Newton County Sports


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Swimmer Michael Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement.

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Hawks beat Heat to get seventh straight playoff berth

The longest streak of consecutive playoff appearances in the Eastern Conference belongs to the Atlanta Hawks.

Harbour Town, not Senior Tour, calling Love III

Davis Love III turned 50 on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean he’s playing on the Champions Tour any time soon.

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‘Small-town guy named Bubba’ once again rules the Masters

Bubba Watson had just won his second Masters in three years, by the comfortable margin of three strokes, and the long-hitting lefty sounded like he needed to pinch himself to believe it.

UNC bounces back to salvage game 3 in Atlanta

The Georgia Tech softball team was hoping to sweep North Carolina Sunday in Atlanta, but the visitors from Chapel Hill had other ideas.

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Rockdale County grad Kevin Ware will transfer to Georgia State

Kevin Ware was a key member of the 2012-13 Louisville team that won the national championship at the Georgia Dome. However, he sustained a broken right leg during that tournament, a gruesome injury that caused him to miss the final few games.

Allen picks up big dual win

The magical year on the wrestling mats for Alonzo Allen continued Sunday.

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MASTERS: Spieth denied history at Augusta

Jordan Spieth took charge early in Sunday’s final round at Augusta National in his pursuit to become the youngest Masters champion, but the 20-year-old saw his two-shot lead evaporate in an instant.

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MASTERS: McIlroy bounces back with Top 10 finish at Augusta

Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top 10 finish at Augusta National.

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MASTERS: Langer, golden oldies have good Masters showings

The performances of the golden oldies at this week’s Masters have proved the 50-plus brigade can mix it with the young powerhouses of world golf, Bernhard Langer said after finishing in the top 10.

Heritage grad helps GSU softball sweep Texas State

Heritage graduate Callie Alford helped Georgia State’s softball team sweep a pair of conference games Saturday.

Pats beat ‘Noles on diamond for 9th straight time

Heritage continued its dominance over Salem on the baseball field Friday.

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Braves aiming to set tone vs. Nationals

The Atlanta Braves got the early jump on the Washington Nationals last year, winning the first five meetings. Now they are trying set the head-to-head tone early again.

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Time running out for teams making late playoff push

The handful of teams still fighting to secure one of the final four NBA playoff berths have six days to extend their seasons and embark on what they hope is a Cinderella run.

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Watson grabs clubhouse lead at Masters

Mickelson flirts with the cutline

Bubba Watson rolled in five birdies in a row to snatch the outright lead in the second round of the 78th Masters on Friday and surge into contention for a second green jacket in three years.