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Falcons fined $350K, lose draft pick over fake crowd noise

The Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will lose a 2016 draft pick for pumping artificial crowd noise into the Georgia Dome over the last two seasons.

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Alcovy boys clinch playoff spot with win over Newton

Alcovy’s boys soccer team fought hard to comeback from behind and hold on for the 2-1 win over Newton while the Alcovy’s Baylea Payne provided all the firepower needed scoring four goals as the Lady Tigers shutout Newton 5-0 in a Region 2-AAAAAA match on Friday.

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Alford new GSU home run queen

Calle Alford has had many accomplishments on the softball field, and Saturday she added one more: home run queen.

Rockdale takes two over Heritage

Rockdale’s girls tennis team took all five matches against Heritage while the Rockdale lost one in their 4-1 win on Wednesday.

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Sam says ‘I am not the only gay person in NFL’

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, said he is not alone as a gay player in the league.

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Tennessee fires Tyndall amid NCAA investigation

The Tennessee Volunteers fired men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after only one season.

College basketball notebook: The late Smith treats players to dinner

Dean Smith, the legendary North Carolina basketball coach who died last month, left each of his former players $200 for a “dinner out.”

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U.S. game will flourish after Serena: WTA leader

Just as American writer Mark Twain described premature reports about his death as “greatly exaggerated”, doom and gloom about U.S. women’s tennis is way off the mark, according to WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster.

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Hoff ready to take Eagles to next level

Newly named Eastside football head coach Troy Hoff is currently enjoying highs of the emotional rollercoaster he’s riding.

Gibson helps Jacksonville baseball upset UCF

The Jacksonville baseball team upset Baseball America No. 6 Central Florida 13-9 on Tuesday and a former local stand out had a lot to do with the big win.

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Loganville nips Heritage in Region 8 baseball clash

One half-inning filled with a bit of everything was just enough for the Loganville baseball team on Wednesday.

Eastside boys get win 3-2 win over Locust Grove in split

The Eastside boys soccer team found out what they were made of stopping a surge by Locust Grove to get the 3-2 win while the girls fell to the Lady Wildcats 3-0 at Homer Sharp Stadium on Tuesday.

Alcovy boys get 17-stroke win over Eastside, Whiten’s 43 helps give Eastside girls win

Both Eastside and Alcovy know they feeling of winning and losing as they split their nine-hole golf match at Ashton Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.

Eastside unable to overcome errors

Eastside’s defense committed six errors helped Locust Grove get a 2-1 win in an important Region 4-AAAA game on Tuesday.

Rooftop bar owners argue Chicago Cubs’ signs would kill business

Owners of rooftop venues with views into Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field asked a federal judge on Monday to block the Chicago Cubs baseball team from putting up signs over right field, saying they would block views and destroy their businesses.

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