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Eastside girls finish soccer season with confidence for future

The Eastside boys soccer team still has some unfinished business against Jonesboro while the girls ended the season in spectacular fashion beating the Lady Cardinals 9-1 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday.

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Braves’ Freeman hitting better than average suggests

There’s more to Freddie Freeman’s batting average than meets the eye.

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Star quarterback Winston’s lawyer calls Florida rape suit a ‘stunt’

A lawyer for college football star quarterback Jameis Winston, a contender for the top pick in the upcoming National Football League draft, on Friday labeled as a “stunt” the lawsuit filed a day earlier in a Florida court by a woman who says he raped her.

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Beggs signs with Young Harris

Piedmont Academy’s Zach Beggs, a two-time all-state baseball player heading into his senior season, recently signed a scholarship to continue his baseball career following at Young Harris College.

Newton gets 12-8, 10-5 doubleheader win over Lovejoy

Newton’s baseball team were in a tough battle in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Lovejoy before starting the second game with a big lead to win both games.

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TSX NBA poll: Curry for MVP

When it comes to the 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Award, there could be more than one right answer.

Vikings RB Peterson to be reinstated Friday

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated by the NFL on Friday, returning to active status for the first time since September, when child-abuse charges involving his 4-year-old son led to seven months on the sideline.

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NHL won’t fine Senators’ Cameron; Stone has wrist fracture

NHL officials plan to discuss Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron’s comments with him, but he will not be fined for his angry comments about Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban following the Canadiens victory in Game 1 on Wednesday.

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Newton basketball sign three to play at next level

Three Newton boys basketball player beat the odds to sign to play at the next level.

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Alcovy boys, Eastside girls win Newton Cup

The Newton Cup has a new home after Alcovy defeated the Eastside boys for the first time in its 10-year history. The girls cup had a battle for second place with Newton almost coming back from an eight-stroke deficit while the Eastside girls easily retained the cup after the two-day tournament ending at The Oaks Course on Monday.

Newton boys tennis region runner-up, will host state tournament match

The Newton boys tennis team is going to host a state playoff match for the first time in nearly a decade.

Salem and Heritage split Wednesday baseball doubleheader

Salem snapped a five-year losing streak against its county rival in game one of Wednesday’s doubleheader. In the nightcap, Heritage got started on what it hopes to be a new one.

Rockdale girls capture 3rd straight region tennis crown

The Rockdale girls tennis team did it again.

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Ex-Gator, NFL star Aaron Hernandez gets life in prison for 2013 killing

Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering an acquaintance in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home, concluding the first of two murder trials he faces this year.

NBA playoff picture: Celtics clinch despite being idle

One of just six NBA teams that were idle Monday, the Boston Celtics enjoyed the league’s best night.

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