For the 1965 R.L. Cousins basketball team, its play on the court didn't begin as a symbol or a beacon of hope for future generations.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona's longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.
The annual Ty Reed Golf Classic is approaching.
With winter slowing down and spring warming up, Newton, Alcovy and Eastside's spring sports schedule are beginning to take shape.
Five Newton County basketball teams begin their state playoff runs this weekend, with Newton and Alcovy tipping off action tonight in the Class AAAAAA opening round.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58 million, seven-year contract on Thursday, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the NL East champions.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men's hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians' enormous expectations at home.
Due to last week's winter weather, the Georgia High School Association has rescheduled varsity basketball and wrestling state tournament dates.
The Georgia High School Association announced that the Georgia High School Traditional Dual Wrestling Championships scheduled for this weekend have been postponed.
Betty Jaynes, the first executive director of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, died Monday after a brief illness, the WBCA announced. She was 68.
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Eight Newton County grapplers will continue their wrestling careers this weekend after qualifying for the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA State Traditional Duals Championships.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's signing class has received a much-anticipated boost with the addition of defensive end Lorenzo Carter.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have released two former longtime starters, cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas, from their defense.
ATLANTA (AP) - A person familiar with the talks says the Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement on an eight-year deal with first baseman Freddie Freeman that will be worth about $125 million.
It's been quite a year for the area's only semi-professional sports team.
Georgia Perimeter College didn't have to look far for its successor to Ed Schutte as head softball coach.
This past Saturday, hundreds of kids took to the water for the Rockdale County Swim League annual county meet championship. Competing summer league teams were the Covington Y Piranhas, Brentwood Barracudas, Deer Run Dolphins, Honeycreek Splash, Meadowbrook Marlins and Westchester Lakes Wahoos.
All teams met at Johnson Park on June 30. There were 88 events through out the day, with children under 10 competing in the morning, and the older children competing separately late into the afternoon.
Georgia Perimeter College recently named Ken Deyton as the Jaguars' head softball coach.
Deyton served for five years as assistant coach under Ed Schutte, who left Georgia Perimeter in April. Deyton was responsible for offense, defense, academics and recruiting, and he served as interim head coach for the last five games this spring.
The Georgia Revolution played to a 1-1 tie against Chattanooga FC in the sweltering heat Saturday, moving their record to 6-1-1 in advance of Tuesday's rematch against the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves, the only team to beat them so far.
The Conyers-based Revolution started out slow at home Saturday, allowing Chattanooga's John Carrier to start off the scoring in the first 15 minutes with a goal in the top corner.
Sports are well known as providing exercise. But to provide exercise and relaxation is a different echelon of sport.
Kayaking, which has been recently made more accessible to Newton residents, fits into that category.
The American Legion Rockdale Post 77 baseball team suffered its first loss in a tournament over the weekend ending a 17-game winning streak, but the team got back on track and got revenge in the championship game to improve to 19-1 on the season.
Post 77, based out of Rockdale County, played four games at a weekend tournament in Albany, going 3-1 and winning the championship game in dramatic fashion in extra innings on the bat of local standout Keith Buckhault.
Entering the 2011 season, Georgia fans salivated at the thought of what was being billed as "the dream team."
Leading the highly touted recruiting class was the nation's top running back Isaiah Crowell, of Columbus. Bulldogs fans were eager for the dynamic, powerful runner to wear the red and black, awaiting every report, story, text and Twitter post about the 18-year-old athlete's decision.
This summer has been a hot one.
The Covington Miracle League Field is a step closer to becoming reality.
Miracle League of Newton County Consultant Tamara Richardson announced recently that groundbreaking on the complex for special needs athletes will occur on Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Hundreds of young swimmers, from 8 years old to teens, took to the water at Johnson Park for the annual summer league championship. The Rockdale Swim League has more than 400 kids from six teams - the Covington Y, Deer Run, Brentwood, Honey Creek, Meadowbrook and Westchester Lakes. The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association sanctioned event gave young swimmers the chance to compete at the state level in Carrollton at the end of July.
Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell was dismissed from the team Friday by coach Mark Richt after the sophomore was arrested on felony weapons charges.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell faces felony weapons charges after police found a gun in his vehicle early Friday morning.
ATLANTA (AP) - Danny Ferry is on the clock for his first NBA draft with the Hawks only three days after his introduction as general manager.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The best way to determine a major college football champion seemed so obvious to so many for so long. Just have a playoff.