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Braves trade Jason Heyward

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.

November 17, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Mikayla Newton interviews her twin sister Maya

Mikayla Newton interviews her twin sister Maya

November 13, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | SPORTS


Former A's first baseman Moore dies in Georgia

Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.

November 13, 2014 | AP | SPORTS


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


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Harlem Globetrotters coming to Alcovy

The fun, the laughter and the dazzling basketball skills of the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Newton County.

The Globetrotters will also be bringing fundraising prowess, helping to raise money for the Alcovy girls' basketball program.

July 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Covington Century nears

The Covington Century is here once again.

July 12, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Vick launches sports clothing line

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is launching a sports clothing line called V7 that will be sold exclusively at East Coast sporting goods shop Modell's.

July 11, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Post 77 batters Cumming

Rockdale Post 77 is ahead of every team in their region of American Legion baseball by a dominating amount, with the exception of Loganville Post 233.

July 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Revolution rests for postseason

The Georgia Revolution traveled to Myrtle Beach Saturday for the Mutiny's season finale.

July 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Fazio: Fleeting moments through sports

Another high school season is almost upon us.

July 10, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


Mixed results for Sheets in debut

PEARL, Miss. (AP) - Ben Sheets says he's ready to help the Atlanta Braves.

July 10, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Federer advances to Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final on Friday, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets.

July 06, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Ex-UGA RB Crowell transfers to Ala. State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has enrolled at Alabama State and is expected to play for the Hornets this season.

July 05, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Revs clinch first place

It's been quite a year for the area's only semi-professional sports team.

July 05, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS


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


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