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MVP Sims, Henry leads ‘Bama to 24th SEC title

Alabama left little doubt not only which was the top team in the Southeastern Conference, but where the league’s champion will be headed once the postseason pairings are announced Sunday.

Newton shows dominance with sweep over cross-town rival Eastside

The Eastside girls basketball team did not start the night well dropping the first game 76-51 to the Newton girls while the Newton teams slowly pulled ahead of the home-team Eagles for a 57-43 win and the sweep on Friday.

Salem moves to 2-0 in league play with rout of Lanier

In Salem’s first Region 8-AAAAA contest against Winder-Barrow earlier in the week, it took a Paris Scott 3-pointer with four and a half seconds left to help the Seminoles escape with a one-point win. Things weren’t nearly as close in game No. 2.

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Madison Beazley and Autumn Evans remain Tigers as they head to Andrew College

Alcovy’s Madison Beazley and Autumn Evans will continue to play as teammates after signing with Andrew College Tigers.

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Winston hearing ends with denial of allegations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s student code conduct hearing wrapped up Wednesday in Tallahassee, Fla., without a decision being handed down or Winston being called to testify.

Rockdale out-swims local rivals

Thanks to 17 first-place finishes, Rockdale’s swim team ran away with a regular season meet Thursday, defeating second-place Heritage 497-269.5 at Johnson Park.

Willette to compete in state swim championships

Delaney Willette is back in Atlanta pools.

Heritage puts eight on all Region 8 softball teams

As is a regular occurrence each fall, there were plenty of Heritage Patriots on the all-Region 8-AAAAA softball teams.

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NBA game roundup: 76ers snap 17-game losing streak

The Philadelphia 76ers avoided a dubious place in the NBA record books on Wednesday, as they snapped a 17-game losing streak with their first victory of the season in an 85-77 defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Nebraska names Oregon State’s Riley as coach

Nebraska wasted little time in their search for new football coach, hiring Oregon State’s Mike Riley on Thursday in a surprise announcement.

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Woods shows his rust in return to competition

Tiger Woods has pronounced himself fit, but he did not appear ready quite yet as his rust showed on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge after a nearly four-month absence from competition.

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Markakis and Braves agree to a four-year, $44 million deal

The Atlanta Braves found a replacement for departed right fielder Jason Heyward.

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Falcons defense looking to stop explosive Packers

Steven Jackson showed the tires haven’t completely worn down in bulldozing the Cardinals for 101 yards on 18 carries last week.

Eastside’s Arthur Holmes named Region 4-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year

Eastside’s Arthur Holmes was named the All-Region 4-AAAA Defensive Player of the Year while 12 other were named to the All-Region 4A-AAAA team.

Tech hangs on to top Northwestern

Josh Heath came off the bench to score 12 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting night and added five assists as Georgia Tech defeated Northwestern 66-58 Wednesday in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge at Welsh

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