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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


2013 champ Nadal out of US Open

Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist.

August 18, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Newton-Eastside rivalry continues with scrimmage

The phrase "more than a game" encompasses everything that the Newton/Eastside rivalry is to the people of Newton County.

August 14, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


The Big 6

Now, less than two weeks away, the 2014-2015 high school football season is slowly creeping up on us. Last year, the six schools from Newton and Rockdale County combined for 32 wins. Four of the teams had winning records, and each team has something to look forward to for the upcoming season.

August 09, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Pause for the cause

At CrossFit Unyielding's charity event "Unyielding to Cancer" on a cloudy Saturday morning, the Church at Covington was surrounded with people and love. There wasn't a parking space to be found, nor was there a frown on a anyone's face.

August 09, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Rise Up vs. Who Dat

Anthony Veal a.k.a "Big Ant" from 1430 AM's "Matters of the Heart" – which airs on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – and his friend "Hotlanta Boss" showed off their fanatic vehicles which "Hotlanta Boss" decks out for customers. They go to all the Falcons/Saints games, or as many as they can. They also sell tickets to the games and they are both travel agents. You can visit their websites makethemoneyyoudeserve.com and gotovegasonme.com if you're interested.

August 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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Rain doesn’t dampen 100-mile ride

Despite morning storms, the Covington Century returned as a success Saturday.

August 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Local has tie to Olympic gold medalist

Fay Hancock has had quite the month.

August 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Oxford youth qualifies for national event

LONDON (AP) - Vincent Hancock nearly retired from competition a year ago, then decided to chase another Olympic gold medal. Smart move.

August 02, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Remembering 2008

Bowen Braswell has been through a lot in his baseball career, earning a scholarship, competing in state tournaments and earning respect as one of his region's top high school players.

July 31, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


State Champions

The cliché goes good things come to those who wait.

July 31, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Murphy wins big after so many years

As the American Legion state championship headed into the ninth inning, I looked over and asked Rockdale Post 77's coach Jack Murphy if he was excited or nervous.

July 31, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


U.S. wins gymnastics gold

The United States women's gymnastics team grabbed hold of the team final right from the start, and they never let go.

July 31, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Football teams back on the practcie field

Thanks to the Georgia High School Association's new rules prep football teams have already been hard at work on the practice field since Wednesday.

In past years, the first day allowed for practices is typically Aug. 1, however this season teams were allowed to begin a week earlier, without pads. The extra days were meant

July 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


A Rockdale rout

Two games into the state tournament and American Legion Post 77 hasn't finished one of them.

After winning by a 10-run rule in its tournament opening game Thursday, Rockdale duplicated the feat Saturday, defeating Douglasville 13-3.

July 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Gran Prix pedals through Covington

The Georgia Cycling Gran Prix made its way to Covington Saturday with 100's of racers pedaling through the Covington square.

The sixth annual event consists of six races over five days, beginning with a road Atlanta circuit race on Wednesday. The event then went to Gwinnett for a circuit race and then to Oxford Hills for a road race on Friday.

July 28, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


From Covington to London

As the 2012 Olympic Games officially kick off today, many in Covington will tune in to the event, taking place around 4,200 miles away.

July 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 routs Peachtree City

American Legion Post 77 baseball coach Jack Murphy has gone though regular seasons with zero or one losses before. And upon entering the state playoffs his teams have fallen without getting very deep in the postseason tournament.

July 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 ready for playoffs

Post 77 Rockdale's baseball team made it through the regular season with just one loss and is primed for a run in the state playoffs beginning Thursday.

July 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Are sports above right and wrong?

There's no question to what has been the biggest sports news over the last couple of weeks.

July 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Bracket becomes clearer

The Dixie Boys World Series is a week and three days away from beginning at the City Pond Complex and Turner Lake Field and the participating teams are starting to become clearer.

July 24, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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