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Friday 05/22/2015
James leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead
Posted: May 22, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

Brewers' Smith suspended 8 games
Posted: May 22, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — 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.

Stone Cowie finishes 10th at NAIA nationals
Posted: May 22, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Thomas University’s Stone Cowie wrapped up the 2015 NAIA men's golf national championships at the LPGA International course in Daytona Beach, Florida finishing 10th overall.

Single duty: Busch brings double lessons to Charlotte
Posted: May 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

Thursday 05/21/2015
Peralta leads Bulldog awards as region’s top player
Posted: May 21, 2015

The Thomasville boys soccer team celebrated a season that brought its second consecutive trip to the Class AA Final Four with its awards ceremony Monday night.

Jackets celebrate successful season at banquet
Posted: May 21, 2015

THOMASVILLE — The Thomas County Central baseball coaching staff started the 2015 season by putting five young men through a job interview to become the team’s captains.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Atlanta, Cleveland share history of sports futility
Posted: May 20, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Henley Receives All-American Honorable Mention
Posted: May 19, 2015

THOMASVILLE —The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee. A total of 45 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to either the first team, second team, or honorable mention, respectively.

Cox Resigns as Thomas’ Basketball Coach
Posted: May 19, 2015

THOMASVILLE — The Thomas University athletics department announced today the resignation of Stephen Cox as the Night Hawk men’s basketball head coach. The former Night Hawks coach will pursue other coaching opportunities.

Offense takes spotlight in Jackets' spring scrimmage
Posted: May 19, 2015

THOMASVILLE — Kelias Williams’ final pass was a touch behind a crossing Quintavious Cooksey, but it didn’t matter. Cooksey pressed it against his right shoulder as he came left to right behind the defense at midfield and took it all the way to the endzone to give the white team a final touchdown in its 35-14 victory over the blue squad during Thomas County Central’s spring scrimmage Tuesday at the Jacket’s Nest.

Monday 05/18/2015
Hawks' 2-headed point guard big key to playoff success
Posted: May 18, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague leads the Atlanta offense.

Womack best Bulldog he could be
Posted: May 18, 2015

Jimmy Womack was the man who often made Herschel Walker go — in 1980. If you witnessed this National Championship team in that glory year or if you examine old game film with a sage eye, you conclude that Womack was similarly as valuable to the offensive production as Walker was himself.

End-of-year Bulldog banquet spotlights program's youth
Posted: May 18, 2015

COOLIDGE — The seniors had their due and final good byes at the end of the night, but the guiding focus of the Thomasville baseball program’s 2015 season was youth.

Saturday 05/16/2015
Harris, Smith place; Central relay team falters
Posted: May 16, 2015

THOMASVILLE — One small mistake kept the Thomas County Central boys 4x100 relay team from competing in the finals of the GHSA Class AAAA state track and field meet, though two individuals came home with medals.

Friday 05/15/2015
Simpson, Streb tied for lead at Wells Fargo
Posted: May 15, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Webb Simpson has plenty of hometown knowledge when it comes to playing Quail Hollow Club.

David Santos going to West Point
Posted: May 15, 2015

David Santos has committed to play at West Point as a middle infielder.

Central to host youth baseball camp
Posted: May 15, 2015

The Thomas County Central coaching staff as well as current and former Yellow Jackets will host a youth baseball camp Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28 at Central high school for boys ages 10 to 14.

American Pharoah favored at Preakness
Posted: May 15, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn't look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn't even close to his best effort.

Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit in 'Deflategate'
Posted: May 15, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady's lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP's "Deflategate" appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned.

Thursday 05/14/2015
Lawmaker wants dugouts screened to prevent injuries
Posted: May 14, 2015

ATLANTA — Dugouts alongside Colquitt County High School's baseball field were designed like many others, with an open front giving players an unobstructed view of the field.

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Kyle Busch returns, eligible for Chase
Posted: May 13, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch is eligible to compete for the NASCAR championship despite missing the first 11 races this season because he was injured.

Bulldogs girls track team finishes fourth overall at state
Posted: May 13, 2015

The Thomasville High School girls track team finished fourth overall at the Class AA state track meet last week in Albany.

Kisner seeks another big week at Quail Hollow
Posted: May 13, 2015

When the Players Championship concluded last Sunday, Kevin Kisner didn’t pout, sit in his locker downcast or find fault with a spike mark in his putting line on one of the greens which might have made a difference in his final score.

IOC strips US of Olympic medals
Posted: May 13, 2015

LONDON (AP) — The entire U.S. men's sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay's doping case.

Bulldogs soccer coach Gwaltney: ‘Just couldn’t get any breaks’
Posted: May 13, 2015

The Thomasville Bulldogs fell short of a trip to the championship game with a 7-1 loss to GAC Tuesday night in Atlanta during the semifinals.

