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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.

Braves, New Manager Ready For Opener

It's the start of a new baseball season for the Atlanta Braves. The team opens their schedule Thursday afternoon in Washington against the Nationals.

GHSA Delays Reclassification Vote

The Georgia High School Association finally found a way to satisfy the majority on the controversial issue of reclassification at Monday’s meeting. They decided to delay a vote for another month or two.