Friday, February 23, 2018

Markakis homers twice, Braves beat slumping Cubs in 11

Nick Markakis homered twice, including a tying solo shot in the ninth inning, and Tyler Flowers' two-out single in the 11th early Friday morning gave the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the slumping the Chicago Cubs. Willson Contreras hit a two-run triple in a three-run eighth inning to put the Cubs up 3-2. But closer Hector Rondon blew his fourth save when he gave up the second homer to Markakis to lead off the ninth, Atlanta's first hit since the second inning.

Georgia hires former Auburn assistant coach to support staff

Twitter activity suggests there may soon be a new face on the football field at the University of Georgia.

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Dobbs helps Vols rally for 38-31 victory over No. 19 Georgia

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joshua Dobbs threw for 312 yards, ran for 118 more and...

AllOnGeorgia 2016 College Football Preview: Kennesaw State

The Kennesaw State Owls will return to the gridiron for their second-ever season of football in 2016, after Brian Bohannon and his program's inaugural squad managed a respectable 6-5 campaign. KSU won their first three games, and their first six-of-eight last season, giving fans a lot to be proud of for a first-year program.

Brees, Watson help Saints stun Falcons, 31-21

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Drew Brees passed for 312 yards, Ben Watson racked up a...

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Rome wins second straight, beating Asheville 9-8

The Rome Braves may have found their stride on the road, as they took down the Asheville Tourists for the second straight game, moving to 4-6 on the season. Trevor Belicek picked up the win, pitching three innings of relief after Caleb Beech gave up seven runs in five innings of work. Grayson Jones also racked up his first save on the year.

Freeman assists Ryan, Jones as Falcons top Cowboys 39-28

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Julio Jones glided over the goal line on a diving touchdown....

East Tennessee rolls past Mercer 88-71

T.J. Cromer sank five 3-pointers and scored 28 points to propel East Tennessee to an 88-71 win over Mercer on Saturday. Cromer and A.J. Merriweather, who finished with 10 points, each reached 1,000 career points in the game. Cromer entered just five points shy of the milestone and Merriweather needed six.

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Report: Manning, other sports stars linked to banned substance use

A new report from Al Jazeera America has linked NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, along with several other high-profile American Athletes to human growth hormone...

Atlanta United FC selects DeKalb for new training facility

Media Release DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May and members of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with Atlanta United and Decide DeKalb, officially...

Ga Tech star Okogie suspended 6 games for NCAA violations

Georgia Tech star Josh Okogie will serve a six-game suspension, while teammate Tadric Jackson must sit out three games for accepting benefits in violation...

AllOnGeorgia 2016 College Football Preview: Mercer Bears

In their inaugural season, the Mercer Bears went 10-2 in 2013, followed by an even 6-6 the next year. Last season's 5-6 was still respectable as the program continues to settle into a more rigorous SoCon schedule, but don't forget the Bears beat No. 3 ranked Chattanooga late in the season last year.

‘Power Five’ vote for larger scholarships

The five most powerful NCAA athletic conferences voted Saturday to allow institutions to increase athlete scholarship coverage to reach a federally determined full cost...

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Falcons redesign locker room to improve player camaraderie

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn is always seeking ways to bring his players closer together. During the offseason, he asked the front office to redesign...

Dansby Swanson hits an inside-the-park homer as his MLB first

Braves rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson nailed his first big league homer Tuesday night against the first place Washington Nationals, but it was a bigger deal than that. In the top of the second inning, with a 2-0 Braves lead, the 2015 first overall draft pick, and Georgia native hit an inside-the-park home run off Washington's Gio Gonzalez giving Atlanta a 3-0 lead.