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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


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


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A fighter off the mat

Wrestling is about staying on your feet and not giving in to your opponent's advances.

For Newton wrestler Tyler Head, it is now a way of life to continue this wrestling tactic and Fight Like Tyler. For all Newton students, this mantra, that now hangs on a banner in the school, is the Rams' wrestling teams new motto.

January 08, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Local hero lends hand in bowl game

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl introduces future football heroes with present American heroes annually, and this year, a Covington resident is in the middle of it.

Sergeant John Evans moved to Covington in 2005, enlisted in the Army in 2006, was on deployment to Iraq in 2008 and is currently stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Now he has been enlisted for a different sort of duty, during the yearly high school All-Star football game in San Antonio.

January 03, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Past, present, future excel in 2012

The 2012 sports year in Newton County saw plenty of the old mixed with plenty of the new.

December 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Prevost: Getting bowled over by the SEC

Bowl season is very exciting. Host cities want excitement to lure fans in droves, teams want it to build momentum for next season, and bowl-game sponsors want it to spike sales.

December 27, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Porterdale history resurrected

History will soon be reconstructed in Porterdale.

December 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Four area standouts dubbed All-Stars

The Newton, Alcovy and Eastside football teams all reached the playoffs in the 2012 season, and the efforts of the players who helped to get them there will be rewarded Saturday.

December 20, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Rams, Tigers litter All-region team

The first year of Region 2-AAAAAA produced several big moments throughout the 2012 season, and the runner up to the champion of the state's highest classification.

December 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Tigers pull off upset

Alcovy didn't get off to the start of 2012-13 season it would hope after losing its first three and four of its first five games.

December 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: This is a hoops town

As much as I enjoyed football season for the last four months, it took me just two weeks to decide Newton is a basketball town.

December 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Mansfield resident on award telecast

As the Rotary Lombardi Awards names college football's top down lineman or linebacker tonight, Newton County will be well represented.

December 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Georgia falls in SEC Championship

ATLANTA (AP) - No. 2 Alabama beats No. 3 Georgia 32-28 for SEC crown; sets up BCS title game with Notre Dame.

December 01, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Eagles, Tigers meet up with opposite streaks

The Newton Rams and Alcovy Tigers squared off in a matchup of top teams in one of the state's better regions Saturday night.

While the game finished after press time, the set up was ripe with story lines. The two teams met in region play for the first time ever; Newton spent the last few years competing at the state's highest level, just missing the postseason in 2011-12; and Alcovy jumped on to the scene reaching the elite eight last year and, oh yeah, the whole area rival thing.

December 01, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Parents have a night out

Game Time and Lynda Reagan of Step In Time Therapy host a Parents Night Out/Play time for kids with special needs and their siblings on Nov. 9, at Game Time.

Volunteers from Step In Time Therapy: Rachel, Mack and Noah Harris; Carla Duncan; Courtney and Lynda Reagan; Tischia Boring, Tyson Rowe, Stephanie and Bryan Davis.

November 29, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


SEC winner playing for national title game

You read that headline correctly. Saturday's SEC Championship Game between No. 2 Alabama (11-1, 7-1) and No. 3 Georgia (11-1, 7-1) has been dubbed a "play-in" for the right to face media darling Notre Dame in the BCS national championship.

Nonsense. Call me biased (did the SEC Banter tagline give it away?), but the national championship kicks off Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Georgia Dome. As champions of the nation's finest football conference, the Dawgs or Tide will have an entirely legitimate claim as the best team in college football and the de facto national champion.

November 29, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Basketball rivalry weekend starts today

The 2012-13 basketball season may be just under way, but it heats up in Newton County this weekend.

Newton, Alcovy and Eastside are still trying to find their way in the new season with one game played for Eastside and three apiece for Alcovy and Newton and will have a chance to really test themselves starting Friday.

November 29, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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