High school baseball playoffs begin Saturday in South Carolina. Strom Thurmond has become a perennial threat with four straight district titles, but just getting in a position for another title was no easy feat this year.
Bo Bichette hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied yet again to beat Atlanta 8-4 and sweep six games from the Braves this season. Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. left in the seventh inning with an apparent left ankle injury.
Outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. has left the Atlanta Braves’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays with an apparent left ankle injury. Acuna led off the game with his 12th homer, the most in the major leagues.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appreciates what today’s NBA players are doing in their attempts to make the world better. How they’re using their voices and platforms as conduits for change. And one of those players will be rewarded by a trophy bearing Abdul-Jabbar’s name.
Trae Young scored 33 points and John Collins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24.4 seconds remaining to rally Atlanta to a 120-116 victory over the Washington Wizards to clinch the Hawks’ first playoff berth since 2017.
Philanthropy and giving back has become largely important to the Heisman winner. He’s become an outspoken advocate for mental health issues and feels a responsibility to give back to the community. Walker credited NFL Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry with helping him understand why giving back and getting involved is important.
Harlem native Barrett Davis is still getting settled in his new role as head coach of the Evans Knights football team. He and his family are still in the process of moving from Southeast Bulloch, though he’s appreciated having time to get to know his new players.
Vladimir Guerrero homered and drove in three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of Atlanta’s indecisive fielding in the eighth inning, rallying past the Braves 5-3. Guerrero had three hits, including a tying single in a three-run eighth.
Former University of Hawaii star quarterback Colt Brennan has died. His father Terry Brennan says his son died early Tuesday at a California hospital. He was 37. Colt Brennan finished third in the 2007 Heisman Trophy balloting.
Josh started his senior season with zero college scholarship opportunities. The talented defender and three point shooter’s stock went way up after the Razorbacks won their first state title in school history and Dorsey’s lack of opportunity turned into an abundance of wealth.
Caris LeVert scored 31 points, including nine in the final 2:17, and the Indiana Pacers awoke from a recent funk with a 133-126 home victory over the Atlanta Hawks. LeVert also had 12 assists for his first double-double since being acquired by the Pacers in January.
Ehire Adrianza made the most of a rare start on a day off for slumping NL MVP Freddie Freeman, providing a nice defensive play and a two-run single to back Drew Smyly’s strong outing and leading Atlanta past Washington 3-2 for the Braves’ first sweep of the Nationals since 2014.
Phil Mickelson didn’t have any trouble focusing at Quail Hollow. He opened with eight birdies and a 64 for a two-shot lead in the Wells Fargo Championship. That was Mickelson’s lowest score since a 63 last June at the Travelers Championship.
The Atlanta Braves have signed catcher Tyler Flowers to a minor league deal. The 35-year-od Flowers spent the past five seasons with the Braves but wasn’t re-signed after hitting .217 with one homer and five RBIs in 2020.
Clemson has cut ties with women’s volleyball coach Michaela Franklin, the team undercut by a steady stream of departures and transfers. Clemson said the school and coach had ``mutually agreed’' to part ways. Franklin had one more season left on her contract.
Albert Pujols has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger’s decade with his second major league team. Pujols is fifth in major league history with 667 career homers, and he is 13th in major league history with 3,253 hits.
The news of Tuesday’s rainout wasn’t disappointing to just fans. It was equally shared by the managers and staff. It was even more disappointing for the players and new GreenJackets manager Michael Saunders.Augusta’s new skipper ended his playing career in 2019 and was about to make his managerial debut prior to Tuesday’s rain delays.
The Augusta GreenJackets rode Alec Barger, Brent Burgess, and Ben Thompson on the mound for a one-hitter, and the offense scored early and often for an 8-1 victory over the Columbia Fireflies on Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Falcons have picked up receiver Calvin Ridley’s fifth-year option, meaning he will make $11.1 million in 2022 and be in line for a long-term deal. The Falcons made the expected move on the deadline for teams to announce their decision on first-round picks from the 2018 draft.
The Jacksonville Jaguars made the easiest and maybe most significant selection in franchise history when they chose Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
Keegan Bradley had no stress and no bogeys on the tough Copperhead course at Innisbrook. That added to a 64 and at two-shot lead at the Valspar Championship. Bradley is no stranger to good starts at Innisbrook.