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Baseball Rubber Games, Boys Soccer Quarterfinals Rule Saturday Headlines

On Saturday, rubber games of the first round of baseball the playoffs took place while boys soccer teams from around the state decided their quarterfinal matches. Several metro Atlanta teams were in the fold and many of them advanced in their respective playoff brackets.

Friday Night Baseball and Soccer Playoff Results

Many of the favorites in girls soccer advanced into the semifinals Friday night with dominant performances. However, the game of the evening may have been Athens Academy's 1-0 win over Holy Innocents'.

Braves Suspend Pitching Coach

The Atlanta Braves pitching staff is receiving some unwanted headlines. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the team placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administration leave Friday.

Collins Hill Boys, North Gwinnett Girls Look to Repeat Success in Soccer Playoffs

State soccer tournaments are underway throughout Georgia, so playoff fever will be prevalent on the pitch over the next two weeks. Leading the charge is Collins Hill, which is looking to become the first boys team to win three consecutive state championships in the highest classification.

Tennis Favorites Prepare for State Playoffs

The GHSA State Tennis Playoffs begin the weekend of April 22, and there are a host of teams across the state and all classifications thinking they have a chance to win some silverware.

Veteran Sports Columnist Outlar Dies

Jesse Outlar, who spent 41 years at the Atlanta Constitution as a sports writer, sports editor and columnist, has died at the age of 87.

Scalpers Snatched Student Masters Tickets

School officials in a Georgia county say they've launched an investigation to try and figure out how Masters Tournament badges that were supposed to go to local students instead were sold to ticket scalpers.

Masters Tickets Go Public

The Masters stopped taking applications for tournament badges back in 1971. Only members of the Augusta National and those lucky enough to have made the cut more than 40 years ago could get their hands on them…until now.

Masters Tournament Underway

The Master tournament is underway in Augusta. The first group of golfers teed-off around 7:45 Thursday morning.

This Week's High School Baseball Rankings

There are some new faces at the top of the coaches baseball poll this year. East Coweta, Luella, Hillgrove and Mill Creek round out the top four of the Class 5A poll.