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Braves keep playoff hopes alive with 6-2 win

Aaron Harang gave up one unearned run in seven innings and Justin Upton drove in three runs with two late hits as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington 6-2 Nationals on Wednesday to salvage the finale of the three-game series between the National League East opponents.

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Toney dominant in Heritage shut out of Salem

Kamryn Toney is the new ace in the circle for Heritage.

Eastside hopes to pull off upset against No. 2 ranked Griffin

Eastside’s football team have a huge task in front of them if they hope to leave Memorial Stadium with a win as they take on Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA No. 2 ranked Griffin in a Region 4-AAAA crossover game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Lady Tigers take advantage of Newton miscues in 9-1 win

A couple of errors and the inability to cover the bunt allowed the Lady Tigers to build the momentum against in the 9-1, six inning run-rule win over Newton on Tuesday.

Back to School: Busch gives lecture on new playoffs

A student at George B. Swift Specialty School on Chicago’s North Side asked Kyle Busch who were some of the people he admired most during his childhood.

MLS Atlanta hires Eales as president

MLS Atlanta hired Darren Eales as president of Major League Soccer’s 22nd team on Wednesday. Eales will join the club later this year, following a transition period with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC), a world-renowned English Premier League team.

Beating Georgia “a must” for Gamecocks

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is rarely one to but too much emphasis on one game more than another. He’s almost a weekly cliche that the upcoming game is the most important game on the No. 24 Gamecocks schedule.

Pats handle Gainesville in softball

Heritage bounced back nicely from its first region softball loss Tuesday.

Rockdale volleyball goes 2-0 in area opener, Alcovy & Newton drop two

Rockdale volleyball coach Stephen Sansing said his team may have been a little too excited about having their first home matches of the season on Tuesday, and came out a bit flat early on. Unfortunately for Alcovy and Newton, it didn’t last long.

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Homecoming for Braves 2B Gosselin

The series in Washington is like a homecoming for Phil Gosselin, 25, a second baseman for the Atlanta Braves.

Ray Rice’s wife rips media as video puts NFL on defensive

Ray Rice’s wife defended the former Baltimore Ravens running back on Tuesday after a video showed him knocking her out, and assailed the media for its handling of an incident that put the U.S. National Football League on the defensive.

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Playoffs? A look at NASCAR, elimination style

Sixteen drivers remain in contention to become NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series champion, and for the first time there will be elimination-style playoffs to get there.

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Falcons OT Matthews’ ankle: No structural damage

The Atlanta Falcons were relieved to learn Monday that X-rays were negative on the left ankle of prized rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews, who limped to the sideline during Sunday’ 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Bow season approaching for deer

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, archers get the first opportunity at bringing home a deer beginning Saturday, Sept. 13.

Alcovy is going to have to get back to basics to stop two-game skid

The Alcovy defense is going to have to focus on tackling if they hope to avoid going 0-3 when they travel to Pebblebrook on Friday.

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