JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.
ATLANTA (AP) - Welcome back, college football!
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.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love is finally teaming up with LeBron James.
Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist.
The phrase "more than a game" encompasses everything that the Newton/Eastside rivalry is to the people of Newton County.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.
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.
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.
Back in the spring, a Virginia Tech study on football helmets' ability to prevent concussions – that ranked helmets from a one-star helmet to a five-star helmet with five being the best – lit a fire under the Newton County Board of Education influencing them to get new helmets for all Newton County middle and high schools. So they did.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves say longtime broadcaster Pete Van Wieren has died after a battle with cancer.
If you've ever seen the film "Friday Night Lights" then you know just how much high school football can mean to a town. You should also know how much it means to a person who is a talented football player and wants to get paid (hi, Boobie Miles).
At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.
For the past few days or so, there has been a lot of criticism and scrutiny for Tony Dungy's comments stating that he would not have drafted Michael Sam because he would have been a distraction.
At 78 years old, 50-year high school coaching veteran Ron Bradley was just inducted into his seventh hall of fame.
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.
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.
Just because it's not officially football season, doesn't mean the Indian Creek Middle School team isn't hard at work.
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.
For sportswriters, the summer months are an interesting time.
Taylor Smith finished his collegiate career as an All-Peach Belt Conference member recently.
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.
According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 80-82 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.
Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announced Thursday.
Demetrius McCray is officially a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Rockdale Swim League is just getting started, and many kids are unable to get to every meet, but nonetheless the coaches are pleased with the effort.
Rockdale's American Legion baseball team continued to put up runs in dominant wins as it routed visiting Alpharetta 12-1 Sunday.
According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 79-84 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.
The Georgia Revolution soccer team is still jockeying for position atop the Sunshine Division of the South Region after Friday's tie.