Central fans run afoul of sportsmanship
Posted: May 13, 2015

Central fans should be rooting for their baseball team, not hollering about opponent's miscues. 

Tuesday 05/12/2015
Former Bulldog Willie Clayton transfers to Georgia State
Posted: May 12, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlotte forward Willie Clayton is transferring to Georgia State to play his final college season.

Spartans take Bulldogs out of playoffs
Posted: May 12, 2015

The Thomasville Bulldogs fell short of the Class AA state championship game with a season-ending 7-1 loss to Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC) on the road Tuesday night in the semifinal matchup.

Brady, Patriots punishment self-inflicted
Posted: May 12, 2015

BOSTON — The harsh sentence exceeded the crime, until you consider the principle at stake: the honesty of America’s most popular sport, NFL football.

Warriors, Hawks return home for pivotal Game 5s
Posted: May 12, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks spent all season earning home-court advantage in the playoffs, quickly lost it in the second round, and then regained it.

Thomasville's Danisha Jones expected the titles, not the records
Posted: May 12, 2015

THOMASVILLE — Danisha Jones was feeling confident going into the Class AA state track and field finals in Albany late last week.

Monday 05/11/2015
Teague leads Hawks past Wizards 106-101 to tie series
Posted: May 11, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly, the Atlanta Hawks went from so-so in the playoffs to looking a bit more like a No. 1 seed.

Jake Piazza to play basketball at Georgia Southwestern
Posted: May 11, 2015

Jake Piazza is ready to prove himself as a basketball player at the next level. The Brookwood Warrior signed a walk-on agreement with Georgia Southwestern last week.

Long-awaited rematch: Thomasville takes on GAC in Class AA semifinals
Posted: May 11, 2015

THOMASVILLE — The names in the Class AA boys soccer semifinal slots were lightly penciled in months ago.

NFL suspends Brady 4 games for deflated footballs
Posted: May 11, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.

Mike Bianchi: Jimbo Fisher has turned Florida State into NFL’s favorite farm team
Posted: May 11, 2015

Marketing has never been something I’ve been particularly interested in, but I believe I have come up with three excellent recruiting slogans for Jimbo Fisher.

Sunday 05/10/2015
Rickie Fowler delivers major performance to win Players
Posted: May 10, 2015

\PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The latest survey was unanimous, not anonymous. Rickie Fowler can deliver the goods.

Johnson stays on track during late caution, wins at Kansas
Posted: May 10, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson pulled into victory lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, then pulled out his cellphone and tried to dial his wife in the first few minutes of Mother's Day.

Saturday 05/09/2015
Kirk nudges in front of crowded leaderboard at Players
Posted: May 09, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Na dropped his club and placed his hands on his hips as he watched his tee shot, certain that it was going to come up short of the island. Disappointment gave way to an embarrassed smile when he saw the ball settle 6 feet next to the flag.

Bulldogs end spring practices with scrimmage
Posted: May 09, 2015

THOMASVILLE — Two weeks of spring football came to a close on a hot Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. More than 100 Bulldog faithful came out to see Thomasville’s spring scrimmage, which took the form of a practice split up into different scenarios.

Danisha Jones sets state records in field events
Posted: May 09, 2015

Thomasville senior Danisha Jones added hardware to her collection, repeating as state champion in both the discus and shot put Saturday at the Class AA state track finals.

Bulldogs reach semifinals, rematch against GAC
Posted: May 09, 2015

The Thomasville Bulldogs defeated Lovett, 6-0, at Veterans Memorial Stadium Saturday to reach the final four. 

Thomasville reaches final four
Posted: May 09, 2015

The Thomasville Bulldogs are bound for the final four in the Class AA state playoffs after a 6-0 victory against Lovett High School at Veterans Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. 

Winston files counterclaim, denies he raped woman
Posted: May 09, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for No. 1 NFL pick Jameis Winston said in a federal court filing that the former Florida State University quarterback did not rape a woman who is suing him and that she is motivated by greed.

Friday 05/08/2015
Best friends, track stars sign with JSU
Posted: May 08, 2015

By Cassandra Negley

Brady ‘not ready’ to respond to Deflategate report
Posted: May 08, 2015

SALEM, Mass. – Chants of “MVP” embraced Tom Brady. Boos rained on Jim Grady when he opened with a question about “the elephant in the room.” Then everybody held their breath.

Thursday 05/07/2015
Ed Reed signs final contract with Ravens, then retires
Posted: May 07, 2015

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ed Reed came into the NFL as a member of the Baltimore Ravens, and now he's leaving as one.

Bulldog bash to kick off busy day at Thomasville
Posted: May 07, 2015

Thomasville will host its “Bulldog Bash” Saturday morning as a fundraiser and spirit event.

On track for state: Smiling Juanye Smith leads TCC in 100, relay team
Posted: May 07, 2015

THOMASVILLE — It’s not hard to determine Juanye Smith’s senior superlative.



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