The Mercer men’s basketball team scored the first 10 points, built a 17-point first half lead and were never truly threatened in a wire-to-wire 67-46 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Friday at Hawkins Arena. Junior Ike Nwamu booked his fifth 20-plus point performance of the year, leading all scorers with 22.
Bishop Frank Ray passed away Monday, that is according to Macon-Bibb Commissioner Al Tillman.
Quarterback Tobias Oliver scored on a 47-yard run with eight minutes remaining and Northside of Warner Robins won the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA football championship with a 25-18 comeback victory over Mays on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.
Calhoun scored on a 40-yard double-reverse pass from Baylon Spector to Carson Brown early in the fourth quarter and defeated Washington County, 27-20, to win the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state football title on Friday night at the Georgia Dome.
State championship game scores.
Warren Singletary scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and Hawkinsville defeated Irwin County, 15-6, for the Georgia High School Association Class A-Public state football title on Friday at the Georgia Dome.
AAAAA state title game opponent, Mays, beat Jones County with help of two last-second passes.
Musa Abdul-Aleem scored 24 points and Troy defeated Division II Fort Valley State 80-63 on Thursday.
The Hawkinsville Red Devils play in the Class A Public state title game Friday at 1. Washington County plays in the AAA title game at 4:30. The title games take place at the Georgia Dome.
The Mercer Bears will play at Jordan-Hare Stadium at a date to be determined in 2017.
Mercer University’s Darious Moten and John Russ will be honored at the 31st annual Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet at the Cobb Energy Center on March 24.
Senior Tamdra Lawrence is the first Girls' Region Champion in the 100 and 200-meter dashes in Westside High School's history.
Trailing by as many as 18 points in the second half, the Georgia College men’s basketball team (6-2) tied it at the end of regulation, then dominated overtime for a 76-68 victory at Fort Valley State University (0-6) Saturday night.
Phillip Leonard and Ike Nwamu each had 18 points as Mercer finished strong to knock of VMI 90-81 in a Southern Conference battle Saturday night.
Playoff scores from December 5.
Terel Hall scored 14 points and Saadiq Muhammad 13 Thursday night to lead Savannah State to a 75-62 win over Middle Georgia State.
Shacobia Barbee was one of three Georgia players to score a dozen points and she also made six steals in helping the 19th-ranked and undefeated Lady Bulldogs take a 68-49 victory over Mercer on Thursday night.
Mercer senior guard Precious Bridges has been named the Southern Conference November Player of the Month for women’s basketball.
Highlighted by 29 home games and four nationally-ranked opponents, the Georgia College baseball program and head coach Tom Carty released the 2015 schedule Tuesday.
Ike Nwamu scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting, T.J. Hallice grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds, and Mercer beat St. Andrews 62-33 on Tuesday in an exhibition game for the Knights.
Avery Moore scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half on four 3-pointers and Jacksonville State cruised to an 81-49 win over Division II Fort Valley State on Sunday.
Dulani Robinson made seven of his nine points in the final 2:02 to assure Pacific a 55-48 victory over Mercer on Saturday night to take third place at the Great Alaska Shootout.
Scores and highlights from Friday's quarterfinal games.
While last week's schedule was horrible, this week's is glorious. It's rivalry week. Get ready.
Lorenzo Long ran for four touchdowns to give Wofford a 34-6 victory over Mercer on Saturday.
Mercer closes out its season at Wofford and the No. 10 Bulldogs host Charleston Southern.
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Mercer baseball coach Craig Gibson released the Bears' 2015 signing class Thursday.
A Georgia law makes it mandatory for players to leave the field after suffering concussions.
Central Georgia Technical College sophomore Mercedes Jenkins will play basketball at Minnesota.
The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry continues in Athens, Georgia Tech and Mercer play their last home games.
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The Houston County Sharks were named the High School Team of the Year at the 2nd Annual Georgia Disability Sport Awards earlier this month in Atlanta.
Mercer University announced OrthoGeorgia is making a large contribution to the new baseball complex.
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator plans to host event each year.
College football gives us five ranked match-ups this week. Mercer is off, while the Bulldogs visit Kentucky and Georgia Tech travels to NC State.
Scores and highlights from Friday's high school football games.
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It's time for the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, plus Mercer is back in Macon for homecoming.
Fort Valley State relied on two non-offensive plays to pull away from Paine and beat the Lions 23-10 in front of a packed house at homecoming.
Macon Mayhem fans are reserving tickets for the team's first season. The Mayhem takes the ice in Fall 2015.
