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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


From one-star to five-star

Back in the spring, a Virginia Tech study on football helmets' ability to prevent concussions – that ranked helmets from a one-star helmet to a five-star helmet with five being the best – lit a fire under the Newton County Board of Education influencing them to get new helmets for all Newton County middle and high schools. So they did.

August 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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BCS gets boot in favor of 4-team playoff

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.

June 27, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Rockdale Post 77 wins by historic score, 32-0

Winning 14 straight games is dominating fete in itself. But Post 77 Rockdale took things a step further on Sunday.

June 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Winning with sportsmanship, the right way

Sport is about winning.

June 26, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revolution defeat defending champs

With only a few seconds having ticked off the clock, the Southeast Conference leading Georgia Revolution wasted no time in taking it to the returning National Champion Jacksonville United Football Club in a 7-3 victory on Saturday.

Dead even through the first 12 minutes, the Revolution finally struck thanks to Kwadwo Poku, just a few games off the team's first hat trick, to make the score 1-0. Not to be outdone by his teammate Riley Sempter, drove the score up 2-0 in the 15th minute, in favor of the Revolution.

June 26, 2012 | Jared Williams | SPORTS


Presidents approve college football playoff

WASHINGTON (AP) - College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead.

June 26, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Hawks hire Danny Ferry as general manager

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson says he had "dozens" of conversations with Danny Ferry over three months as the two discussed what it would take for Ferry to leave the San Antonio Spurs.

June 26, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Eagles, Rams alumni game - Girls

Eastside didn't start playing girls basketball until 2003, so for Newton basketball players such as Takeita Bell, there was never a chance for a cross-town rivalry.

June 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Eagles, Rams alumni game - Boys

Typically Newton and Eastside basketball players don't have to travel very far to play each other. But on Saturday with players returning to their old colors in the 2012 alumni basketball game, the distance to Newton's gym was a little longer than it had been back in their playing days.

June 23, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Spin City: The art of cycling

Now is as good a time as any to rescue the bicycles from the basement and get out to enjoy the growing number of opportunities for cycling throughout Rockdale County.

Combine the completion of several trails in recent years with numerous ongoing local cycling events, people of all ages are sure to find their stride. And with benefits ranging from exercising, reducing the carbon footprint, raising money for charity and making new friends, hundreds of people are peddling throughout the county every week.

June 23, 2012 | Kathy Hooks | SPORTS


Sandusky found guilty on all counts

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - For years, the children Jerry Sandusky had preyed upon kept quiet about what the former Penn State assistant football coach did to them in echoing shower stalls, empty hotel rooms and the muffled confines of his basement bedroom.

June 23, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Dominating win makes it 14 in a row

After a 5-0 romp through the POW/MIA Tournament last weekend, Rockdale Post 77 baseball coach Jack Murphy was prepared for a flat performance from his team in Tuesday's game at Douglasville.

June 21, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


College football closes in on playoff

CHICAGO (AP) - College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they can't settle it on the field - like every other sport - with a playoff.

June 21, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Defense rests, Sandusky does not take stand

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky's lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse allegations that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

June 20, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Loew leads Post 77 to MIA/POW championship

Rockdale Post 77 continues its dominance in the American Legion baseball League.

June 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Jurrjens getting second chance with Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - One year ago, Jair Jurrjens was on his way to the All-Star game.

June 19, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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