ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.
Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt expects star tailback Todd Gurley's indefinite suspension to stay in place this week.
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.
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Professional wrestling returns to the National Guard Armory in Covington on Feb. 2, bringing with it a last chance to see one of the South's top wrestlers.
Thank you, Marnie Hornsby.
Before Marnie Hornsby began participating with the Special Olympics, Helen Harris, of Covington, said her granddaughter was a completely different person.
The path to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame could go through a local elementary school this week.
Newton's girls' basketball team has won its last three Region 2-AAAAAA games, as the second half of league play begins today.
Charles Reynolds is trained to pull people out of buildings in emergency situations.
Finally this city is awake.
Porterdale history began a renewal Saturday.
Whether we like it or not, social media is a huge part of society.
This seems to be especially prevalent in the world of sports. It's a good tool to spread scores, injury updates, trade rumors, etc. However, it could also be what I consider a detriment as people get into Twitter arguments in front of thousands of readers or post demeaning pictures.
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.
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.
The 2012 sports year in Newton County saw plenty of the old mixed with plenty of the new.
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.
History will soon be reconstructed in Porterdale.