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Hockey fans can buy season tickets for the Macon Mayhem's 2015-2016 season starting Saturday.
Georgia is off, Georgia Tech is at Pittsburgh and Mercer is on the road. Georgia State and Georgia Southern meet in the Georgia Dome.
Middle Georgia high school football scores.
No. 10 Georgia travels to Arkansas, Mercer hosts Western Carolina and No. 2 Florida State hosts No. 5 Notre Dame.
Six classes will compete over the weekend at Cochran Motor Speedway.
No. 13 Georgia travels to Missouri, Mercer returns home to face Austin Peay, and No. 22 Georgia Tech hosts Duke.
Fort Valley State came up short in the annual rivalry game, losing 35-28 to the Golden Tigers.
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After being barred from the deck for the past year, longtime Georgia swimming coach Jack Bauerle will return for the team's next meet.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have agreed to acquire slugger Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves.
Jelani Hewitt scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Georgia Southern to a 76-67 win over Stetson on Thursday night.
Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.
The University of Georgia paid an attorney more than $40,000 to represent Todd Gurley while he sought reinstatement from the NCAA after he was suspended for accepting money for autographs.
Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
Going into the final week of the regular season, the Georgia Bulldogs had hopes of playing for a Southeastern Conference title, maybe even claiming a spot in the four-team national playoff.
New Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has undergone surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.
Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has interviewed for the vacant head coaching job at Colorado State.
Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is proud of the job he did at Georgia, and says it's no big deal to face the Bulldogs in the Belk Bowl.
Coach Mike Smith keeps searching for ways to fix the Atlanta Falcons, and nothing seems to work.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 360 yards, William Gay returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 27-20 Sunday.
Tobias Harris got a leaning, 13-foot jumper to rattle in at the buzzer, giving the Orlando Magic a 100-99 victory Saturday night that snapped the Atlanta Hawks' nine-game winning streak.
Paul Millsap scored 23 points, Al Horford added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks won their ninth straight game with a 87-81 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
Nick Markakis will receive a $2 million signing bonus by Jan. 1 as part of his $44 million, four-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.
It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.
Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap each scored 17 points and Atlanta beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 on Wednesday night, giving the Hawks their longest winning streak in 17 years.
The Atlanta Braves have released new renderings of their planned suburban stadium that show a hotel and office building towering beyond the right-field stands.
Mississippi State and Georgia Tech are no strangers to the Orange Bowl, and neither are the teams' coaches.
Star receiver Julio Jones and safety William Moore are making improvement from injuries as the Atlanta Falcons prepare to face the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Although Georgia fell short of its goal of reaching the College Football Playoff, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt says there is still a chance to end an "up and down season" on a high note.
Al Horford scored 25 points, and Jeff Teague added 21 as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 108-92 on Monday night.
Paul Millsap scored 23 points, Kyle Korver added 15 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their sixth straight game with a 96-84 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.
The 13th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will meet No. 21 Louisville in the 2014 Belk Bowl on December 30.
Mississippi State and Georgia Tech will play in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31.
Marcus Thornton scored 16 points, including a basket that started Georgia's 16-0 run late in the first half, and the Bulldogs held off Josh Scott and Colorado 64-57 on Sunday.
Senior guard Ty Greene scored 13 of his game-high 16 points in the second half and South Carolina-Upstate stretched its winning streak against ACC schools to two with a 59-54 win Saturday at Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is celebrating the ACC championship game with a new contract.
DeMarre Carroll scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, Paul Millsap had 17 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-75 Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
An impressive win over Arizona's strong defense was a confidence-booster for running back Steven Jackson and the Falcons' offense.
The Atlanta Falcons are hopeful that Roddy White can shake off a sprained left ankle and play Monday at Green Bay.
Nick Markakis rattled off the names of Braves players he cheered for as a kid living near Atlanta.
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan doesn't expect anything to come easily Monday night at Green Bay.
The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with right-hander Michael Kohn on a one-year deal.
Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore says he has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for a crown-of-helmet hit on Arizona wide receiver Jaron Brown last week.
Josh Heath had 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting, including two clutch baskets in the final 2:30, and Georgia Tech withstood a late Northwestern charge to hang on for a 66-58 victory in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game on Wednesday night.
Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Kyle Korver scored 18 and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Miami Heat another home loss, 112-102 on Wednesday night.
UAB linebacker Jordan Ricks has been amazed by the support since the announcement that the program was being dismantled.
Free agent outfielder Nick Markakis and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a four-year contract, pending a physical.
The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with reliever Jim Johnson on a one-year contract.
Paul Johnson relishes the role of underdog, which makes Saturday night's appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game all the more satisfying for the Georgia Tech coach.
Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics 109-105 on Tuesday night.
Georgia coach Mark Richt says sophomore safety J.J. Green plans to transfer to another school.
Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson is the Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year for the third time.
The Atlanta Falcons are two games below .500.
This is already a season to remember at Georgia Tech.
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 16 points and Georgia Tech beat Rhode Island 64-61 Sunday night in the fifth-place game at the Orlando Classic.
Julio Jones had a career day, catching 10 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown to keep the Atlanta Falcons in first place with a 29-18 victory over the punchless Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Paul Millsap scored 18 points, Mike Scott added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Charlotte Hornets a ninth straight loss with a 105-75 victory on Saturday night.
Matt Breida and Alfred Ramsby each ran for touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Georgia Southern posted a come-from-behind, 22-16 win over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday night.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's awaiting final clearance from team physicians before officially naming Cam Newton the starter for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
A sixth man has pleaded guilty to playing a key role in illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss has been fined $22,050 by the NFL for language deemed "abusive and insulting" directed at game officials.
Team officials say quarterback Cam Newton has returned to the Panthers' facility two days after sustaining two fractures in his lower back when his truck was hit by another car and overturned.
Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer.
Alabama receiver Amari Cooper has been selected as Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year by The Associated Press, while Missouri end Shane Ray claimed the award as the best defensive player.
After being passed over for a spot in college football's first playoff, TCU got its consolation prize Sunday: Mississippi in the Peach Bowl.
The first College Football Playoff will feature Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State. Baylor and TCU were the first teams left out.
Blake Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry each had a couple of touchdown runs, and top-ranked Alabama pulled away in the fourth quarter to win its 24th Southeastern Conference championship with a 42-13 victory over No. 14 Missouri on Saturday.
Joe Gibbs Racing is shuffling its crew chief lineup as it expands to a new fourth team to accommodate addition Carl Edwards.
Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban are competing with a conference championship on the line 42 years after winning one together.
Alabama has shown it can keep pace in a point-a-minute shootout.
Kevin Harvick has claimed his first career Sprint Cup championship with a win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR's playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out when Ryan Newman completed a last-lap pass.
Denny Hamlin has won the pole Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, where eight drivers go into the race Sunday vying for the four spots in the championship finale.
Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.
Jimmie Johnson won his third consecutive Texas fall race Sunday, when none of the eight championship contenders were able to clinch one of the final four spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
Joey Logano has grabbed the first berth in the next round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway.
Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.
Kevin Harvick turned a lap at 162.933 mph to win the pole Friday at Dover International Speedway, leading the field for the third Chase race.
A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Brad Keselowski has won the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, a victory that automatically advances him into the second round.
Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.
Jameis Winston and defending national champ Florida State start the season No. 1 in the Associated Press poll.
A sheriff in upstate New York says there are no current plans to interview Tony Stewart for a third time.
Rory McIlroy won his second straight major championship and fourth of his young career, rallying on the back nine in the PGA Championship.
AJ Allmendinger beat Marcos Ambrose on a two-lap dash to the finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International on a somber Sunday.
A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Tim Duncan is exercising the option on his contract for 2014-15 and will return to play for the San Antonio Spurs next season.
Carl Edwards snapped Hendrick Motorsports' five-race winning streak with his first career victory on a road course.
They were less than 30 seconds away.
Standout tight end Dallas Clark retired from the NFL after 11 seasons on Wednesday.
The Miami Dolphins have received final approval on a stadium renovation plan, boosting South Florida's chances of hosting future Super Bowls.
The Browns have agreed to terms with quarterback Johnny Manziel on his rookie contract.
Clint Dempsey scored one of fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana, which had knocked the Americans out of the previous two World Cups.
The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games.
Martin Kaymer of Germany won the U.S. Open on Sunday with four days of dominance at Pinehurst No. 2.
Ray Allen is in the Miami Heat starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, replacing the struggling Mario Chalmers.
Jimmie Johnson has finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points to lead San Antonio to a Game 3 road victory in Miami.
- An attorney for Donald Sterling says the Los Angeles Clippers owner has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski down the stretch to win a thriller Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
An attorney for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he has agreed to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion.
Michael Vick isn't ready to break out the cane and rocking chair just yet.
Two Oakland Raiders cheerleaders have sued the team and the NFL claiming they were subjected to poor working conditions while being paid less than minimum wage.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has capped his MVP season by being the lone unanimous choice to the All-NBA first team.
The Super Bowl will scrap the Roman numerals for a year.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received a new six-year contract extension through the 2020 season.