseball team gathered for a team meeting.

July 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revolution, Lady Revs’ seasons come to conclusions this week

The Georgia Lady Revolution remained in the hunt for first place in the Southeast Conference of the Women's Premier Soccer League after splitting its last two matches.

June 29, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Striders place in national qualifier

Local youth track athletes with the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club placed at the AAU national qualifier in the Georgia versus South Carolina Track and Field Championships held at Lovejoy High School June 20-23.

June 29, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


DNR approves major law enforcement change

Meeting Tuesday in Statesboro, Georgia Department of Natural Resources' board voted to reorganize the department, creating a Law Enforcement Division separate from its Wildlife Resources Division.

June 25, 2013 | Al Hackle Special to The Covington News | SPORTS


Bradley old hat at Hall speeches

At 78 years old, 50-year high school coaching veteran Ron Bradley was just inducted into his seventh hall of fame.

June 25, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 suffers first loss, wins 4 straight

The American Legion's Post 77 baseball team suffered its first loss of the season but still managed to come away from a successful AFLAC Classic baseball tournament in Albany this weekend, winning four of five games.

June 25, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


DNR takes aim at rule change Tuesday

More than 2,800 people have spoken publicly on the polarizing issue, with voices ranging from wildlife advocates and park supporters to prosecutors and former state officials.

June 22, 2013 | Jeff Gill The Gainesville Times | SPORTS


Summertime 7-on-7

Just because it's not officially football season, doesn't mean the Indian Creek Middle School team isn't hard at work.

June 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Short game: putting for success

Putting is probably the most personal element of the game of golf, there isn't one set standard of strokes, stances or grips. Sure there are certain guidelines all putters follow, but each element can be individualized.

June 20, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: A mother's excitement is a great visit

For sportswriters, the summer months are an interesting time.

June 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Smith leads ranked Bobcats to national ranking

Taylor Smith finished his collegiate career as an All-Peach Belt Conference member recently.

June 18, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Murphy recruits a winner

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team won the POW/MIA Tournament in Douglasville for the fourth straight time, the second in a row by the Jack Murphy-led Rockdale team.

June 18, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fishing reports

According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 80-82 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

June 15, 2013 | | SPORTS


Georgia has new wildlife license plates

Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announced Thursday.

June 15, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


McCray signs with Jaguars

Demetrius McCray is officially a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

June 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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