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New Coaches Around the Wiregrass

Updated: 08/02/2010 - Several area schools underwent coaching changes in the off-season. There are new coaches at Samson, Headland, Geneva County and Wicksburg among others.

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Busch wins Nationwide race in Iowa

Posted: 07/31/2010 - NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Kyle Busch raced to his sixth victory in his last seven Nationwide starts and ninth of the season Saturday night, leading 209 of 250 laps in a dominating run at Iowa Speedway.

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Hanigan's double rallies Reds over Braves 5-2

Posted: 07/31/2010 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Ryan Hanigan hit a tiebreaking double during a wacky seventh-inning rally on Saturday, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, who lost leadoff hitter Martin Prado to injury but made a trade to upgrade their outfield and bullpen.

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KC trades Ankiel, Farnsworth to Braves

Posted: 07/31/2010 - CINCINNATI (AP) - The NL East-leadinf Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Rick Ankiel, reliever Kyle Farnsworth and cash from the Kansas City Royals in a five-player deal.

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Tigers trade OF Wilkin Ramirez to Braves

Posted: 07/31/2010 - DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have traded outfielder Wilkin Ramirez to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named or cash.

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MLB rescinds Venters' 4-game suspension

Posted: 07/31/2010 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Major League Baseball has rescinded a four-game suspension for Braves reliever Jonny Venters, deciding he didn't purposely throw at Milwaukee's Prince Fielder.

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Braves 2B Prado has broken knuckle

Posted: 07/31/2010 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Second baseman Martin Prado has a broken knuckle on his right pinkie finger, an injury that will sideline the Atlanta Braves' leadoff hitter for at least a week.

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Pocono promising safety changes

Posted: 07/31/2010 - LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Pocono Raceway keeps taking hits. Often criticized by drivers for long races and for taking up two spots on the Sprint Cup schedule, the 2½-mile triangle track is now deemed unsafe after an accident in the June race involving Kasey Kahne.

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Reese, VanDam in tight battle for Angler of Year

Posted: 07/30/2010 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Kevin VanDam took a familiar position atop the leader board Friday to win the Evan Williams Bourbon Trophy, but he remains in a tight race with Skeet Reese for the Bassmasters Angler of the Year.

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Braves send OF Mitch Jones to Pirates

Posted: 07/30/2010 - CINCINNATI (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have traded minor league outfielder Mitch Jones to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.

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ASU names Danley athletic director

Posted: 07/30/2010 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama State has named former Auburn running back Stacy Danley athletic director.

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NCAA, Florida St. to pay $325k to media attorneys

Posted: 07/30/2010 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State and the NCAA are paying $325,000 in legal fees to compensate the attorneys of news media companies that sued to force the release of documents in the Seminoles' academic cheating scandal.

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Stewart takes Pocono poles

Posted: 07/30/2010 - LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Tony Stewart likes to start up front at Pocono Raceway.

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Weatherspoon has fun as Falcons open camp

Posted: 07/30/2010 - FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Falcons coach Mike Smith has reason to smile on the opening day of training camp: His 2009 injured players are back and his top 2010 draft pick signed just in time for the first practice.

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Newman says he was fined by NASCAR

Posted: 07/30/2010 - LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Ryan Newman says he was one of the drivers fined by NASCAR for making critical comments about the racing series and hinted that Denny Hamlin was another.

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Colts Bounce Cardinals

Updated: 07/30/2010 - A pair of local teams, the Wiregrass Colts and Wiregrass Cardinals made it to the final 8 at the AAU National Baseball Tournament. But, they actually were pitted against each other in the first round of the single elimination bracket Thursday.

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Kiffin thinks lawsuit motivated by location

Updated: 07/30/2010 - PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Lane Kiffin thinks the Tennessee Titans' lawsuit against him and the University of Southern California is more about geography than coaching etiquette.

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NASCAR discouraging negative spin of sport

Posted: 07/29/2010 - NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - NASCAR president Mike Helton says that while the league encourages emotion from its drivers, it doesn't want anyone sending the message that the sport isn't worth watching.

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Mobile's Wyatt wins 4th State Junior

Posted: 07/29/2010 - MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Bobby Wyatt won his fourth consecutive Boys State Junior Championship even if he couldn't match his impressive second round.

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Olsen comes off DL, leads Nats over Braves 5-3

Posted: 07/29/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Scott Olsen returned from the disabled list to win his first appearance in more than two months, Adam Dunn and Ian Desmond each homered and doubled, and the last-place Washington Nationals beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 5-3 Thursday in a game interrupted 1½ hours by rain.

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