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Domestic violence in sports

You could hear a calm bellow of "Amen" from the Salem Seminoles gathered in the middle of their field after a goal-line stand against Winder-Barrow that gave them a 31-24 win on Friday night. The team was praying after a short celebration of the win, Salem coach John Starr gathered his team to talk them about the game and after that they all prayed together.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Fan photos

The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse. Send your submissions and vote atcovnews.upickem.net.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Braves fire GM Frank Wren

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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


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Archive By Section - SPORTS


Swim League gets started

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.

June 13, 2013 | Amber Pittman | SPORTS


Post 77 keeps rolling in win

Rockdale's American Legion baseball team continued to put up runs in dominant wins as it routed visiting Alpharetta 12-1 Sunday.

June 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fishing Reports, June 9

According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 79-84 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Georgia draws with Tampa

The Georgia Revolution soccer team is still jockeying for position atop the Sunshine Division of the South Region after Friday's tie.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Keeping safe while on the water

The joys of summer came to a halt recently, as a Conyers man died following a boat crash on Jackson Lake on May 21.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Accepting change

Mike Mills has already had a life-changing moment. Now he's seeking another.

June 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 starts season with win

Rockdale Post 77 began its 2013 American Legion baseball season on a strong note, defeating Douglasville 10-5 Tuesday.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revolution climb atop standings

Once again the Georgia Revolution and the Jacksonville United are atop the National Premier Soccer League's division standings.

June 04, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


The boys of summer return

The American Legion Post 77 baseball team begins its state championship defense Tuesday as the 2013 season gets underway.

June 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


DNR changes proposed

Georgia hunters and fishers pay tens of millions of dollars in licenses and fees to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and some now fear they won't receive the services paid for from that money.

May 30, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Social Circle to winner’s circle

Lawson Ingold is well regarded in his field.

May 25, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Silverbacks edge Revolution

In a game billed as the Battle of Atlanta, filled with physical play, the Atlanta Silverbacks got a foul call inside the box and made the ensuing penalty kick count.

May 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Miracle League receives $20,000

For five years, the Miracle League of Newton County has been a simulcast host site for Chick-fil-A's Leadercast, not only showing the event live, but also using it as a fundraiser, receiving proceeds from ticket sales.

May 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington's Collegiates

Softball

May 21, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Colleges put eyes on the prize

Every February, the eyes of football fans everywhere are tuned into college programs to see which top high school players will be a part of their teams' future successes.

May 21, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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