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Hawks looking for 'continuity' after historic 60-win season

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Tidal Wave to have swim meet Saturday
Posted: May 28, 2015

TIFTON — The summer swim season is set to begin for the Tiftarea Tidal Wave Saturday as they host their Invitational.

Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau after 5 seasons
Posted: May 28, 2015

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, saying a change was needed from the strong-willed coach who took his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons.

Hawks point to bright future even after playoff rout by Cavs
Posted: May 28, 2015

ATLANTA — The season didn't end like they wanted.

SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields
Posted: May 28, 2015

DESTIN, Fla. — The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

Dodgers send 3B Juan Uribe to Braves in 6-player trade
Posted: May 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt third baseman Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in a six-player trade that was initially blocked.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
SEC wants 'level playing field' regarding camps, transfers
Posted: May 27, 2015

DESTIN, Fla. — The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field.

Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
Posted: May 27, 2015

ZURICH — Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.

Irwin recognizes state playoff team at baseball banquet
Posted: May 27, 2015

OCILLA — On May 18, the Irwin County High varsity baseball team held its 2015 banquet.

THE LATEST: US: A dozen FIFA scams, some with 2010 World Cup
Posted: May 27, 2015

ZURICH — The Latest on FIFA developments:

Column: Atlanta’s postseason ends in misery — again
Posted: May 27, 2015

By the time you read this, you will likely know if the Hawks have completed being swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers or if Atlanta limps along to fight another day.

Tuesday 05/26/2015
Blue Devil baseball camp returns next week
Posted: May 26, 2015

TIFTON — School may be out and the prep sports season ended, but Devil Diamond will be a flurry of activity next week as the annual Blue Devil Baseball Camp invades for morning sessions beginning Monday.

Freeman makes opening bid to be Falcons' starting RB
Posted: May 26, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH — Devonta Freeman believes he is next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back.

Sports calendar
Posted: May 26, 2015

Soccer tryouts

NBA MVP Curry OK after fall as Warriors lose to Rockets
Posted: May 26, 2015

HOUSTON — When Golden State's Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza's shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed.

LeBron, Cavaliers limping their way toward NBA Finals
Posted: May 26, 2015

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain.

Monday 05/25/2015
Hawks' Horford ejected from Game 3 for throwing elbow
Posted: May 25, 2015

CLEVELAND — Atlanta forward Al Horford was ejected in the final minute of the second quarter of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night for throwing an elbow at Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova.

Saturday 05/23/2015
Punt, Pass & Kick competition coming to Tiftarea
Posted: May 23, 2015

TIFTON — Area boys and girls have a chance to participate in a long-standing National Football League tradition next month at Tiftarea Academy, when the Punt, Pass & Kick program sets up tees.

Hawks' Kyle Korver out for the playoffs with sprained ankle
Posted: May 23, 2015

ATLANTA — Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

Pirates star McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub
Posted: May 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit.

Tift has top region score in Regions Directors Cup
Posted: May 23, 2015

TIFTON — The top score for Region 1-AAAAAA in the Regions Directors Cup again sits with Tift County High.

Indianapolis 500 finds women drivers in short supply
Posted: May 23, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Pippa Mann rattled off the list of body parts still aching after a brutal crash at Indianapolis 500 practice.

Friday 05/22/2015
Brewers' Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm
Posted: May 22, 2015

ATLANTA — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta.

Turner County Rebels earn runner-up honors at state track meet
Posted: May 22, 2015

ASHBURN — The Turner County boys track team earned the runner-up trophy at the Georgia Olympics in Jefferson this past weekend. Senior Mikevion Hall was the high-point award winner in the public school division of Class A.

Banged-up Cavaliers, Hawks adjust for tonight's Game 2
Posted: May 22, 2015

ATLANTA — While the Atlanta Hawks try to figure out who will guard LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are just grateful the four-time MVP is still standing.

Local golf course makes improvements
Posted: May 22, 2015

TIFTON — Spring Hill Country Club is making changes.

Hidalgo and Divinas take 4th annual Soccer for Literacy Tournament
Posted: May 22, 2015

TIFTON – Team Hidalgo) took the men’s championship after a full day of soccer play at Tiftarea YMCA’s soccer fields in Literacy Volunteers’ fourth annual Soccer for Literacy Tournament May 17.

