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Gurley not expected to play this week

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt expects star tailback Todd Gurley's indefinite suspension to stay in place this week.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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


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Fazio: Individual feats dominate 2012-13

Another school year is winding down, and with it another prep sports year is under wraps.

May 14, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Jones selected to All-Academic team

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Kayla Jones was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Softball team from Young Harris College.

May 14, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


GPC Softball, baseball leads successful spring

Two first-year Georgia Perimeter College coaches had successful runs in the 2013 spring season.

May 14, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Aiming high

The targets continued to fly out of the trap just in front of each shooter, despite the sun sinking.

May 02, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Newton Cowell represented in playoffs

All three Newton County high school baseball teams have earned a berth into the 2013 state playoffs, beginning Friday.

April 30, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


Fazio: McCray, others peak interest

The NFL Draft is an exciting time for many football fans. And I never knew why.

April 30, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Marks helps Albany win SIAC tournament

Softball

April 23, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Fallen oaks remain special

Saturday, thanks to the support of some quite amazing co-workers, I managed to make it down to Auburn in time for the final rolling of the Toomer's oaks.

April 23, 2013 | Crystal Cole | SPORTS


Covington Academy wins title

The Covington Academy basketball team won the CYBA Championship, defeating Peachtree Academy recently. Members of the championship team, pictured left to right are head coach James Rowden, Caleb Nix, Dean Nadal, Jessie Miller, Tommie Peoples III, Zach Hall, Christian Whitney and assistant coach Andrew McCullough in the back row. In the front row, left to right, are Brian Lashley, Abraham Heyward, Christavian Varner-Halback, Manager Joanne Wardell, Montrez Gordon, Jordan Brown and Grant Cartwright.

April 16, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Johnson stars in decathalon for Troy

Track

April 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


The Oaks hires female pro

Things are not only changing, but also diversifying at The Oaks Golf Course.

April 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington Academy wins CYBA title

The Covington Academy basketball team won the CYBA Championship, defeating Peachtree Academy recently.

April 15, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Area All-Star game coming

To area high school basketball fans, the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County Senior All-Star Basketball games, 3-point shootout and slam dunk contest are great ways to see the top talent they have rooted for over the last four years.

April 13, 2013 | Zavier McKnight | SPORTS


A few of my favorite things

I'll get straight to the point: put simply, the Masters Tournament is the greatest event in all of sport. No other competition in the world features such timeless traditions, high drama, and majestic scenery as the Masters.

April 09, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Playing in two Final Fours

Obviously only four teams can reach the Final Four, so the chance to play in college basketball's semifinals is an exclusive opportunity.

April 04, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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