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Turner leads Pats past Flowery Branch for first win

David Turner didn’t seem to want Heritage’s losing streak to continue.

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Eagles drop homecoming game 27-21 in overtime

The Eagles found themselves in a battle in the fourth quarter after shutting down Jonesboro for most of the game. But in the end several missed tackles late in the game proved too much for the Eagles to overcome losing to Jonesboro on homecoming night 27-21 in overtime on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Mitchell, Stockbridge have no trouble with Rockdale

Rockdale visited Artemus Mitchell and the high-powered rushing attack of Stockbridge Friday and left with its second consecutive lopsided defeat.

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Yellow Jackets starts ACC championship bid against Virginia Tech

This ACC opener for both teams matches the traditional elites in the ACC Coastal Division - Virginia Tech with five trips to the conference title game in nine seasons and Georgia Tech three at noon at Virginia Tech.

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From a small seed, a sporting feast has grown - the Ryder Cup

An imposing oil portrait of one Samuel Ryder adorns a wall in Verulam Golf Club’s oak-paneled bar, just in front of a panoramic window overlooking the 18th hole named after him.

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Devin Hester sets return record as Atlanta Falcons pound Tampa Bay Buccaneers | PHOTOS

Devin Hester danced like Deion Sanders on his way into the NFL record book, and the Atlanta Falcons routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 Thursday at the Georgia Dome.

Bynum delivers as Pats walk off in eighth inning

On two occasions in the late innings of Thursday’s Region 8-AAAAA showdown, Loganville looked destined to complete a come-from-behind victory and clinch the top seed in next month’s league tournament. Both times, Heritage kept the game tied, then won in dramatic fashion.

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NFL teams speed up response to domestic violence woes

The National Football League is showing signs of getting off the sidelines in the brouhaha over domestic violence and taking up a new playbook.

Florida State University benches quarterback Jameis Winston half a game

Florida State University benched Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston on Wednesday for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after he shouted obscenities in the student union plaza, for which he later apologized.

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Red Sox go first to division-worst in 2014

Check one of the Boston Red Sox’s recent box scores and it looks more like Triple-A Pawtucket’s lineup than that of the defending World Series champions.

Changes expected after team’s late-season collapse

Because they have four games against the Pittsburgh Pirates next week, the Braves are clinging to the faint hope that they might be able to grab the National League’s final wild-card spot.

What they said about the R&A vote to allow women members

The Royal & Ancient golf club’s decision to allow women members after 260 years on Thursday has been widely welcomed within and beyond the game.

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Bulldogs look to rebound after disappointing loss

Georgia’s chance at a big SEC road victory faded away after it came up empty inside the South Carolina 5-yard line late in the fourth quarter last week.

Heritage heads to the Branch looking to snap winless start

It’s been a rough start to the 2014 season for the Heritage football team.

Eastside ready to get back to winning ways

Eastside’s football players cannot afford to get caught up in homecoming as they try to start a new winning streak after losing 53-7 to No. 3 ranked Griffin. The Eagles will to try rebound as Jonesboro comes to Homer Sharp Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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