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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

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

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


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Deyton takes over as GPC softball coach

Georgia Perimeter College didn't have to look far for its successor to Ed Schutte as head softball coach.

July 05, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Piranhas defend swim championship

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.

July 03, 2012 | Kaitlyn Spotts | SPORTS

GPC names new softball coach

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.

July 03, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Georgia Revolution play to tie, still lead division

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.

July 03, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | SPORTS

Kayaking for beginners

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.

July 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Post 77 suffers first loss

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.

July 03, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | SPORTS

Fallible athletes rightfully punished

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.

July 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Forging a Blue Trail on the Yellow River

This summer has been a hot one.

June 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Miracle League groundbreaking set

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.

June 30, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Summer swim league championship hosts hundreds

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.

June 30, 2012 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Crowell dismissed from Bulldogs

Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell was dismissed from the team Friday by coach Mark Richt after the sophomore was arrested on felony weapons charges.

June 29, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

UGA tailback Crowell arrested

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - University of Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell faces felony weapons charges after police found a gun in his vehicle early Friday morning.

June 29, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Ferry on the clock in first NBA draft with Hawks

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.

June 28, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

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

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