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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


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Week 2, time to step it up

The old coaches' adage says your team improves the most between its first and second games. Seems that's only natural; plenty of things in life improve the second go 'round.

September 06, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Helping to ease the pain

Newton, Alcovy and Eastside's coaches and players took the spotlight of Friday Night Lights as the Georgia High School football season got under way this past weekend.

September 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: NMC’s move already paying off

Newton's big loss aside, Thursday and Friday night's opening football games seemed to go off without a hitch in Newton County.

September 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington's Collegiates

Here's a weekly look at Covington's former prep stars now in college:

September 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Jordan Beam takes third in triathlon

Covington had a strong showing at The Atlanta Kids Triathlon thanks to Covington's own Jordan Beam.

The Atlanta Kids Triathlon was held on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the West Gwinnett Aquatic Center in Norcross, where Beam placed third overall out of 827 kids.

August 30, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Fazio: Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day.

August 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Eagles kick off season

The Oxford College of Emory University Women's Soccer team enters the 2012 season with a very challenging schedule under third year head coach Gregory Moss-Brown.

August 28, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS


The new kids on the block

The nation's finest football conference welcomes two new schools in 2012. With the addition of Florida State and Clemson, the SEC opens its arms to two programs that might as well have been in the SEC from day one.

August 23, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Miracle League breaks ground

Many years of hard work came to fruition Tuesday night, as the Newton County Recreation Commission held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Covington Miracle League Field.

August 21, 2012 | Rachel Goff | SPORTS


Globetrotter legends scheduled to appear

The Harlem Globetrotters and NBA Legends celebrity basketball game has added a few names to the list of players that will be appearing at Alcovy High School on Sept. 8.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: The extra effort can lead to wins

Sport is great because it gives us a chance to see change happen live in front of us.

August 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Each school to have trainer in 2012

Every year there seems to be a devastating incident exclaiming the dangers of interscholastic sports to parents of student athletes.

August 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Prevost: A crystal ball look into the west

A major perk of SEC Banter is the crystal ball that predicts the fate of Southeastern Conference teams. You'd be amazed at its accuracy. With SEC football just around the corner, let's stare into the crystal ball and learn how the teams from the SEC Western Division -- home of college football's national champions in 4 of the past 5 years -- will fare this year.

August 16, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


Fazio: Starting a new sports season

I saw my school bus dropping off back-pack clad youngsters the other day.

August 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Dixie Boys World Series highlights

Major League Baseball All-Stars Buster Posey, J.D. Drew, Mike Hampton and Juan Pierre all had their first taste of the spotlight during the Dixie Boys World Series, giving baseball fans their first sights of the future of baseball when they were just 13 and 14 years old.

August 14, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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