Savannah Class A minor-league team moving to Columbia
Posted: May 22, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The New York Mets' affiliate in the South Atlantic League is moving from Savannah to Columbia, South Carolina.

Thursday 05/21/2015
Agent: Hawks' Carroll has no structural damage in knee
Posted: May 21, 2015

ATLANTA — An MRI on DeMarre Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night's Game 2 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Carroll's agent said Thursday.

Sports calendar
Posted: May 21, 2015

Soccer tryouts

Macklemore, Snoop Dogg to play in celeb softball game
Posted: May 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Rappers Snoop Dogg and Macklemore and "Hunger Games" actor Josh Hutcherson will play in the 2015 MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.

Smith, Labonte head up NASCAR Hall of Fame class
Posted: May 21, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Braves trade right-hander John Cornely to Red Sox
Posted: May 21, 2015

ATLANTA — Pitcher John Cornely has been traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Boston Red Sox.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Column: Marlins to use least experienced manager since Turner
Posted: May 20, 2015

Sometimes the Atlanta Braves are funny.

Kraft: Patriots won't appeal team's fine, draft penalties
Posted: May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.

Rafael Furcal retires after 14 major league seasons
Posted: May 20, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
What offseason? Key NFL owners meetings this week
Posted: May 19, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — What offseason?

Panthers defeated
Posted: May 19, 2015

BETHLEHEM — After a day's delay, the baseball season ended Tuesday afternoon for the Tiftarea Academy Panthers, as they were defeated by Bethlehem Christian, 6-5, in 8 innings in the state quarterfinals.

Cavs' Irving says he's ready for Game 1 vs. Hawks
Posted: May 19, 2015

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kyrie Irving finished an animated post-practice shooting game of "Around The World" with LeBron James and then quickly removed any doubt about his playing status for Game 1.

Braves IF Gosselin out about 2 months with fractured thumb
Posted: May 19, 2015

ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves backup infielder Phil Gosselin will miss about eight weeks because of a fractured left thumb.

Hawks' 2-headed point guard a big key to playoff success
Posted: May 19, 2015

ATLANTA — Jeff Teague leads the Atlanta offense.

Tiftarea, Bethlehem Christian game set to resume at 2 p.m.
Posted: May 19, 2015

BETHLEHEM — The Tiftarea Academy Panther baseball team loaded the bus early Monday morning for a return trip to Bethlehem for a winner-take-all game three in the elite eight round of the GISA AAA state baseball playoffs.

Former Brave Bruce Chen announces retirement after 17 seasons
Posted: May 19, 2015

CHICAGO — Well-traveled pitcher Bruce Chen announced his retirement Monday night after 17 seasons in the major leagues.

Monday 05/18/2015
McGovern named to freshman All-SEC baseball team
Posted: May 18, 2015

ATHENS — Georgia outfielder Keegan McGovern has been named to the Freshman All-SEC baseball team, the league announced Monday.

Lambert wins girls state golf tournament, Colquitt, Tift close behind
Posted: May 18, 2015

TIFTON — The gnats swarmed at tee time and the sun soared, but it was a north Georgia school who took the Class AAAAAA state girls golf tournament Monday at Spring Hill Country Club as Lambert won by seven strokes over second place Colquitt County.

Party time: Hawks' streak, LeBron has Atlanta fans buzzing
Posted: May 18, 2015

ATLANTA — Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.

For more skippers, no prior managing experience required
Posted: May 18, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Craig Counsell played 15 years in the majors, scouted and has worked with minor league players and coaches. But he never coached or managed in the minors or majors before taking over as Milwaukee's manager for Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.

AP source: Marlins GM Dan Jennings becomes Miami's manager
Posted: May 18, 2015

MIAMI — Miami Marlins general manager Dan Jennings has been chosen the team's new manager, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.

Sunday 05/17/2015
Fitzgerald, Turner 2nd at state meet
Posted: May 17, 2015

TIFTON — A pair of area schools took the silver at the state track meet in Jefferson, one losing out on 1st place in the last event, according to unofficial results.

Spring Hill hosts AAAAAA girls as both Blue Devils and Lady Devils take crack at state crown
Posted: May 17, 2015

TIFTON — A swing of the clubs at 9 a.m. Monday will open the 2015 GHSA Class AAAAAA state golf tournaments for the Tift County Blue Devils, taking place in two different cities.

 
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