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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have released their 2020 Major League Baseball schedule.

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to suspend all fall sports, including football, leaving open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the coronavirus pandemic is better controlled by then.

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TIFTON — Tiftarea Academy resumed football workouts in June and head coach Erik Soliday reported a good first month being back on the field.

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TIFTON — For the last month, Georgia high schools have been allowed to get out on the practice field.

TIFTON — The Georgia High School Association opened conditioning practice back up in June, the resumption of sports for the first time since stopping it three months ago.

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASCAR’s layered relationship with President Donald Trump took a sharp turn Monday when Trump blasted the series for banning the Confederate flag and wrongly accused the sport’s only full-time Black driver of perpetrating “a hoax” when a crew member found a noose in the tea…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus, a jarring hit to the NL East champions less than three weeks before the start of the pandemic-delayed season.

THOMASTON — Georgia high school sporting practices will look much the same at the conclusion of dead week, but coaches and players will have one notable change when they return: competition among themselves.

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections.

TIFTON — Tift County High softball will soon make the next step towards to the 2020 season. The middle and high school teams have scheduled tryouts in July.

THOMASTON — Next week is “dead week” for Georgia High School Association athletic teams. The league currently has no changes from its current COVID-19 guidelines, but Executive Director Robin Hines said that could change.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic following months of acrimony.

THOMASTON — Big changes will be coming to Georgia high school basketball. The Georgia High School Association passed a proposal Tuesday at its spring meeting to introduce the shot clock across the state.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players' association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.

EVANS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high school athletic director is under investigation, his district said, after he posted a racially insensitive photo on Facebook that trivializes violence perpetrated by the Ku Klux Klan against African Americans.

Federal authorities on Monday confirmed they are investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace, NASCAR's only Black full-time driver who successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues earlier this month.

TIFTON — Jamia Level is going from Lady Devil to Lady Bison. She recently signed to play basketball with Southern Union (Ala.).

THOMASTON — The Georgia High School Association issued significant updates Wednesday to its summer conditioning rules.

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TIFTON — Lady Devils basketball star Nicky Jones is taking her talents to the next level. The Tift County senior recently signed with Cleveland State (Tenn.).

ATLANTA — Spencer Shaw has been named Positive Athlete Georgia’s State-Wide winner for swimming and diving.

Georgia cornerback Champ Bailey, Syracuse defensive end Dwight Freeney and Kansas State running back Darren Sproles will appear on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league games this year after a breakdown in talks between teams and the players' union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

THOMASTON — The Georgia High School Association will finally hold its spring meeting June 23. Up for proposal is a significant change to high school basketball.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s amateur draft began Wednesday night with the first of a pandemic-shortened five rounds. Here's a capsule look at the first 10 players selected:

TIFTON — The athletic fields of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College are quiet now. Athletic director Alan Kramer said to expect them to remain that way at least a few weeks longer.

OCILLA — Irwin County’s football home will be getting a new name this fall when the stadium will be named for late head coach Buddy Nobles.