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Ferrell’s huge night sends Rockdale past Newton

Newton girls cruise in opener

Conner Ferrell hadn’t yet hit a field goal before draining a 3-pointer with less than five seconds remaining in the first half of Friday’s game. After that shot fell through the hoop, the night belonged to the Rockdale guard.

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Carroll, Belichick face off

Super Bowl coaches Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick shared a stage divided only by the Lombardi Trophy the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots play for Sunday.

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Woods slumps to 82, worst round as a professional

Tiger Woods slumped to his worst round as a professional when he carded an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Friday.

Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova

One of the few players with the game to trouble Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova’s decade-long losing streak to the American great is one of the more curious anomalies in women’s tennis.

Goodell: ‘It’s been a tough year’

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell accepts that 2014 was not a great year.

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Broncos’ Manning still undecided on return

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said Friday he hasn’t made up his mind about playing in 2015 but hopes to know soon.

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SB XLIX: Patriots know margin of error is small

Quarterback Tom Brady said the New England Patriots are practicing great, knowing the margin for error against the Seattle Seahawks is miniscule.

SB XLIX: Seahawks prepared for tackle-eligible plays

Pete Carroll has no issue with the New England Patriots taking advantage of the rules in an attempt to catch defenses off guard. But the Seattle Seahawks’ coach has made an effort to ensure his defense is alerted to exactly who the eligible receivers are on a given play.

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Reed targets majors, and a top-10 habit

Already established as one of the best players in the game, American Patrick Reed has set his sights on making a bigger splash at the majors this year while also improving his consistency week-by-week.

Former Eastside swimmers Robbie and Joey Ellwanger help give Berry College in runner-up finish at the Viking Classic

Berry College men’s swim team finished second out of seven teams at the Viking classic in a recent meet.

Rockdale sweeps county swim meet again

Rockdale High School dominated the county pool once again.

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Simms’ career-high 24 points give Rasmussen gets 200th win

Newton’s basketball team was on fire in the first quarter making 82 percent of the shots on their way to a 64-37 win over Lovejoy while giving head coach Rick Rasmussen his 200th career win on Tuesday.

Strong 3rd sends Alcovy past Rockdale

It was a tight first half between the girls basketball teams of Rockdale and Alcovy Tuesday night. The second half, though, belonged to the host Tigers.

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Rusty but smiling Woods reveals a full set of teeth

Tiger Woods, set to compete at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this week for the first time in 14 years, was in a humorous mood on Tuesday as he spoke about his rusty game and a repaired set of teeth.

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Seahawks’ Lynch: ‘I’m here so I won’t get fined’

Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks running back who shuns the media the same way he avoids tacklers, is a man of few words and he had just seven of them at his Super Bowl Media Day appearance on Tuesday.

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