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Orioles roll to quiet win in empty ballpark

The fans would have loved this game if they could have seen it.

Woods adds five more tournaments to schedule

Tiger Woods firmed up his upcoming playing plans on Wednesday by committing to five tournaments: the U.S. Open, British Open, Memorial tournament, Greenbrier Classic and Quicken Loans National.

LSU’s Collins seeks move to supplemental draft

With NFL teams leery of drafting LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins amid a murder investigation in Louisiana, Collins reportedly has petitioned the NFL to be removed from draft consideration and allowed to enter the supplemental draft in the summer.

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Williams penalty kick lifts Heritage over Sequoyah in playoffs

Heritage’s boys soccer team showed that they can handle the pressure of being in the playoffs as they were pushed to penalty kicks before beating Sequoyah 3-2 in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs at Evans Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

Injuries hurt Alcovy girls as they fall opening playoff round

The Alcovy girls soccer team’s lack of speed in their backfield allowed the Lady Trojans to gain the advantage as Lee County eliminated the Lady Tigers 4-2 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs at Homer Sharp Stadium on Tuesday.

North Atlanta comes from behind to top Pats in Class AAAAA 1st round

The Heritage girls soccer team had a 1-0 lead over Region 7 champion North Atlanta with 34 minutes left in Tuesday’s game. In a matter of moments, though, the host Warriors not only tied the game, but took the lead for good and went on to win 3-1 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Rockdale boys, Newton girls win track region championships

The region track meets saw runners take the top spot 26 times as 64 athletes advance to their sectional meets on Saturday.

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Williams carries Nets to OT win over Hawks

On Sunday, Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins gave an impassioned defense of Deron Williams. That came after teammate Jarrett Jack told him he was due for a big game.

Jaguars win GCAA championship with 18-4 victory over ABAC

Nobody expected the the Georgia Perimeter College softball team, which plays at the Newton Campus, to win the conference. After all, they finished sixth in the final regular-season standings of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Hillgrove tennis team eliminates Rockdale

A strong Hillgrove girls tennis team ended Rockdale’s season Monday.

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White, Duggar lead Clemson over Tech on diamond

The top of the Clemson batting order was too much for Georgia Tech on Saturday.

State tourney time for Heritage soccer squads

The Heritage soccer teams will open up play in the Class AAAAA state tournament next week.

Falcons seeking speed infusion

With the draft approaching, first-year head coach Dan Quinn has been pleased with the re-tooling of the Atlanta Falcons’ roster this offseason.

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Braves’ Gonzalez concerned about rotation’s lack of innings

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez initially struck his usual optimistic tone Thursday afternoon when he was asked about the inability of Braves starting pitchers to pitch deeply or effectively into games.

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Eastside sweeps Spalding to advance to Class AAAA baseball playoffs

The Eastside Eagles showed what they were made of after fending off a determined Spalding baseball team to get the sweep in their Region 4-AAAA playoff games of Thursday.

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